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The 7th Broadly Gemini Luxury Bus - Now with highchairs!

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AGnu Fri 11-Oct-13 19:21:03

Old thread here

Bibs at the ready, things are about to get very messy! grin

kittykatsforever Sun 13-Oct-13 14:40:18

Eek just looked, poor dd2 hmm hope she's feeling better, luckily I'm not sqwemish, you just can't leave them alone for a second can you

FrussoNeedsGin Sun 13-Oct-13 14:50:12

bring still waiting to be discharged from children's ward. I hate hospitals. Was not what I had in mind for a lazy Sunday.
kitty can't leave them for a second even when asleep. I was asleep. She wasn't meant to be up. Or awake. And my seeing machine was off and unplugged when I went to bed last night.

peardrop2 Sun 13-Oct-13 15:01:15

I don't know what's happened but it sounds awful Frus :-(

FrussoNeedsGin Sun 13-Oct-13 19:07:32

pear dd had a go on my sewing machine at 7am this morning. Except she sewed her finger not the material. I still feel sick. Bad parent award of the day goes to me.

On the plus side ds was an absolute dream for my friend. He's going to be feeding all night because he boy had 3oz I formula te entire time.

peardrop2 Sun 13-Oct-13 19:58:16

Omg! How old is dd? Is she ok?

peardrop2 Sun 13-Oct-13 20:55:10

Hmmm DH brought home an antelope highchair today. I'm confused. It looks really unstable and small?!

FrussoNeedsGin Sun 13-Oct-13 21:10:24

They're really not pear (unstable that is) and a lot of high chairs are bulkier than they actually need to be. And have a t

FrussoNeedsGin Sun 13-Oct-13 21:18:00

..ton of padding and high back and babies slip and bigger climb out of them.

Dd is 5, but has complex behavioural issues because of various SNs/Disabilities. her understanding of the world is the same as a 2.5yo

peardrop2 Sun 13-Oct-13 22:23:23

Poor mini Frus! I hope she's on the mend very very soon!

I guess it's trial and error with the h chairs and something you can only find out by using it?! Time will tell I guess! It looks really uncomfortable though!

FrussoNeedsGin Mon 14-Oct-13 09:21:02

Did mr pear get the padded insert for it?

peardrop2 Mon 14-Oct-13 10:17:26

No. Does it come with one? Annoying sad

FrussoNeedsGin Mon 14-Oct-13 17:24:34

The Stadig support cushion fits it. And presumably you have the tray too.

peardrop2 Mon 14-Oct-13 19:30:15

By the time you buy the cushion and the tray you may as well get a nicer highchair! Wishing I hadn't told Mr Pear about this now hmm

kittykatsforever Mon 14-Oct-13 20:41:54

I've never used a padded insert pear, the whole price with tray should only be £16, so still loads cheeper then most others, frus is right they are really not unstable and the simplicity is why they are so good, you can carry them easier, clean them easier and when they are older take the tray off and put them to the table, dd is 2 and she can still fit in one, you can use a towel to tuck in while baby's are learning to sit but I still have a big padded one aswell and have tries kitten in but she did just slip down and if dd goes in she climbs out when I'm not looking ( yes with straps but she like Houdini) just try it, you honestly won't be disappointed in it
Hope dd2 is feeling ok today frus?

peardrop2 Tue 15-Oct-13 02:50:35

Suffering from very bad teething this week. Baby pear is waking at all hours and struggling to be put down during the day. I've just given him some Calpol. FX!!!

kittykatsforever Tue 15-Oct-13 07:00:30

Hope it worked pear!
My god I think I just had the best night I've had in I can't even tell you how long! No caffeine (ie diet coke ) no beer ( not that I'm saying I have one every night but maybe these helped?! But went to bed at 9, woke at 12 to kitten murmering, checked incase she needed moving but no and went straight back to sleep then woke at 6 when dh left for work shock can't believe it! Yesterday she slept from 7-7:45 but I did have to go in twice to move her from head butting the top of the cot ( I honistly don't know how she gets so far in a grow bag?) but just pulled her down that was it but dd1 woke me twice aswell with crying first - no idea why didn't need to get up then crying at 5:30 ( needed her monster socks put back on that I'd taken off her as I thought shed get too hot!) anyway, had to share the joy, it may be another 6 months till it happens again grin

kittykatsforever Tue 15-Oct-13 07:00:58

Oh and kitten still asleep, I'm watching cartoons with dd1

kittykatsforever Tue 15-Oct-13 08:15:58

Just woken!! shock Who has swapped my baby?!?

peardrop2 Tue 15-Oct-13 12:00:28

Ahh kitty that is good news! Hopefully the start of a new positive pattern for kitten! grin

Mr Calpol didn't seem to make a difference but then that be said he did wake up in a better mood.

Out of interest how are others coping with daytime naps and going out? I think I'm doomed to stay indoors until baby pear drops a nap! Our 30 minute morning naps take place between 10-11 and then 12-1.

kittykatsforever Tue 15-Oct-13 15:47:46

Pear if I know we are in for the morning I will put kitten in her bed, if not I put her in the car seat asleep or she falls asleep in it as il time the journey for when I know she's due one, I've never been strict with where dd1 had her day time naps either although unless we are out all day I usually am home for 2:30/3 when she has hers

peardrop2 Tue 15-Oct-13 18:19:40

Yes, I'm starting to see that timing car journeys with naps is key! My only problem is baby pear is a light sleeper so he would never be asleep when we put him in the car end he wakes up as soon as we take him out of the car so my only answer is doing 1hr journeys as he takes 15-20 minutes to drop off! It's so funny. Only a few weeks ago I could only do 15minute journeys because he hates it so we have the opposite problem grin

By the way I think it is my DH's building skills that are making the high chair legs unstable wink I just tried it out again and it does seem quite easy to put baby in and out. He seemed happy apart from wanting to lean forward. But like you say ladies nothing a tray and towel won't fix! we haven't got the trays yet as IKEA messed DH about so they will arrive in the post sometime soon

peardrop2 Wed 16-Oct-13 14:46:57

I killed the thread blush

FrussoNeedsGin Wed 16-Oct-13 17:17:23


FrussoNeedsGin Wed 16-Oct-13 17:20:01

Sorry pear my phone keeps logging me out of MN.

Lorelei353 Wed 16-Oct-13 19:37:45

Sorry pear' I've been lurking but not posting.

DS has now mastered rolling back to front. So cute and funny. Will not stay on his back anymore.

Off to Ireland in the morning. Baby's first flight! I'm nervous but excited. Will fill you in on how it went when I get back.

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