Restaurants need to clean up high chairs
11 October, 2010
Baby high chairs in restaurants harbour many more bacteria than the average toilet seat, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
It cites a swab survey of 30 restaurants by Microban that found the number of bacteria on a high chair averaged 147 per square centimetre. While some were very clean, on others the figure was as high as 1,200. By comparison, the average toilet seat has 8 bacteria per square centimetre.
Micrcoban’s report said cleaning high chairs until they looked clean to the naked eye was not enough. It urged both restaurants and parents to scrupulously clean chairs before each use.
For the full story, see And baby comes too… But watch out—restaurant high chairs harbour more bacteria than the average toilet seat.