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April 9, 2019
I was given this European High Chair to try as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel. Having gone through a variety of high chairs throughout the last 4 years, I didn't expect this one to be much different. Our family is in a transitional period where my 4.5 year old wants to sit in a 'real chair' (which we have currently rigged with a booster) but is too short to reach the table. His 2.5 year old brother is in a toddler high chair, for which he is almost too big and wants nothing to do with as he wants to sit in his brother's booster. Additionally, he wants to do everything by himself, including climb into his high chair, which he is unable to do with his current seat.
Then the game-changing Cybex 4-in-1 LEMO Chair arrived on our doorstep. From the moment my not-super-handy husband took the pieces out of the box to begin installation, we were both completely impressed. Not to mention the fact that while in the presence of very two very active boys wanting to help, my husband and I were able to put this chair together in < 20 minutes-- a record in our family. Probably the easiest installation of any baby/child product we have experienced to date.
Next- let's talk about size. Footprint is a dealbreaker when it comes to choosing products. The Cybex LEMO has a relatively small footprint which is essential for our small NYC apartment which is already cluttered with kids items. It easily fits at our round table, and then its height can easily and quickly be adjusted (literally with one hand) to work at our counter top. Now that our kids are interested in cooking, baking and assisting with food prep- this is a huge help. Previously, they precariously stood on our dining chairs (which was neither safe nor comfortable).
Since putting the chair together, my boys have come up with a turn-taking system where they alternate who gets to sit in the chair for meals. This may be due to sheer novelty- or it could be the fact that something very attractive about this chair. Aesthetically, its a beautiful chair. With modern sleek design and clean lines it does not look like your typical kids eyesore of a high chair. Additionally, my very short 2.5 year old can delightedly (and safely) climb up onto the chair by himself which is a win for everyone. When it's time for his brother to have his turn, as mentioned above, it could not be quicker to adjust the chair to big brother's height and change the chair depth. With one hand! I also have zero concerns about it tipping and/or scratching the hardwood floor, due to the unique anti-tipping wheels (which make it a breeze to move it around the apartment as needed).
Perhaps the most amazing feature of this chair is its versatility and our ability to use it far into the future. When we had adult company the other night, we adjusted the chair and an adult comfortably sat in it for the duration of a meal. As mentioned above, we periodically adjust it to meet the needs of our 2.5 and 4.5 year olds. It also wipes clean- so I foresee it remaining in good shape for many years to come.
We have not made use of the baby seat, snack tray or comfort inlay, but are pleased to know that when friends with younger kiddos visit, we can very easily pop on the accessories and they can feed their babies in a safe space (not on their laps). The snack tray seems a bit small for our younger child, but would be perfect for a child < 1.
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