using a highchair and pram/stroller?
At what age should I be introducing my child to sitting at the table (in a dining chair, not a highchair), and more importantly, how do I keep him seated??!!
And also with prams.. how do you teach your child to stay with you if not using a pram, and what age did you stop using a pram altogether?
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10-02-2012 20:02 #1Senior Member
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when did you stop...
10-02-2012 20:08 #2
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10-02-2012 20:17 #3Senior Member
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You can get those little booster seats that attach to your dining chair - we used to use those. I think we might have stopped using a high chair around 2. Maybe before. It seems like a while ago. It was just sort of a natural transition when he was old enough to sit on a chair. He doesn't really stay at the table though, and he's 3.
I probably stopped using the pram around 2.5 or 3, other than for long walks. I still use it occasionally as he's too lazy to walk kilometres or if it's useful for carrying heavy things.
Some people seem to have strong opinions on older kids in prams, but it doesn't really matter. You just sort of make this slow natural transition and one day you realise you haven't used it for months!
10-02-2012 20:19 #4
Stopped using a high chair / booster regularly at around 12 months and ditched them all together at about 17 months. Caused massive hysterics every meal time, so now ds sits on an adult chair with us at the table. Mixed success, but better than the insanity that followed as a result of putting him in a high chair etc. Decided to pick our battles.
Still use a stroller and that's going fine. #2 is now overdue, so will be interested to see how the twin of them go in the pram together...
10-02-2012 20:20 #5
Oh, and ds is 19.5 mths now
10-02-2012 20:28 #6
DS wasn't an enthusiastic walker until he was four - I gave the pram away at that time.
I had DS sitting at table from about two, but they do need a high chair or booster for quite some time unless you have a super tall child! We have a Stokke Tripp-Trapp and it's fantastic. For us, DS is happy to sit while he's eating but usually leaves the table once he is finished.
10-02-2012 20:40 #7
Stopped using a high chair around 2 and we still use the pram.
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10-02-2012 20:43 #8Member
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We stopped using a high chair at about 14 months.
As soon as DS was able to walk we ditched the pram. If we go for long walks he just gets a piggy back every now and again and on long shopping trips he is in the trolley when he needs a break.
10-02-2012 20:44 #9
We have only ever really used the high hairs that sit on the dinning chair.
Ds stopped using one about 2 but he was very tall.
Since 2 he wasn't fussed on sitting in the pram or stroller either. However on long trips he would get tired and then chill out in the pram. He is almost 4 and still hops in the pram when tired but not often (I have a double pram with dd)
10-02-2012 21:45 #10
We have a little booster that DS1 (18 months) just sits in on a dining chair, he's still too little to sit just on the chair, he would be just a bit over eye level with our table, so not until he's big enough to reach, and understand sitting until he's finished/I say he can get down.
The stroller...never! DS1 is gone within seconds whenever I let him out. He can stay in there until he's 10!
Haha, not really...but I imagine he'll stay in the stroller until he's big enough to understand having to hold onto my hand/the stroller, and won't get too tired. I guess we'll just go with the flow
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