Mandatory High Chair Standard Has Been Served

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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"As of June 19, 2019, a new federal standard for high chair safety will take effect, enabling restaurateurs to take even better care of some of their most valuable and vulnerable customers — infants and toddlers who visit with their families.

As the effective date approaches, operators are advised to review the new requirements and determine whether their current high chair inventory is compliant. The new standard involves all high chairs for home and restaurant use, both domestically made and imported into the U.S. Restaurateurs will not be required to replace existing chairs that fail to comply. But as of June 19, only compliant high chairs will be permitted for sale. Operators should be aware that some high chairs currently on the market are already compliant with the new standard but many are not."

Looking for more information about the new standard? 

Read the Article in NRN> 

Boosting the Dining Experience

Thursday, March 07, 2019

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Need to boost your bottom line? Booster seats and high chairs could help get you there.

According to research conducted in 2016 by an independent market research firm, 90% of parents visit public places with their children at least once a week. Out of those, a whopping 86% visit fast food restaurants—and 83% visit casual sit-down restaurants.

When parents visit your restaurant, they expect you to provide high quality child seating products. Fortunately, Koala Kare Products offers an extensive line of commercial child seating products, including high chairs and booster seats.

Consider the following quotes about child seating products, gathered from parents during our research: 

“There never seem to be enough at most chain restaurants to accommodate families on busy nights.”
“I feel like they don't get as much attention by cleaning staff, and often the seatbelts are broken and unusable.
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While having high chairs and booster seats is important, maintaining them and keeping them clean is also critical—89% of parents surveyed have used high chairs in the past three years!

Looking for more information about child seating? 

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Cleanliness is critical- Koala is here to help.

Monday, January 28, 2019

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Should you provide sanitizing wipes and liners for your Koala Kare Baby Changing Station? The answer is a resounding yes!

Fortunately, Koala Kare is proud to offer the resources you need, including sanitary bed liners and a maintenance chart to help you effectively maintain your unit and keep it clean. Whether you have a KB101 or KB200 Koala Baby Changing Station, we’re here to make maintenance easy and provide the amenities necessary to meet parents’ expectations. When you reference our maintenance sheets and provide sanitary bed liners, parents will appreciate and recognize the effort.

According to research conducted by an independent market research firm in 2016, here’s what parents have to say about the cleanliness of Baby Changing Stations they encounter when out in public:

• “I don't always need them, but when you need them, you have to have them. Otherwise, you must change your baby in your car or on the floor...YUCK!”
• “[We need] ways to make them more sanitary. And for the love of all that is good...have a trashcan RIGHT BY the changing table.”
• “[Businesses should provide] better protection from actual changing station liners or something.”

Are you ready to address these concerns? Click below to access resources to help maintain your unit.

http://www.koalabear.com/sanitation> 

Replacing the Shock & Strap on Your KB100 or KB110-SSWM Horizontal Baby Changing Station

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Watch the videos below to learn how to replace the shock and strap on your KB100 or KB110-SSWM Baby Changing Station.

KB100/KB110-SSWM Replacement Shock Video

https://youtu.be/437QueZuxHw

KB100-ST/KB110-SSWM Replacement Strap Video

https://youtu.be/lvNhZDGIeDs

Looking for replacement parts for your Koala Kare Baby Changing Station? Click below. 

Replacing the Shock & Strap on Your KB100-ST or KB110-SSRE Horizontal Baby Changing Station

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Watch the videos below to learn how to replace the shock and strap on your KB100-ST or KB110-SSRE Baby Changing Station.

KB100-ST/KB110-SSRE Replacement Shock Video

https://youtu.be/Hlxqb4aaiEw

KB100-ST/KB110-SSRE Replacement Strap Video

https://youtu.be/lvNhZDGIeDs

Looking for replacement parts for your Koala Kare Baby Changing Station? Click below. 

Replacing the Strap & Shock on Your KB101 or KB111 Vertical Baby Changing Station

Monday, December 10, 2018

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Watch the videos below to learn how to replace the shock and strap on your KB101 or KB111 Baby Changing Station.

KB101/KB111-SSWM Replacement Shock Video

https://youtu.be/LzK7tDS3N6s

KB101/KB111 Replacement Strap Video

https://youtu.be/ekx5EVvDK-s

Looking for replacement parts for your Koala Kare Baby Changing Station? Click below.

Replacing the Strap, Shock and Liner Dispenser on Your KB200 Horizontal Baby Changing Station

Monday, November 26, 2018

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Watch the videos below to learn how to replace the shock, strap, and liner dispenser on your KB200 Baby Changing Station.

KB200 Replacement Shock Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctlUDtYdOqQ

KB200 Replacement Strap Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ1lZhSusE8

KB200 Replacement Liner Dispenser Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWVb6sjbO1w

Looking for replacement parts for your Koala Kare Baby Changing Station? Click below.

Shocks, Straps and Refresh Kits >

A Path to Parent Loyalty: Maintenance Pays Off

Thursday, November 08, 2018

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In commercial facilities and restaurants, having childcare products that are safe and efficiently maintained can be a reliable way to support your bottom line.

According to research conducted in 2016 by an independent market research firm, 25 percent of parents express a desire for better cleaning of currently available baby changing stations as well as inclusion of disinfecting wipes and/or liners.

Also among the findings? For high chairs, cleanliness, regular maintenance and upkeep of seatbelts and straps were the top areas for improvement.

Want to learn more about keeping your amenities clean and how it can support your bottom line?


See our infographic, “A Path to Parent Loyalty”

Make your voice heard to restaurants and public establishments by signing onto this petition.

Friday, April 12, 2013

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We received a letter from a dad who is outraged by the lack of changing stations in public restrooms. We know that parents and caregivers are looking for family friendly establishments where they can dine, play and enjoy time with their children. Sign this petition and help bring awareness to public establishments.

 

My wife came to the realization last fall, that there needs to be changing tables in the men's rooms in all restaurants. As a stay at home father, I whole-heartedly agreed with her. There are too many times where I have taken my children into the bathroom to change a diaper, and have been forced to put the changing pad on the floor or counter.

This past Wednesday, I started an online petition and spread the word to family and friends. In the last five days, we have received 108 signatures. We want people to be aware of this situation. I know a good number of restaurants have changing tables in the women's restrooms, but few in the men. Our bottom line is this: If a restaurant is going to offer a high chair or booster seat, they better have the changing tables in the restrooms.

Below is the link to the petition. I would appreciate your support. I want to make a big difference, and this is a topic that means a lot to me.

http://signon.org/sign/baby-changing-station

Thank you very much!

Jacob Smithers

Husband and Stay at home father to 3 kids ages 5, 3, and 1

You May Be Expecting, But Is Your Pet?

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

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 As an expectant parent, you have researched baby changing tables, bought (and assembled!) a crib, prepped the nursery, read "What to Expect When You're Expecting", debated paint colors, names, and toys... You are ready. But have you considered how to prepare your pet for the new addition? Read on to learn some expert advice for Fido and Fluffy's first introduction to their new human and tips for dealing with the rapid changes that you and baby will experience.

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20120214/COLUMNISTS143/202140325