Get someone else to feed the baby, in their house. Do you think that's a viable option?
Before Millie was born we were gifted a second hand Peg Perego Prima Pappa high chair. Beautiful padded seat, set on wheels, a great big tray. Gorgeous.
|Mine is a blue/white check model.|
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As time went on, it turned into Millie swiping the spoon and sending puree flying all over the high chair tray. No biggie.
Then it turned in to 'YOU WILL NOT FEED ME. I DO IT MYSELF.' She can't talk yet, but I know that's what she said. So we give her finger food. I start scrubbing the high chair for a good 5 minutes after every feed to avoid
|Ikea Antilop High Chair.|
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|Mother's Choice Geo Grow With Me highchair|
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It has two high chair height settings and converts into a toddler chair. Mine for $40 plus delivery. The cover does come off, but it's pretty easy to clean so I've left it on for now. The tray slides on and off too and it super easy to wash with the dishes and leave to dry.
I'm still cleaning it obsessively, because I figure I've started with a clean high chair slate... let's not let it get dirty eh? It works beautifully and Millie seems to sit up a lot straighter in it too. I love it.
Now, the delivery was $16 to my part of the world... but I broke it down
- Drive to Hobart - $6 petrol each way
- Pay for parking in the CBD - $5
- Schlep Millie across the CBD - $5 in coffee for me to re energise after carrying the 9kg Millie
- Schlep Millie and the high chair box back to car - $4 in chocolate for me as a reward for carrying the high chair box and Millie
- Drive home with a potentially grumpy baby who may or may not scream for 45 kilometres - priceless