M.C. asks from Austin, TX on July 31, 2008
Suggestions for Toddler Seat at Table
My daughter is just about two years old, and she is eats almost all her meals in a high chair. I've been thinking about transitioning her into some sort of seat that we can put on a chair and have her join us at the dinner table. Very big girl kinds of thing, since I'm due to have our next baby in September. I was just thinking that moving her out of the high chair now, put it away, and then not bring it out again until the new little one will need it later. Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks!
L.M. answers from Sherman on August 02, 2008
Walmart carries a real nice booster seat that we transitioned my granddaughter into with no problems. It is made similar to a little chair and has saftey straps to use until they can sit there safely ( madw Grannie feel better).
L.R. answers from Austin on August 01, 2008
I think you're plan is a great idea. That way she will be used to her big girl chair. (wish I would have thought of that, I just kept my daughter in the high chair until I needed it for my son. She wasn't to thrilled with the plan)
K.D. answers from Houston on August 01, 2008
All of my 3 little ones used the "Cooshie" seat as well, and loved it. It has no belts or straps so they felt like big kids. I noticed one person stated that it left a film on her chairs. I haven't had that problem. However, I would recommend picking up the Cooshie after meals to wipe away anything that may have spilled and got underneath it. I ruined the varnish on one of my chairs because I didn't realize that water had been trapped underneathe it. Good luck!
H.P. answers from Houston on July 31, 2008
You've answered your own question--get her a booster seat to be attached to the chair. (Of ocurse, I remember the days of just putting a phone book in the chair.)
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T.R. answers from Houston on August 01, 2008
The cooshie seats ruined my chairs. It left a film of sticky crud all around it. I would not recomend them,
L.B. answers from Corpus Christi on August 01, 2008
Great news for you about the baby, the big sisters will be pleased. The best thing for my children was to get a small table with chairs that fit them. Try this. Have lunch, snacks, etc. there after awhile they will want to sit at the big table.
M.K. answers from San Antonio on August 01, 2008
I have a high chair/booster seat that I got from WalMart that just sits on a regular chair. It has straps to hold it down. It also has a tray but if you don't want to use it you don't have to. This chair can be used as an infant high chair, toddler chair, and can then be converted to just a booster seat. And it was actually cheaper than most high chairs. I wish I would have had it from the beginning. We did not have a lot of room in our former kitchen so this chair mounted high chair was perfect. The chair liner is all plastic and can be removed. In fact I never used it because i hate washing those things!
K.B. answers from Houston on July 31, 2008
Just a side note about the booster seats, I used one on a basic wooden kitchen chair and the finish on the chair was ruined where the booster seat rested. This might be common sense, but it escaped me at the time, place a towel or something underneath the booster seat to protect your chair if it is wood.
J.M. answers from Austin on July 31, 2008
Yep we used the First Years (I think that's who made it) chair that strapped to the seat. It was also foldable so that you can take it to Grandma's or store it for a visiting friend that might need it. It also has an attachable tray to use if needed to feed him away from the table.
D.M. answers from San Antonio on August 01, 2008
we bought a simple one from target for about $20. it is a basic plastic chair that you strap to your chair - remember to put some sort of protector underneath! they are easy to use and our daughter loved sitting in a big chair to eat with us. i would've just used that instead of the high chair - just roll a towel and tuck it around your child to keep them sitting up straight. cheaper and easier!
B.L. answers from Houston on August 01, 2008
M.-- I have the Fisher Price booster seat, and I love it. The tray has a top that snaps in and out and is dishwasher-safe. I bought mine a couple of years ago, but if I were buying it today, I'd get the Rain Forest version that Kristen W. recommended. That version wasn't available when I got mine, but the toy tray that snaps in seems like a great idea, especially if you're bringing the booster to a restaurant or to your mom's and you want something to entertain your daughter while she's waiting. Here's the link again: