How does your child sit at the table?

feet on the foot rest!

feet on the foot rest!

Something I have learnt from my good OT (occupational therapist) & physio friends, is to ‘ideally’ have your child’s feet supported when sitting on a chair (including high chairs).

You can be sure without a foot rest, your child will fidget more and have less attention for their meal. I know I never like sitting on a wall or bar stool for long with no foot rest..

The trick is to find a foot rest at the right level to ensure their feet sit flat and their knees and hips are also at right angles. Any other thoughts/foot rest ideas most welcome!  Yes, OTs and physios too. 

Ps ours is a storage container, that doubles as a block container 🙂

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About heidelightful

Hello friend! I am a paediatric speech pathologist and health coach. My vision is to create a world where parents can understand the real link between diet and their child's health and behaviour, and know how to create true health for their family. My two young, wonderful and sensitive sons both have food intolerances and have also taught me about my own, that I have never known about until now! Topics I have looked into for my own family's health and also from my role as a speech pathologist with children with picky eating are food intolerances, fussy eaters, creating healthy eaters and eating to prevent and ‘cure’ childhood issues such as ADHD, autism, eczema/skin issues, trouble sleeping, low immunity, frequent snot/ear infections and bedwetting, to name a few. I write many posts coming from being an exhausted mum trying to keep up with fussy boys who can only eat certain foods and also as a professional who has worked with other children with similar issues. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my husband and two boys and was previously an exchange student in Brazil! I hope to inspire you to help your child achieve their potential through health and well-being. Thanks for stopping by :) Heidi

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