Do eateries ever clean their baby chairs? If they do, do they do it with a clean cloth or do they use the same cloth that’s used to wipe tables?!
Recently, a post by Bunga Lavender showed a picture of a very grimy baby chair provided by an unnamed establishment.
Source: Bunga Lavender
The Facebook user urge restaurant owners to upkeep the hygiene of the baby chairs they provide and they really should! And throw that filthy baby chair away!
If you wouldn’t sit on a dirty chair yourself, you definitely wouldn’t want your baby sitting in all that filth, grime and germs too.
Babies are more susceptible to infections and diseases as compared to adults so putting them in an unhygienic seat is definitely asking for trouble.
In 2017, a baby contracted the Hand, Food and Mouth Disease (HFMD) after sitting in a baby chair that wasn’t cleaned properly. The baby’s mum felt so bad for not wiping down the baby seat and had to see her baby suffer from the symptoms.
If a baby has HFMD, the baby can suffer from fever, sore throat, mouth ulcers inside the mouth and sides of the tongue, rashes and poor appetite. It’s just not a favourable situation at all.
HFMD is highly contagious and it can spread to parents too. The disease can be spread through bodily fluids such as saliva, nose discharge, faeces and popped blister fluid.
In order to protect babies from potential diseases, remember to wipe down the baby seat with antibacterial wipes. According to Mom Loves Best, the bottom of the seats should be cleaned as well.
Since parents can’t sanitize the whole world, the best parents can do to keep their children safe is to sanitize their children’s hands after play time.
On top of that, children should be taught how to keep a good hygiene from a young age such as washing hands before and after meals, keeping a good body hygiene and not eating food that fell on the floor or table.