How to Ship a High Chair

shipping a high chair

A high chair is a very useful furniture that makes feeding infants and toddlers easier and more comfortable for both the child and the adult. This type of chair is typically designed to have a wide base to make it stable and usually comes with a detachable tray where food can be placed for either the child to eat on his own or for easier spoon-feeding. Some models have seat belts to strap the child in to avoid falls and other accidents.

High chairs are usually made from a variety of materials including wood, plastic and aluminum. They are also light-weight to make them easy to move around or set aside when not in use. Newer models feature adjustable seats and foot rests so that they can be used even as the child grows. There are also high chairs that are foldable for portability and easy storage.

When shipping a high chair, proper packing procedures must be followed to ensure that the furniture arrives intact and without damage. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a high chair.

Remove any detachable parts, such as a food tray, from a folding high chair. FoldĀ  the chair to its smallest size possible. Individually wrap the chair and the detached parts with bubble wrap and secure with tape.

Place the wrapped chair and parts inside an appropriately-sized shipping box lined with packing peanuts at the bottom. Fill the remaining empty spaces on the sides and top with more packing peanuts so there will be no chance for the items to move around. Close the box and seal with packaging tape. Address and label the package and take to your carrier or post office.

For antiques or chairs that cannot be knocked down and must be shipped as-is, crating is the best way to go. Customized wooden crates will provide optimum protection for high-value or bulky furniture like an antique high chair. There are many professional movers that offer crating services for items like these. You can check online for movers offering this type of service in your area. Just make sure you get a company with good track record or ask friends for a good and reliable company.

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