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Old 09-12-2012, 05:31   #1
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Options for baby "high" chair on board

What was your baby's seat at the table when he/she was around 6 months of age on the boat? I was thinking a car seat would work, but she's now in the curious and socialising age where the car seat is just not that much fun. Baby bouncer (BabyBjorn) is too reclined and she wants to sit upright.

One poster mentioned in another thread a Bumbo seat, which might be an option. Do you have any other suggestions? How did you secure it?

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Re: Options for baby "high" chair on board

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... One poster mentioned in another thread a Bumbo seat, which might be an option. Do you have any other suggestions? How did you secure it?
The Bumbo seat is only suitable for use on the floor.

Evidently, infants can arch their backs and flip or manoeuvre out of the Bumbo seat.
Bumbo has determined that the potential safety issue can be readily corrected in the home by adding a restraint belt.
In addition, Bumbo is providing a new warning sticker for consumers to attach to the seat to re-emphasize existing warnings against use of the seat on any raised surfaces.
See recall notice ➥ Bumbo Baby Seat Proper Use

You might consider a feeding type booster seat.
http://www.target.com/c/booster-seat...ding/-/N-5xtkf
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Re: Options for baby "high" chair on board

Thanks for the idea! As always, you're spot on
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Depending on the table you have on board I think something like this " clip on" chair would be great.

http://m.toysrus.com/skava/static/pr...ww.toysrus.com
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We used one of those cheap plastic booster seats that are designed to be strapped to a chair, they have two sets of straps to secure them.

We screwed two sets of attachment points between the salon cushions and ran the straps through those. It came with a little seatbelt and a seat back and fit perfectly in the salon. We would either use the table that came with it in rougher conditions or at anchor and the like put a cushion behind it and strap tight so she could sit at the table. Worked beautifully, even in less than ideal conditions.

Basically something not much different to this




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Re: Options for baby "high" chair on board

This worked well for us.
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This was another good spot.
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Re: Options for baby "high" chair on board

Now you got me looking at old pics.

OK, last one.

V-berth made a fantastic playpen:
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We used one of those cheap plastic booster seats that are designed to be strapped to a chair, they have two sets of straps to secure them.
Just what I'm thinking about. Did you buy it in SA?


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Now you got me looking at old pics.

OK, last one.

V-berth made a fantastic playpen:
Looking at installing a baby lee cloth as well. What was the height above the mattress? I'm thinking that it should be about 60 cm so that she wouldn't be able to climb over it...
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Just what I'm thinking about. Did you buy it in SA?

Looking at installing a baby lee cloth as well. What was the height above the mattress? I'm thinking that it should be about 60 cm so that she wouldn't be able to climb over it...
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Great pics man! I'd vote for the clip on highchair for eating at the table, we loved those. But out in the cockpit that's not going to do it...
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Looking at installing a baby lee cloth as well. What was the height above the mattress? I'm thinking that it should be about 60 cm so that she wouldn't be able to climb over it...
Yes, it was about 50-60cm.

Strong pad eyes bolted on either side.
3/8" line with Phifertex(sp?) and webbing wrapped over and sewn at the top.

Webbing sewn on and screwed down with washers at the bottom.

We lived aboard for a summer with our 6-9month old son while we were renovating our house. It was fun but a lot of work. Great memories.
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Depending on the table you have on board I think something like this " clip on" chair would be great.

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We had twins, living aboard for two of their first years we used an older version of what you posted, worked very well.......
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I wasn't living on a boat, but also used an older version of that, in my home and during travel. I thought it was great! Small, portable, sturdy, and convenient.
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Re: Options for baby "high" chair on board

We used the Phil and Ted's "Me too" screw on high chair for our daughter (and we'll be getting the same chair when our new baby is ready for one as well.)

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