best SEAting AND SWINGING GEAR

high chair

FEEDING CHAIRS

This highchair can be used safely even before your baby can sit independently. There are many highchairs that recline and thus suggest the use of their brand with young baby's I disagree. If the baby is 3-4 months old and her legs are hanging it is putting a strain on the baby's back and neck. 
This highchair has a foot rest that can fold up. Folded up it will supports even a 1 month old.
Why would you want a 1 month old in a highchair? Only to spend time with you while you are in the kitchen and baby can be high up close to you.

This highchair is great for a baby 6 months and up.
If your baby can sit on the couch supported and not sliding down for 1-2 minutes this highchair is great for him. If he cant please use a baby chair or get the Inglesina Gusto Highchair. 

When your baby grows to be a preschooler he will want to sit in the "big" chair. However, the big chairs will not be high enough for him. These chair boosters will allow you to avoid the boosters that go on the seat. Your child will fell much more like you this way. They love that and it also helps in your child's cognitive and social relationship development. 

I recommend this for busy moms who prefer to carry their own chair to avoid the dirt and germs of the outside world. Use it only with baby's 9-11 month or older. Baby needs to be able to sit all by herself on the floor playing 10 minutes before this chair can be used without compromising your baby's development.

Two harnesses to keep your baby in place and safe. It is safest to use on a chair with baby who can sit well independently.
The Elufly can be clipped onto the shopping cart or you can clip it onto yourself to give you extra hands.
The Elufly harness is short thus sits low on baby's trunk, so a baby who likes climbing could slip out it. 
The Cozy Cover harness is safer since it comes with a 5 point harness and it is higher but can only be used on chairs.

I recommend this for busy moms who prefer to carry their own chair to avoid the dirt and germs of the outside world. Use it only with baby's 9-11 month or older. Baby needs to be able to sit all by herself on the floor playing 10 minutes before this chair can be used without compromising your baby's development.


SWINGING CHAIRS

This is a swing that offers a seated position as well a total reclined bassinet option.
I recommend reclining your baby into a flat position after she is deep asleep. The muscles relax when the baby is in deep sleep and won't hold the baby's head up. This way the head in an elevated position will tilt to one side. This swing offers the option to avoid the baby's head tilting to one side is the swing even if she fell asleep by reclining the seat to a flat position.

Newborn baby's have a flexion contraction (read about it in the blog on head control) and this bassinet helps the newborn because gravity can not straighten them. The elevated back helps baby to breathe easier. It is roomy enough, not like the car seat for baby to slightly move and shift her body.
I recommend this bassinet for newborns till 3-4 months of age for naps and for short naps there after. After 4 months sleeping flat is best for baby's development.
When you use this bassinet with a newborn the baby will slide and slump because there is no side support. To help baby lay straight roll receiving blankets and tuck the rolls in at the sides.
This is a bassinet for your baby if he is fussy laying on his back.

PLAY CHAIRS

Newborn baby's have a flexion contraction (read about it in the blog on head control) and this sleeper helps the newborn because gravity can not straighten them. The elevated back helps baby to breathe easier. It is roomy enough, not like the car seat for baby to slightly move and shift her body.
I recommend this sleeper for newborns till 3-4 months of age and for short naps there after. After 4 months sleeping flat is best for baby's development.
When you use this sleeper with a newborn the baby will slide and slump because there is no side support. To help baby lay straight roll receiving blankets and tuck the rolls in at the sides.
This is a sleeper for your baby if he is fussy laying on his back.

This is a new take on the original boppy pillow to support baby learning sitting.
Use this pillow if your baby is sitting with a straight back but still topples over to the sides or back. Don't use this pillow if your baby straightens her knees when she is sitting in this pillow. 

This is a small version of an armchair. 
There are several brands similar to this, however most of them are either to soft or to bulky.
This chair has a good height in the back rest as well as the seat. The foam is sturdy enough to hold the child even if he reclines thus giving the child the support he needs.
I recommend using this chair starting with toddlers who can sit themselves into it. 

This is a small version of a sofa.
There are several brands similar to this, however most of them are either to soft or to bulky.
This sofa has a good height in the back rest as well as the seat. The foam is sturdy enough to hold the child even if he reclines thus giving the child the support he needs.
I recommend using this sofa starting with toddlers who can sit themselves into a child's chair. However, if I would have to choose between the chair or sofa I would choose the chair. It gives better support.

This floor seat is good for babies who are eager to be upright but can not support themselves in sitting independently yet. As always, if your baby sits with straight legs (like the baby in the video) in this seat please don't use it. Make sure your baby sits in it like the baby in the picture.