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Do you need a Footrest on a Highchair?

Providing a footrest for babies when they are sitting in their highchair while eating is important for several reasons...

  1. Promotes proper posture: A footrest helps the baby to maintain a proper sitting posture when they're sitting, with the feet touching the ground or the footrest. This can help prevent slouching or hunching over, which can cause discomfort and strain on the back, neck, and shoulders.

2. Improves stability: A footrest provides a stable base for the baby's feet, which can help improve their overall stability and balance. This can help prevent the baby from tipping or sliding out of the highchair.

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Beech Footrest and Leg Wraps

3. Enhances comfort: Sitting with dangling legs can be uncomfortable for babies, particularly for an extended period. A footrest can help to alleviate this discomfort by providing a place to rest their feet and allowing them to feel more secure and comfortable.

4. Helps with feeding: With a footrest, babies can sit more comfortably in their highchair while they eat. This can help them to focus on the food in front of them, rather than worrying about their posture or balance. This can, in turn, help improve their eating habits and digestion.

Overall, an adjustable footrest on a highchair can contribute to a more comfortable and stable environment for babies to eat in, which can help promote healthy feeding habits and prevent discomfort or strain.

At Cove Baby we provide Bamboo Footrests, Beech Footrests and Black Footrests designed to go on the IKEA Antilop Highchair. You can also personalise your Beech Footstool with any name of your choice, engraved here in the UK.

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