Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Public High Chairs

Yesterday we managed to find a restaurant where BOTH of the high chairs offered for my children to sit in were completely functional. Wow! How sad is it that that was something to celebrate?

Seriously, one would think that in these litigious United States that restaurants would be far more careful to ensure that the furniture for their most vulnerable customers would be safe, but, oddly, that's not the case. What's more, it's clear that a good number of the flawed high chairs out there arrived that way from the manufacturer. (Uh, two female straps do NOT a buckle make.)

Is this your experience as well? I swear that at least one of the high chairs we're given to use is broken about nine out of ten times.
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  1. Actually, with us, the vast majority of the time the restaurant high chairs are totally functional. However, they are also totally filthy. I am talking food chunks and dirt clods. Every time I see a parent lowering his or her child into one of these seats without cleaning it first I cringe a little! We keep a container of antibacterial wipes with us in our diaper bag and scrub the dirt and food off, and then give it an extra wipe to make sure it's good and clean before Elise sits in it. I'm not a germophobe, but come on. I draw the line at complete and total filth.

  2. True, true. I finally bought some covers at a children's consignment store.


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