The other day, I was pushing my son to school in his Bob stroller when I felt something drop. I instantly suspected bird poop but quickly inspected the stroller and found nothing. We continued on our way. When we arrived at school, my son climbed out of his stroller and I grabbed his milk cup from the mesh side pocket of the Bob. I was pretty horrified to find the cup covered in bird poop. Initially, I thought we dodged a bullet but then noticed that the mesh pocket was filled with the stuff.
My first thought was "would it be crazy to junk the stroller?" But then I remembered that multiple friends raved about Baby Bubbles NYC -- one after her kid vomited in the stroller, another after hers had a massive diaper blowout in the car seat, and another who used the service to clean up her stroller before selling it. I've used and been impressed by their at home stroller cleaning product (detailed below), so I figured I'd give Baby Bubbles NYC a shot!
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My Experience with Baby Bubbles NYC
I called Baby Bubbles and Seth (the founder) answered. I explained my situation and he described the stroller cleaning services that they offer. He explained that they wash all gear in a high powered jet of dry vapor steam reaching temperatures up to 320ºF, instantly killing 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Still, I chose the deluxe cleaning service, which includes scrubbing (in addition to standard steam cleaning and sanitizing) 'cause bird poop, ew! Below are more details on the various services and a discount code.
As soon as I hung up the phone, I brought the dirty stroller down to my doorman (because I couldn't stand to be in the same room as it in its current condition). Baby Bubbles NYC picked it bright and early the next morning. The stroller was returned to me quickly and the service far exceeded my expectations!
It came meticulously wrapped in plastic, and I have to admit that tearing off the plastic made me feel like it was my birthday!
Once I tore off the protective plastic, I immediately checked the mesh pocket and was so relieved to find no trace of bird poop!
I was also amazed that all the sunscreen that had been caked into the fabric since the first day we used the stroller was gone, and that the wheels looked pristine!
They even inflated the tires!
We were both happy to have our Bob back, looking better than ever and to take it for a spin.
My son went right back to storing his milk cup in that side mesh pocket, and (knowing how thoroughly it was cleaned and disinfected) I didn't even wince!
Services & Products Offered by Baby Bubbles NYC
The company offers three levels of cleaning -- basic, standard and deluxe. I got the Deluxe Stroller Cleaning which costs $85+ tax for a single stroller. This service includes:
- Frame Wipe
- Sanitize/Disinfect/Steam Clean
- Nooks & Crannies
- Hand Wash
- Wheel Scrub & Shine
- Stain Treatment
The image below has a summary of services and corresponding prices for all stroller cleaning services. Prices are inclusive of pick up and delivery in Manhattan, which is incredibly convenient!
Two things that really impress me about that Baby Bubbles NYC are that it prides itself on using eco-friendly and kid-safe products that are effective at getting tough stains out of your stroller, and that its specialists are trained to properly disassemble and reassemble baby gear to maintain their safety.
Use code VERYBESTCLEAN for 10% off any deluxe stroller or car seat cleaning (valid on services booked on the website through 6/30/17).
Baby Wash 'n Fold
A few of my friends use and love Baby Bubbles' kids laundry service. They pick up, wash, dry, fold, bundle and deliver the laundry and offer one time options or one, six and 12 month memberships -- so you don't even need to think about baby laundry!
Stroller Magic (USDA Approved Organic Stroller Cleaning Solution)
This cleaning solution is great for use at home for everyday stroller and other kid gear clean up. It can be used for all washable surfaces including wood, plastic, leather and cloth, and even works on stroller frames and wheels (test on a small inconspicuous area first). It is available in store, at Amazon and on the Baby Bubbles website.
Use code VERYBEST10 for 15% off one Stroller Magic (valid on the Baby Bubbles website through 6/30).
Baby Bubbles All Purpose Cleaner Spray and Wipe
Cleans all washable surfaces, including wood, plastic, leather, and cloth. Works well on tables, counters, cribs, floors, walls, kitchens, bathrooms, playrooms and all water safe surfaces. Test on small inconspicuous area first. It is available in store and on the Baby Bubbles website.
Use code VERYBEST10 for 15% off one All Purpose Cleaner Spray and Wipe (valid on the Baby Bubbles website through 6/30).
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