Lately these four words have been used quite frequently when we arrive at a restaurant and ask if they have any high chairs for the babies. In my mothers mind, putting our babies to sit in a restaurant high chair is pretty much the same as allowing them to lick public toilet seats!!
Don't get me wrong, I don't exactly want to expose my daughter to unnecessary germs and dirt, I always wipe the chairs over with Milton wipes before we allow her to sit there. But I do believe that kids do need to be exposed to a certain amount of germs to build up their immunity.
Over the last few weeks, we've all been ill with a virus and I'm pretty certain than my mother thinks that littke E caught it from sitting in restaurant high chairs! I know this because the other day she bought both my sister and I this First Years Booster Seat from Peter Jones for us to use when we are out and about with the girls.
Here's some photos of little E sitting happily in her booster seat in Ikea yesterday.
As we left the Restaurant area in Ikea yesterday, I actually caught myself turning my nose up at a stack of grim looking high chairs piled up in the corner. Whilst I still probably don't rank that highly on my mothers 'Particular' scale ( only she scores 10/10) I am certainly a booster seat convert!