Meals together are important for you and your family. But how does your baby feel best and what is best for his back? Feeding on your lap? Do you prefer a seesaw? Or is the high chair the most suitable variant? We'll show you what to look out for and what advantages and disadvantages seesaw & Co. have!
Your baby is now old enough to eat porridge or solid foods. After the intensive period of breastfeeding or bottle-giving, you still want your sweetheart to be around while you eat. When is a baby allowed to sit, you will probably ask yourself. With the many options on the market, the question arises as to which seating solution is best for your baby and its back. We therefore clear up myths about sitting and show you the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular positions when feeding!
When can and is my baby even allowed to sit?
This is surely the most important question when it comes to the health of your baby and his / her back. The spine in particular is still very sensitive in infants, the bones are soft – so it is all the more important that they are not forced into unnatural positions, otherwise there is a risk of malpositions! After all, your baby was used to a hunched posture in the womb for nine months, so it takes time to develop a straight back posture. During the first year of life, you can therefore observe how muscles and bones develop until your baby can hold its own head and comes closer and closer to sitting.
In most cases, babies from the age of seven or eight months manage to get themselves into a sitting position and to hold it. This ability should be used as a yardstick: only then does your darling belong in a high chair or similar chair in which they have to sit independently.