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How to Clean High Chair Straps

How to Clean High Chair Straps


All parents and caretakers know how crazy and messy meal time really is. Wouldn’t it be great for a child to simply place the food that was given to them in their mouth? To chew it up and shallow it. And happily?! Okay, okay, I know its too much to ask for. If I can get a kid to eat what I give them in any form I will be thrilled. Having 1 picky eater and 1 who hasn’t developed fine motor skills fully, meals are pretty adventurous over in the Fox household.  High chairs are a necessary evil. They are great because you can contain your child for a few brief moments of the day. Evil because those straps are always a beautiful light creme to white color. Seriously manufacturers. When are you just going to make them orange! Dye them for us in the factory and save us from the depression of seeing our beautiful chair go from white to a sloppy orange/green/purple/red/every possible color mess. But, if you are like me, I cannot stand looking at gross dingy straps. It makes me feel like my child is sitting in their own filth…because they are! So I have found the perfect concoction to get your straps back to new!

How to Clean High Chair Straps

1 part baking soda

2 parts bleach

2-3 drops of your daily dish soap

Mix these three ingredients well with a toothbrush. Use the same toothbrush to scrub your straps. Rinse straps with warm water afterwards and let air dry.


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  • Reply billig makeup

    What’s up, of course this piece of writing is truly nice and I have learned lot of things from it on the topic of blogging.


    January 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Mummy's Blog

    Thank you so much for this, I was just looking at mine yesterday and thinking ‘I need to Google how to clean these things!’ then I noticed your post, so perfect timing! x

    January 16, 2015 at 3:58 am
    • Reply mamathefox

      So glad I could help! If you’d like, you can Pin it to Pinterest so you can easily access it again later. That’s what I do for little tips and tricks 🙂 I’d love to hear how it works out for you.

      January 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Linda Buzard-Moffitt

    I pinned this because if there is anything everyone with a kid most likely has is dirty highchair straps kids are such messy eaters lol

    January 26, 2015 at 2:30 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    ON my spring cleaning list!! Thanks for the great recipe ;). I can’t wait to not have them so super grungy anymore!!

    April 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Laurie P

    I’ve always thought white was silly to use as well. Especially the genius who thought my home needing white carpeting before we moved into it.
    Thanks for sharing your cleaning tip, totally needed to read it as our high chair is being passed on and the only cleaning it needed was the straps!

    May 24, 2015 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Candace Jefferson

    Fantastic tip! I clean my straps only with bleach but your method is better option. I am going to try it! Best regards!

    November 2, 2015 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Betty Butler

    On the list of “not so fun” things to do..thanks for the helpful tips

    April 15, 2016 at 11:43 am
  • Reply katie

    Mine look the same except they’re supposed to be grey and just aren’t haha.

    April 22, 2016 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Used today and worked a treat. Straps wasnt too messy and look like new now. Also have other straps which where purple. Choose to just use bi carb and washing liqued. Worked great too. Thanks

    June 7, 2017 at 3:54 am
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