Feeding child securely doesn’t simply indicate introducing new foods gradually and also being meticulous about preventing contamination from perishing. In fact, feeding child securely begins also before the first spoon is filled up when the baby positioned in a high chair. To help ensure every nourishment passes safely, some policy to be complied with.
Recently I have bought a high chair for my 1 year old daughter after doing a considerable research on the best high chairs available on the market. Here are some tips in choosing the right high chair for you child.
Easy to clean
You’ll be using a highchair everyday so you want one that doesn’t take too long to clean. Avoid high chairs with lots of creases and places where food can gather. Padding on seats can sometimes hide bits of food. We had been given a highchair where food could accumulate underneath the seat padding which is something else to look out for. Look for easy clean material, a removable tray and read reviews on how easy it is to clean!
How big do you want the highchair? Do you have space at your table for a big chunky highchair or would you prefer a space saver one? You can get booster seats which fit onto a seat and come with a tray which can be used instead of a stand alone high chair. So it’s worth looking at the range available. If you are planning on moving the high chair between rooms (eg between the kitchen and the dining room) look for something lightweight and easy to move.
Do you want a highchair that lies flat for storage, so you can put it away at the end of each meal? Or perhaps you would prefer a space saver high chair that doesn’t take up much room and can be left out at all times.
Do you want the high chair to grow with your child? Some highchairs can be converted to booster seats that can be used up until 4 years. Look for other features of adjustability too, such as height of the high chair, straps and the tray.
Bigger and wider trays can be good so bits of food will fall on the tray instead of the baby. We have already mentioned removable trays which are easier to clean. Can the tray be adjusted so that it can be moved close to smaller babies so there isn’t a massive gap between the baby and the tray and bits of food do not fall onto their laps? Can the tray be moved away so toddlers can have more room in the highchair. Can the tray be moved out so it’s easy to get babies in and out?
Comfort for baby
Obviously you want the highchair to be as comfortable as possible for babies so that they will sit as long as necessary for each meal. Having said this, my own baby doesn’t seem too fussed whether the highchair is padded or not (as long as there is food in front of him!)
You’ll be using a highchair everyday so you want one that doesn’t take too long to clean. Avoid high chairs with lots of creases and places where food can gather. Padding on seats can sometimes hide bits of food. We had been given a highchair where food could accumulate underneath.
Baby high chair safety
- Never ever leave a young baby unattended in a high chair; have the food, bib, paper napkins, utensils, as well as anything else essential for the dish prepared to ensure that you do not need to leave your child alone while you bring them.
- Constantly safeguard the safety or limiting straps, even if your baby appears too young to climb up out. Make certain to attach the strap at the groin to prevent him from eloping all-time low.
- Maintain all chair eating surfaces tidy; children have no compunctions about grabbing a rotting nibble from a previous dish and also chewing on it.
- If you are utilizing high chairs and also reduced feeding tables after that constantly be specific slide-off trays are safely broken right into place; an unprotected one could permit a lunging as well as the unbelted child to go flying out carelessly.
- Inspect to make sure that a folding type chair is safely locked into the open position and also will not instantly fold up with the infant in it.
- The area the high chair away from any tables, counters walls or various other surface areas that baby might possibly kick off from, causing the chair to roll.
- To safeguard child’s finger, examine their whereabouts before connecting or separating the tray.
- If you are making use of hook-on seats, use the seat just on a stable wooden or metal table, table with the support in the center, card tables or on a table leaf.
- Avoid using placemats or table linens, which could disrupt the gripping power of the seat.
- Be specific any locks, clamps or snap together parts are firmly secured before putting your baby in the seat; constantly take your child from the seat before launching them.
- Don’t place a baby high chair or various another item under the seat as a guard need to child fall, or position the seat opposite a table support or leg; a baby can push off versus such surface areas, dislodging the seat.