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Umm was thinking the same Sunnyday. Sorry but putting a two year old in a seat with reins makes me feel a little uncomfortable.

We have two year olds at lunch time sitting on normal chairs, yes they do get up and down, but with lots of patience and persuasion they will sit up the table and eat. Maybe try this first?

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we have tried that and it doesn't work, we have hot lunches being brought in from the school kitchen and have had a few misses when a toddler gets up quickly from a chair and nearly collides with a staff member and hot food...so I would rather it was safe.

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Think I would just put food out before the children sit in that case. Our two year olds are just on normal chairs .... Although my dear husband could do with a chair with reins- he always seems to f**** a****** around at mealtimes! :-) :-) :-)

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community playthings do lovely wooden chair suitable for toddlers which match their low tables the staff can then sit on the floor by the side of the child to assist them with feeding and to ensure the food has cooled down making it safer too. some of ours love feeding themselves and know exactly what they like to eat first. we do not use reins as we feel this allows them independence and helps to make choices ours love lunchtimes we play calming music and have a general social time engaging in conversation too

Check out community playthings website and then look at other providers of chairs and table sets. Hope you find a good resources that the children and staff are happy with. :D

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Our 2 year olds are in a small group for lunch now but in the past when we could have a mixture of 2 to 4 year olds in a group of 30 plus we did occasionally use reins for the odd runner! We just used normal reins that you would use to take them a walk on, they have anchors that we put round the chair back sides, worked for us, and they never needed them for long :)

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I think we have to remember that at home they are probably still in highchairs and used to being strapped in so to speak, so when they come to nursery at 2 it's a huge thing to suddenly be able to get down from the table. Just the transition from high chair to normal chair is a huge thing so if they need reins for a short while to get used to this then why not. Like I said earlier we very rarely used them, I think it was only 2 children in 10 years, but in a busy setting when we had to eat in the same room as our toys it was hard to keep some of the 2 year olds from running off to play!

Now my nursery takes from 6 weeks and as soon as they are ready they sit at the table with us and we get to train them up straight away so to speak!

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We use wooden captain's chairs. They are a bit heavier than normal chairs so children would find it harder to suddenly push them back. You could attach reins to them if you needed to - we have occasionally with a two year old and we use the same chairs in our baby room so use reins with them then if needed. They are great chairs as they are really stable and children are well supported in them. Great for children with additional needs too.

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Thank you so much Laura and those with useful replies-yes we are a small room with toys etc in and the school kitchen bring our food in so we have to have it when it comes and it is just for those runners who need a little time to adjust sitting at a table and not in a high chair.The captains chairs sound great too will look into those:)

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Within our Toddler Room (2-3year olds) we have captain chairs that all the children sit in and most of the children sit really nicely. However we do have fidgeters and ones that will get down so we make sure an adult sits next to them, we also sing songs once they're up the table and waiting for their lunch to keep them occupied.

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I'm all for reins in high chairs because the height is a hazard and I can understand using straps in a lower chair for babies who need physical support to sit upright but I'm not sure it's appropriate to restrain children to teach them not to get down from the table.

I would prefer to use other ways to support them through the transition from a high chair to a low chair that they need to choose to stay in, e.g. keeping them engaged with a practitioner close by modelling and praising the behaviour you want to see.

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