I'm not one of them.
My younger child is nearly four and our highchair is still in daily use. I got a fairly solid, durable one, and I'm guessing from the way children much too old for highchairs argue over it that it's fairly comfortable. (No, she's not strapped in. In fact, she climbs in and out -- over the top of the tray -- completely on her own, which nearly gave me a heart attack the first hundred or so times.) I would have gotten rid of the highchair years ago if I hadn't discovered it's alter-ego - messy art space. Young children have a tendency to ignore conventions like "please don't draw on the table" or "the paint belongs on the paper". Having them do these messier art projects while they're in a highchair keeps that mess contained, and when they're done the whole tray gets popped right in the sink to be hosed down. Those little wells for cups make great holders for cups of water for painting too, and they're much less likely to be knocked over that way. The tray even keeps all those little tiny bits of playdough fairly contained.
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