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#1 of 11 Old 10-15-2006, 04:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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OK things are getting crazy here... i have four kids in highchair and a 3 yr old in a booster seat... currently DH and i are trying to have 4 in highchairs.. its alot ALOT of clean up for me...
DH thought about getting a feeding table
http://www.daycarefurnituredirect.co...860/670237.htm
the cost is no more then 4 highchairs... they have many different types styles... it seems it would be much easier to wipe off ONE table vs four trays... one item to clean vs getting the food out of four highchairs...
the only positive i can see with keeping all the highchairs is they are mobile...

i dont see why this couldnt grow with the kids and be used for an art table etc when they are are toddlers

any thoughts?
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I would absolutely do it. It'll be easier to clean but also to move when you need to than to 4 high chairs. Personally, we did feeding seats attached to regular chairs, but we only had two

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heck, yeah. That looks cool and will be so much more fun for the kids than their own highchairs.

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DH is researching the least expensive option... shipping is a killer...
but then i have to remind him IM HOME CLEANING THE CHAIRS... i know i saw on online that went to like age 3 or so...
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not a mom of multiples but i babysat for quads and they had those seats that attch to the table, so still just one surface to wipe....also, they had the quads and no other kids, so i don't know if your table is big enough to do this, but i thought i would throw it out there....

http://www.happymothers.com/shop/prd...AN_Zooper.html


like this, just picture a table with two of these on each side and a parent at each end....still a lot of clean up (especially on the floor) but i imagine thats true whatever you do with that many babies
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That table looks good Probably easier to sit in the middle and feed them all and cleaning up would probably be easier and space wise it would be better too.
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Have you looked at IKEA tables? They are great and so much cheaper. My kids' babysitter uses one. She has a two year old and a six month old and watched my two year olds. She likes her table because it is comfortable for her to sit at it and feed the kids, but there is no cut out in the middle.


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DH is researching the least expensive option... shipping is a killer...
but then i have to remind him IM HOME CLEANING THE CHAIRS... i know i saw on online that went to like age 3 or so...
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Ooh, I'd do it too! There's a show that runs on Discovery Health on the "Gosselin Sextuplets" and they had one of those. It seemed to work well for them.

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If you have the room for it I'd say go for it!! As someone else mentioned, we used the seats that strapped to chairs & loved it, but we only had 2.
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I had those feeding tables in daycare..they were awesome!! The kids couldnt get out of them, and they loved to sit there and swing their feet!
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For at least a year, cleaning up after meals with my toddlers was unbelievable. They are almost 2 and cleanup is so much easier now.

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