high chair question

kiradvJuly 2, 2005


we're getting to the point where we'll need a high chair f/our dd. we're considering the prima pappa, which my cousin recommended. but it (and all the other, similar plush plastic models) seems bulky, ugly, and potentially difficult to clean. i've got a small-ish house with an open floor plan, and i'm not really dying to look at one of these monstrosities for years -- we're planning on another kid, so i'm figuring i'm into high chairs for at least four years.

i have seen another option, the svan high chair, which is a much smaller, simpler wood model. it looks easier to clean and would, to me, be much nicer to look at. it doesn't recline, but i'm told kids shouldn't eat reclined anyhow. it also only has a three-point harness, but i'm assuming that just means only kids who can sit up can use it. my only other concern is that the tray probably won't come right up to her when she's sitting in it.

anyhow, sorry for the long build up. question is whether anyone has any experience with the prima pappa or the svan and can tell me what they think. i'd be especially interested to hear from svan users.

thanks in advance for any advice,


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I don't remember what brand mine is, but I do have a few suggestions. When my baby wasn't old enough to sit up I simply held her in my arms or put her in the bouncer she had. Both worked fine at the beginning. So no reclining action needed in a high chair (my high chair reclines and I never have used it. Now on my 3rd child)
I would really recommend plastic pads. I saw one model that was fabric. Plastic is so easy to clean. I also have 3 point harness. As long as it is kept tight it's been fine for all 3 of my kids. Something else you might consider if you are tight on space is a booster seat you attatch to a chair. These are great and could be used instead of a high chair. No extra space needed for these. The best part is you can take it with you when visiting family and friends.
Good luck

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