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Ikea Antilop highchair question

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AngelDog Tue 23-Nov-10 08:57:24

Anyone got any tips on how to prevent my 11 m.o. DS ripping the tray off and throwing it on the floor?

Or should I just resign myself to increasingly toddler-like behaviour at mealtimes? wink

Pulling the bib off his arm is a fun new trick too. hmm

RJandA Tue 23-Nov-10 09:35:32

Wow! Tough 11 mo! I tried to take the tray off mine to clean it properly the other day and I actually couldn't do it. Can you and your LO come round and show me how?

pigleychez Wed 24-Nov-10 17:14:31

Ours can be pretty stiff too! Maybe im just weak blush

Could you not remove the tray and push him up to the table?
At that age DD1 was sitting right up at the table with us.

MollysChambers Wed 24-Nov-10 17:15:49

Are you sure its on right / not broken?

I can't get ours off at all - DH has to do it!

TarkaLiotta Wed 24-Nov-10 17:23:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

weblette Wed 24-Nov-10 17:28:23

We got rid of it altogther and pushed the chair up to the table, works far better for us.

Agree with the others though, it shouldn't be easy to get it off.

AngelDog Wed 24-Nov-10 20:17:19

Thanks for the replies. I think it's easy to pull off because we put a piece of fabric in the join to act as a bib / crumb catcher (I got the idea from the BLW blog here.

He's not done it so much - it was only happening before I gave him his food so I think he was getting bored with having to wait. So I'll make sure everything's ready before putting him in, or give him a toy to occupy himself with.

I think he's still far too messy to be up to the table yet - at least I can put the try in the sink! grin

Panzee Wed 24-Nov-10 20:18:17

My son pushes the table and rocks the chair backwards (not an Antilop). Just a warning!

Jareth Wed 24-Nov-10 20:18:35

take the piece of fabric off? wink

Normally it's a two person job to get the tray off ours grin

LadyBiscuit Wed 24-Nov-10 20:19:57

I had to get mine on the floor to pull the tray off so getting rid of the fabric is probably the way to go. Trying to get the legs off is a three person job ...

AngelDog Wed 24-Nov-10 20:35:45

I was waiting for that, Jareth grin

If we don't use the fabric half his dinner ends up in his lap.

I reckon ours must be a slightly easier chair than many - although I nearly killed myself trying to get it off in the first place, I can now take off the tray with one hand (wihtout the fabric).

Legs, though are a nuisance, I agree.

Panzee, DS used to flap with excitement and propel the chair and mess mat across the floor. grin Now he's too busy shouting at us to Hurry Up with the food. hmm

Jareth Wed 24-Nov-10 20:59:44

hah, reckoned as much ;)

HollyBollyBooBoo Sat 27-Nov-10 01:20:16

Sounds fab! Will now buy one tomorrow...along with one of their $20 xmas trees - bargain!

LadyCressida Mon 29-Nov-10 11:13:23

Perhaps you should pick up another tray - has yours broken in any way? As mine is really stiff to get off too - had to get the lady in the shop to show us how to do it!

(Other than that I love it though - soooo easy to clean!)

ps- We use a plastic bib with a really big pocket at the bottom and that catches most of the stray food...

barbie1 Mon 29-Nov-10 11:20:21

try one of these

It wedges in just enough that it catches everything, apart from the thing flung to the sides or over her head! grin

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