We are just about 18months old and very busy. when I put the babies iin their highchairs they just climb straight onto the tray. I have older kids and none of them ever did something like this. For the first time, in 5 kids, I'm using hte buckle in the high chair to keep them strapped in -- it's NOT working. Gedalya can squirm right out of the buckle and then does the happy tray dance, his twin immediately follows suit.
I have now lowered their highchairs all the way down - so if they stand on the trays and perchance fall, it won't be so far.
If I take them and put the babies straight at the table, then they climb onto the table instead.
I've tried feeding them backwards, where they stand atthe tray from the floor side, but then they wander with food.
The other issue is that when they are actually sitting in the highchair, then they just toss their food overboard - and as soon as one baby sees the other baby doing then they follow suit.
Rivka, mommy to 3 big boys and a set of b/g twins