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    Default Feeding in the highchair

    My 15 month old hates the highchair.. We eat with him but he just hate being in there. I've tried taking the dinners over approach but then he has a resettles night. He will run around, come over for a few bites, then run away again, come back etc and will finish his meal this way. He gets very upset if I try and keep him in the chair.
    Any advice, ideas or strategies would be appreciated :-)

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    At that age, I'd just put a bowl of fingerfood out for him and let him come and go. Or sit on the floor with him like a picnic so he's not so restricted, but he can still share with you and see you eating too (which tends to be good for them).

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    Default Feeding in the highchair

    Hmm that's a tough one. For me, sitting down for eating is non negotiable so I would either try an alternative seat such as a bumbo ( on the floor) or a booster seat on a dining chair or persist with the high chair with some distractions such as toys, tv, grated cheese etc till he tolerates it better. I think you'll run into issues if he gets into the habit of being able to run around while eating in terms of going out places/ day care / restaurants etc
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    This was us until I discovered the iPad, tv not as good for my ds... Put the right iPad cartoon in and I have the time to feed him, despite him being a slow chewer.... Oh the stress saved if I'd have worked this out sooner....

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    My DD2 wouldn't eat in the high chair at the same age. She would happily eat at the little IKEA table and chairs though.

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    Subbing. I have a 10 month old who hates it as well.

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    I think plenty of high chairs on the market are very uncomfortable. I would not sit and eat well in them. Is the chair padded, reclined appropriately, with a ledge for the feet to rest on? If I was very sure that the chair was comfortable then I would tell my child that we sit up to eat. If you dont want to eat then no problem I will get you down. If you change your mind then come and sit up. They could come back at any time until I was finished eating and had packed away. If you don't come and eat then there will be no food until morning tea/lunch/arvo tea/dinner or whatever is next. I would probably do morning and arvo tea sitting on a mat on the floor (to give another option therefore helping me to workout if the problem is comfort or habit) but I would insist meals are at the table.
    I think meal time boundaries are very different from family to family so I understand that many would approach this problem differently. I do think it's important to work out your own family rules and stick to them. Good luck. X

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    My DD2 wouldn't eat in the high chair at the same age. She would happily eat at the little IKEA table and chairs though.
    Same. And I just sat and the floor and ate with DS.

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    At that age I didn't worry about sitting and eating - which is actually very important to me. I am a 'we all sit at the table and eat at the same time, no phones, no TV kind of person' BUT it didn't work with DS2 at that age.

    So I let it go. Let him eat at a small table or made a picnic on the floor. He is now 3.5 years and has no trouble sitting at the table for meals (barely eats but that is a whole other issue!). He will sit for the duration of the meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bel2466 View Post
    I think you'll run into issues if he gets into the habit of being able to run around while eating in terms of going out places/ day care / restaurants etc
    Totally anecdotal but we haven't found this to be a problem. At daycare DS has a pretty strong drive to copy his peers so sits at the table with them, and at restaurants/cafes there's usually enough novel stimuli around to keep him happy. Plus we usually bring a special, new toy if we're going out for dinner, something he can safely play with in the high chair.
    The temperament of each child I'm sure makes a difference as to how adaptable they are between different situations, and to how capable they are of ever sitting still!


 

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