Six Things to Consider When Buying a High Chair for Your Baby
All of a sudden your baby is onto solids and instead of a lovely rug on the floor you’re trying not to slip on pureed carrots. Feeding your baby can be a messy affair, but the right high chair can make all the difference. Let’s be honest, you’re not the ruler of the house anymore, your baby is. And what all kings and queens need is a throne, complete with a built-in tray for their royal feast. But with such a wide range on the market, which one will suit your family best?
Here are six things to consider when buying a high chair for your baby:
- Have you checked the safety features?
It’s no secret that babies can be little escape artists, and it’s not uncommon for them to wiggle their way out of a high chair. To prevent any unexpected tumbles, it’s important to choose a high chair with adjustable harnesses that can keep your little one strapped in safely. Also, take a look at the chair’s base – is it sturdy and stable? Remember, even though babies are small, they are surprisingly strong, and you don’t want them toppling over during mealtime.
- Does it have a footrest?
Have you ever sat somewhere where your feet don’t touch the ground? The first thing you do is wrap your legs around the base. Without the stability of a footrest or the ground, you’re uncomfortable. And what does an uncomfortable baby do? Not eat! The more comfortable your baby is and the more stable their core is, the easier mealtime will be.
- Is it easy to clean?
High chairs get messy very quickly so make sure you buy something that’s easy to clean. Stay away from fabric covers, and rather choose plastic or metals that can be wiped down with ease.
- Does it have removable trays?
This is one of those features you don’t realise you need until it’s too late. As already mentioned, high chairs get dirty quickly, and the tray is often the hardest to clean. Removable trays allow you to scrub it properly in the sink and get to all the hard-to-reach crevices. Even better if the tray is dishwasher friendly!
- Is it comfortable?
If you want your baby to sit in a high chair for as long as possible, then comfort is key here. Some padding for the back or bum goes a long way in keeping your child comfortable, but make sure it’s easy to clean.
- How long will it last?
You’re probably already spending too much on the new member of your family. When you’re looking for a high chair make sure it can adjust according to their age so you don’t need to replace it the moment your child grows. And trust me, they grow quickly!
A high chair will stay with you for a long time, so it’s important to buy something that suits your baby’s needs, your lifestyle and your budget. No matter what you choose, remember that the most important thing is that your baby is safe and happy. Mealtime is a lot easier with the right high chair.
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