Family Mealtimes

Now that Baby Sprout is that bit older we have moved him into his tripp trapp highchair for mealtimes. This means he is now sitting at the table with the rest of us and all of a sudden he seems that much more ‘grown up’. He absolutely loves sitting at the table with us – playing with his toys and watching the girls talking, chatting and playing. He is absolutely fascinated by them!

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Mealtimes in our house are often stressful – we have two fussy little girls, and with an extra person to juggle feeding it’s not exactly relaxing but these are the very ordinary moments of our day. Baby Sprout will eat heartily whatever we give him and then the girls laugh at him playing with his toys (usually dropping them on the floor or banging them on the table). I’ll probably tell the girls to sit on their chairs at least 20 times and often be in negotiations with both of them as to how much of their dinner they are expected to eat.

Mealtimes are my least favourite part of the day but this week watching the three of them interact together over mealtimes struck something in me. They looked like a real little family, sharing a meal together. Talking, playing and just being together. A little moment of happiness in what I usually consider to be the stress of mealtimes!

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  1. March 29, 2015 / 3:04 pm

    Love your dinning chairs! It’s stressful making meals to suit them all but it’s so nice to see them together and the perfect time to sit down and enjoy each other’s company.

  2. March 29, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    I remember when meal times were my least favourite part too but now that he’s in the highchair mealtimes should hopefully get easier. He really does look so grown up and I love how bright and colourful your dining room is x

  3. Carie
    March 29, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    We’ve used Tripp Trapps for our three too – first in the newborn seat and now even Pip is big enough for the high chair part (though he has his sister’s green set on his blue chair which looks a bit interesting!) It’s always been so lovely to have even tiny babies up at the table with us for meal times and Sprout looks like he’s loving his new view. And also your dining chairs are fabulous – I love the multicoloured look!

  4. mummydaddyme
    March 30, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    Your house is gorgeous, I love your colourful dining chairs! And we have a tripp trap and it is just the best invention ever isn’t it? SO great that they can be right up at the table and joining in with everyone. x

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