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Old 03-26-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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How do you feed your toddler when they've outgrown the highchair??

DD is just too big for her highchair (I always hated it anyway and will be thrilled to see it go!) but we do not have a kitchen table (remodeling) at the moment. To avoid a huge messy living room floor, how could I feed her where she can feed herself? She knows how to use a spoon and everything. Anyone have tips, advice?
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:47 PM   #2
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Re: How do you feed your toddler when they've outgrown the highchair??

I don't have a tsble either...just didn't want one atm. you could buy the fisher price travel booster.too everyone i know has one i rate it at a 10 utof 5. it's wonderful. we go ever where with it. I also bought a remnant of vinyl from joanns large enough for here chair and throwing clearance. oh& when you get a table it can strapon to a chair!
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:37 PM   #3
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Re: How do you feed your toddler when they've outgrown the highchair??

We have those tray's that have fold out legs for "breakfast in bed"(like that ever happens,lol). The girls like to eat at them. They're aroudn $15-20.
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:15 PM   #4
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Oh I have one of those!! We don't have any other kind of table...no coffee table or anything. I was thinking about getting her a little folding table for kids...
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Re: How do you feed your toddler when they've outgrown the highchair??

When we didn't have a table we bought one of those folding hard plastic picnic tables for kids and let DD eat at that.
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:57 PM   #6
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Re: How do you feed your toddler when they've outgrown the highchair??

The little picnic table sounds like a good idea...

My dd is just about 20 months and she hates not sitting with everyone else at supper, so we got her one of these:

http://www.learningcurve.com/product/detail/Y1099Y1

I take it to my parents house all the time, and we never eat at the table there, I just put dd in it on the floor next to me, and she loves it. Sometimes we even bring it in the living room if we're doing a "pizza/movie night"
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I would recommend one of those little portable high chairs
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Re: How do you feed your toddler when they've outgrown the highchair??

How big is your dd? Ds is 23m and just about 30lbs and about 36inches and STILL fits in highchairs. Its hard to believe that shes outgrown it already, unless your meaning that she just wont sit in it anyMORE?
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How big is your dd? Ds is 23m and just about 30lbs and about 36inches and STILL fits in highchairs. Its hard to believe that shes outgrown it already, unless your meaning that she just wont sit in it anyMORE?
I was just going to say, my oldest son sat in a highchair until he was 5 and he was mad to give it up, lol. We didn't use the tray anymore, just pushed the chair up to the table so it was like a nice high boosterseat. He loved it. He did go through a phase at around 2 for a month or so that he didn't want the high chair but discovered it wasn't so messy to use it so decided he liked it. Now he uses a booster seat.

Carter is 16 months now and is no where near leaving the high chair.

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Old 03-27-2007, 07:19 AM   #10
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Re: How do you feed your toddler when they've outgrown the highchair??

She's 26.5lbs and 32" tall. The highchair is an Evenflo Expressions, the tray pushes on her tummy, and the seat cover is ripped and awful. I bought it brand new but it sure didn't last. No she'll sit in it, but it presses against her tummy and hurts her. So yeah, she DOESN'T fit anymore.

ETA : Heheee, I must have had breastfeeding on my mind since dd nursed so much last night...I meant Expressions, not Expressiva...lmbo at myself.
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