Just started weaning no 2 - she's 6 months. She can't quite sit up but nearly.
I have a 3 year old who had a svan high chair which has now been deconstructed to make him a chair without sides which reaches the table for him.
no 2 is being fed in the bouncy chair at the moment.
If you've had a similar age gap - 6 months and 3 years (ds of 3 isn't that tall) then what did you do re seating ?
DS loves his chair (it's a bit like a stokke trip trap) and I'm reluctant to take it off him and put all the bits back.
Do I though try to do that and just get him some sort of booster seat or do I buy DD a cheap fold up high chair and by the time she's out of that no doubt DS will want to be in a big boys chair and she can have his??
I just don't want any unnecessary expense at tthe moment.
Buy an Ikea Antilop at £11 for DD - its about as cheap as you get, small and neat and fine at 6 months. If your DD can't sit up unaided you can splash out the further £3 for some blow up cushions to wedge her in. I love mine although I do not have the nice bit of furniture which you have!
I ditto the antilop suggestion. I just used extra blankets to pd it out when she was smaller(too much of a cheapskate to pay the extra three quid ). Its brilliant. Wouldn't have anything bigger abd bulkier and less easy to clean to save myself now.
The ikea chair sounds like a great idea - sort of what I was looking for. Can't really afford any large purchases at the moment so something just to tide me over would be great. I'm already finding sitting legs akimbo on the floor with her in front of me in her bouncy chair a bit uncomfortable the more she's eating and I also think getting her in a chair at the right height in the kitchen with me means it'll help her sitting up skills and so that I can start to give her bits of starter finger food......
I have the same age gap and DD (7 months) is in the IKEA chair. DS has been sitting on one of our normal chairs since I was pg and nearly put my back out heaving him into the old high chair (which was nasty and covered in fabric).
I wouldn't feed a baby in a bouncy chair myself as they can't sit up and might choke.
God this irritates me. Please keep your opinions to yourself. I have not asked in my OP for a judgment on whether it's "dangerous" or not for my dd to be feeding in her bouncy chair. I'm not even going to justify it - she's safe full stop. I am not daft or naive or any other label you'd like to give me. All I asked for is a comment please on the combo of chairs you used if you had children similar age to mine and I have had some very sensible suggestions - I'm off to Ikea this morning to purchase said Antilop chair. Thanks
But I'm not sure why you are being so defensive about the bouncy chair. If I was unwittingly doing something that might be a potential hazard to my child then I'd absolutely want to know about it and would be quite grateful to the person who pointed it out.
It's not rocket science - if their heads are tilted back then food is much more liable to trickle back down their throats and it is much more difficult for them to cough effectively.
Of course if you choose to do it anyway then that's your business, but there's no need to get cross because a potential hazard was pointed out.
Sorry, still irritated. I am an intelligent sensible woman with two healthy and well cared for children. You have not seen my bouncy chair, nor how my child sits nor what they are eating - so please.......
so your response to the very low-key 'feeding in a bouncy chair is pretty dangerous i'd have thought, i agree with the antilop-lovers' then could have been 'oh it's not a normal lie-back bouncy chair, i'm not that much of an idiot'...