any ideas of how to get my 19 month old son to sit at the dinner table?

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Julie - posted on 12/01/2010

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I second the fun place mats and booster seat with a belt.



PS They helped my son learn colors, numbers, shapes, letters and now planets and dinosaurs!

Casey - posted on 11/28/2010

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get him a really fun placemat with bright pictures on it and also get him to pick out a special plate and cutlery with his favourite charecter on it and keep telling him that his a big boy and his going to sit at the table like big boys do.

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Hayley - posted on 12/02/2010

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Let her bring a guest to dinner... that's what we've been doing and don't be stingy... fix the guest a plate. Our guests have included barbie, several dinos, a couple teddy bears, and of course her beloved dragon Angus... You've got to find a way to make it fun and interesting for her... Good luck!

Ashley - posted on 12/02/2010

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thank you for the suggestions ladies..however he has a booster seat..yes the one that clips to the chair.
im going to try the fun placemats tho..and removing the food.
he just has so much energy and wants to run around and not eat..

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I used a booster seat that attached to the chair. They also make some that clamp to the table, but they have weight restrictions.

Chelsea - posted on 11/29/2010

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when my daughter broke her high chair we decided that we would have her sit at the table in a chair rather then get a new highchair. she was 17 months when we started, at first she didnt stay in her chair when she would get up i would remove her plate from the table until she sat back down, it took a week or so till she realized if im hungry im only goign to eat if i sit down, every once in a while she will still get up and we will move her plate and tell her to sit down if she wants to eat

Kerry - posted on 11/28/2010

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i used a booster seat that fastens onto a regular dining chair and you can buckle them in like a high chair, it was a great transition to the table and he used it until he was just over 2. Helps them stay at the table and gets them up to a good height too.

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