I have decide to put my daughter’s highchair away. She is only 16 months old. But she is a very active 16 month old. She never really wanted to sit in it for very long. If I didn’t strap her in, then she would stand up in it and try to get down. If I did strap her in she would throw a pretty dramatic fit about it. Plus, with all the cleaning of the tray, the legs, the straps, seat etc, I was tired of it too. Not even to mention how much space that it takes up!
So, now she has her very own Aero Chair to go along with the Aero Table. It fits her just right. It is low enough that she can, and does, get in and especially out of it all by herself. I tell her to go sit in her chair and she practically runs because she knows that food is on the way! She eats better now that she can see what everyone else, like her brother, is eating. She likes to pick off others plates. (Could this be a learned behavior or inherited from her mother? I’m not sure.) And yes, of course there is still clean up, but it it is much easier to clean than all the highchair parts.
I am happy with my decision to put the highchair away. Now my only complaint is, it is hard to keep her in her chair.