Cleaning the High Chair

by jessicalieb on March 11, 2014 · 26 comments

clean the high chair

My least favorite item to clean is Simon’s high chair. No matter how often I wipe it down there is always dried on food stuck in every nook and cranny of the high chair. How 1 banana find it’s way into the all the cracks and on the straps I’ll never know. I’m always surprised at how much of a mess little babies can make and how quickly it takes over the entire house.

keekaroo3I love Simon’s high chair because it has smooth surfaces with minimal seems and spots for food to hide but it still accumulates and gets pretty nasty.

Mr-CleanI recently received the new Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle and it worked wonders on Simon’s high chair. It’s simple to use but great for cutting through tough, stuck-on grime. I filled the bucket with water and then added the Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle. The special liquid get concentrate works great on all sorts of dirt. The bottle is designed to distribute just the right amount of concentrate into the bucket so you don’t have to wonder if you added too much or too little Mr. Clean. It’s simple to use, just hold the bottle upside down and squeeze. The once the concentrate stops flowing out of the cap you know you’ve added the right amount of cleaner.

I used the Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle and a sponge to wipe down Simon’s high chair and it worked so well that I just continued to clean the rest of the kitchen.

How to Clean the High Chair

Step 1. Use a dry cloth to remove any crumbs or free debris.

Step 2. Fill a Bucket with warm water and Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle.

Step 3. Use a sponge (preferably one with a scrubbing side) to clean away stuck on food and stickiness. If some spots aren’t coming clean leave it to sit for a few minutes with a little of the prepared Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle.

Step 4. Scrub straps and buckles well, if possible remove straps and let soak in warm soapy water to help loosen dried on food.*

Step 5. Wipe down with a damp cloth one final time to make sure it’s fully clean and reattach straps.

*Consult your high chair owner manual whenever dis-assembling or removing straps to be cleaned. Safety First!

What is your least favorite thing in your home to clean?

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Mr. Clean The opinions expressed in this post are my own and not influenced by the company.

Jessica is a family lifestyle blogger living in Raleigh, NC with her husband, three sons (6, 3 and 1) and a new baby on the way (due January 2015). Jessica started thebkeepsushonest.com in November of 2009, but has been blogging since 2003. Jessica writes about family life, recipes, travel and products for families. She is also a Work-from-home-mom who manages marketing and social media for a local accounting company.

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) March 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm

I don’t love cleaning the toilets or the bathtub, but what I really hate above all is unloading the dishwasher. I don’t know what it is, but I hate it.

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Rebekah March 11, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Does my entire home count? I hate it all. Really dislike dishes and floors. Yuck.

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Allyson March 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

I hate cleaning the bathrooms, but also hate cleaning things like the high chair, booster seat, and car seats! This looks interesting although I worry about using harsh chemicals on my kid’s things.

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jessicalieb March 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm

I feel the same way allyson that is why I wipe it down with just a damp cloth after I scrub it clean.

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Jen V March 11, 2014 at 3:35 pm

I absolutely hate to clean the bathtub! We have hard water and I have to scrub and scrub no matter what cleaner I use.

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Giveaways 4 Mom March 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm

I will have to try this. I hate cleaning my sons high chair too.

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Helene Cohen Bludman March 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Cleaning e high chair was always a messy business. Sounds like this product really makes a difference.

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Jennifer B March 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Yep I agree, cleaning my daughter’s booster seat is my least favorite job!! Thanks for these tips!

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Sandra March 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

I hate the bathroom, high chairs, boosters and even car seats! Thanks for the great idea.

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Lexie Lane March 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Ha! We have the exact same high chair! I find it quite easy to clean, actually, but I’d definitely like to know if this is a safe cleaner for the kids. I know we used to use Mr. Clean but not too many ingredients that were safe.

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Stacey @ Glamour-Zine March 11, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Mr. Clean is great for this. Another good idea? A dog! My beagle gets in all the nooks and crannies lol

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brett March 11, 2014 at 8:57 pm

the cat litter. hands down. always. GROSS>

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Karen @TheMissingNiche March 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm

My least favorite thing to clean is the toilet. Especially with 2 young boys using it. Ugh! Although, the dog seems to like cleaning it…with his tongue

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Wendy March 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm

I hate cleaning the bathroom. HATE it, Oh, and the cat trays!

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Debbie L. March 11, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Sharing with a new mom! This is really good advice.

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Amy Desrosiers March 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm

I need to glove up and clean the sides, and bottom of my son’s highchair! They are all so dirty and crusty from his bananas and such.

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mama to 5 blessings March 11, 2014 at 10:01 pm

my baby’s gets so filthy! I normally vacuum it up 1st, love Mr. Clean products especially the Magic Eraser!

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Lois Alter Mark March 11, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I could never get my kids’ high chairs as clean as you got it in that picture! Will do better for the grandkids!

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Elizabeth Towns March 11, 2014 at 10:42 pm

I would need a whole team to clean a high chair. Really. My mom used to help me keep my kids high chairs clean, and we chose high chairs that transitioned into desks so they broke down easily for cleaning and grew with my kids. I don’t like trick spaces that harbor germs and dirt. I need easy to clean products all around me.

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Lisa Jones March 12, 2014 at 1:01 am

What A Great Product I Love It!

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Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas March 12, 2014 at 1:31 am

I hate dishes! And floors! And…a lot of other things, too! hahaha

Laundry is ok, though.

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Christine Luken March 12, 2014 at 7:44 am

For some reason, I hate sweeping and mopping floors. It just seems like it takes forever to clear the floor, sweep it, dry swiffer it to remove the car hair, mop it, and put everything back!

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Janeane Davis March 12, 2014 at 10:24 am

It is so important to keep the high chair clean and germ free due to how much time our children spend in them and the fact that in many cases they function as dishes, not furniture.

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Danielle @ We Have It All March 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Ugh, I hate cleaning the high chair – yuk! I do like Mr. Clean though! That stuff smells awesome!

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Debbie Denny March 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Good advice. Nice product!

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Amy Qur March 13, 2014 at 12:35 am

It is definitely toilet.I hate it so much ,I always ask my hubby to clean it.

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