Ah, dinnertime. That daily family event when toddlers run around with food in their mouths and in their hair and on their hands which they smear onto camel-colored couches purchased before children were present. Oh, just us? OK yes this is our own fault. It’s a blur as to why, but we thought Frida was ready for a normal big-person chair. I had been using a booster for her since forever… I never actually used a high-chair. We went from Bumbo to booster. Anyway, she seemed ready and she was definitely willing—she climbed into our chairs and seemed to manage OK from there. But we quickly learned that the freedom came too soon. She bolted from the chair after a bite or two, which led to the inevitable tantrums when we tried to get her to stay put. Just as this experiment led us to accepting that our child needed to be strapped down during mealtimes, we were about to leave for a Sonoma getaway with friends and family.
I didn’t relish the idea of ruining everyone’s sun-dappled, wine-soaked, vinyard-framed idyllic meals with my screaming, running-around child. Luckily this Munchkin collaboration came along just in time, with the opportunity to try out the Travel Booster Seat. Maybe it was the newness of the contraption—though it was likely the straps!—that made her willing to sit still for a reasonable amount of time. The compartment for storing food came in very handy, and the straps were long enough to attach to this large rattan chair. And the most important part is that the longer she sits still, the more she eats, which obviously make a mom happy. I’m going to try it out again over Thanksgiving when I’ll be traveling along with my little bundle of energy—wish me luck. And in the meantime, at home, she’s back in the booster.
The Miracle 360 Cup also came in handy on our Somoma trip. Nothing spilled, even while trying (and failing) to drink quietly while laying down in bed! The arrival of this cup was also great timing because we’ve been trying to wean Frida from using a bottle. Sippy cups have been a little bit of a challenge because she gets frustrated with the access point. But since this one has 360-degree access it’s really easy for her to use, and the bright colors are definitely a toddler-pleaser.
P.S. I’ve been calling Frida munchkin since day one, another reason why this collab seemed like a perfect fit!
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