Good Questions: Antique Highchair Safety

Good Questions: Antique Highchair Safety

Janel Laban
Dec 19, 2008

Martha sent us an email: We're new parents-to-be and nervous about many things including crowding our antiques-filled 1 BR apt with brand-new things (we don't own one piece of new furniture).

I know we'll have to deal with it for certain key things (crib, tub, stroller, etc.), but would like to incorporate antiques/vintage as much as possible. We know about lead paint and other obvious hazards...

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We collect arts and crafts, and LOVE this chair (shown above) but it's clearly not safe, right? I'm sure it has other issues, but obviously lacks a bar between the legs, could we add one or is this a crazy idea?

What do you think? Please share your suggestions and ideas with Martha...thanks!

Photo: Limbert Highchair/Treadway Gallery

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