How to Clean a Stroller

Not only is it time for spring cleaning, but garage sale season is also here. I’m scoring deals but also buying a lot of used items, which means cleaning stains and doing more laundry.  We buy most of our kids’ clothes at garage sales or get them as hand-me-downs, and sometimes I’ll even buy clothes with stains on them knowing that I can get them out! My secret weapon? Shaklee’s Nature Bright.

WOW! the best way to clean a stroller using all-natural, kid safe cleaners.

We’ve been using Shaklee products in our home since Doug and I got married, almost 5 years now.

I honestly can’t see myself using any other products. They are easy to use, have saved us money, are natural (and safe for the kids to use/help), and actually clean everything well. Other natural products I’ve tried, I won’t name names ;), just don’t cut it when it comes to cleaning, they cost an arm and a leg, and their smells can be overwhelming. The Shaklee products are simple to order online, don’t require monthly minimum orders, and last for a while.

The easiest way to clean a stroller. Takes 15 minutes and minimal scrubbing! via @whbsblog

When my mother-in-law Sharon asked me to review the products for you, I wanted to tackle the dirtiest, nastiest thing we needed to clean:

the stroller.

(dun dun dun)

With three kids (and one on the way), we use our stroller daily. I bought it last year at a garage sale for a steal (Joovy Caboose for $20), but since then it’s gotten dirty.

Almost to the point where the kids don’t want to sit in it anymore. And then they exclaim really loudly just what they think the stains are from. Ahem. Check out that seat and arms. Guh-ross. Let me show you how to clean your stroller in under 15 minutes with minimal work or scrubbing.

How To Clean a Stroller:

The easiest way to clean a stroller. Takes 15 minutes and minimal scrubbing! via @whbsblog

Shaklee’s Nature Bright is a laundry booster, but you can use it on any and every stain. I haven’t been disappointed yet!

Using it is super simple too: 1 scoop + 16 oz of water, stir and apply directly to your stains.

The easiest way to clean a stroller. Takes 15 minutes and minimal scrubbing! via @whbsblog

Scrub the mixture onto the stroller. If a stain seems stubborn, let it sit for a bit, then go back to scrubbing it.

Halfway through, Ben came up and asked “can my help you clean?” and then it dawned on me. That’s the main reason I use Shaklee.

The easiest way to clean a stroller. Takes 15 minutes and minimal scrubbing! via @whbsblog

With other products I’d be nervous to let them touch, ingest, or inhale chemicals. With Shaklee, they can help me clean and play “car wash”. :)

The easiest way to clean a stroller. Takes 15 minutes and minimal scrubbing! via @whbsblog

When you’re done scrubbing, get the hose out and spray the stroller down. Leave it in the sun to dry.

The easiest way to clean a stroller. Takes 15 minutes and minimal scrubbing! via @whbsblog

I could NOT believe how much brighter the stroller looked and that the stains were actually gone. Our stroller looked brand new, and it only took 15 minutes and minimal scrubbing.

The easiest way to clean a stroller. Takes 15 minutes and minimal scrubbing! via @whbsblog


  1. says

    Honestly your pics make me want to try everything out!! I wonder what the kitchen product would do to the nasty grease buildup on my stove!?!? :)

    • says

      It would tackle it and make your stove look awesome. This is coming from someone who only cleans the stove when it gets gross ;)

      Good luck, thanks for entering!

  2. Rhiannan says

    I definitely want to try the Nature Bright. I have a nasty stroller that looks much like yours. I don’t even use it anymore. Can’t wait to try this out!

  3. Darcy says

    Thanks for the post! The stroller looks awesome!
    I think I’d like to start with the Basic H cleaner since I spend the most time cleaning kitchen surfaces and this seams like a good one for all purpose touching up.

  4. says

    I have been looking for more natural products to use for our household for a long time, but have had a hard time finding any that work very well. I’m most excited to try the nature bright and laundry detergent!

    • says

      I’m not sure, but it’s worth a shot. I would probably do a mixture of basic H (general cleaner) and basic G (disinfectant) instead. Bleach scares me, but that would probably be my last resort.

      Let me ask my mother in law and get back to you!

  5. Jillian H says

    I’m always looking for a good cleaner that isn’t full of harmful chemicals. I’d love to win!

    • says

      and when you have little ones, you need something that cuts it!

      I will take stained clothes and will soak em in a big storage bin, works like a charm. Good luck, thanks for entering!

  6. Alicia says

    I definitely want to try the Nature Bright after your review! That was amazing! My sister has a play pen that needs some TLC. I bet that would do the trick. I hope I win!

    • says

      oh I’m sure it would! You’d probably clean it the same exact way too. I’m going to have to try that on ours, thanks for the idea! :)

  7. Patti says

    I have been wanting to try the scour off for a while now. Your stroller looks completely revived!

  8. says

    I’d love to try the Nature Bright. My kids are so hard on their clothes… it’d be great to find something that actually works!!!

    • says

      it’s so nice to be surprised by a stain remover, I was doubtful it would work but like every other time it did!

