Lovely high chair, easy to pull apart and clean, light when moving around, I love that it can convert into a little chair when kids are older and aren’t using a high chair anymore
Purchased in April 2018 at Toys R Us / Babies R Us.
Do not buy this high chair
The liner/cover for the high chair has come off on one side after only one month of use with a small 6 month old baby. The liner/cover is very difficult to clean as it is roughened enough for the food to stick in and not come out. The straps are flimsy and hard to work and clean. There are many other more affordable and better options.
Purchased in December 2018 for $150.00.
Definitely better and cheaper highchairs
Pro's- looks good, comfy for baby to sit in, the tray is really easy to clean.
Cons- legs are major trip hazard, Hard to clean- the seat material has little pattern mean food gets stuck and in the front section there is a hole for food to fall in and never be seen again unless you pull it apart and hose it down outside which you unfortunately have to do regularly. Straps are useless and get in the way and hard to clean, so we don't use them.
Some of these would be so easy to fix if Phil and Ted's made a fabric/plastic washable seat cover for it that covered the hole. But alas i have only seen my friend make one herself- none to be purchased.
Definitely should have listened to others advice and just bought the cheap IKEA chair...
Do not buy this product
I would not recommend this high chair at all.
1. Dangerous - everyone trips over the legs they stick out really badly. My mother in law actually hurt herself Christmas Day tripping over it.
2. Hard to clean - the straps get covered in food and food gets caught all throughout the seat and almost impossible to get it all out
Mostly good, but safety issue and tray could be better
Overall I find the chair pretty good, and I'd probably buy one again.
It's moderately easy to clean, but the textured surface makes it a bit more difficult. The straps are somewhat difficult to clean, usually they have to go into the sink for a good wash and dry.
The shoulder straps are next to useless. They're anchored at the base, they slip off as soon as they're put on. You might as well not bother with them. The leg straps are fine, but a really energetic baby can get out of them. Between the tray and leg straps most babys won't be ab...le to escape easily, but as they get a bit older I suspect some or many will be able to get out. They tray's good, but because it's curved across almost its entire surface it's difficult to get suction things to attach. You can get a bowl to suck down in the middle, but near the edges where we wanted to put a suction toy it just wouldn't stay on.
wish I hadn't wasted my money
So I got this chair because it looked easy to clean and had a nice look to it...... boy was I wrong.
Where do I start!
.The straps never stay on my babies shoulders
.the chair has a pattern through the foam meaning if you don't wipe it straight away everything sticks to it
. Straps are a nightmare to remove and clean.
Baby's arms can get trapped between the chair and tray when putting the tray on
. Legs are a tripping hazard
.food gets caught in the gap for the tray/leg strap
Seriously save yourself some dollars and get the $30 high chair from IKEA, It is 100 times better than this high chair if you want somethig user friendly and easy to clean.
Good product but it could be better
We have two of these for our twins. Not the best high chair to start introducing solids but, it is easy to clean on the spot and its design is simple. Its legs are a tripping hazard though. If you really want to get it clean, removing its cover and straps can a be a pain. Other than that, is a high chair that would last as it can be use as a chair later on.
Even with the straps firmly fastened, my 16 month old can slip off the shoulder straps and stand up in the chair! It would be safer if the shoulder straps were located above the shoulders. Very disappointing considering the price. Straps aren't easy to clean either. I would not recommend this chair.
Great chair with some flaws
Great design for my petite daughter. She looks comfortable sitting in an upright position and the chair has an attractive sleek look with a large tray. It is easy to wipe over but food gets under the seat skin and I need to wash the chair in the dishwasher once a week. In comparison, I found that other high chairs with padding were also difficult to clean and many were far too large for my daughter and still quite bulky.
The over shoulder straps are useless but the lap straps are ok. The chair legs are wide and best situated in low traffic are...
Great high chair
This is a very good high chair. I like the design (we have the green one), I think it's quite elegant in its simplicity. It is really easy to clean.
The only con I can think of are the legs - they are really wide. If your space is not huge, you may end up tripping over it.
stylish but flawed
My main problem with this chair is that if you put the baby in the seat and then put the plastic tray on, it is possible to trap their hands or arms between the seat and the tray if they have their arms hanging down the sides of the chair. I have done this on several occasions. I have also pinched my baby's legs once when pushing the tray on to the white part that projects from the middle of the chair. Now we put the tray on first then put the baby in to avoid these issues.
