I remember when we first bought Little AG a high-chair. It was one of the items I didn’t receive at my baby shower, and it didn’t feel like it was that pressing of a purchase to make since I much preferred to feed her while she was sitting in my lap. We did eventually take the plunge and purchase one, and I’ll never forget how excited she was just to have the independence to sit on her own and watch us. I took a coupla stabs at cooking while Little AG sat in her high chair and munched on a teething biscuit, watching me with unmasked curiosity (wondering why she’d never seen me cook before, I’m guessing…). Sadly, those days are long gone, and by that I mean my attempts at cooking.
Oh, ok. The days of me trying to coax her to sit in a high chair are long gone as well.
Every time I try to sit her in the highchair, I hear loud protests of “Mommy, ouff! Ouff!” (Translation: Out…or off. I’m not sure, but I know it means she’s not happy in there!) I figured out pretty quickly that our highchair days were over – it was time for a big girl seat. When I began my quest for a booster seat, I discovered that not all boosters are created equal. I mean, they all have the same basic functions, but you know — some of them are just not that cute. Apart from safety and functionality, I’ll just be honest in saying that the aesthetics of things are important to me. If it’s not cute, I’m probably not buying it. Just sayin’.
Mutsy was kind enough to send Little AG a Mutsy Grow-Up Booster – and I couldn’t get it out of the box fast enough. It straps down safely to any “grownup” chair, and has a really cool harness that goes over the shoulders as well as around the waist to keep my squirmy worm of a daughter securely in place. You can use the Grow-Up as soon as your child can sit unaided – which means you can skip the highchair altogether and just buy a booster. I wish I had realized that before I purchased our highchair, since our love affair with it is clearly over! Plus um, did I mention how COOL it looks? My favorite part, apart from the fact that it looks like a booster seat you would have found the Jetson’s using, is that the molded seat is soft and squishy, and very comfortable. And yes, I do know this firsthand. Curiousity killed the cat, and almost broke the booster, because I sat in it myself! Ok, it didn’t seem like it was breaking, but considering that it’s for use only for kids up to 4 years of age…well…I’m sure it wasn’t meant for my adult frame. But, like I said…very comfy!