Wont eat in booster seat/highchair

Mika - posted on 03/30/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi, when I first started feeding my son solids I had him propped up against a pillow. Now I am trying to get him to eat in his booster seat and he doesnt seem to hold his head up and take the food the way he did when propped up. Is he not ready for a seat yeat. He has good neck muscles and can sit up somewhat on his own. Hes 6 months by the way. Ne suggestions. I want him to get use to sitting in a chair.


Allison - posted on 03/30/2009




I often would just feed baby on my lap, even after they were able to sit in a high chair.

Booster seats typically are made for toddlers, and high chairs for babies. Not sure what type of chair you have. But if he's not able to sit up yet (and not all 6 month olds do sit well yet), then you'll need to have him in something that is stable and holds him securely, like a high chair that has a slight recline feature and/or straps that help keep him positioned.

Also, just for fun, have you seen http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/? It's a great site that talks about baby foods and gives you ideas on what to feed, how to introduce, and some fun recipes :-) It's my favorite food site, so I always like to share with others who may not have discovered it yet.


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User - posted on 03/30/2009




My daughter who is just turning six months has been eating out of her high chair for about a week now. I would just get one with straps that buckle him in and recline it a bit until he gets used to the chair. She hated the chair the first few times I put her in it. Now she loves it because she knows when she sits in it she gets "yum yums" :)

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