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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

High chair play time

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Last night I decided to set up Cash's high chair for the first time and see if he was ready to sit in it while Ross and I ate dinner. Since he was born, Cash has been confined to the car seat on top of the table while we ate dinner and usually he was ok with it. However, last night, he started to writhe in it so much I was scared he would wiggle his way out so it seemed like a good time to break out the large apparatus that was hiding behind the coat rack. As you can see, he's still a little on the short side for it...

I got out a bunch of toys so he could "play" while we ate. Didn't really work so well. He's not much of a grabber yet, meaning, he'll shake and look at things that you put in his hand for him, but he doesn't reach and grab for things himself. So we would push the little keyboard that played music for him and he would be fascinated for a few seconds and we could choke down a bite of chicken. Then he would fuss and we would push another button, 5 seconds of fascination, eat, and repeat.

I think the main reason for fussiness has to do with the sitting aspect of the high chair. Cash does not like to sit very much. He loves to stand though. I think if we held him in the standing position all day he would be a happy happy boy. His feet are almost flat now when standing and he tries to take steps. However, making him practice sitting is a recipe for fussiness (and falling over). I tried to make him sit on a blanket on the floor the other day, let go for two seconds, and thud! His little head went straight over to the floor. It makes a mom wish for wall to wall carpeting.


Randalin said...

I found your blog on Top Baby Blogs!

My son is 5.5 months and we recently put him in the highchair at the table too. We thought he might be interested in what we're doing and start showing signs of readiness for solids. Not so much. He'd rather grab a toy, throw it on the ground, and watch us pick it up (over and over and over).

Also - I can totally relate to having a little one that doesn't enjoy the sitting position. Kale likes to stand too!


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