      Good luck, Stacia :)

  9. Elena Giron says

    I would like to try the super cleaning concetrate because its says you can use it on anthing. My little ones are always around when I am cleaning, so to be able to feel comfortable they are safe around these products is a must. I do not believe my house should smell like toxic fumes to be clean.

    • says

      you are SO right! It’s nice to not even have to worry about it, I don’t think twice when we are cleaning, it’s as safe as water. :)

      Thanks for entering, good luck!

  10. says

    Oh, I can’t enter the giveaway (Darn Canadian-ness!), but I wanted to say that the stroller looks amazin! I have the same stroller in green and it needs a bit of sprucing before we sell it on CL. Thanks for the great tips! :)

  11. Jennifer Marlock says

    I would love to try the starter kit since it has some many goodies. Laundry soap looks great too. And I see they even have smoothie kits. YUM!

    • says

      oh gosh, don’t get me started on the smoothies. :) I love em! The Cafe Latte is my fave, helped me lose weight after having kids but is good for a quick snack too.

      Thanks for entering, good luck!

  12. Lorena brown says

    Love the way the stroller turned out. Would love to try these products, thanks for the great review!!!

  13. says

    I’d love to try the Scour Off Heavy duty paste. I’ve heard through the blog-world that it works awesome to clean your oven, and well, mine really needs it. ;)

  14. Jackie says

    Wow, your stroller looks amazing! I’m definitely always looking for more “green,” natural ways to clean around my house!

    • Jackie says

      I would also really like to try the scour off heavy duty paste – there’s that orange/rusty/oily stain on my toaster oven that I think it would work wonders for!

      • says

        It would TOTALLY get that out. :) Scour Off is the only product I found that would get rust stains out of our sinks an bathroom. (darn old water)

        Good luck, thanks for entering!

  15. Christina says

    I would love to try any of the products. I have a new baby with lots of new stains and I do not want to use chemicals around her.

    • says

      this would be perfect for that! I’ve soaked many items of baby clothing in Nature Bright with my three little guys :)

      Thanks for entering, good luck!

  16. says

    First, your stroller looks AMAZING, I need that product in my life! Second, $20 BUCKS FOR YOUR STROLLER?! Steal. I love deals like that!

  17. nicky says

    I would love to try the nature bright. I would use it on my stroller, kitchen chairs and couch! They all need a miracle cleaner.

  18. Erica says

    That is amazing! I really need to try that on the stroller my sister passed to me. She has 3 boys :)

  19. Debi says

    I’d love to try them all. I’ve spent a lot of money trying to find safe, natural products to replace the toxic ones in my home just to go back to the “bad” stuff because it works.

  20. sarah says

    I just bought a double jogging stroller off craigslist and it needs a good Nature Bright cleaning!

  21. Danielle says

    Love it! I use some Shaklee products but haven’t fully convinced myself to buy the laundry products yet!

  22. Debbie w says

    Would love to try products! New grand due with lots of hand me downs that could use some love!

  23. Danielle says

    I’m super impressed! I would love to try these products sine I have an 11 month old and I am always thinking green and clean! I would love to try any of the household cleaners. I love a multipurpose cleaner! :-)

  24. lauren fite says

    Ive heard great things about Shaklee products but havent gotten to try them yet. Would love to get to try it for free!

  25. Carissa says

    I’d love to get my 4-year-old to start helping me do some cleaning…not to mention something I won’t have to worry about my rambunctious 2-year-old getting into.

  26. Jennie says

    Laundry booster and stain remover. I am terrible at getting stains out and would love to try a new product.

  27. Bridget says

    I would love to try the Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate. I am a big fan of all purpose cleaners, especially one that would be safe to use around my son and my kitten.

  28. Amy says

    We use the Shaklee dish washing detergent and love it. I would love to try their laundry detergent stuff.
    I have a white shower curtain I bought from Goodwill that has stains on it. They let me have it for a dollar because it had stains. I tried a stain remover recipe from Pinterst that was supposed to be great and it did not work. I woud love to see if the Shaklee laundry stuff would work on it.

  29. Robin W. says

    I have never tried Shaklee – and I believe that now is the time!! I don’t have little ones at home anymore, but I know my home could use a good scrubbing from top to bottom!! Thanks for the chance to win – and congratulations on your article being featured in the magazines!!! How cool is that!!!

  30. says

    Wow that cleaned the stroller impressively!! I am now watching my new grandbaby and have all sorts of hand me downs to clean. Stroller, high chair, toys. This looks great!!

  31. Mary S says

    I would love to try the Shaklee’s. I have a Phil & Ted’s that could use a “car wash.” I have 4 children under 7 and I am trying to get them to help me clean so I am looking for safer cleaning products.

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  35. Rachael says

    I just ordered some of this remover and I can’t wait for it to get here so I can get to working on my stroller! Do you think it would work as well on our car seats? How long did it take to dry in the sun? (I’m in Florida with a lot of sunshine, but also a lot of humidity so I was just curious!)

    • says

      I’m glad you mentioned carseats, I’ve used it on them too! I’m afraid I don’t remember how long it took to dry. I think we washed these and left them overnight. Humidity might complicate things!

      I’ve also used Nature Bright on whites and stains I didn’t think would come out. Keep me posted on how it goes! :)

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