My husband Slaed, a seasoned traveler, has no shortage of advice when it comes to hitting the roads, rails, skies, and even waterways. Fatherhood did throw him for a loop, but with almost a year and a half of travel with a little one under his belt, he’s got some creative ideas and some gems of advice he wants to pass along to you fellow travelers out there.
Over the holidays while visiting my brother in the Tahoe area, we found ourselves at a busy and quite popular brunch spot. After waiting about 20 minutes for a table with tummies grumbling, and a certain toddler getting harder and harder to wrangle, the staff notified us that we’d also have to wait for a high chair. We were not about to hold Bergen in our laps, and he’s certainly not big enough yet for his own chair.
Dad to the rescue.
Lucky for us, the restaurant did have a couple of booster seats available. It turns out that with the help of a good belt, the booster seat can be attached to a chair creating a makeshift highchair. This contraption might have even kept Bergen more secure than our usual setup. According to the Slaed, the best kind of belt is one that’s adjustable without holes though any belt will do in a real pinch.
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