Thursday, November 18, 2010

The low down on high chairs

So...2 months into having two kids under the age of 2 and I am finally able to get a post up. This is huge.

My 16 month old has been using a high chair for some time, but we have recently moved and finally were able to have a dining table. At our other home, our dining area became his play area. Now that our home actually fits a table and we finally found one, we have been using more and more of the high chair. This whole high chair thing is not for me. Why? Well, if you have children or know kids, you know that when they eat they like to put food EVERYWHERE! My little guy would have food on the back of the chair, side of the padding. He was done and get food on the top of the padding, above his head. If these chairs came with an extra pad then maybe I would consider them again, but mine didn't. I seem to have to wash mine almost 3 times a week, maybe more. Maybe if I could do it again I would try something like the chairs at Baby Earth. The chair below, Stokke Tripp Trapp - Classic Collection is pricey $249 and had great reviews. However, seems a little hard on the rear end and not that comfortable.

After a little searching online I found a great Booster chair which I love. It is called the Fisher Price Deluxe Booster chair. I found mine on for $26.99. What I love is that the base is adjustable! It will grow with your child or change depending the table you eat at. Portable even. It comes with a strap that hides away and which you can use when you go out or to a friends home. Brilliant. The price is perfect too! There are two trays as well. My son found out how to take off the detachable one so we only use the one that clips. The tray that clips also adjusts! I believe I have found the chair to use for both my kids. I can wipe it off, even spray it down. Perfectly perfect. If you have friends that are expecting, fill them in on this secret of the high chair world. Save space, save money, and save time. Three things any parent can appreciate.

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