When I had my first I was given a high chair, and I had that high chair till about 5 years ago. The cover was vinyl and fell apart on me. I bought a new high chair instead of a new cover. I can't remember exactly now why I decided on the new seat instead of a new cover but I am sure there were other things wrong with the high chair. Now that second high chair has been recalled, twice. We fixed the first problem, but this problem I think I am gonna let slide and just get a new high chair. Because the fix for the recall wouldn't fix what is wrong with high chair. Somewhere between #7 and #8 it broke. So I would have to get the repair kit for the recall and then get another repair kit for the other problem as well. And this upsets me.
Shouldn't high chairs last like, forever? I remember sitting in my dads high chair. I can't even get a high chair to last 5 years. Ok, I have 8 kids and have only had to buy 1 high chair. So really, it's probably not fair of me to complain about having to buy a new one. But my mother had the same high chair for all 6 of her children. I remember her being upset at having to buy a new one when I had a baby, instead of having kept her old one. I guess this is all my fault anyway, for having bought plastic to begin with.
And the same is true for strollers. I am upset that I have to buy ANOTHER twin stroller. This will be my 3rd one. Of course I did buy them used. So who knows how they were used and abused before hand. But really, shouldn't they last longer? I know for a fact my mothers stroller was my stroller and I used it for my brothers. It was a pram.
But maybe I expect too much. If I buy plastic baby products I should expect them to fall apart. If I buy used baby products I shouldn't expect it to last through 8 more children. Of course companies making them realize 99% of families will only use them for one maybe two kids. They aren't making heirlooms. I want an heirloom. I want to buy a wood high chair and I want it to last for my grandchildren to use. And there better be grandchildren. But maybe I expect too much.
So any advice on a high chair?