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Hook-on Chairs

by Guest
Posted August 4 2010 03:02pm

 

Hook-on chairs attach to the edge of a table and consist of a seat and sometimes an adjustable feeding tray. Such chairs have become popular for families who are dining in restaurants and want to take along their infant or toddler. Parents may keep a hook-on chair in the trunk of their car for convenience.
 
Many children fall from these chairs when the straps are not used. Children can also fall out of hook-on chairs when they come loose from the table. Before putting a child in a hook-on chair, attach it to the table and pull it backwards to make sure it will not topple. Place the hook-on chair so that the child's feet cannot push on the table or other chairs. NEVER leave your child unattended in a hook-on chair.
 
Choosing a safe hook-on chair:
 

  • Check the instructions before purchasing. Not all tables are suitable for use with hook-on chairs.
  • Choose a hook-on chair that includes a waist strap and a crotch strap that fit between your child's legs. 
  • Choose a hook-on chair that locks securely when set up.
  • Check the underside of the feeding tray for rough or sharp edges that could irritate or hurt your child. 
  • Don’t choose a hook-on chair with a seat made of flimsy or weak material, or material that will scratch your baby’s legs.
  • Don’t choose a hook-on chair without testing its harness straps. Try opening and closing the strap with one hand to make sure they are easy to use.

 
Hook-on chair safety:
 

  • Place the hook-on chair so your child’s feet cannot push on the table or other chairs.
  • Use safety straps—including the crotch strap—at all times when using a hook-on chair. 
  • Never  leave your child unattended in a hook-on chair. 
  • Don’t place your child in a hook-on chair without first attaching it to the table and pulling it backwards to make sure it won’t topple.

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