highchairs

Natalie - posted on 04/15/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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hi all,

i am about to buy a highchair soon, as my daughter loves being on my lap when we're eating dinner for some reason, so am thinking of getting her highchair now (she's 4 months) so she can just sit with us at dinner time and also get her used to the chair over the next two months, but before i buy i was just wondering if anyone had any tips on handy functions to look out for on a chair, you know like is it worth having a removable tray, reclining chair etc or are most of these things pointless ?

any pointers gladly appreciated

cheers

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Cynthia - posted on 04/16/2009

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One thing I forgot to mention. Take a look at your eating area and if you have the room for a large high chair great! Go for the ones that will even turn into a swing! We couldn't we just didn't have the space for the larger ones as they really do take up a ton of space. That was another reason we went with the Safety First one as you end up using your existing chair to strap it on to and it doesn't add to the amount of stuff you seem to have in your house due to new baby in tiny house.



The ones that strap onto the table...I had mixed feelings about it and I think they would outgrow it faster than you could find it useful. Plus they face the table versus you and you want them directly in front of you instead of facing the visiting uncle making faces at baby while your trying to feed him/her. Good luck!

Natalie - posted on 04/16/2009

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brilliant ....so helpful... thanks everyone

just to say I live in london, england, but i still have great tips from you all and appreciate your time xx

Katie - posted on 04/16/2009

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I would also recommend the First Years infant-toddler highchair. As Cynthia said, its very portable and they are very cheap to buy (I think they run at about $50 cdn?!)

It reclines really easily, removable try, the material seat cover is completly washable and it takes up no room at all!

Good Luck!

Cynthia - posted on 04/16/2009

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the first years chair is the one we went with. It straps on to a chair, so we could take it with us to Grammas. it comes with a removeable tray and the entire seat will release for easy cleaning. The back will rotate backwards for a more reclined position, which we never seemed to use. Otherwise I liked it and so does our first son who has since been moved to a booster seat as our second son needs it now even though it can convert to a booster (back removes).



Happy shopping.

Sara - posted on 04/16/2009

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I have an Evenflo Expressions High Chair for my six month old. I really like it because it is adjustable in height with wheels for easy transport, a removable tray and it folds up. It also has a seat cover that looks and feels like cloth, but you can just wipe the food off, and a place that pulls out of the tray towards you to put jars of baby food in that keeps it out of baby's reach. The tray is also dishwasher safe. It wasn't very expensive either, I think only about $60.00 at Wal-Mart. Hope that helps!

Addison - posted on 04/16/2009

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we have one made by Chicco and it has a clear plastic shell that snaps into the actual "tray" on the highchair.  i love it b/c it's easier to clean up and if you don't get a chance to between meals, it comes with an spare one to pop in!

Emily - posted on 04/16/2009

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I like a removable tray- its easier to get baby out and easier to clean. I don't think it needs to recline because babies who can't sit unsupported shouldn't be eating but in your case that might be something you want since your little one is only 4 months old. If she sits pretty well I'd just skip it.  When she is sitting at the table too I'd give her a spoon and empty bowl to play with to kp her occupied and really let her feel like part of the family.

Laura - posted on 04/15/2009

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I got a chair from Sears that actually has one seat for infants up to 6 mos and another one for older babies. The infant seat folds up flat on the back of the toddler chair and then the toddler chair flips up. It has a removable tray, but my son isn't big enough to have tries it yet.



http://www.sears.ca/gp/product/B0018OUAS...

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