FAQ's on the Footsi®

Safety Warning: Highchair footrests are important as they help provide proper posture and comfort for your child. However, footrests may potentially make it easier for your child to push themselves up and out of their seat. Therefore, the footrest must always be used with the highchairs own safety harness fastened tight. You must always supervise your child in the highchair and DO NOT leave them unattended. Lastly, please keep unused o-rings and suction locs out of reach of children. These items are not toys and are a choking hazard.


How much weight can be applied to the Footsi®?

The Footsi has been designed as a footrest for babies (not a foot stand) therefore the suction lock & Footsi can not withstand the whole body weight of a child for prolonged periods. The Footsi has been designed to withstand the leg weight of children up to 3 years old (recommended full weight of child ~15kg / 33lbs). Always securely fasten child using the high chairs own harness system while using the Footsi. Repeatedly standing on the Footsi may cause wear and tear that PMHC Holdings Pty Ltd will not be liable for. Therefore, please DO NOT allow your child to repeatedly stand on the Footsi.

Which highchairs does the Footsi go with? 

The Footsi® footrest is compatible with the Ikea Antilop highchair. 

What foot placement do I need for my 5-9 month old?

Regarding feet placement, you don't need all of their feet covering the Footsi® initially, if they even get part of their heel on, it would be giving them comfort and support, knowing they have something to rest their feet on during mealtimes. The optimum position they’ll eventually get to is 90 degree hips, 90 degree knees and 90 degree ankles (see picture below of a 6.5 month seating position) and the great thing about the design of the IKEA Antilop highchair (and similar) is outward facing legs, so as the little one’s legs grow (hips, thighs, shins) the Footsi will adjust down the front legs of the chair to enable the appropriate leg support.

The Footsi can be used by your little one as soon as they hit the highchair, however they may also require the complementary inflatable IKEA cushion to promote trunk & chest support and correct posture, up until they are old enough to sit upright without help (usually at about 10-12 months - I know that’s when our daughter no longer needed the inflatable cushion) or are too big to fit in the highchair with the cushion. For this reason we have also started producing matching Footsi cushion covers, which fit the IKEA inflatable cushion (we do not sell the inflatable cushions).

If baby is 5-9 months old they are only starting to learn how to sit in the highchair. You may need to guide their feet to sit flat on the Footsi and as they grow they will get used to using it. We have to remember at only circa 6 months, bubs have no idea how to use a footrest, but we know it’s good for their trunk stability so we have to teach them how and why it’s important. It’s kind of like feeding them vegetables, they may not like them just yet, but we know it’s good for them!

How do I clean and generally care for my Footsi®?

Wipe your Footsi with a cold or warm damp cloth. Do not use bleach or fabric softener, do not iron, dry clean or tumble dry. For tough stains, you may also want to use some Organic cleaning products (or a natural detergent and water).

How do I wash my cushion cover?

Wash your cushion cover in a cold machine wash in a washing bag or hand wash. Place it flat and allow it to air dry. Do not use bleach or fabric softener, do not iron, dry clean or tumble dry. For tough stains, you may also want to use some Napisan (or equivalent) spray or powder to soak in before washing. You may want to ensure you wash the cushion cover separately, for at least its first wash. You can also wipe your cushion cover with a wet wash cloth after meals. 

I forgot to enter my discount code?

PLEASE remember to enter your welcome discount code at checkout (if you have joined our mailing list). Unfortunately we cannot provide refunds for discounts post purchase. If you have missed using your welcome discount we are happy to provide a discount code for your next purchase.