When To Use A Booster Seat

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Children will go through many stages during the first few years of their life. One of those stages includes when they are ready to sit at the “grown-up” table for their meals. As a parent, you will want to keep your eyes open to spot the tell-tale signs that your little one is ready for a booster seat. In this article, I will discuss what those signs look like, when to use a booster seat, and show you 2 of my recommendations for booster seats. Let’s take a look.

Signs of readiness

Somewhere around the age of 18 months to 2 years of age, your child may be ready for a “change.” By this time your child may be starting to squirm in his/her high chair and may be trying to climb out.

Some children by this age simply do not like to be separated from the big people at the table and they will fuss and cry until you take them out of the high chair and bring them to the table.

In addition, if you see your child trying to unlatch the safety belt and attempting to pull himself/herself out of the high chair, it’s time to put the high chair away. It is a dangerous fall if your little one is successful and falls to the floor.

Time for a boost

When you see any or all of the signs mentioned above, put the high chair away and get a booster seat.

There are many booster seats to choose from, however, you want to purchase one that will fit your chair correctly and be sturdy. You will want it to be comfortable for your child as well.

There are a couple of booster seats that I would like to recommend to you. Both of them are made by Fisher-Price and they are of good quality. One of them has the tray option and the other one does not. Take a look below.

Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat 

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The Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat has a few options that really make this booster seat a great choice.

There are 3 height adjustments to allow for your toddler’s growth. Raise or lower the seat so that your child can sit at the proper level to reach the table.

The booster seat has a 3-point seat harness which is adjustable and will keep your child secure.

There are straps at the back and bottom of the booster to secure it to the chair. This will fit most kitchen and/or dining room chairs. I have this booster seat and it works well with my dining room chairs that have thick cushions on the back and on the seat. This should give you a good idea that it will fit most if not all, kitchen or dining room chairs.

A snap-on tray with a cupholder is included and may come in handy if you take this booster to the restaurant or Grandma’s house. Or, you may just want to use it at home and pull your child next to you.

The tray is very easy to clean and Fisher-Price says it can be washed on the top rack of your dishwasher. I have not put the tray in the dishwasher, so I cannot give a recommendation on this. I have heard of people who did and said the tray was ruined. Who knows? Maybe they didn’t use the top rack and put the tray in the lower part of the dishwasher. If that is what happened, it would explain why it was ruined.

The ratings

Amazon customer ratings for this booster seat are 4.8 out of 5 stars!

If this booster seat looks right for your child and you like the tray option, click the link below to check the price and get one today!

Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat 

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The next booster seat I want to show you is:

OXO Tot Nest Booster Seat with Removable Cushion, Navy

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This toddler booster has a high back and sides to secure your child and for comfort. It has a non-slip bottom that keeps the booster seat stable while protecting chairs from scratches.

The seat has an adjustable 3-point harness with 2 side release buckles.

This booster seat has a simple design and comes in 4 different colors to match whatever decor you have in your home.

Another point I want to mention is that this toddler seat has a 50-pound maximum weight.

The ratings

Amazon customers rate this booster seat 4.9 out of 5 stars!

My final thoughts

So here we have it.  The booster seat with a tray and one without the tray. Both of these are great choices however I think the one with the tray would work best for a smaller child. The tray will help to keep your child secure and he/she can sit closer to the table with you and be a part of the family conversations.

The Tot Nest Booster Seat would work best for a little larger child since there is no tray and the child can sit close to the table. Whichever seat works best for you I know you will be happy and your child will be happy too!

Click the links below to check the price and get one of these boosters today!

Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat 

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OXO Tot Nest Booster Seat with Removable Cushion, Navy

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Questions or comments?

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