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Katrina Phillips
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Baby proofing and Child Safety Expert. Chief Executive of the Child Accident Prevention Trust.
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Safety

Highchair safety

When you put your baby or toddler into his highchair strap him in securely every time. This is because your little one can take you by surprise and serious head injuries can occur if he falls from his highchair down to the floor.
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Check the highchair you buy conforms to your country's safety standard.

Check the highchair has a wide base so it won’t risk falling over.

The harness should be included in the design of the highchair.

Check your baby can’t get his fingers trapped when you bring down the tray.

Always supervise your baby in their highchair.

How can I keep my baby safe in their highchair?

Always strap them in with the harness properly.

We recommend that when you put your baby into the highchair that you strap them in securely every time. Even if your kettle’s boiling, even if your phone goes and you want to check your message, strap them in first. This is because your baby can take you by surprise. He’ll learn to lift himself up and he can fall out of the highchair quite quickly.

Your baby can suffer serious head injuries if he falls from his highchair on the floor. So get into the habit of strapping your baby into the highchair every time.

  • Check the highchair you buy conforms to your country’s safety standard.
  • Check the highchair has a wide base so it won’t risk falling over.
  • The harness should be included in the design of the highchair.
  • Check your baby can’t get his fingers trapped when you bring down the tray.

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