Toddleway Cup Holder
Introducing Toddleway's patented cup holder to fit the IKEA 'Antilop' highchair
Did you know:
- by 6 months of age, when a child is ready to sit in a highchair, it is important to offer a cup of water with meals?
Not only does this allow them to develop their hand-eye coordination, but also to learn that fluids can come from alternative sources than the breast or bottle. Their oral-motor milestones are dependent upon successful practice.
1. Most babies can drink from a sippy cup by themselves by 11 months of age, and much earlier with help.
2. Usually, by 12-18 months of age, a child will want to eat and drink on their own as part of a developmental milestone and just like you, they may get thirsty during their meal.
If you have the IKEA 'Antilop' highchair, you will understand why people love them. They're cheap, easy to hose down if mealtimes go horribly wrong and just all round super practical.
But here's the thing...
It's not a huge tray.
Sure, it's big enough for your bowl or plate and a spoon and fork, but when you add the sippy cup it has just enough room to sit on the side or in the corner.
Right. Near. The. Edge.
You know what's coming..
Guess what happens when young children rock and roll in the chair, or practice scooping food with their spoon, or in our experience, just eating.
Elbows and arms move around and the next thing you know, that sippy cup is dripping water on the floor. Or better yet, the cup falls into the pile of food.
We did what most parents end up doing.. we took the sippy cup and put it nearby. Usually out of reach only to be offered when we remembered.
But learning to drink from a cup when you are thirsty is just as important as learning to eat when you are hungry. The cup needs to be within easy reach so your child can drink when they want.
Sitting level with the high chair tray, it is positioned at a perfect distance for self use. High walls and a lowered centre of gravity stop the cup from falling even with the roughest of wobbles, and an open base lets any stray food fall through. It even has a hole at the end for hanging when not in use.
It can be setup on the left or right hand side to suit you and your child and its wide opening can take even the chunkiest of sippy cups. Even ones with handles.
So sit back and relax whilst they play with their food, and drink to their hearts content. You'll be amazed how proud your little one is of themselves once they realise they can take their cup out of the cup holder and place it back in.
Install a footrest that will adjust and fit your child perfectly as they grow in only a couple of minutes!
Woodsi Footsi installation
- Roll o-rings provided up each of the front legs. Position at the approximate height you would like the footrest to sit
- Once you have positioned the O-rings place the footrest on top and adjust the o-rings to hold the footrest secure
Step 1) Install the suction lock on a flat part at the back of the highchair
Step 2) Loop the Velcro straps (left and right) to each of the corresponding front high chair legs. Sling strap at back of Footsi onto the suction hook, now secured to the high chair. Adjust strap length to suit your child’s height ensuring the feet are 90 degrees so their feet are flat.
Please visit our FAQ section for further tips.
- The footrests have been designed for use with the Ikea Antilop high chair, or similar.
- Observe your high chair’s own instructions and warnings for safe use.
- Ensure the footrest is secured (as per instructional guide) to the high chair before placing the child in the high chair.
- ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS securely fasten your child using the high chair harness system, while using footrests.
- The suction lock and o-rings cannot withstand the whole body-weight of a child for prolonged periods, therefore do not allow your child to stand on the footrests and NEVER ALLOW your child to climb in and out of the high chair while using the footrest.
- Do not leave your child unattended whilst using the footrest.
- The footrest is not a toy and may be a choking hazard; therefore do not let your child play with the footrest.
- The suction cap and o-rings is a potential choking hazard to children, therefore keep out of reach of children and follow our instruction guide carefully as to its safe use.
- Store high chair away from children when not in use. If this is not possible, please remove the footrest and store away from the reach of children.
- The footrests and suction lock and o-rings are not to be used for any purpose other than what is intended (as above).
- The drawstring bag is not a toy, please keep this out of reach from children.
- You are responsible for the safe operation of The Footsi and Woodsi Footsi and by installing the Footsi and Woodsi Footsi, you accept that PMHC Holdings Pty Ltd (trading as Nibble and Rest) and its subsidiaries and associated trading companies, waiver all responsibility to the unsafe use, unsafe installation or unsafe handling of The Footsi and Woodsi Footsi in any way.
- If the child repeatedly stands on the footrests, this may cause wear and tear that PMHC Holdings Pty Ltd will not be liable for.
- For use by children up to 15kg only.