Post # 1
Please forgive my ignorance on this–I don’t have any children!
We have some friends with children who are coming in from out of town (flying and driving). Three couples have babies that are aged 8mos, 9mos, and 11mos and I’m not sure if I should be renting high-chairs for them (do parents normally travel with some kind of collapsible high-chair contraption (do they even make those?)? can babies sit in a high-chair at those ages??). And by high-chair, I mean something that looks like what’s below (that’s the only kind the rental company has). If that’s not appropriate, is there some other option for accomodating a baby? Or would they just have the baby in his/her stroller the whole time?
Oh, and it’s a daytime wedding and we’re sitting at long banquet tables. We’ll seat the babies in between their parents.
(sorry, I don’t know why it’s so big & I don’t know how to resize!)
Post # 3
I think those would work just fine! They should be eating some finger foods and stuff by then so the high chair would be nice to have! I am sure their parents will have brought them some sort of snack foods.I highly doubt they will stay in a stroller that entire time 🙂
Post # 4
I think they definitely need high chairs at that age, but the one in the picture looks great! You should be fine renting those.
Post # 4
are you providing kids meals for the babies too? I always wondered about that type of situation. We ended up providing meals and highchairs for the babies less than 1 at my wedding (as well as all kids) but I always thought those little babies should have just been able to eat off their parents’ plates.
Post # 5
babies can usually sit at about 6months. Those highchairs should be fine, but I wouldn’t bet on any of the kiddies eating real solids at that point (sure cheerios & soft fruit they could probably handle, but definitely no steak haha).
babies usually start showing an interest in their parent’s food between 6-8months, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they can have all of the same things. Little ‘tastes’ of certain foods are okay, but tastes aren’t a meal (even though kids that age don’t eat much). At about 1yr-18months (1.5years) tots start eating a more ‘normal’ diet of big people food.
Depending on the ages of the children at your wedding & the foods served there may be enough options to ‘feed’ the little ones, but it really is dependant on the ages and food.
haha I just noticed your wedding date now LOL, either way, in any situation, what kids can/will eat really depends on their age, but usually their parents have a better idea of that than anyone else would.
Post # 6
On the advice of my mother (and also because of cost, frankly), we decided not to have separate meals for children (or babies). It’s a breakfast brunch buffet and there will be plenty of different kinds of foods. Even if the kids aren’t into, say a vegetable frittata, there will be muffins and bagels and fruit that they can eat. As to the babies, I’ve never been to a wedding where the couple has provided a special meal specifically for children that young. Most of the time, the parents cut up small portions of whatever they’re eating and/or bring a stash of foods with them.
It IS a private house as well, so if a parent really has a problem, we can probably scrounge something up in the fridge 🙂
Post # 7
@JennyW1: I think muffins and friut to snack on is perfect! 🙂