When Can I Put My Baby In A High Chair?
If it’s your first time using a high chair, it’s okay to get confused and unsure if your baby is ready for the high chair.
But don’t panic.
As long as you’ve bought one of the best, safest high chairs on the market, I’ll show you how to go about it.
Is your Baby Ready For The High Chair?
The right time to put your baby on a high chair is when they hit 4-6 months. This is because it’s at this age when your baby is able to comfortably and consistently sit on their own (without falling over). And it’s also the age at which they start feeding on solid foods.
As you already know, the idea behind a high chair is to enable the baby to feed on their own and sit with the others on the dining table.
In other words, a high chair will make the feeding time for parents less hectic and more fun.
Make No Mistakes, Though…
DON’T make the mistake of introducing your baby to a high too soon, or when they’re not ready for it. the fact that we’ve said 4 months doesn’t mean that your baby will be ready by 4 months. Different babies can be ready 4, 5, or 6 months. And in some cases, your baby might not be ready until after 6 months.
To test if your baby is ready for the high chair, this is what to do:
Put him/her in the high chair and watch him/her…
If your baby leans forward, slumps forward and is struggling to keep upright (you’ll easily know this), it means he/she isn’t ready for the high chair.
What if your baby sits well, with the head upright, and shows good stability and control while in the chair? Well, that’s a go ahead! Your baby is ready to sit on the high chair and sit around the dining table with the rest of the family.
Moving Your Baby To A High Chair
As there’s always a first-time in every other thing in your parenting journey, there will be a first-time for your baby in the high chair.
He/she will need some time to get familiar with her new little throne.
Luckily for you, it’s not a complicated process to introduce your baby to the high chair.
First, make sure you’ve properly placed her in the high chair (check the how-to video below) and he/she is comfortable, give her a plate, spoon, and even a cup to play with while on the chair.
They won’t take long before they’re ready to start feeding!
The right time to put your baby in a high is around 4 to 6 months of age. This is a perfect age when your baby is able to consistently and comfortably sit on their own, without anyone or anything supporting them.
If your baby falls in this age gap, put him/her in the high chair and observe how he/she behaves. If the baby is leaning forward and slumping, they’re not ready for it. just wait a little bit more.
If your baby sits upright on the chair and shows good stability and control while seated, then they’re ready to use the high chair.