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Using booster seat to sit DS at dining table?

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Bubspub Sat 21-Jan-17 16:41:27

Can I ask for any advice on this. DS 20mo hates sitting in his ikea high chair. I think this is because he doesn't like doing things he thinks are for babies now that he's a 'big boy'. Today in a restaurant we sat him in a chair with sides as he refused the highchair, he seemed to like this but was quite low down bless him. I saw an episode of Super Nanny where she used a booster at the dining table, would this just be any ordinary booster?? Can anyone recommend one, I have no idea about this sort of thing. He's 20mo going on 15! But his balance is very good so I actually think he could manage one. Thanks in advance x

TeenAndTween Sat 21-Jan-17 16:52:41

We had a special dining-room chair booster seat that had straps to secure to the seat. Plastic and easy to clean. No idea of make as it was a pass on from a friend.

IWantATardis Sat 21-Jan-17 16:56:55

We have a plastic booster seat - for putting on dining room chairs - that we bought from Mothercare.

Bubspub Sat 21-Jan-17 17:02:56

Yes I think I've seen those ones. The trouble I've got is that he has an aversion to being strapped in! He's a wilful little chap. I think he might sit for longer if he's not strapped in if you see what I mean x

Bubspub Sat 21-Jan-17 17:04:18

Yes I think plastic is a good idea, otherwise will get really yukky with all the food. X

TeenAndTween Sat 21-Jan-17 17:07:18

I think there were 2 lots of straps. one to secure the child to the seat, and the other to secure the seat to the chair. If you really think he doesn't need strapping in, then don't, and just ensure he is rammed up against the table and can't slip down.

NannyR Sat 21-Jan-17 17:09:44

Ikea sell junior chairs, like small versions of dining chairs but higher up. A Tripp trapp chair (or one of the cheaper options) might be good too, expensive but you'll get lots of use out of it, the ten year old I look after still uses the same one she used as a baby and its comfy for adults too.

dementedpixie Sat 21-Jan-17 17:11:03

www.tesco.com/direct/safety-1st-basic-booster-seat-blue/206-2926.prd?skuId=206-2926 ds used this one from 18 months. It has no nooks and crannies and is easy to clean

dementedpixie Sat 21-Jan-17 17:13:59

cheaper in argos

Bubspub Sat 21-Jan-17 21:43:22

Thanks people that's really helpful x

mscongeniality Sat 21-Jan-17 23:16:16

That''s so funny I was just looking at Booster seats on amazon today and was getting so confused! Mine is still ok in his Ikea high chair but I want him to start understanding how meal times work and be a proper part of the family meal. Let me know how you get on with whatever you get!

mscongeniality Sat 21-Jan-17 23:16:37

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WeeM Sat 21-Jan-17 23:24:12

Munchkin booster seat is great-you can keep stuff inside it too. Usually on offer somewhere for around a tenner

WeeM Sat 21-Jan-17 23:25:54

Oh and we also have the Ikea junior chair although my dd was 3 when we got it. I initially thought £30 seemed a lot for a plastic chair but it has been great-saves our good chairs getting dirty!

bushtailadventures Sat 21-Jan-17 23:26:55

We've just bought one like this for DGD www.amazon.co.uk/Zicac-Dismountable-Adjustable-Synthetic-Leather/dp/B0146OQSV0/ref=pd_sim_75_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=F1SH7EYY5HKN9S5X6GW3&tag=mumsnetforum-21

She's 23 months and has decided that the highchair is not for her anymore. She's been using the cushion for a couple of weeks now and seems to like being at the table with everyone else.

Bubspub Sun 22-Jan-17 06:55:16

I opted for the Munchkin adjustable booster seat with tray.

http://www.munchkin.co.uk/adjustable-booster-seat.html

It's wipe clean, we can use the tray for messy feeding but remove it if he just wants to sit at table. It's got straps, I guess if he's being particularly reluctant about them I'll just sit him on top. Thanks for the advice, sounds silly but I hadn't considered the importance of wipe clean! It's arriving on Monday so will feedback then.

Mscongenialty I'm sure we are actually mum-twins and our boys are somehow related as we/they are so similar! X

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Sun 22-Jan-17 07:11:03

DD2 is 19 months., has a plastic booster. I've taken the tray off and I don't use the straps, just push the chair in right under the table and she is absolutely fine smile

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Sun 22-Jan-17 07:12:08

oh and I it's like ours, the straps come out so he won't have to sit on them

Bubspub Sun 22-Jan-17 07:31:45

Ah brilliant, thanks whatthefreak. I'm hoping for some happy meal times now! Also if we ever go out to eat (very rare nowadays!) I can just take it with us so hopefully no more restaurant meltdowns about getting into high chairs! X

Rosa Sun 22-Jan-17 07:32:28

Wi had the fisher price one which I can't get to link . It was great as it fixed to a normal chair. But if you needed you could turn it into a separate chair with a table. It saved on soace was solid and actually hard to climb out if at the table. You could take the straps off as well. It was really easy to clean . Its calld the space saver high chair.

Bubspub Sun 22-Jan-17 07:39:44

I saw that one Rosa and quite liked the look of it. The thing that appealed to me about the munchkin one is that you can totally strip it down to just the booster bit, if he's resisting sitting in it as a chair/table. He has no problem getting into the highchair for his grandma and at nursery, it's just me he outright refuses for! X

FourKidsNotCrazyYet Sun 22-Jan-17 07:50:59

I'm on child number four. He was kneeling up on a normal chair by 20 months. Loving the freedom and eating more than ever grin

Footle Sun 22-Jan-17 07:58:54

FourKids, I'm glad you've injected that note of reality into the discussion, and sorry that people feel pressured into buying yet more bits of equipment for a child who wants to get on with growing up.

Bubspub Sun 22-Jan-17 07:59:49

Love it!! Have tried him sitting with nothing and he just has enough and tries to get up after 10 mins. Think I'm hoping this will entice him to sit for longer so that I can finish eating my food cake

Bubspub Sun 22-Jan-17 08:03:34

I don't feel pressured footle. I am free thinking, and prepared to spend a reasonable amount on something I consider might be helpful. But I respect it's a commodity that's not for everyone and even bigger respect to the person who had her fourth child kneeling, I think that's great! Each to their own, I agree though that people shouldn't be pressured to buy things.

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