I got rid of the high chair when DD was about 2 and brought a booster seat for the dining table, this also had a harness so she wasnt able to get up, once she was big enough to sit at the table without, I think by 3, she just sat on a normal chair and table manners had been established.
I got rid of her pram once I knew her little legs where capable of being able to keep up if I had a lot of walking to do, this was probably up until 4 but only on big days out.
DD has also always been on the 97 percentile whereas I am only 5'2 so I did use the pram a little longer than most as I physically can't carry her when she's tired
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10-02-2012 23:07 #11
10-02-2012 23:20 #12
DS is 2.5 - we still use both, and for good reason.
10-02-2012 23:25 #13
At around 18 months we got an ikea 'junior' chair and ditched the high chair.
Pram is used by my kids regularly until around 3, and only for long walks till around 4.5.
Ad far as how to stop them running off, I think my kids must all be 'easy' cos they seem to stick with me when I am out and about. I usually hold the 2year olds hand but even if I don't he just trots along with us. Of course on roads etc I hold their hands (2 kids on each hand lol)
11-02-2012 00:44 #14
DS still goes in the high chair occasionally, but mainly sits at the table since 18mo.
As for the pram, I think I'll always take it long term as combined my babies (10mo and 23mo) are 30kg, DS is starting to walk better and wanting to climb out sometimes, so we will hold hands and have a harness on for backup if he escapes me.
11-02-2012 19:37 #15
I never used a high chair but I've only just stopped using dd's stroller maybe 3-4wks ago when out I figure she can walk it now she's older lol (4yrs and 7mths) but if I was going on a very long day out I'd still take the stroller just I case I just use a $30 stroller from Kmart now. Hmm sorry I don't think I was much help lol
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11-02-2012 22:22 #16
We stopped both at 18 months ...
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11-02-2012 23:33 #17
We have a booster for dining table and dear son is almost 4. he hasn't been in a pram since 3 but I would still use it on long days out (except our pram broke and I couldn't bring myself to buy a new one when he rarely used it!)
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We introduced table and chair (for coloring in & snacks) around 14 months. (DD Was also going to school and play group 1 day a week where they sat her at a table/chair to eat.)
She's now twenty months and eats all meals at the table. How do I keep her seated? I don't. Lol
Shes allowed to eat as much or as little and leave the table when she likes but she not allowed to run around and eat.
She also walks everywhere now (except if were in a hurry) I just constantly tell her 'stay with mummy, come this way, hold my hand, don't touch, etc' and she listens 90% of the time. If she doesn't do as I say then I carry her (kicking and yelling) if nessessery.
She started going for short walks around the block at 14 months practicing walking on the path and holding my hand.
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12-02-2012 07:07 #19
DD (2) still uses her high chair at home but never anywhere else and has never used a pram.
I should add our table is too high for DD to reach and her high chair is like a comfy little reclining chair. So not just a normal one otherwise she wouldn't still be in it.
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12-02-2012 08:00 #20
We have DD2 (3y5m) in a booster that straps to the dining chair at home but nothing while out. She is only a little girl and weighs about 13kg so it's still a bit hard for her to reach the table without it. We tucked the harness away once she was able to do it up herself at about 2.5yrs.
I've always kept them strapped in until they could sit until finished.
I think that they need to be in a highchair with straps until they are able to eat a reasonable amount of their meal and then ask if it's ok to hop down.. And I don't let them walk around eating. That would drive me nuts!
I am home alone with my 3 most nights though as DH is a chef so have to keep things pretty controlled or we'd all go crazy.
As for prams, same DD2 still likes to go in the pram or trolley when shopping and if DS1 isn't in it I let her but if I didn't have DS1 (and be pregnant again) I wouldn't use the pram.
Personally I don't like seeing bigger kids in prams I think it's a bit silly when they are physically able to walk a reasonable distance. If we are going on a long walk that DD1 will struggle with she just uses her bike.
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