The best part about the high chair is that Indiana can sit in it and enjoy" dinner time" with us. He is learning to feed himself (which doesn't seem hard since everything goes in his mouth anyways). He loves his little crackers, biscuits, and banana flavored baby puffs. He also likes to have a spoon in his hand when I give him stuff from a spoon (if I let him try eating with the spoon that has the food on it he ends up looking like an "extra" from the animal house movie food fight scene!) It is just wonderful not to have to eat in shifts anymore. ("here you eat while I entertain the baby, then I will eat and you can entertain the baby"... I had two hot meals in the first 6 months!) Sure, I TRIED to arrange meals around nap times, but he was HUNGRY, he smelled food in the house and he wanted to share in the experience, even from the earliest days, even if he was totally one hundred percent asleep. My dad says Indy gets that particular trait from him.