Frugal Tip: Keeping Clean Under Hi-Chairs

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, September 13, 2019 | 1 comments
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Image: Baby with puzzled look reclining in highchair, by Ben Husmann on freeimages

When my son started feeding himself, I got tired of cleaning up the sticky mess he left under his highchair.

Image: Paw Legend Washable Highchair Splat Floor Mat - Anti-Slip Silicone Spot Splash Mess Mat(53x53)- Food Catcher Art Craft Leak Proof Mat
Highchair Splat Floor Mat
So I went to Walmart and found they had rolls of heavy-duty clear plastic in two thicknesses, about 60" (152cm) wide.

I bought a 60"x30" (152x76cm) piece and cut one to fit under his high-chair - 30"x30" (76x76cm).

You could use a tablecloth from the Dollar Store, but since it's on the floor, I found the heavy-duty plastic lasted longer and didn't tear.

Image: Splat Mat for Under High Chair/Arts/Crafts | Reusable Waterproof Anti-slip Floor Splash Mat | Portable Play Mat and Table Cover
Splat Mat for Under High Chair
I still had a second piece of plastic left, so I put the second piece under his car-seat in the car, to protect our seats from wet, muddy or snowy boots and any food or drink spills.

You could reuse it when your little one gets older, and starts doing fingerpainting, easel painting, arts and crafts.

Or a picnic mat at a park, as a table cover for playtime, and just about anywhere you need extra protection.

Another idea is a Clear Heavy Duty Tablecloth Protector available in most dept stores, and maybe your local Dollar store?

Thanks to Cathy for this Frugal Baby Tip!



About Catherine: I have been writing my Frugal Baby Tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three grown up sons, and a grandma - and happily married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a rescue cat, Bella.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Try using yesterdays newspaper. Then you can recycle it. Go Green.

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