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Phil & Teds Lobster

Phil & Teds Lobster

4.1 from 20 reviews

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Gets the job done

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The chair and attachment parts work exactly as they should. I'm not sure what the point of the tray is as it doesn't attach to anything and ends up on the floor more often than not. The mesh sides may have been one of the worst design choices ever made - they collect all the mess and are close to impossible to clean. I really want to know if they tested this on actual children before making it?


Tracey

Tracey

  • 4 reviews

Handy easy and saves space

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We used this for our baby up to about 14 months of age, it is super light weight and we could travel with it. Only drawback is keeping it clean really! It's still material not plastic so lots of washing required! We have a small 3 bedroom townhouse in Melbourne so it was so handy to have on our breakfast bench.

mambelles

mambellesAU

  • 15 reviews
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Awesome chair!

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My twins love being at the table like one of their older siblings and I love that they take up nearly no space on the table or under the table. The Removals trays are excellent so you can use with or without them. They attach really securely to the table top and the straps keep bubs in place. It comes with a travel bag which is really handy for trips out to restaurants. Totally recommend the chairs!

Shirtles

ShirtlesSydney

  • 11 reviews
  • 2 likes

Wonderful for travelling and baby led weaning

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Ok ... if u don't want a tray ...

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Why oh why does the tray not attach! Dissapointed as I searched high and low to find a portable high chair with a tray so bub could get messy wherever we were but spent my whole dinner holding the tray still and trying to stop him from throwing it across the room. Surely the tray is meant to attach ....


Sunshine24

Sunshine24New Zealand

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Useful and a travel/cafe baby essential

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We have had the lobster in use for 4 months and love it. Sturdy and secure. Some table edges mean that the lobster cannot attach as it is not flat underneath, so that can be a nuisance when travelling but have only encountered a few times. The tray table isn't functional as it could be and can be moved by child but useful to keep food mess from spreading! Highly rate and recommend.


astrid

astrid

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Sharp edge cuts baby's finger!

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we just bought one and have only used it a few times. the tray doesnt attach tightly and can be easily moved around by baby. the tray edge is quite sharp, not well polished. last week during dinner it cut my baby's finger deeply it wont stop bleeding! disappointed that they didnt put more effort into polishing more for babys delicate skin


SJM

SJMBrisbane

  • 5 reviews

Happy with purchase

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This is perfect for us as we have a small house and it attaches to our narrow breakfast bar. Incredibly sturdy. Great quality. Only negatives - won't attach to any table with a lip, could be easier to clean and we can't use the food tray as my daughter slides it out and throws it away with the food. Overall though Im pleased with my purchase

Kim57

Kim57AU

  • 10 reviews
  • 1 like

Doesn't fit many tables

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I didn't realise that you couldn't attach it to tables that have a "lip" or edging. Ours has so can only use on breakfast bar not at family dinners. Went away with it on holiday and holiday villa table also had a lip so couldn't use. As you never know whether it will fit we now have to take our ikea table just in case which defeats object of buying!
Fits securely to tables with flat top or breakfast bar. Lightweight and folds small.
Doesn't fit many tables!

amynicho

amynicho

  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Useful

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I bought this recently for an interstate holiday. It was very useful for use at kitchen counters etc but there were quite a lot of tables on which I could not use it. I am not sure how other similar chairs go. It is a bit difficult to clean but to be honest I haven't found anything baby or toddler related that isn't a bit of a PITA to clean. Overall a useful item. My 7 month old can sit at the kitchen counter with my older kids and she loves being part of the action.
light, easy to use
cannot not be used with all tables


Mandi78

Mandi78QLD, 4509

  • 22 reviews
  • 6 likes

Handy in the home.

