I'm linking up with We Are That Family today. I used to participate in Works for Me Wednesday more often, but I never think about it on the right days. Last night when I was cleaning spinach out of the high chair seams, I realized I had both a solution and the right day to share.
We sort of skipped puree baby foods and went straight into table food with Oliver. He caught on really quick and has a pincer like no other. And I'm not just saying that as a proud mom. He has been picking up his own food (even small pieces) for months. That's when we started giving him food actually - when he had developed the skill to feed himself. We wanted him to have as much breastmilk as possible so I nursed exclusively until he was 7+ months old. Around 8 months old, we started feeding him a meal of solids at dinner on a consistent basis and only in the last couple weeks have we started giving him a second meal of solids during the day. Anyway... since he's been feeding himself for months, our high chair has seen its share of disaster. When I realized that the seams of the plastic collected food like a magnet on steroids, Chandler suggested I use toothpicks to clean it. Brilliant. I probably wouldn't have thought of this for a long time.
It works for me.