View Full Version : What is after the highchair?

01-06-2004, 02:16 PM
I've been putting Alia in the booster seat lately (with tray attached) as the highchair just seemed like overkill, and she wanted to be closer to the table. She can't just sit on the chair at the table itself because she's still a little too messy with some foods for that, but I'm tired of taking the booster seat/tray off every night and cleaning the entire set-up.

What's the next step after the highchair? Should I still be using it? Should I get a Kinderzeat (but does it have a tray?) is there an easier booster seat? HELP!


Michelle - Mom to Alia born 5/16/02

01-06-2004, 05:10 PM
Kathleen went from the high chair to the booster seat with tray (just like what you have) to the Cushie Tooshie booster. I *love* this thing. I miss the tray because it's easier to clean a tray than the whole table. But this booster is wonderful. You don't have to strap it to the chair either. It's made of this material that makes it stick to the chair without sliding. To clean it, all you have to do is pick it up, clean it and the chair and put it back. The other thing I love about this is that if you need the chair for an adult, you don't have to unstrap the whole thing. HTH! :)

01-06-2004, 06:41 PM
I did the same thing: went to the booster with tray and then to the Cooshie Booster that the Fields recommend.

To help keep the table clean I started using those plastic placemats. They can be rinsed off easily and thrown in the dishwasher when necessary.

01-17-2004, 04:50 PM
We also use a Cooshie Booster. DD loves it.

It's small enough to throw in the trunk to use it at Grandma's, too

DD stll makes a mess at the table, so I've resorted to using one of those vinyl table cloths I found at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

01-20-2004, 12:35 PM
Ok! So where do I get one of these seats? I would love to buy one!

01-20-2004, 12:51 PM
If you mean the Cooshie Booster I have seen it online but believe it or not the best price is at BRU.

01-21-2004, 11:29 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Bought one at BRU and DS LOVES it! I guess he feels like a big boy at the table . :)

01-23-2004, 03:43 PM
I thought I would put my 2 cents in here. I have a kinderzeat for my 2 year old ds and I love it!! He loves to sit in it and eat from the table. They so not come with a tray, but I believe that you can order one. I think they are hard to find and rather expensive (as is the kinderzeat itself!!). The kinderzeat is one purchase I have not regretted, because my ds hated the highchair, but will go get up in his kinderzeat himself, because he feels like a big boy.


01-28-2004, 05:50 AM
We love the Cooshie Tooshie booster, and always have people commenting on it. It was a great way to transition from the First Years reclining feeding seat. Our table gets sticky too, but oh, well!

01-28-2004, 11:52 AM
Julie we use plastic placemats! They wipe off easily and go in the dishwasher if necessary. They don't conatin all the mess but they help a LOT. It was also a bit of a motivator for Amy. The rest of us use cloth placemats (laundry-machine-friendly) and when she wanted one I told her that she couldn't make a mess on it. Well, she did, but not as much as usual! :)

01-30-2004, 09:33 AM
How tall were your kids when you put them in this booster (the Cushie Booster)? My dd is small, and 3" just doesn' seem like it would be enough height. Anyone know either way?

Jen in Okinawa
Mom to Noelle (10/25/01)

01-30-2004, 11:59 AM
Amy is pretty tall (85th percentile) and we put her in it at about age 2. The regular booster seat (at least the one we have) is much higher up and would work better for a shorter baby.

02-08-2004, 12:14 AM
I LOVE the Kinderzeat too. DD#1 really loves it, it looks nice and is such great quality. She is 3.5 and I definitely think that she will use it for years. I like it so much better than booster seats that move around too much or have to be strapped down on my good chairs. DD#2 is only 10 months old, but I definitely plan to get her one when she is a little older. There is no way that DD#1 will be willing to give up hers!

pamela mom of 3
02-10-2004, 10:17 PM
Gone both ways, cooshie booster & then with #3 the kinderzeat.

For less $$ investment the cooshie is decent however since it doesn't height adjust it can be an issue with some tables/childrens heights etc. Plus i had to give up on mine for my girls as my little boy would run about chewing on them x(

So with them i later switched over to some ikea toddler chairs, pretty cheap and cute ;)

With #3 i went for broke and got the kinderzeat as i needed something more adjustable, it's worked very well...very easy to clean and stable..he really likes sitting in it & this is a child who doesn't sit still on the whole.

Even my 5yo likes the kinderzeat, actually they all fight over *sigh* LOL

Anyhow my experience, FWIW

~Pamela Mom Of 3


02-17-2004, 01:21 PM
We never had a high chair, one of those seats w/ trays attached to a chair because our townhome was too small for another piece of furniture! Now (and since a little before age 2) Ds sits in this little "junior" chair thing. My mom found it at an unfinished furniture store. There's no straps, but the back curves around to meet the table so they can't fall out on the sides.

03-01-2004, 11:26 AM
Well, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a Kinderzeat :-) I found one at Baby Catalog of America for $199 with shipping and the cushion included. Ken wasn't thrilled I was spending so much, but I think it will be worth it. Thanks for the suggestions. Friends of ours have the Cooshie Booster and we tried it, but our chairs are too low, she was sitting too far under the table!

Michelle - Mom to Alia born 5/16/02 and #2 due 8/12/04