Highchair Deconstructed

I was not planning on taking the highchair apart tonight for a deep cleaning. My normal routine is a quick wipe down, while turning a blind eye to the gunk in the crevices. Jason changed my plans. He fussed and didn’t eat much dinner. When I lifted him out of his highchair, he threw up all over the seat.

I can now say with authority that the highchair has 4 different strap parts, 2 seat cushions, and a removable foot rest.  Its many nooks and crannies hold onto crumbs and crud.  Without cushions, it resembles a torture seat from a sci-fi movie.

Jason the Cheerios Nose Baby on a happier day that did not involve vomit

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9 Responses to Highchair Deconstructed

  1. Momma G says:

    Such is the good life of parenthood in the 21st century! Friends who raised toddlers in the 70s have remarked they wonder how the kids ever survived with car seats that were anything but restraint devices, cribs that never would have passed today’s standards, high chairs that were somewhat stable, accommodated a child who could sit upright without “listing,” and allowed for frequent standing and launching. And then there were teeter totters, whirling merry-go-rounds, metal jungle gyms and slides (really hot in the summer sun), no helmets , knee pads, or elbow pads. Lots of bumps and bruises, scrapes and stitches, but with all that, overall, I believe, kids were healthier then, but that’s another story.

  2. Lordy, I remember those days of crudy highchairs! I also remember babies that were fussy for no reason and then threw up…oh…that was the reason!

  3. RJ says:

    I’m inspired to deep clean my highchair. Inspiration might lead to action at some point!

    • Beth says:

      Necessity tends to drive my actions. When I have no choice, cleaning happens. Perhaps the cure for procrastination is to have kids spill bodily fluids on the item that needs cleaning?

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  5. Barbara @ Just Another Manic Mommy says:

    Gunked up high chairs and vomit…2 very unpleasant aspects of motherhood! hope he’s feeling better.

    • Beth says:

      Very unpleasant, wish I could delegate them tasks. He is feeling better, though he arrived home from daycare in a new outfit. The original outfit needed immediate laundering due to the stink of his poopy blowout. The GI troubles are hanging on.

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