Your baby is growing up and you’re starting to think about how they will be eating. They may not always want to sit in your lap while you eat, so it’s time to get them their own seat.
The best way for them to learn the proper habits of sitting at a table with good posture is by having their own high chair! It’s important that they are seated properly because improper seating can lead to back problems later on in life.
Plus, it also gives you some space when your little one starts fussing over food choices or anything else on the menu! There are many different styles of high chairs available, but here are five that should fit into any home decor style: modern, rustic chic, traditional country farmhouse.
When is Baby Ready for High Chair?
If you are thinking about getting a high chair for your baby, it is important to know when your child is ready.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not using a high chair before the age of six months because infants have poor head control at this stage and can’t move their heads should they experience sudden movements.
Waiting until six months also gives babies more time to develop stronger neck muscles that will help them avoid injury later on in life if they happen to fall out or be pushed out of their seats by another person.
There are many benefits to waiting until after the first six month milestone before introducing a highchair into your home.
Benefits of Using a High Chair
- High chairs are a great place for your baby to eat and play
- You don’t have to worry about the mess because it’s all contained in the high chair
- Some high chairs come with toys, so your child is entertained while they’re eating
- It helps keep them safe from choking hazards
- If you want to clean up after yourself, just take off the tray and throw it away!
How to Choose a Baby High Chair
- What are the different types of high chairs available on the market?
- How much space do you have in your kitchen for a high chair?
- What is your budget?
- Which features are most important to you – safety, style, comfort, etc.?
- Do you want an adjustable height or fixed height high chair
- Does it come with a tray or not
Some babies are ready to sit in a high chair at six months old, but some may not be until they’re closer to one year. It depends on the baby and their developmental milestones. If you don’t want your little one sitting unassisted for long periods of time, find ways to keep them busy while they’re eating so that there’s no need for them to get up from the table (and risk falling). Or if it seems like your child is too young for a high chair, try using it with assistance or use an OXO Tot seat instead! You can read more about how we used this seat here.