Ditching the highchair… ✌
Your probably more than aware by now that Bonnie is not keen on being restricted (car seat, pushchair, swing, highchair!) it actually made mealtimes quite stressful for her and us!
So not long after starting weaning, we found it much easier to picnic on the floor (that’s not a good way of teaching good table manners I hear some people thinking!) Bonnie doesn’t get distressed and we still enjoy food “together”
For anyone else that needs reassuring, this is a fantastic article that i have found:
“Compare this to the highchair experience, where a baby is strapped in while waiting for his food, and then often signals he is finished by dropping food on the floor or throwing it. When babies eat at small tables they seldom, if ever, throw food.
Children benefit in many ways with this approach to eating. They are invited to be active participants in mealtime, instead of a captive audience. They are allowed to decide how much they will eat, and how long they will spend at the table, which gives them the small sense of control that burgeoning toddlers crave. Mealtime is more pleasure and less chore for parents to”
Read more here….
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