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    Default Booster seat for dinner table chair...

    I bought one yesterday for DS,a Safety First one,as I'm sick of cleaning the high chair with it's many cracks and crevices for food to fall into...anyway,I'm just wondering if anyone has had their toddler manage to tip the dining chair over by leaning out too far? Are these boosters safe? It's strapped tight to the chair,and DS is strapped in also,but it seems DS likes to bend himself over to the side to look for any food he's dropped onto the floor,and I don't know if he could possibly tip the chair over by doing this,either by leaning to the front or side?

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    What sort of dining chairs do you have? If the legs are straight up and down then the chances of it tipping is a bit higher.
    We have ones that angle out (so wider at the ground than where they attatch to the seat) which makes it harder to tip.
    If you are really worried you could try putting your bub's chair in a corner (if you have one near your table) so if he does tip the chair it would bump against an edge and couldn't go all the way to the floor. Also rubber stoppers on the feet of the chair will stop the legs sliding out from under it and falling further.

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    Thanks Teegzie,the chair legs are angled out,but he leans so far over that it makes me a bit worried.Hopefully,it's just a newness thing and he'll soon get over it,and in the mean time I think I'll take the tray off and keep him close to the table until he stops doing it.

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    Rockett - is it actually helping with mess reduction?

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    Chair-wise yes,floor-wise no
    It's sooo easy to clean,because the booster seat is just one piece of plastic with no cracks for food to fall through and get stuck,just a swipe with a cloth and you're done....the floor however,thanks to DS's fascination with throwing food on the floor is another matter!
    I currently have bit's of multi grain bread,grated cheese and sultanas all over the floor waiting to be cleaned up

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    Yes, sadly the floor is my big issue - even though I put a towel under the high chair and then get the dog to clean up a bit, I feel like I spend half my life mopping

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    Hehehe,I've tried the towel/tablecloth around the highchair thing,doesn't work here
    Off to clean my floor now,before he works out how to mash his mess into the carpet in the next room

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    Don't ruin your dinner table chairs..

    Just get an ikea chair. You can even get a separate table for it if you want.

    40 dollars in total, I believe it is. SOOOOO easy to clean!

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    ds & dd each have one of those chairs instead of highchairs. Ds tipped his once because he was leaning forwards & slamming back into the chair.

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    The Ikea ones sound good,but unfortunatley I live nowhere near an Ikea store
    becca,do you mean your DS tipped a dinner chair booster or an Ikea one?


 

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