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When can you sit a baby in a highchair?

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Depending on the high chair and the baby, possibly as early as four or five months. Lots of high chairs now come with what my father-in-law called astronaut straps--straps around the waist and over each arm to keep babies who cannot sit on their own safely seated.


I think you can sit a baby in a highchair when they learn to sit up! Lucas learned to sit himself up at 7 months and that week we ordered his highchair and started baby jar foods! He loved it right away and now we can sit him in there all the time when we're cooking in the kitchen. :)


As soon as they sit up on their own and without assistance, they can sit in a highchair. I would say around 6 month, that's how old Dezmond was when he was in a highchair.

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