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reeni89

reeni89Sydney, NSW

  • 9 reviews

Worst thing to clean

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Given the positive reviews on this site I purchased the Phil and Ted lobster. I've hardly used it though because its so hard to clean! If bub gets food on the lobster fabric (which is pretty much guaranteed) then you will be spending half an hour cleaning and it will still be dirty. The tray doesn't slot in properly and my daughter finds it very easy to push it away causing the food to fall into the fabric
Secure
Difficult to clean, expensive


Elizabeth Luck

Elizabeth LuckAU

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Great, compact and functional

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I used my Lobster instead of a high chair until my little girl was 12mths old. It was great because it secured perfectly to our bench and I could talk to her while she ate and also do cooking or wash the dishes at the same time. We have taken it out to restaurants and travelled with it. It folds up so small and compact!
Small and compact. Try can go in the dishwasher!


Jem 25

Jem 25AU

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Great

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I got this portable high chair because I have a small kitchen dining area a big bulky chair gets in the way. This is perfect bub can sit at the breakfast bar with us. Sturdy and easy to attach. I do check its on right and done up tight all the time. But better then tripping over a big high chair. Overall great chair!
portable and easy to attach
Tray doesn't attach

Bryony45

Bryony45Melbourne

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Sturdy design and very useful

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MrsA35

MrsA35AU

  • 3 reviews

Love it..perfect for my breakfast bar..

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Got this last week. Just love it. It's pretty sturdy when fixed right. My lill bub loves it too. I put him in his lobster when I am doing stuff in the kitchen..he feels so excited when he sits on it.. It's much easier for me too to have him there safely strapped.
It's not a big chair like other high chairs so it looks really nice and doesn't standout like a sore thumb!!!
Its very lightweight, put it in the pram carrier and we can take it to parks and attach to the tables n feed him.

Comes with the tray. But unfortunately it's easily pushed out by my lill one. Hope they can get some suckers attached or something to keep it in place.
very nice and compact.
Tray doesn't have any secure fitting

2 comments
Diana18
Diana18

Does it fit every type of table or only which is without an edging?

MrsA35
MrsA35

It fits on my island benchtop but not on my dining table as my table has a edge lip!! But fits on my friends dining table as hers is plain with no edge:-))
Hope it helps.


Jaybelle

JaybelleTasmania, 7253

  • 20 reviews
  • 5 likes

Worth Every cent.

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We purchased our lobster for travelling and its now a permanent fixture on our kitchen bench. Its very easy and fast to attach, slide on tray is a fantastic feature, bub always has a clean eating surface while out and about. It looks great and the fabric is very easy to wipe down and clean, comes with a tough carry bag and weights under 2kg. The seat belt is easy to access and use and comes with shoulder pads, our daughter has been sitting in hers since five months of age and fits and sits up perfectly with room to grow.
Easy to use, easy to clean and affordable.
Nothing so far.


OK1

OK1Northcote

Fantastic!

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Love it! Makes travelling with a toddler just a little easier!

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wizardlizard

wizardlizardqld, 4011

  • 8 reviews
  • 1 like

Very good product.

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Questions & Answers

David

Davidasked

How deep are the pincers/clips? Can't seem to find those details online. Need it so I can check if our tables and benches have sufficient edges. Thanks.

1 answer
shellz
shellz

9cm but if ur table is less (eg 7 or 8) its sturdy enough to be fine on that - I just tested attaching it by 7cm. Hope this helps.


pheLeo

pheLeoasked

Hi, does it fit ANY tables with a lip at all? Ours has about 4.5 cm at the underside that it could clamp on to... I'm wondering if that's enough? Thanks

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amynicho
amynicho

Is the lip flat for 4.5cm? I think if there is full contact for the plank on the top and for 4.5cm on the bottom that would be fine. Ours is on our outside table and the bottom clamp is in contact for 2cm and it is very secure. Hope this helps.

pheLeo
pheLeo

Great, thank you!


Vivian

Vivianasked

Can the Phil and Teds Hook on High Chair be used as a Booster seat on the chair? Does it have a safely belt to secure with the chair if use for booster seat? Thanks.

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amynicho
amynicho

No it can't go on a chair only on a table


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CategoryPortable High Chairs / Booster Seats
Price (RRP)$79.95

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