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mrsnegative Sat 31-Aug-13 10:42:35

Umming and aahing whether or not to have a fourth DC in the next couple of years.

DC are 5, 2 and 9 months.

Currently we have a table and four chairs (plus highchair) in our rather small kitchen and we wouldn't have room for another chair or a bigger table. We're renting so can't extend or anything. Don't want to move as apart from this the house is perfect!

In theory there is a dining room but we use it as a much needed playroom/second living room and wouldn't want to change this. Also have a utility off the kitchen.

Soooo what to do? Thought of getting a kids' table and chair set for the kitchen but it would be a pain getting it out and putting it away 2/3 times a day... Also this wouldn't work as they got older?

Any ideas? smile

imip Sat 31-Aug-13 11:03:43

Yep! We have children's chairs from ikea. Narrower than high chairs and can sit two in one side. That might help?

mrsnegative Sat 31-Aug-13 11:27:10

Thank you! Good to know smile


NAR4 Fri 20-Sep-13 21:28:11

You can use benches instead of chairs, that way the children could squeeze up a bit.

Shosha1 Fri 20-Sep-13 21:38:09

We have these instead of highchairs from as soon as they can sit properly in a chair

NationalCervix Tue 24-Sep-13 21:53:12

Thanks, never thought of a bench! (Mrs negative here!)

Shosha, those chairs look good too! Do you fit 3 next to each other then?

TheSydenhamSet Tue 24-Sep-13 22:05:16

A friend of mine has 6 young dc and quite a small kitchen table. They have two benches running along two sides and some chairs. Works surprisingly well

NationalCervix Tue 24-Sep-13 22:07:08

Ooh I'm excited now, thanks TS!

BeattieBow Tue 24-Sep-13 22:07:59

we have benches alongside the table - you can fit more children in that way.

NationalCervix Tue 24-Sep-13 22:12:41

So do all the plates fit all along the table?

Or are people constantly bumping elbows grin

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