High chairs have become quite necessary for babies as it provides safety as well as help parents during baby feeding. Nowadays even big restaurants are offering this kind of chairs so that the young champs can feel special and join the whole family at the dining place.
These chairs require fast maintenance as you ought to get the high chair dirty during baby feeding. We are going to provide a step-by-step guide on how to maintain this seat right after the baby meal.
How to Clean a High Chair
High chairs are similar to strollers, but both of them are different. Strollers are used for the purpose of ‘strolling.’ You can keep your baby within the stroller, and go for a leisurely walk. But a high chair is only meant to be used during feeding, though it can be utilized for different purposes.
The only difference we can point out is that High Chairs are more multi-functional in nature compared to the strollers.
Coming to the maintenance section, perform the following steps for cleaning a High Chair:
Step 1: Take a Damp cloth and do the Wiping
The first step is simple. You will only require a wet cloth, and start wiping and removing all the food solids present on the chair. No need of any cleaning solution for this step, just remove any food particles or small milk puddles on the chair.
Check the handle of the high chair, as the baby mostly holds this portion. If their hands are dirty, then the handle will also get dirty. In other cases, if milk spills on the handle it will go down via the length of the chair. So wipe the entire seat properly leaving no food element on it.
Step 2: Use your All-Purpose Cleaning Spray
Next step is to get one Cleaning Spray. You can make use of All Purpose Cleaner for this purpose, or make one cleaner solution on your own at home. For making one cleaner solution, you will require five items which include white vinegar, few drops of tea tree oil, baking soda, enough water for mixing, and finally one spray bottle.
So either way, you can make the cleaner solution at home, or get any of the brand’s all-purpose cleaning liquid. So after you have wiped the chair with cloth in the first step, next step is to spray the complete chair with the cleaner. Watch out for all the parts wherever the child touches during the feeding.
Step 3: Break Time!
This is a break time for all the moms out there. During this step, you could take a break of 5 or 10 minutes. And, during this period you could make one cup of coffee for yourself.
On the other hand, you have to give some time for the cleaner solution to start its work. After you have sprayed the solution, it has to be on the surface of the chair so that all the hard food stains are softened. During this 5-10 minutes, even the oils will start breaking out and make it easy for the user with the cleaning.
Step 4: Make use of White Vinegar
You will need one wiping cloth here, and some white vinegar solution. Wipe the entire chair with the vinegar solution, and remove all the detergent and food particles from the surface of the high chair. Check the connector areas of the seat, and wipe all the dirt if any present.
There will be an obvious question from you, why to use a vinegar solution for cleaning? Well, vinegar solutions work as a great sanitizer, and they also help with neutralizing all the odors. Check the strap area too, and make sure that this part is cleaned properly.
Finally, when you are done with the sanitizing work, wait till the high chair dries completely. Then cover it using one towel so that no dust particles settles on the chair.
Most of the High Chairs are machine washable, but before getting started with the process make sure that you check out the instructions correctly. Set the machine one a gentle cycle only while washing this product, and hang it out as the washing completes. Never try to clean chair using a harsh scrubber or any other metal mesh kind of tools. So, that’s it with the Cleaning a High Chair.
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