Monday, October 26, 2009

Elnathan's new seat

Elnathan is six months old next week. He now enjoys trying to sit up to play, but doesn't have the balance to sit alone yet. Today I went to mother's group and saw this handy solution - the washing basket seat! Supervision is required, as unbalanced little ones can end up slumped against the sides. Some padding would also help, perhaps a blanket or quilt to soften the sides of the basket. My friend at mother's group had placed a doona over the basket for padding.


  1. He's so adorable, Sherrin! We used the same idea for Hans for a while as a nice convenient mini-playpen. He would sit in a laundry basket during meals at other's houses or other times when I needed to be sitting at the table without him grabbing things), and I would stick one of my feet in the basket to hold it down so it wouldn't tip. This was really helpful when we were eating at someone else's house without a playpen or booster seat! Everyone has a laundry basket available :-).

  2. What a great idea to use when at others' houses! Tipping is the main hazard, as you say, but I figure that at least he doesn't have far to fall!