Health Tip: Use a High Chair Safely12/24/13
(HealthDay News) -- High chairs can keep children safe when they
eat, but only when used properly.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these tips for safe
use of a high chair:
- Choose a chair that doesn't easily tip over. Any foldable high
chair should be locked when in use.
- Always use the restraint straps, including the crotch strap,
whenever your child is in the seat.
- Do not let your child stand in the chair, and do not position
it close to any desk or counter.
- Don't allow older children to climb or play on a high
- Never leave a young child unattended in a high chair.
- Use a freestanding high chair over one that locks to a
- Make sure your child's feet cannot touch the table.
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