What a Feeding Specialist Looks for in a Highchair

Guest post by Kayla Richardson
Speech and Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC



As a Feeding Specialist (Speech Language Pathologist), I tend to be pretty picky about baby gear. It seems like a given that baby gear would be designed to facilitate development, but unfortunately that's not always the case. When I take a trip down the baby goods aisle, I often find more bad than good. This is why I've become passionate about educating and empowering parents so they can have all the facts before shopping for their gear.

Here's what I look for in a highchair:

1. A chair that supports a baby's hips and back while in an upright position during feeding.

2. A chair that offers adjustable foot support to facilitate a 90-90-90 position as they grow.

The IKEA ANTILOP highchair doesn't fit this criteria by itself, but add the Yeah Baby Goods support cushion and adjustable footrest, and VOILA! You have everything you need to provide a supportive and stable environment for your little one to work on eating solids.

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