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November 16, 2020

If a puree-stained high chair wasn’t part of your interior design plan, then these no-fuss tips are for you!

No matter how cute and precious they are, little ones also bring with them a level of mess, the likes of which you’ve never seen before. The high chair is one battle that can feel unwinnable, with your feeble attempts no match for their stellar combination of drool, milk, and yesterday’s lunch. Even though mess is inevitable at mealtimes (hey, at least it means they are enjoying themselves!), clean up doesn’t have to be a complete chore. These quick and easy tips will take the stress out of the mess and restore your baby’s high chair to its former glory.

Be Thorough

Cleaning your baby’s high chair after each use can seem pointless – after all, they’re just going to make the same mess tomorrow! That being said, where there is lingering food, bacteria are never far behind. Ensure that you wipe down all parts of the high chair, paying particular attention to the seat and table, and wash any removable fabric components regularly if possible to avoid the risk of unwanted germs sticking around. For stubborn stains that just won’t budge, the Oates Anti-Bacterial Sponge Scourer is your new best friend, with a heavy-duty scour for removing tough grime on one side, and a soft sponge on the other. We love a product that gives us the best of both worlds.

Get A Bib On Board

Ok, so we’re under no illusions that this solution will guarantee you a sparkling clean high chair, but it will certainly make a huge difference to the level of post-mealtime carnage you’re dealing with! Bibs have stood the test of time as an anytime, anywhere necessity, but things have certainly evolved beyond simple cloth options. A silicon bib is our preference, with a built-in pocket to catch whatever food doesn’t quite make it in your little one’s mouth. For any spills that still find their way onto the high chair, a quick once over with the Oates Anti-Bacterial Sponge Scourer is all it takes to convince everyone that mealtime has been mastered. Nothing to see here!

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Have A Routine

While a thorough wipe down after each use makes all the difference, committing to a deep clean of your baby’s high chair at least once a month will keep it looking good as new. After all, high chairs are an investment that you want to last! By taking the high chair apart, vacuuming carefully in every gap to remove crumbs, and washing each section with warm, soapy water, you can be sure that you have removed whatever nasties might be lurking out of sight. The longer stains are left to settle in, the harder they are to remove! If you’ve been a bit slack with your high chair maintenance, and the thought of starting now leaves you feeling a bit uneasy, the Oates Anti-Bacterial Sponge Scourer will help you get back on schedule. The soft sponge and tough scourer combination are the ideal duo for the ultimate high chair refresh.

Sometimes you just have to laugh at the incredible amount of a mess that can be created when you combine a baby with some pureed veg! While the result can leave you in hysterics, it can also lead to hours of precious time wasted cleaning parts of the high chair you didn’t even know food could reach. Thankfully the Oates Anti-Bacterial Sponge Scourer cleans and scrubs, it also has antibacterial properties to help inhibit the growth of germs and odours so you can sort the mess out in no time and get back to enjoying precious moments with your little one.

Have you got an awesome high chair cleaning tip? SHARE it in the comments!

We are proud to be working closely with the Oates team to bring you this article. We love that Oates is Proudly Australian with quality products and prices that mean all of us can make light work of every mess. Whatever mess you’ve got – big or small – clean up is easy with Oates.

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