Friday, October 5, 2007

which highchair?




so i am having a hard time deciding which highchair i want to get the baby. we went to her 4 month check-up (the one i waited for an hour and a half for) and they handed us a pamphlet stating that it was time to start introducing solid foods....who goes and spends all that time at the pediatrician to be handed a pamphlet on how to introduce solid foods? i think that i need to switch doctors if that is the way she communicates with her patients. so i finally took the time to "read" our pamphlet b/c i have no idea how to feed a kid. needless to say, they strongly recommend a highchair for this venture and so i am trying to decide which one is the most decorator friendly, yet functional...any opinions?


the top is the totally cool tripp trapp chair and its great looking in my humble opinion. i love the design, the color choices, and the fact that it doesn't scream highchair. the problem i have with this is that the food goes onto your table vs. having a tray attached. therefore, anything the baby eats is getting smashed into my antique dining room table and on my rug. the plus, is that she can use this chair until the she is 6 yrs old....


now, the pink nano is for the hip, urban parents who live in small spaces. i would say we have a "smaller kitchen" b/c it has an island in the middle and a bar table w/ two barstools on the side. so there isn't a vast amount of space for this lovely object to hang out. and i will say that warren and i are much more "eat at the kitchen or in the family room vs. the dining room table" kind of people. i feel like this isn't a totally heinous highchair; it comes in rather cool colors, its leather, and it folds up and can be put away. lastly, there will be no smashed peas on the floor or antique table b/c it comes w/ a lovely tray....


so i am left with the decision....cool, trendy chair that grows the the child or "standard, yet stylish highchair, that functions like its original purpose"...thoughts?


**for those of you who don't have kids, i am so sorry to bore you with this blog. since y'all are the lucky ones w/out kids at home, have a blast bar hopping tonight...man, i miss those days...



3 comments:

Megan said...

okay, I will probably bore you with this but here I go...definitely think you need a good ole fashion high chair...they will support tay better when she is still a wee one and a little wobbly and will be wonderful when they start to feed themselves and make a massive mess(a tray is a must when you put a variety of foods out there for them grab at and mush all over so not so good for the antiqu table). however,when they get to the booster days, the tripp trapp is awesome b/c it is so versitale and can work with so many different tables and can be used even after they are 6 years old as a seat or stool. So, I say buy yourself both a good ole fashion high chair(if the nano isn't too expensive than buy that one ) and a tripp trapp...you ill definitely need both once number 2,3 and 4 come along...so sorry warren, I say buy two!!!!!

Things That Inspire said...

Unfortunately, a high chair is a time when function and safety are so much more important than style....a tray that is easy to take off and clean, a strapping mechanism that prevents the baby from wiggling out (don't want a Britney Spears baby falling out of the high chair situation). The cool looking chair in the first picture would be great for an older child who is sitting at the table with the family...maybe age 2 and older.

Joslyn said...

what about the best of both worlds...we got the svan chair...it's small, super functional (with the little tray) and grows with the kiddo
http://store.babycenter.com/product/left+nav+pgroups/shop+by+brand/s+-+z/svan/svan+highchair+with+tray+cover.do?asc=false

we love it