I have been accused of lots of things during this adoption journey, but none more often than the accusation that: I don't have a clue what I am signing up for. But I think that I have about as much of an understanding as any first time mom. Perhaps more. In searching for every major item -- stroller, crib, highchair, carseat, bottles --- I have reviewed hundreds of reviews, reports and comments. I just wanted to be certain that my Type- A -personality-mind was satisfied with each and every decision.
So the high chair. Like I said, I had a few criteria to fill, I wanted something that wasn't frilly, not plastic, not obtrusive, multi-functional, works well with the table and not a lot of crevices to hold little crumbs and stickies. Needless to say, my list was whittled down quickly. I settled on two: Stokke or Svan. I chose the Svan.
Of course price was a consideration, but not a deciding factor. After seeing that the mid price highchair runs between 100-175.00, I realized that my choices weren't SOOO out of reach. My Svan included the easily removable tray, a dishwasher safe tray cover, and a cushion for $250.00 delivered to my door. It has a very clean look and it doesn't look like a highchair. It fits right at my table and even changes to a toddler chair and can seat an adult.
I'm surprised how few ppl say they used their high chair. When I eat, I eat at the table. I don't agree with eating all over the house. I was not allowed to as a child and it seems that our norms are what we were raised to believe. I've heard a bunch of different places that children are fed at -- carriers, bouncers, carseats, laps, floors -- just seems like a highchair would be a good place to start. But then I am always accused of going against the norms. Just like with this adoption. I am single, not infertile, and parenting by choice.
So yes, I bought an expensive highchair, that doesn't look like a high chair.
And its fabulous.
Here's a picture and no this is not my family lol, but I do love their kitchen.