Nothing incites the general public more than someone trying to charge for something that was once free. Yet that's exactly what entrepreneur Oscar F. Spate tried to do in the New York City parks in the blistering summer of 1901.
There are two basic designs, one that incorporates a back support and one that is designed to neatly fit under a desk. These chairs are great for those of us that spend long hours in front of a computer or work in a setting where you are going from room to room and need to take the pressure off your feet (like a doctors office). If you don't have one but are interested, we suggest that you find a retailer that sells them and try one out. When you decide that you'd like to purchase one, it is a good idea to check prices on-line as they are often 10% to 30% less expensive and often with free delivery
First you will need to decide how long you want to be able to use the chair. Some baby high chairs will fit a child that is not even able to sit up yet unassisted yet to a 1 year old. Like the Bumbo booster chair for example. It is a great chair for little ones because it supports your child almost like you were holding them. It curls around their legs and is cupped on the bottom to have a comfortable fit. Although this is a great baby booster seat, this chair will not be able to be used for long period of time. This chair does not have straps to connect it to a regular chair to insure that when your child starts to move around more they do not flip it over with them in it. So you will have to stay close at all times while your child is in this seat. Another example is the baby high chair; these chairs typically fit old children from 1 year and above. While these chairs are sturdy and can be used for a long period of time, putting a smaller child in them usually swallows them and is very uncomfortable at first. One of the final examples is the baby booster seat; this chair can be used from about 6 months old when a child typically can sit unassisted to 3+ years old. This chair can be used almost the entire time but it is typically flat chairs with little cushion or support on the side of the chair, but is still a great chair. You will just need to decide how long you want to be able to use this chair and if you want to purchase another when your child grows out of the chair.
A high chair usually consists of a frame of molded plastic or metal tubing and an attached seat with a safety belt and a footrest. There are still a few old-fashioned wooden high chairs out there with a removable tray or arms that lift the tray over a baby's head, although they aren't always as comfortable for babies as the modern, form-fitting models on the market now, and most of them aren't certified as meeting the latest safety standards. You'll also find a few hybrid units, which can double as a swing or convert into other types of gear, such as a chair for an older child or a play table.
Everyone's idea of a baby booster seat may different but you must understand the pros and cons to each chair before picking one or you might end up having to buy two. The best thing to do is make a list of the things that you are sure you are going to want in a booster chair. That way you can make the right choice for you and your little one. You may end up seeing that the chair that you originally thought you wanted may not be the best for your family.
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