Friday, March 27, 2009

halp

Well, our romantic getaway for this weekend (we were supposed to stay at a cabin at Percy Quin State Park) was cancelled because of Ace's sudden fever. Ah well. Some other time.

Anyway, I need y'all's help. Ace is getting way too big for restaurant high chairs. He's got giant ham feet and it's pretty challenging to get him stuffed down in there, and we've got new ankle braces on order which I'm fairly certain will make it nigh impossible to get him in a chair. The booster seats don't work for him since his high tone makes him want to straighten his legs, which in turn makes him slide out of the seat. The last time I put him in a booster seat, I spent the entire meal straightening him back up, which did nothing to help his mood.

I need to find a booster seat for older toddlers (Ace is 40 pounds, y'all) that has a crotch strap, that is portable. The high chair that we have now is just a booster seat, but it'd be a might big pain in the butt to tote all over the place.

This is my new APB. There are a LOT of portable booster seats, but the ones for older children don't have crotch straps. The ones for younger children wouldn't fit my giant beast of a child. Halp, please.

9 comments:

Watercolor said...

Maybe call MRC and see if they know of any sources or local labs that make custom things like this. Or your physical therapist.

Mommy said...

We've been searching for one as well b/c Jayden can't tolerate being outside of a booth in a high chair. Right now we have the seat that attaches to the table but he's sure to outgrow that soon. Here are a few I looked at. Not sure if they will work for Ace, but just wanted to share just in case...

http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=535704&cmSource=CrossSell&relatedProductId=6764

http://www.overstock.com/Baby/JumpSeat-Booster-Seat/2295982/product.html

http://www.target.com/Eddie-Bauer-Pop-Up-Booster-Seat/dp/B000COOKI2/ref=sc_ri_2?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=1KSQN45S4WYQGTMQWNX0&pf_rd_p=471801991&pf_rd_i=B00080LZVU&pf_rd_s=bottom-11&pf_rd_m=A1VC38T7YXB528&pf_rd_t=201

Those are the cheaper ones, but I doubt if they are what you need for Ace. You may have to spend a pretty penny!

dhcoop said...

I'm sorry I have no halpful hints. Is there any way you could modify the older booster by sawing some holes and taking the crotch strap from the younger version and replacing? I don't know. Maybe duct tape??

Like I said, I'm not much halp...

JesusThroughMary said...

See all the problems that are caused when you abandon your Lenten discipline?

mrs. misenar said...

i saw a lady with a portable one in sal & mookies one day. so i know they are out there!

Brou HahHah said...

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Sounds like something a cordless drill, some well-placed screws and a medium-gage fabric strap (color of choice) could fix in an existing booster seat you can schlep along for only a few bucks.

Sandi said...

This probably goes without saying, but try craigslist.

From the Doghouse said...

I'm thinking someone handy could make a custom job.

Kayra said...

Stacey, I bought some cheap seats ($12) for my twins at babysrus. The name brand escapes me at the moment but I will look tonight when I get home. We never bought high chairs for them, these attached to our dining room chairs, had a tray, and strap between their legs. The strap still fits them (they are almost 3 and get strapped from time to time). I will get the namebrand for you and hopefully you can find one for Ace.