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Old 01-30-2017, 10:31 AM
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I am starting my first infant this week. He is 1 year old so not super young and can crawl. Not walking yet.

Would it be reasonable to put him in his high chair while I get snacks and lunch ready? Maybe put a few toys on his tray? My main level is not baby friendly so I would prefer not to have him crawling around. Gates might be an option but I would have to buy two to contain him in the kitchen.

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Old 01-30-2017, 10:48 AM
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In my State we can have them in the high chair if we are actually making the meal, so I think you would be fine.
That said, a small gated play yard might also be a nice option.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:00 AM
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I do that for my one year olds (ones 15m, not walking but close, other is 16m and walking) it makes it so much easier. They play, I talk to them as I cook, and the big kids can clean up without the babies taking everything out again. I have 2 pnp's as an option too but I like the high chair. That way they're set and ready to go at mealtime. Plus towards lunch, the 16m old will lay down and go to sleep if I put him in a pnp, but will be fine in a high chair.
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Kids aren't permitted in the kitchen in my state. My dining room is the feeding/arts & crafts area, and I have a swing gate between the dining room and kitchen so I can watch them while I prep.

So your food prep area isn't close to where you serve the food? Then could you prep in advance and just grab the plate out of the fridge at meal times?
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:26 AM
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Yes the table is in the kitchen where I prep the meal but the living room and dining room are in seperate rooms so I am worried about him crawling in there out of sight. My house is pretty big and I likely wouldn't hear him either.

I am legally unlicensed in Canada so don't have as many regulations to contend with. I will give it a try and if he kicks up too much fuss I will invest in some pressure gates.

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I use highchairs as well during food prep. I provide them with a bit of finger foods to keep them busy.
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