How to clean glider cushions

How to Clean Glider Cushions Easily

Now that you are going to have a baby, it is important to have baby and parenting essentials. You will definitely have sleepless nights, late night feedings, exhausting days and more.

Because of this, there is a tendency that you will forget your own comfort. One of the things that will make you exhausted is finding out how to clean glider cushions.

Good thing, manufacturers make furniture that is not only meant for baby’s comfort, but for parents’ too. Nursery gliders have been used for generations for quite some time now.

There is no denying that nursery gliders are very comfortable and make nursing very convenient. What is the best way to clean glider cushions?

Nursery gliders come in different styles and versions. Some are very stylish and modern, while other nursery gliders are traditional. But one thing that is rarely documented is how to clean glider cushions.

How to clean glider cushions: What you need!

In order to be able to clean glider cushions, you need to prepare the following:

  • Steam cleaner
  • Baby wipes
  • Handy yet powerful vacuum cleaner with nozzles and other cleaning attachments
  • Dish soap
  • Clean cloth
  • Spray bottle
  • Hydrogen peroxide
How to clean glider cushions easily

Steps on cleaning glider cushions

Now that you have all those things you need for cleaning your glider cushions, here are the easy steps to follow:

Vacuum clean

Clean the cushions intensively using the vacuum cleaner. Make sure to get into the crevices with the aid of the nozzles of the cleaner. Remove dirt, dust and crumbs that may have gathered in these areas. The vacuum cleaner will make your cushions look clean and new.

Use baby wipes

Baby wipes complements the amount of soap, water and other cleaning agents. They also leave the cushion cover clean and moisturized because of its easy evaporation. Use baby wipes for wiping nursery glider cushions.

Make a stain removing solution

The unwanted element that is most difficult to remove are stains. You can’t use an ordinary stain removal agent because it might damage your cushions.

You need to make your own. How? Mix two parts of hydrogen peroxide and one part of dish washing liquid in a spray bottle. Shake the mixture but not too much.

Spray the solution on the stained part

Important precaution: Before spraying the solution to the area, spray it on an unseen small area to know if it will cause any discoloration.

Saturate the stained areas of the glider with your pre-prepared stain removing solution. Let it sit for about 5 to 10 minutes. Wait until the stain completely dissolves.

Then, remove all the formula from the area and from the glider cushion covers. Wipe it off with a clean damp cloth.

Steam clean

For final cleaning of the upholstery of the seat cushion, use a steam cleaner. It will effectively remove any remaining stains and grime that can be seen while sanitizing the fabric.


These are all effective ways to clean glider cushion. Keeping glider cushions clean and fresh is a part of sanitation that will prevent any bacteria and microbes to accumulate. It is also a practical way to prevent your nursery glider from being damaged and buying a new one.

Most nursery gliders are known to last for years. Some families have been able to keep their nursery gliders for generations.

Aside from keeping them clean, factors such as the quality of materials of the nursery gliders and the way they are constructed contribute to the durability of the gliders.

Important factors to make nursery gliders last for years

Many customers share their experience in buying nursery gliders. They agree on the following factors that are important to check when buying:


The durability of a nursery glider depends on the materials used and the way it was manufactured. Choose a nursery glider that is crafted by trusted manufacturers.

Padded seats and armrests

What make a nursery glider comfortable are the padded seats and armrests. Make sure that they are made of high quality materials that are easy to spot clean to make them clean and fresh all year long

Patrice Brashear

I’m Patrice and I'm a real mom. Been there, done that. Thrilled to have you here.


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