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We are moving and thinking about getting rid of our highchair in favor of a booster that can be used in a chair at the table. DD is almost a year old now. Is there any advantages or disadvantages to using one or the other? What about with a younger baby?<br><br>
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we just bought this one for dd: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FFisher-Price-M6088-Healthy-Care-Booster%2Fdp%2FB000WU3DVG%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_5%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbaby-products%26qid%3D1205942799%26sr%3D8-5" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-M...5942799&sr=8-5</a><br><br>
and she's 6.5 months old... just started tasting... it's perfect for us. my friend uses this same one with her 2 year old son, and loves it.<br><br>
we went into the store prepared to spend 50 to 100 dollars on a high chair and then we saw the booster seat section and rejoiced at spending 20 dollars on a smaller, simpler solution! we love it.
 

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We have the same fisher price one for DD - started using it when she was 6 months old - and love it. Super easy, very cheap, doesn't take up space, and if we're going somewhere where we might need a high chair, it's easy to take it along.
 

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We have <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FFirst-Years-Newborn-Toddler-Reclining%2Fdp%2FB0010WAXN6%2Fref%3Dsr_1_3%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbaby-products%26qid%3D1205958964%26sr%3D1-3" target="_blank">this thing</a>, which we have used as a bouncy seat replacement (like while I'm taking a shower) as well as a high chair replacement. It reclines, so we have been using it since dd was pretty little. (Obviously not to feed her, just as a seat!)<br><br>
I hated the idea of one of those enormous plastic high chairs lurking in my dining room. And I like the idea of dd sitting in her own chair (albeit modified) at the table for meals.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB000BXAI08%2Fref%3Dpd_cp_ba_1%3Fpf_rd_p%3D278285601%26pf_rd_s%3Dcenter-41%26pf_rd_t%3D201%26pf_rd_i%3DB0010WAXN6%26pf_rd_m%3DATVPDKIKX0DER%26pf_rd_r%3D179QEYNTX6S5SR5P6E24" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...NTX6S5SR5P6E24</a><br><br>
I have this one and I love it. It contains one of the wiggliest beings ever.</div>
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We have this one, too. I like that it reclines; I'm planning to use it for a seat (not for eating, obviously) for the new baby pretty quickly after birth, and moving my toddler into a restaurant style high chair.
 

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We used one from the start of solid feeding with DS, around 5-6 months he started sitting in it. It came with a tray but he barely fit in there with it closed even that young, so we scooted it up to the table. The only downside was the table got very messy, and it takes up a chair of course. It's been good to have him sitting at the same table with us at meals though.
 

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I've only used the Eddie Bauer booster seat for DS. I waited to give him solids until he was sitting pretty independently so I never needed one that reclined. I like this one because it's wood and it's pretty, even though it's G/N.. I've never regretted not having a highchair- I don't have room for one!
 

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We haven't used a highchair for any of our kids. The boosters are portable, easy to clean. and can be put somewhere else if you need the chair for a bit. I'm a big fan.
 

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We hav an ancient sassy seat from when I was a baby that DS uses. Its very nice that he can 'sit' at the table with us. I'd defintely go for something similar if I had to buy one... its just nice that he can sit and chat with us at dinner time<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It's good to see that other families are foregoing the whole high-chair thing. When I tell people that my son sits in a booster they look at me like I just fell out of the sky! Then they're really shocked when I share that we're exclusively brestfeeding until he's a year old. For some reason, attachment parenting and such don't seem to have many proponents in the KCMO area. It makes for a lonely haul, sometimes. Thank goodness for MDC!
 
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