6 reasons why you need a high chair 0
Introducing solid foods to your infant is a fun and exciting time for parents. Watching your child discover new tastes and textures is always a great experience and it is a unique bonding time with baby. Before having my first child, I always assumed high chairs were just bulky contraptions that served no real purpose. Boy was I wrong! Here are 6 reasons why you really need to invest in a high chair.
1. They are safe. You don’t have to worry about your child falling off of or out of a high chair as long as the harness is secured. Also, for young infants who are just starting to gain more muscle in their necks, high chairs with a recline can accommodate infants from 4-5 months old. While young babies are still learning how to sit up on their own, you can rest assured that your baby will be properly supported in a high chair. Most high chairs also have a 3 point or a 5 point harness to buckle them in – perfect for any little escape artist.
This Mickey Mouse High Chair has 3 recline positions for all life stages.
2. Easier to the feed baby. When your child is in a high chair, it is a lot easier to feed them. You can face them and spoon feed them a lot easier. The high chair tray is also great to place a few tiny finger foods and allow them to feed themselves. Learning to use their fingers and feeding themselves is a very important milestone and it sets the stage for much more than eating food.
While not exactly a high chair, this booster has the added convenience of a space-saving design. Strapped to another chair, this booster gives enough height to save parent's backs during feeding time.
3. Helps practice and develop good dining habits. When in a high chair, your little one is learning how to eat at a dinner table. This is by practicing good dining habits. They start to understand what meal times are and when we eat throughout the day. When sitting in the high chair they will learn to anticipate that now is eating time and will be less resistant to eating in the future. This is especially important to develop early on because toddlers are notoriously picky eaters! (Trust me, I have one!)
This high chair is great because it folds flat in seconds and its maximum height is 50 lbs!
4. Easy cleanup. This sounds like a no brainer but trust me, kids make huge, out of this world messes with their food. I found the messiest stage was between 12 months to about 2 years, peaking at 18 months and the ease of high chair clean up was a lifesaver. High chairs have a special layer of plastic that makes clean up a breeze (try to get dried up puree off a wooden table--it's a nightmare) and they are often equipped with machine washable padding and dishwasher safe trays.
This is a such a neat idea: easy to clean booster with an included adult chair protector.
5. Helps develop independent eating habits. Having your child in a high chair is a great way to help them develop independent eating. It is here that they can learn how to use feeding utensils such as spoon and fork along with bowls and plates. The high chair tray makes all of these items much easier for them to get a hold of. This is great for gross motor development.
This high chair enables children to safely self-seat with minimal assistance from parents or caregiver, which builds self confidence in the child while minimizing back strain for the parent or caregiver.
6. Easy to Supervise. Having a child in a high chair makes it very easy to supervise them. They can’t crawl or go anywhere and you can keep them busy in a high chair with food while you work on something else such as washing the dishes after a meal. I have many fond memories of strapping my son into his high chair while he munched on cheerios and he and I "cooked" together. Many toys are made specifically for high chairs with suction cups that allow parents to stick the toy to the tray.
This booster has a cool built-in toy tray for your children.
The tray is easily removed once food is ready to be served.
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Baby proofing your house: 6 tips your Mom never told you 0
Baby proofing your house may not be as easy as you think it is. There will be things that you would never think your little one could get in to and you will be amazed when you find out they can. Baby proofing requires much more than just putting covers over outlets and putting any breakables out of their reach. Here are 6 unique tips Mom never told you.
Tips to a Healthy Pregnancy 0
Tips to a Healthy Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, however it can also bring quite a bit anxiety about whether or not you and you baby are healthy. Maintaining your health throughout your pregnancy is extremely important. Your body will have different needs as your baby grows, and you need to be at your optimum health to take care of your baby when he or she arrives.
When you decide to try to become pregnant you should make some healthy lifestyle changes if need be. It is essential that you eat a varied diet which includes lots of fruit and vegetables. Ideally you should be eating three meals a day which include cereals, rice, pasta, vegetables, lean meat and fish. Try to cut down on take out and junk food and eat healthy snacks such as fruit and nuts. This will give your body the energy it needs throughout the day, and you will feel healthier and happier. Keep your body well hydrated with plenty of water to improve your body’s general health.
Strange food cravings can be a sign that your body is lacking in certain important vitamins and minerals. There are many supplements available designed for pregnancy which can ensure you get the recommended levels of these essential minerals and vitamins. Visit your doctor regularly and mention any strange symptoms or changes you are noticing. Find out from your doctor what he or she suggests for you take for vitamins and minerals.
Smoking and drinking can harm your baby. If you need help stopping you should confide in your closest friend and family members for support and help. There are also many support groups you can join. You are not alone!
If you are overweight, diabetic or have any health problems it is a good idea to visit your doctor before you become pregnant. They can advise you of any dietary or lifestyle changes you should make and monitor your health throughout your pregnancy. You should never go on a diet while pregnant except on your doctor`s advice.
Regular exercise before you get pregnant will raise your energy levels and help you stay fit during your pregnancy. If you are not used to exercise or you are very unfit you should get some advice from your general practitioner. Low impact group exercises such as Pilates or yoga are great for improving muscle tone and core strength. Ensure that you go to a class with a fully qualified teacher and discuss your pregnancy with them so they can help you tailor the exercises as your pregnancy progresses.
During pregnancy it is quite common for your dental health to suffer. Make sure you brush your teeth regularly and visit your dentist more often for check-ups. Plague build up is not only very dangerous for you, but it is also dangerous for your developing baby.
Make sure you get plenty of rest. Your body being strong and well rested is much more important now that a little life is forming inside of you. Sleep can be problematic towards the end of your pregnancy, especially if your baby moves around a lot through the all night. The belly bump can also make it difficult to get comfortable. Use extra pillows for support under your belly, behind your back or between your knees.
Joining an antenatal group is a great way to meet others moms and get support throughout your pregnancy. Prepare your birth plan in advance and have everything you need for the hospital packed and ready to go, including the baby’s first outfits. It is helps make things less intimidating if you take a tour of the maternity ward so you know what to expect when the big day finally arrives.
This is a miraculous time in your life. There is no closer bond than the one that forms between a baby and mother starting long before birth. Cherish this time! Your little one will be here before you know it.