Our nutritionist noticed that Emily's feet do not reach her high chair's foot rest. This may not seem like a big deal, but can you imagine eating dinner on a bar stool and not being able to plant your feet on the stool's foot rest? Would you feel stable? Would you feel comfortable? And, most importantly, would you enjoy your meal?
Although Emily has an adjustable high chair, the foot rest still doesn't reach her feet. So, we improvised by placing a Kleenex box on top of her foot rest and securing it with tape to the legs of the high chair. Emily's feet touch the Kleenex box and allow her to plant her feet while eating. It is my hope that this simple modification will help Emily feel more comfortable and improve her eating.Does your high chair's foot rest reach your baby's feet? If not, it's not the end of the world. You can easily improve your baby's feeding environment and create a modified foot rest using common household items. All that you will need is masking tape and some sort of structure that will serve as a foot rest. We found that a Kleenex box provided Emily with a foot rest at the appropriate height. However, other household items, such as a stack of books, a baby wipe container, or a shoe box may work.
Preemie Blessings wishes you a great day and lots of luck modifying your baby's high chair, if changes are needed!