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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Baby High Chair Buying Guide

By Theodore Satou

Once your little one starts to sit up, you may consider to choose on what
type of high chair you would like to have. You can wait until the baby
starts eating solid foods, around eight months. The high chair is a place to
park baby when he enjoy his meals. A comfortable chair seems like a simple
piece of equipment, but the options could be confusing. Today, they come in
a variety of different designs, materials, and colors. Tips below can help
you to learn about what to look for when buying one for your baby.

The high chairs usually come with two removable trays, which each has a cup
holder. The convertible high chairs can be used as baby chair and toddler
seat. They usually cost more, but their features presents a great value to
the parents. For those who live in limited spaces, the folding chair
provides compact storage, and saves on storage space. The adjustable chair
ensures maximum comfort as the baby grows and gets bigger. Currently many
providers selling adjustable chairs that can be converted to toddler booster
chairs, and then convert to youth seats.

Another practical tip is to buy a reclining high chair if the baby falls
asleep after meal times. Some high chair can be converted as booster seats,
which can be set on your dining room chair. Some high chair could be
fastened onto the table.

There are a wide variety of both wood and plastic convertible high chairs.
Currently plastic high chairs are available in the same style as wooden high
chairs. Wooden high chairs are heavier than plastic models, and they blend
well with a home interior. The wooden high chairs require a bit more effort
to clean. When you are deciding to buy wooden high chair, consider to add
pads to make sitting more comfortably and versatile. You could then buy
cushions with your favorite pattern and color.

Always keep the safety tips on this guide in mind. It should have a waist
strap and a strap that runs between the legs. If it does not have adequate
safety straps, contact the manufacturer soon for replacement. Buckle the
baby into his chair using both the waist strap, and the strap that runs
between his legs. For a folding chair, make sure the locking device is
locked each time you set it up. The locking mechanism on a chair that folds
must be locked in place before you place your baby inside. The high chair
should have a post between his legs to prevent him from slipping down and
becoming trapped under the tray. If you currently have an old model or if
you receive the chair as a gift, make sure it is safe for your baby.

Keep an eye on your baby while she is in the high chair. Do not let the
older kids to stand near the chair while the baby is sitting in it, to
prevent them from pushing it over. Keep it far enough away from a table,
wall, or other surface so that your little one can not use them to push off.
Never allow the kids play around, and climb into it, or hang onto the high
chair. Do not let a baby to stand up in a high chair. Always keep your eyes
from the chair, especially if the baby has shown an ability to unfasten
safety straps.

Theodore Satou is a family man. He is a husband and dad, who works
mostly in front of computer, as a graphic designer and web developer. He is
passionate about reading and blogging. You can also check out his latest
website on Baby Bedding Crib Sets which reviews the best pink and brown baby
bedding.

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