Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I was really stoked about this little invention for wfmw, until my husband came in and called it "totally ghetto-fab." Well, if you have a bunch of feeding related objects that seem to populate around your dining room table, maybe this will work for you.

One thing I never seem to have around is enough bibs. I also always have a can of puffies hanging around the table that never makes it back to the kitchen. So I decided to add a little storage pocket onto the back of my high chair. First, check the back of your high chair. You probably have some extra holes where you could adjust the straps. My high chair is a Chicco.

I took a tote bag (it was one of the freebies from a few weeks ago) and cut the straps off the front, so I had two long straps that I could thread into my highchair. If you thought things through more than I did, maybe you'd turn the bag around so the logo wasn't showing. Oh well, no one is really seeing this anyway. You could also use a gift bag if you don't have a tote bag. Stick the handle straps through the holes in the high chair:

On the inside of the high chair (inside of the seat liner) secure the straps. I just criss-crossed mine and stapled them. Nothing really fancy:

Put the seat cover back on, and fill your storage bag with those items you need near the highchair:

I don't think that it is very unsightly, especially since no one sees the back of my high chair:


Maybe this won't work for every type of highchair, but maybe it gave you an idea to add a bit more storage where you need it!

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9 comments:

Colored With Memories said...

i don't think it is ghetto fab...funny term though. this is a great idea! thanks for sharing!

Paula Constable said...

This is a great idea! It's simple and it works. This is one of those ideas that could be turned into a product!

Anonymous said...

You need to get a patent and make something like this for all (or most) high-chairs! What a great idea! I wish I had done this...I will with the next one for sure. Sounds like a great baby gift! :)
-Jess

Amy said...

cool idea!

Melissa ~ A BumbleBaby Mommy said...

It may be ghetto fab but I think its brilliant! What a great idea for anyone who doesn't sew!
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Anonymous said...

AWESOME! AWESOME IDEA! THANKS!

Paula Constable said...

I just posted a link to your great idea at my blog...

Raise Them Up said...

What a wonderful idea! I wish I had thought of it while my youngest still used a chair!

A happy heart at home said...

That's a great idea! It would be perfect for my oldest to use for her children. Thanks for posting this.

~Susan