A high chair is a piece of furniture that is typically used for feeding young children. The seat is raised up off the ground so that the child can sit at the table with the rest of the family. High chairs usually have a tray attached to them so that the child can easily reach their food. Most high chairs also have straps or harnesses to keep the child safely seated.
A booster seat is a type of chair that is used to help a child reach the table. Booster seats are typically lower to the ground than a high chair and do not have a tray attached. Booster seats can be placed on an existing chair or they can have their own legs. Like high chairs, most booster seats also have straps or harnesses to keep the child safely seated.
It depends on the child's height, weight, and developmental stage. Many parents switch their child to a booster seat when they are around 2 years old. However, some children may need to stay in a high chair until they are 3 or 4 years old. Ultimately, it is up to the parent to decide when their child is ready for a booster seat.
Not all children need a booster seat. If your child is able to sit up straight and reach the table, then they may not need one. However, if your child is still wobbly or has trouble reaching the table, then a booster seat can help. Booster seats can also be helpful for kids who are fidgety or easily distracted
High chairs and boosters do not have an expiration date, but they can become worn out over time. It is important to inspect the chair regularly for signs of wear and tear, such as loose screws or cracks in the frame. If you find any damage, it is important to stop using the chair and get a new one.
When your child starts feeding themselves, it is important to cut their food into small pieces. You should also make sure that the food is soft enough to be mashed with a fork. It is also a good idea to avoid foods that are choke hazards, such as whole grapes or hot dogs. Always stay close by when your child is eating in case they start to choke. Let baby use cutlery that is designed for little hands, starting with a spoon. Once baby develops better motor control, give them baby forks to try. Bibs save clothes, use them when baby is eating particularly messy foods or food that can stain. Baby plates and bowls are often a good investment too, they are smaller sized for smaller tummys, and more durable and lightweight than normal dinnerware.