I took Rowan to the library for babystory time today, and afterward I let her look at the books. I let her sit in a toddler sized chair, which she rotated herself around in - and then got stuck! She managed to get her leg trapped in the chair between the back and the seat, and it was jammed in there so tight I couldn't get her out. She started screaming and screaming and every person in the library just turned and stared. One woman who was nearby (and had also been at the story time) came running over to help, but we still couldn't get Rowan's leg out. Finally a third woman helped, and it took one of us pulling on her body and the other two working on her leg to finally free her, with poor Rowan screaming like she was being murdered the entire time.
It was so traumatizing! I felt so helpless when I couldn't get her out myself. And looking back, I'm kind of annoyed - not a single staff person came over to see what was going on or offer to help, even when it was obvious there was a problem. Instead, like most of the library patrons, they just stared at me (and probably thought nasty thoughts about me needing to shut my baby up).
Just wanted to share the experience here both as a warning that babies should sit properly in chairs, and because I needed a place to talk about it.