(Closed) At what age do you give babies/toddlers their own seat?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How old = chair?
    0-6 months : (3 votes)
    20 %
    6-12 months : (1 votes)
    7 %
    12-18 months : (4 votes)
    27 %
    18 months - 2 years : (2 votes)
    13 %
    2 years+ : (5 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    235 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted young as in the 0-6mts, only for the space issues at each table (i.e. a round table for 10 that needs to fit a carrier, or high chair).  Also I think 1.5 year olds at your wedding would probably be able to sit in there own chairs…

    Post # 4
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I’d ask the parents how they would like their child accommodated. I’d think at that age that they’d want a space at the table, but some may not even want to bring their kid with them.

    Post # 5
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I say give them a chair because babies come with a lot of stuff.  (Diaper bags, pumpkin seats, etc)  Even if the baby is too little to sit in the chair, it will be useful for mom to have a little extra room  rather than cramming two people and loads of stuff into one place setting.

    Post # 7
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think the age limit of sitting in the parents’ lap only applies to airline ticket pricing. I personally think the space should be saved for a child/infant regardless of the age since with babies, the parents will need a chair to put the bassinet/baby carrier on. My vote is regardless of age, you need to account for the space for a chair or a high chair. I don’t think a parent would enjoy a dinner while trying to hold a child in their lap.

    Post # 9
    7490 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I would sit my one year old daughter on my lap.

    Post # 10
    869 posts
    Busy bee

    We had a spot/seat for every guest – even the 1.5 month old.  As pp mentioned, the space at the table is much appreciated, I think.  

    Post # 11
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had a chair set out for the two one year olds at our wedding and the venue had a heads up they were there and for the banquet captain to approach and ask of they’d prefer a highchair. 

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