In addition, the legs are splayed out at such an angle that they ar...e a trip hazard. Like other reviewers I purchased this chair over other chairs with soft covers thinking that it would be easier to clean, like the plastic Ikea ones that are so popular. Unfortunately food tends to fall into the holes that the straps come out of and gets stuck under the silicone cover where it then festers until you have time to remove the cover to clean it. I was seduced by this chair's good looks, but in hindsight I should have just gone with something like the Ikea chair.
I would not buy this seat again or recommend it to a friend!
I purchased this seat when my Bub was 6 months old, so I didn't need all the bells and whistles of a fully reclining, thickly padded, multi tray, can almost wash the dishes for you high/low chair that would take up the space of 2 regular chairs.
I opted for the (more expensive!) Phil & Teds Poppy because it was promoted as 'easy use, easy care and easy clean' and of course it didn't look as 'baby' like and it would last my child much longer because it converts to a small chair...
Boy was I mislead! This chair is terrible and I wouldn't recomm...
Terrible - I got rid of it and bought a $30 Ikea one instead!
I bought this highchair as I thought it would be easy to clean, but a bit more comfy and stylish than the cheap Ikea one. The tray is very easy to wipe over, but the texture of the seat means that food really needs to be scrubbed to get it off. However the big issue is that food and water easily gets down the crevice where the between the legs part of the seat belt and the seat post are. To get into this area you need to remove the silicone seat and underneath this there is all sorts of ridiculous moulding which is a festy breeding ground for i...ck. Please do yourself a favour and if you are thinking of buying this chair, pull the silicone seat up in the shop and have a look at where you are going to be scrubbing food out of. We've relegated this chair to infrequent use at Nanna's and bought the $30 Ikea one for use at home now. Should have just bought the cheapie in the first place! Otherwise, yes the legs stick out quite a bit, but this hasn't bothered us much. The shoulder straps of the seatbelt are fairly useless as they don't actually pass through the seat back, so don't hold your baby into or against the seat. Because of this we've only been using the belt in three point mode. But seriously, the difficulties in cleaning this seat adequately are ridiculous for a seat which I think appeals to lots of people because of it's seemingly easy to clean design!! DONT BUY IT!!!
I love this chair; I really do but I have two issues. One: the seat belt is entirely useless. Two: How wide the legs are on the floor. I read the reviews and thought, 'how bad can it really be?' But I'm here to tell you that it can be pretty unpleasant watching your four year old trip over it multiple times a day. Then you do it yourself. The your hubby does it. The you get annoyed and go to IKEA and buy the cheap restaurant style one. (we actually converted it to a toddler seat early and threw away the table top and legs in frustration and I m...ust admit I feel stupid now. The seat was great - I just got so tired of tripping over all the time plus you couldn't place it up close to a wall because of the legs). It's probably great for a big dining room or wide kitchen but in small spaces I wouldn't recommend it.
Practical and beautiful!
practicality is very important to us so I love that this high chair converts to a normal chair and the material of the chair is easy to clean as is the tray. Initially I could not remove the tray with one hand but have now gotten the hang of it. Baby is now 1yo and I can easily get her in and out without having to remove the tray table.
Questions & Answers
Could I thread the straps through the back of the high chair and through the hole of the seat?
The straps are anchored to the base of the seat. You could possibly thread the strap between the base of the seat and the cover (the coloured part) and through the handle at the top of the backrest. I don't have my straps available to check if they are long enough.
I thought the chair had a five point harness, but when I put it together it didn't have any shoulder straps, just the three point harness for baby's thighs. Is this how it's supposed to be? Thanks.
Hi, it comes with an extra 2 long removable straps (seperate to the 3 point harness) which you clip to the 3 point harness where the harness connects to the chair, these straps X over the babies back and clip into the black plastic D ring on the buckle of the 3 point harness at the front. if you didnt receive these straps with the chair it might be worth contacting the store you purchased it through or phil and teds directly.
is this chair big enough for child to rest head on? Is foot rest sturdy enough?
Hi! My daughter was too tall by the time I started using this chair for her to rest her head on it. However I don't know that it would be terribly suitable for that purpose anyway. It doesn't recline like a traditional chair so is purely made for kids that can hold their own heads and for the business of sitting up and eating.
As far as the foot rest goes I actually don't use it. She's never in it long enough to be bothered with it and I just didn't feel the need for it personally. I sat it in the draw thinking I might attach it one day but many months later of using the chair I haven't felt the need :)
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