Tips for Cleaning Your Doll High Chair
Does your child love to play dinnertime with her doll and its doll high chair? Chances are your child’s doll high chair is always covered with dirt and grime. If you don't clean your child’s doll high chair properly and regularly, you can end up with a very dirty and grimy toy. Once in a while when you remove the child’s doll from its high chair after one of her play sessions, you'll discover more dirt underneath it.
Fortunately, it doesn't need to end up like that. Just a little regular cleaning and squeaky clean, you can protect your child from harmful germs and bacteria. Keeping your child’s doll high chair or any of her toys for that matter is important because dirty toys harbour many germs and bacteria some of which can cause diseases and illnesses.
Doll high chairs can get really dirty quickly. The recurrence with which you should tidy your doll high chair is up to you, however we'd suggest you wipe down the high chair plate after every playtime, wipe or brush down the seat each couple of days and do a more thorough cleaning of the entire chair once per month.
Doll high chairs come in different sizes and materials. For the most part, you will only have to clean its surface but in some cases you may have to dissemble it especially the feeding tray if you want a more thorough clean. If your doll high chair’s tray is made from plastic, most likely you can use your dishwasher to clean it. Your dishwasher’s detergent and hot water will do all the cleaning for you so you all you need to do is toss it inside and do something else while waiting for it to be clean.
Some doll high chairs have fabric components especially the back rest. If the material of your child’s doll high chair backrest is fabric, it is recommended to use a brush or sponge to clean it. Prepare your cleaning solution in a spray bottle. Use mild cleaning detergent or mild soap if possible. If you are disinfecting you may want to use vinegar instead. Vinegar is a common household item known for its natural antibacterial properties. When dealing with tough to remove stains, baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is highly recommended. It is another common household item that is good for all purpose cleaning.
Spray your cleaning solution into your doll high chair. If it is made from wood, make sure you do not spray too much so that it becomes drenched. Remember that wood is porous. This means drenching it in water or liquid solution will do more harm than good because liquid will seep into the pores of the wood which makes it harder to dry. And if wood is not properly dried, it becomes a host of germs, bacteria and molds and you do not want that. Wipe clean with a cloth and make sure to remove all excess cleaning solution. You can either air dry or sun dry if sun drying is available.
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