High chairs do not have to be the typical plain high chairs you see in the shops. You can customize them somewhat to suit your baby, your home and your decor. One of the ways to achieve this customization is through the use of pads and cushions. Once you have purchased a baby high chair, you can then make or buy cushions with any color or pattern. This means the appearance of the high chair itself can be enhanced to look like it fits in with the rest of your home.
Most high chair pads are made specific for a particular high chair, but this is not true for all of them. Some are so versatile you can actually use them on other chairs, like rocking chairs. So consider versatility when looking for pads for your high chair. Following are some other things to look out for in this range of high chair accessories.
High Chair Specific Pads
Most often the manufacturer of your baby high chair will have their own selection of pads so this is often the best place to start. You can usually go to their website and they will have an accessories page, or a cushions and pads page which you can browse. If this fails, a general search on that brand may be more fruitful. If that fails, why not give them a call. Their customer service department may be able to help.
Pads For Wooden High Chairs
Padding for wooden high chairs is very important. The wood on the chair is very hard for an infant just learning to sit. Your baby will hit wood with every sway or start. Buying pads for your wooden high chair will not only make sitting a little more comfortable, but it will also provide some level of insulation against all those bumps which will occur.
Further, a padded wooden high chair is extremely stylish, just as are padded wooden rocking chairs. Getting cushions for your baby will also make for a significant improvement in the aesthetics of your “baby” decor.
Design Your Own High Chair Pads
At the end of the day, all high chair pads are, are simple cushions. If you are the crafty type, there is no reason why you cannot make your own. Start by doing a search on Google for a cut-out or design kit. I’m sure you can find one easy enough. And if that doesn’t work, take the measurements yourself and see what you can design. If you do a good enough job, you may even be able to sell your designs to other Moms out there.