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2008twin Mon 09-Nov-09 10:31:05

I am not sure if I have posted in the right thread so apologies for that.
How often does everyone clean their highchair trays? I'm mother of twins and time is very short if trying to get out between feeds so looking for ways to cut corners. Does anyone just spray with cleaner (Dettol/milton etc.) like on the adverts or do you have to properly clean at the sink after each feed? Twins do have bowls but of course also end up eating directly of tray.
Thanks for any answers.

Seona1973 Mon 09-Nov-09 11:08:26

I sprayed and wiped most of the time

MrsBadger Mon 09-Nov-09 11:18:47

spray and wipe

our highchair doesn;t have a tray so I don;t have the option of taking the whole table over to the sink grin

maybe sling them in the dishwasher occasionally?

ThisTooShallPass Mon 09-Nov-09 11:22:29

I always used hot water and w.up liquid TBH. I'm really not a fan of antibacterial stuff, exposure to the bacterial present the home environment is an essential part of building up a healthy immune system IMHO.

I'm pretty sure Anti-bacterials kill off the the relatively harmless stuff, leaving room for the tougher bacterial to thrive. Surely they must also encourage bacteria to mutate into anti-bac resistant forms?

A good wash with with running water actually removes the bacteria, they literally go down the plughole.

If my child was unusually vulnerable to infection I'd be more careful though.

ThisTooShallPass Mon 09-Nov-09 11:24:37

I did do spray and wipe sometimes BTW, but with a mix of white vinegar, water and a drop of washing up liquid in a plant sprayer.

DS is just turned 22 weeks so I'll be back in the world of weaning again soon. Yipeee. grin.

MunchMummy Mon 09-Nov-09 11:25:25

Our highchair has a detatchable tray within the tray itself, so just take that out and give it a wash in the sink whenever it gets too dirty. Don't believe in Dettol.

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