Tuesday, June 15, 2010

WFMW: No More High Chair!

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I finally had it with our old high chair. Sure, it was great - comfy, adjustable, sturdy, and easy to use. What it was not? Easy to clean! There were so many nooks and crannies for food to hide, little grooves and joints and flaps.

David, at nearly 13 months old, still needs to be strapped into something at the table, or he's likely to fall/climb/slide right out.

Enter the Fisher-Price Heathy Care Deluxe booster seat! Despite the fancy name, it's quite affordable. I brought it home, strapped it on to one of our dining room chairs, and haven't looked back! It's fantastic. The straps are very secure, both the ones that attach it to the chair and the ones that hold David in the seat. The tray is smaller than a regular high chair, so it fits in the dishwasher quite nicely.

But the best part? The whole seat bottom is one molded piece of plastic. Other than the very thin slot where the strap comes through, there is nowhere for food to go! One quick wipe, and it's clean! *cue angels singing*

We took the booster seat on our recent trip, and it was great! It folds up easily and stays folded, and there is a little lid for the tray so that the tray stays clean while you're traveling. I can't praise it enough!!

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Merry said...

We have the same booster seat & it is great. Evan is almost 3 now so we will soon be able to get rid of the high chair all together. It's going to be awesome!!!!

Lisa said...

This is our only highchair! That giant contraption of a Graco highchair has been stored in the basement since our oldest's first birthday (we never even brought it out for #2).

Kimberly said...

We have a high backed booster that we have used since the beginning for both kids. It is actually called a "space saver" high chair b/c it straps to a regular chair. We used it b/c our space was so small. It converts to a regular booster as the kids get bigger. Space saving is GOOD!

Kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

My littlest one wants out of the high chair in the worst way. He's 14 months going on 5--at least in his own mind! ;) But his big sister is far too small to give over the booster seat, so I'm thinking we're going to have to get another one.

Kaye said...

We have a booster seat that is similar to this one that we used for our first child and are now using for our second. We never bought a high chair and were amazed at the fact that we never needed one in the end! Easy to clean and no need to store a large bulky piece of furniture!

Great tip!

Milehimama said...

Believe it or not, we have never owned a high chair! I like the boosters - you can put them in the dishwasher!

Lady Why said...

I need one of those!!