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How to Remove Hair From Baby Walker Wheels: Easy Methods and Tips

By Amy A. Vincent | Fact checked by Jenny Lord | Updated on November 21, 2021

Baby walkers are great for helping a child get around. But did you notice that after using it for a few days, the speed of the walker is getting slower and slower? And then, you find yourself picking up hair from the wheels of your baby walker?

You are not alone. It’s common to notice this problem after a good play session with your little one. The good news is that there are some quick and easy solutions for removing the hair from those hard-to-reach areas!

In this blog post, we will discuss the quick and effective methods for cleaning and maintaining the wheels on a baby walker. So, keep reading!

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How to clean hair from the wheels of a baby walker
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Cleaning the wheels on a baby walker is important to maintain proper functionality and also avoid potential accidents. To remove hair from baby walker wheels, homeowners have common household items to select from. So, no need to buy extra.

But before doing so, firstly, put the walker upside-down on a table or floor to make it easier to work inside the small wheels and clean all strands without having to lie on the ground. The following methods are the quickest and most effective ways to clean hair from baby walker wheels.

Our Amy Baby Review experts have also written an article on how to clean baby walker seat. This is also a useful resource for you.

Method 1: Use a butter knife to loosen hair strands and then pick them with a tweezer

Use a butter knife to loosen hair strands and then pick them with a tweezer
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Tools you need: A butter knife and a tweezer

Gently dig the butter knife and wiggle it around the space of each caster for both sides to loosen up any hair that sticks. Next, pick up strands of hair with a tweezer. Pull as much hair out of the baby walker wheel as possible to help prevent the hair from breaking and draping over other surfaces.

Method 2: Using a heavy-duty duct tape

Using a heavy-duty duct tape
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Tools you need: A duct tape and a razor blade

The best way to remove hair from a baby walker wheel is by using duct tape. You can cut the stuck hair in half with an Exacto or razor blade, then carefully wrap it with heavy-duty duct tape and pluck it off. You can repeat the task until all hairs are gone from the wheels.

Our Amy Baby Review experts have reviewed the best bouncer walker for baby that have no wheels. If removing hairs from the wheels appears to be a difficult job, you may get a baby walker bouncer. If you believe your baby is too short for a walker, we also have an article on baby walker for short babies. This information may be useful to you as well.

Method 3: Use a lighter to heat up the strands of hair

Use a lighter to heat up the strands of hair
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The tool you need: A lighter

You can use a lighter to clean up hairs from baby walker wheels. This recommended technique is to hold a flame inside the wheel for a brief time until all the hairs ignite and clean up.

Yes, we know the wheels of a baby walker are made of plastic, but they are thick and fairly resistant compared to human or animal hair. So if you hold the flame there just for a second, it’ll clean off all the hair doing no damage to the wheels.

To avoid any unwanted messes, we recommend you try this method outside of the house.

Method 4: Using a soaking method with clog remover overnight

Tools you need: A screwdriver and Drano

Most wheeled base baby walkers usually have removable castors, making cleaning them a much less messy process and more manageable.

First, open the castors by placing a screwdriver between the wheel legs and base to pry them apart.

Once you detach the wheels from the walker, put them into a Drano solution and water overnight to let it do its job.

The next morning, it will be loose enough to remove the hair on one side. Now, grab the wheel of the baby walker and start spinning it as fast as you can. Hair will begin to fall out, making things tighter. Keep going until all hair has been removed from the wheels.

Post-hair-removal recovery tips for baby walker wheels: 

Now that hair has been removed from the walker wheels. It’s time to do some cleanup tasks so that the wheels spin as smoothly and freely as they did before.

Use soap & water

If the castors have come off, soak them in soap water for about 10 minutes to remove any remaining hair. Soaps are great for removing any debris that is difficult to reach with duct tape or tweezers.

Use lubrication oil for spinning smoothly 

After cleaning the wheels properly, use WD-40 oil for lubrication on metal parts and other movable parts so they can move in full motion again.

An alternative to the usual methods for removing hair from a baby walker wheels:

If you don’t want to create a hand cleaning station in your house and if you are worried about breaking wheels while removing hair, here is a different option: 

Search for a baby walker wheel replacement. Usually, the plastic or rubberized set of 5 castors goes for $8 each. 

These will last years before you need another one, and you won’t have to worry about hair sticking in the wheels and breaking them.

Additional tips for baby walker wheels maintenance:

Baby Walker Wheels last longer when you do periodic maintenance to remove hair from the wheels. It’s not that hard or time-consuming and needs no special materials. Here are some tips:

– Removing wet hair from the wheels of a baby walker is more difficult than removing dry hair. If hairs are only slightly damp, try to remove them from the wheels with any fluids that you have on hand before washing and drying the wheel castors.

– Avoid using harmful chemicals or harsh detergents that could lead to allergic reactions or foul odors on the baby walker wheels.

– It is important to check the screws on a frequent basis, specifically when it is in use. When the screws become loose over time, that can result in injuries for your baby. Simply tighten any loose screws if you find them.

– To protect the fabric or cover of your Baby Walker from damage, use lower tumble or dry spin settings and shallower water levels. Check the Owner’s manual to find an optimum setting.

Wrapping up: 

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog post, and this has helped you get your baby walker’s hair out of the wheels. 

To sum up, we just want to mention again that the wheels of a baby’s walker can get so dirty and messy, and that can result in injuries for your baby. 

So, it’s important to keep up with the wheels of your baby’s walker by checking them regularly and cleaning any hair or dirt off.

If you have any questions about this blog post, please feel free to leave a comment below in the comments section! And please share this article with someone who might need help cleaning their little one’s walkers!

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