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How to Clean and Maintain Booster Seats

Most business owners know that booster seats are the most ergonomic child seating solution because they are compact and can stack right on top of each other for ease of storage. Booster seats are designed to be used with an existing chair or booth, sometimes even attaching directly to a table or counter. However, most business owners are less familiar with how to clean and maintain booster seats to prevent germs and disease-causing bacteria. Many of the top booster seats on the market are fully compliant with American ASTM safety standards. The ASTM process was established more than 20 years ago to develop consensus standards for children’s products. Since then, there are standards for dozens of products that parents and business owners who serve families with young children use on a continual basis.

Learning how to clean and maintain booster seats is the responsibility of any business owner who provides them to guests. Although many modern booster seats feature light textures to hide scuffs and eliminate crevices or seams that commonly trap food or dirt, booster seats are still a prime location for bacteria to manifest. Restaurants with poor sanitation can increase exposure to common infections, including salmonella, Campylobacter, and other threatening illnesses. When interviewed by Tucson News Now, Professor Charles Gerba, proposes that coliform bacteria were found in half of the chairs that were tested in a University of Arizona microbiology study. That same study found that a child under two years old touches his face with his hands as much as 80 times per hour. If your establishment is not using the proper cleaning solutions or cloths, you could be enabling MRSA and other infections to fester.

Many booster seats on the market contain Microban® antimicrobial protection, which reduces odor-causing bacteria. According to Microban International, products without antifungal coatings and additives in products allow fungus and mold to dirty any of the surfaces in your restaurant, theater, salon, or family-friendly establishment. Ensure that your business offers the most sanitary solutions to families with young children. Most booster seats and infant cradles are made of nonporous molded plastic, polyethylene, or polypropylene, and these materials are each easy to clean. If you have any questions about how to clean and maintain booster seats to provide a more sanitary environment for your guests to enjoy, please contact a member of the team today for further assistance.

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