Help toddlers get out of high chairs by setting up a “weaning table”


This mom on ICT Tac shared how to create a weaning table for toddlers transition out of their high chairs, and parents are intrigued.

Lauren Mejia (@lauren_mejia_) is a TikToker and mom who attracted a large audience for his parenthood hacks and content featuring Montessori Principles, a method of education that emphasizes independence and hands-on learning. In one of Mejia’s videos, she demonstrates how to build a weaning table for toddlers transition out of their High chairsand the parents take notes.

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the clip begins with the words “The Montessori Weaning Table”, typed on a plan of a single child– white size table and chair set.

Mejia playfully uses quick edits to make every object for the table look like it magically appears out of nowhere.

A water station, with a black wire stand and a small water dispenser, suddenly appears on the left side of the table.

Next, a framed illustration of vegetables materializes on the wall to the right of the water station.

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Finally, a tray with cups and hand towels pops up between the water station and the picture.

Mejia then explains that the weaning table helps to promote a infant freedom of movement, in addition to promoting autonomy and “decision-making by giving them the possibility of having their own water”.

Mejia closes the video noting that toddlers also feeling like big kids drinking from an open glass, in footage of his adorable son enjoying a Chopped off of water which he carefully holds with both hands.

Parents took to the comments to share their thoughts and questions about the Mejia Weaning Table.

“We need to implement this,” said one parent.

“Ohhhh I love this,” another TikToker complimented.

“At what age should I implement this?” If I put that down for my 14-month-old, she’d rip it off the table,” one parent asked, to which Mejia replied, “I did that when I was about 12. [months]! But it is very important to model it and set these limits.

Creating a weaning table can be a great way to toddlers learn and to explore their environment on their own terms.

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