Do babies need a footrest on a high chair?
Posture is so incredibly important when you begin weaning, in fact, one of the requirements of starting weaning is that your baby has to be able to sit upright safely before you can begin. It has huge effects on the success of a meal, so if you are struggling with weaning or if the baby is upset in their highchair/at meal times it may be a priority for you to consider that they are not properly supported in their highchair causing discomfort and frustration.
We love the ANTILOP highchair and can say this is a wonderful option when choosing a high chair. Adding our bamboo footrests means your little feeder will be able properly supported during meal time.
How to add the footrest to the high chair?
Simply take the legs off the IKEA Antilop high chair, and roll the o-rings over the top of the legs positioning one o-ring above and one below the wooden footrest on each side to keep the footrest from slipping down. You can easily move the o-rings up and down the legs adjusting the footrest to your baby's height, and that's it - easy peasy!
What's the best high chair with an adjustable footrest?We might be biased, but we couldn't recommend the Ikea ANTILOP Highchair with tray anymore - it's not only incredibly practical, we take ours to restaurants, and friends' houses and use it for sensory play it also has a great price!
Why we love our IKEA highchair footrest (as weaning parents ourselves)You can simply adjust the height to follow your child's growth
Easy to clean
Supporting the little one leads to better and safer eating at meal times
Can help correct posture to help baby to sit upright safely
Allows the child to be concentrating on eating and not dancing (feet)
Our bamboo wooden footrests have a quality finish and has smooth edges
Fits the Ikea Antilop highchair
What other Antilop high chair accessories do we recommend?
At Bobbin and Bumble, we stock all the IKEA highchair accessories you'll ever need and with every purchase you make, we can ensure it will be safe and perfect for your little baby and 100% compatible with the IKEA feeding chair.Weaning from around six months can be a messy business, so we recommend, alongside the highchair footrest: Ikea highchair cushion covers
IKEA Highchair Silicone Placemats made exclusively for the Ikea Antilop highchair
Wipeable Splash Mats that fit perfectly under the highchair
Ideal for baby's first silicone suction meal set