Published on April 7th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Highchair "wings" from LJUDA placemats

Materials: LJUDA placemats, HERMAN chair (optional)

Description: Problem: 6-month-old frequently drops food over the side of her high chair, leading to much food waste and floor cleaning.

Solution: Add “wings” to her chair. Food (well, most of it) falls on the placemats, allowing me to put it back on her tray instead of throwing it out. Also saves on floor mopping!

How-to: Cut slits in placemats for high chair straps. Slide placemats under seat. Use cardboard under the placemat for increased rigidity.

~ Margaret, Philadelphia, PA

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Jules Yap

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6 Responses to Highchair "wings" from LJUDA placemats

  1. Anonymous says:

    I really like this… I’ll start kicking around ideas for our self-contained high chair.

  2. I also have two dogs, but they are going to get very fat at this rate. I think I may need to do something like this, and the pups can get the food she drops over the wings.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh baby, this baby is for real.

  4. Adam says:

    At our house we use an even better hack, we call it the “two dogs” hack. Not a single crumb on the floor, ever.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I want to cuddle this baby until I can cuddle no more! :D

  6. Phoebe says:

    I don’t really care about the hack. I’m too distracted by this ridiculously adorable baby. She’s like a T.V. baby-she can’t be real!

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