What should I do if my toddler won't sit in a high chair in restaurants?

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4reasons2smile

Asked by 4reasons2smile at 12:49 PM on Feb. 10, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • U don't have to stop going out, just put her in a booster seat and see if she likes that
    Deidra08

    Answer by Deidra08 at 12:51 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • I'd say that that is a reasonable way to handle it. Get carryout instead. Try maybe once every month or two to see if the phase has passed.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 12:51 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • our lil one will be 2 in april and she wont sit in them either....we let her sit in the booster seats but that doesnt work great either since she can climb out of them...she wont sit in it at home either so she gets a big chair like everyone else...i hate it so i feel your pain
    Rysana

    Answer by Rysana at 12:54 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • I would pack some small toys and snacks to keep her occupied. Some restaurantsoffer crayons. You can try bringing your own portable child seat.. We had to stop going to restaurants when my twin boys were two.  We could not have them sit next to each other because they would poke each other, so we would have a twin by a parent at each end of the table, those little guys would have a food fight!!!

    mommiedear

    Answer by mommiedear at 12:54 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • I would not let a 2 yr old dictate whether you eat out or not. Perhaps you could let her sit in a regular chair? Kids sit on there knees a lot at that age and she should probably fit. So I say try that. If you can't make her do what you want at 2 then you're in for some trouble later.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • Try the booster. If that doesn't work, then I would do something different until this phase passes. It DOES pass, I promise. I have no patience to deal with that crap in public. I know there are going to be the ones that say if you don't go then you can't teach, but its not true and its NOT worth the hassle. Just like if your child was misbehaving in walmart...you pack them up and go home. Same thing. I really think the booster will work. My son is 2 and he likes the booster better so he can feel a part of the family at the table too. If I am going to spend money to eat out....bless god its going to be enjoyable!...LOL
    momofsaee

    Answer by momofsaee at 1:19 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • Let her sit in a booster seat.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 1:23 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • My 2yo hasn't sat in a highchair since right after she turned 2. She's almost 3 now and just sits in a chair (with or without a booster) or sits in the booth like everyone else.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 1:27 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • I would'nt sweat it. Let her sit on a booster, regular chair, or booth..She will grow out of the phase by 3 years old. My girl is not even two yet and thinks she a big girl like her older sister. No high chair for her.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • ITS SAD 2 SAY BUT I DONT GO OUT AND EAT BECAUSE OF THAT BUT NOT JUST BECAUSE OF MY LIL ONE BECAUSE OF MY OLDER ONES 2 THEY JUST DONT LISTEN. THEY THINK THE RESTROOM IS A PLAYROOM!. SO I FIND A SIITER FOR A COUPLE HOURS AND GO ONCE A MONTH OR IF IM REALY CRAVING IT ILL ORDER TO GO.
    SUMMER28

    Answer by SUMMER28 at 1:41 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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