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Not liking the IKEA highchair :(

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ownedbySWD Mon 30-Oct-17 06:52:01

DS is almost 10 months and is constantly trying to climb out of it. I need something more secure, but still easy to clean. Any suggestions please?

SoupDragon Mon 30-Oct-17 07:16:00

Doesn't the safety harness stop them climbing out?

ownedbySWD Mon 30-Oct-17 07:17:16

He managed to pull one leg through, and leans over the side really far. It's only a lap buckle and I'd prefer shoulder buckles as well.

DeathMetalMum Mon 30-Oct-17 07:20:43

We used a booster seat from 6 months for weaning, no highchair at all. They're generally a bit smaller and a lot of the trays are removable and have a number of settings so easier to out the tray on 'tighter' so it's harder to escape. They're generally half the price of a regular high chair too. We had a very basic one from argos, which lasted two dc from 6 months til around 2 1/2.

rizlett Mon 30-Oct-17 07:20:45

Are there holes to fit a proper harness?

HipToBeSquare Mon 30-Oct-17 07:22:34

Sounds like you don't have the strap tight enough. My dd who is 2 and very headstrong still can't get out of it just because she's decided.

Anatidae Mon 30-Oct-17 07:22:42

You can buy a safety harness with shoulder straps and attach it - amazon have them.

My main gripe about the Ikea one is the splayed legs are a trip hazard and the tray is hard to get off. We have a Tripp trapp (I know, middle class wankery, we are in scandiwegia if it’s any excuse) and it is great. Tray pops off, hard to escape from

ownedbySWD Mon 30-Oct-17 07:23:44

Booster seat is a good idea.

I will tighten the straps and see what happens at lunch!

There are only holes for the lap buckles.

ownedbySWD Mon 30-Oct-17 07:26:25

I have an old Tripp trapped style chair but don't have the tray or straps anymore. Plus the straps didn't attach at shoulder level so we're basically useless. /Moaner/

Mol1628 Mon 30-Oct-17 07:28:23

The newer Antilops are better as it’s a a lap belt with a bit that goes in between the legs as well. When mine went through an escaping stage I bought some baby reins that could convert into straps and used those on the chair.

SoupDragon Mon 30-Oct-17 07:28:44

I think you can put a shoulder harness type on as it threads through the same holes. If you like everything else about the chair it might be worth trying that first.

I do think that if you have a climber they'll try to climb out of anything though.

SoupDragon Mon 30-Oct-17 07:29:24

Failing that, try duck tape wink

PineappleScrunchie Mon 30-Oct-17 07:30:39

You can get a harness at mothercare that fits using just the existing two holes and goes over the shoulders.

Anatidae Mon 30-Oct-17 07:34:20

We didn’t use the Tripp trapp harness as it was shit. The cheapie amazon one was good though - part of a set with Walker reins.

PineappleScrunchie Mon 30-Oct-17 07:34:20

Like this

ownedbySWD Mon 30-Oct-17 07:47:13

Thanks for the ideas, I'll have a think!

museumum Mon 30-Oct-17 07:49:52

Have you got him at the table with the tray off? This is what we did when ds got bigger.

ownedbySWD Mon 30-Oct-17 07:52:03

No, but I'll try that too!

Thiswitcheshatisnotmine Mon 30-Oct-17 07:55:35

Which one do you have? The more expensive one could easily have a harness attached round the back rest. The white one, looking at ours, could possibly have a harness attached to the current straps? Wouldn't be perfect but better. Do you have the cushion? That makes the seat space on both much smaller.

ownedbySWD Mon 30-Oct-17 08:01:39

Just the simple white one, NCT sale jobbie. I avoided the cushion because we are doing blw... Messy. I like being able to take it apart for the dishwasher.

NannyOggsKnickers Mon 30-Oct-17 08:06:05

I have (the apparently middle class and wanky hmm) Tripp Trapp and DD can’t get out if it- yet. She can climb into it though. I’m not sure if this is a good thing.

We use it without the tray so she sits at the table with us.

rizlett Mon 30-Oct-17 08:30:13

The tray fixing holes might work to attach a harness if you are using it at the table. [although you might not need a harness at all then as museumum says.]

Kirbs1979 Mon 30-Oct-17 09:09:08

We have this one from Argos which is ok.

HorlicksBunny Mon 30-Oct-17 09:14:05

Ah, I was going to suggest normal reins with the Tripp Trapp - I think we had some bog standard ones that we used with our TT and had the chair pushed up to the table. Wipe clean table cloth under the chair as well as on the table... mucky eaters here.

furryelephant Mon 30-Oct-17 09:24:31

The cushion is easily washable and does help to stop my dd being able to get her legs up (she also tries to escape!) so may be worth a try. Or I think I’d put reins on her and attach it to the harness/tie it round the chair grin

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