How to Wash MamaRoo Swing Straps

Boy I hope you’re on this page looking for how to wash MamaRoo swing straps because your baby spilled juice or you dropped the swing in the mud carrying it to the car.

But my (super smart) spidey senses are telling me that’s a no and your child had an enormous blowout that has the straps grosser than a toilet bowl after Taco Bell.

I’m sorry for your loss. I’ve got a little one and any day without a blow out is a good one.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Remove the straps.
  2. Mix 1/4 cup Dawn dish soap and 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar into warm water.
  3. Let the straps soak for about 1.5-2 hours.
  4. Scrub straps with a brush.
  5. Let the straps air dry. 

Steps to Wash the MamaRoo Swing Straps

1. Remove the straps

If you have the newer versions of the MamaRoo swing, the straps are removeable by sliding one end through the back of the seat and unbuckling the other end.

If you have an older version of the swing with straps fastened to the silver bar, you’ll need to let the straps hang into the bowl to soak. 4Moms says not to put the silver bar into water since it gets inserted inside the swing for it to function.

2. Mix 1/4 cup Dawn dish soap and 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar into warm water

Clean MamaRoo Straps Ingredients


These are rough estimates. No need for it to be precise. The combination of the dish soap and white vinegar should work their cleaning magic and warm water is a cleaner’s best friend.

3. Let the straps soak for about 1.5-2 hours

Soaking for a full 1.5-2 hours may not be needed depending on how dirty the straps are. (For the sake of your sanity, I hope it doesn’t take that long.)

Again, if you have an older version of the swing and the straps aren’t removeable from the swing’s silver bar, you’ll need to stack a few books or other flat objects next to the swing to set the bowl on top and let the straps dangle into the bowl.

4. Scrub straps with a brush

The soaking should get some of the gunk off but likely not all. You can use a toothbrush or other brush with hard bristles to get off any remaining discoloration. 

5. Let the straps air dry

The straps should air dry if you hang them up or if you lay them in the sun. If you’re in a hurry, you could also put the straps into a pillow case, tie it shut, and put it in the dryer.

Need more MamaRoo help?

Now that you know how to wash MamaRoo straps filthiness, you might want to see how to wash the MamaRoo Balls that jingle every time you stub your toe on the base. (Or check on how to connect the MamaRoo to bluetooth so you don’t have to get up to adjust it.)