Your poor stroller. It gets pushed around all day long, and spends its nights in a freezing garage or a sweltering car. In the winter it gets cold and wet, and in the summer, it’s hot and sandy. Most of the baby’s snacks (and half his milk) end up mashed in every nook and cranny. It gets bounced up and down steps, crammed into trunks, and draped with heavy bags. And just think of what gets on those wheels. Actually don’t think about it. Keep reading.
It’s no wonder strollers need some TLC every once in a while — beyond a good vacuuming and wipe down. It is possible to make a tired, dirty stroller feel like new again, but it takes time and know-how.
Here are five signs your stroller needs some professional help:
- It pulls to one side. This is a common issue, and can be an easy fix if repaired early.
- You notice your baby is jiggling a lot on his daily stroll. A bouncy ride can indicate a problem with your stroller’s suspension system.
- Folding and everyday use can cause squeaking and grinding. Ignoring these cries for help can lead to permanent damage.
- You’re planning to use an older stroller for your next baby. If a stroller has already withstood the test of baby #1, it probably could use a good tune-up before it hits the road again.
- Your stroller was a hand-me-down or you purchased it second-hand. A deep cleaning and inspection will make sure the stroller is ready to go.
Fortunately, if your stroller needs a tune-up, there’s a new resource in town. Stroller Spa Boston has just launched, and they can give your worn-out stroller all the attention it deserves. They use only the finest baby- and Earth-friendly cleaners, and they pride themselves on returning your stroller looking like new. Stroller Spa is an authorized repair center for most major stroller brands (Bugaboo, Maclaren, UPPAbaby, phil&teds and Mountain Buggy to name a few) and is even able to procure hard-to-find parts.
You can make an appointment by contacting Lynn at 617-634-9833 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask her about arranging for FREE drop-off and pick-up at Magic Beans in Cambridge.