Using Highchairs and Boosters

If recommending commercially available highchairs, it is most appropriate that they have a high back, some padding, tilt-in-space and an accessible tray. If tilt-in-space is not available, but is needed in order to not change the position of the pelvis, specialized seating may be required.

For children with minimal postural needs, the use of towels or foam to modify their posture may be adequate, e.g. at lumbar and laterals. To modify seat height and depth, some foam, flat cushions, or pillows can be used but it is essential to ensure that stability is maintained.

It is important for a child’s feet to be supported during feeding. Ensure that the footrest is the correct height, or supports are in place as needed.