In both our small apartments, instead of high chairs with attached trays, we've opted for models that slide up to the table.
Which is fine, except that the kid likes to spread her food--solid and otherwise--all over the table.
We started with a plastic sheet, then a thicker vinyl drawer liner, then a yoga mat, gradually increasing the heft and tack to keep her from pulling it all apart. Uh-uh.
Finally, we landed with this hard plastic Ikea placemat, which has raised edges and little gripper feet. It's similar to the MUMSA one pictured, but orange, with no footprints, and $2.99. In the kids' marketplace area.] That worked for about a week.
Do I have to get a staple gun or steal those little metal clips--and a red-checkered, felt-backed plastic tablecloth--from a greasy spoon diner?
Ineffectual MUMSA Ikea placemat, $4.99, works just as badly as the $2.99 one.