How To: Highchair Pad

How To: Highchair Pad

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Carrie McBride
Apr 21, 2009

If your highchair has a cloth pad, we're betting it's seen better days. Even if it's washable, it's just not realistic to get it stain-treated and in the washer after every messy meal. Bethany's son Jakson "thrashed" his highchair cover so she sewed a new one from oilcloth that she can wipe off. And, she's sharing instructions to help other parents in the same boat.

You may be able to purchase a replacement pad for your chair (remember this Good Question?), but making your own is likely cheaper and not very difficult. It's also a great way to give new life to a used or thrifted highchair either for your own home or to keep at a grandparent's or caregiver's home.

Bethany used oilcloth, bias trim tape, denim needles and thin foam. Her chair is a Graco and she recommends using your original cushion or pad as a template. See her instructions, tips and more photos on her blog Vermillion Rules.

Thanks, Bethany!

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