Children’s chair that opens from the side

A children’s chair that is suitable for wheelchair-using parents of young children and who find it difficult to lift the child in and out of an ordinary highchair.

User moves child over to chair. 
Photo: Tomas Engblom
User moves child over to chair.
Photo: Tomas Engblom

Description
Children’s chair from Stokke with stomach rail. Between the stomach rail and backrest are fabric straps that can be opened from the side. The child sits at the same height as on its mother’s lap.

Model: Stokke Sitti

Technique: Erika positions herself somewhat behind the child’s chair with her knees next to the seat; she supports herself on the chair in order to keep her balance and slides the child over.

Users comments
Since the seat is at the same height as the mother’s lap and since the chair can be opened with a strap from the sides Erika can place the child in the chair by herself.

Made by
Stokke, www.stokke.com/

Purchased from
Children’s stores

Paid for by
The user

Editors comments
Today Stokke does not sell ‘Stokke Sitti’ anymore.
Babybjörn, www.babyshop.com has a highchair with a foldout table which enables the mother/father to place the child into the chair from the side (last checked May 2017).

This tip is from 2005

User feeds child sitting in children's chair. 
Photo: Tomas Engblom
User feeds child sitting in children's chair.
Photo: Tomas Engblom
Child sitting in children's chair
Child sitting in children's chair

Tipsare: Erika

Erika lives in a house together with her partner and two infants. She is working part time. In 1994 she was injured and has a low tetraplegia (C7). Sometimes she uses help provided by the local government when she is going out with her children.