Miracle Chair -- Wish I got more!
March 12, 2017
My dumpling of a tot wouldn't sit in his restaurant-style wooden high chair, and when he did he would sit in it sideways. He'd push and even tipped himself over when in a booster with harness in an adult chair. Cushions/pillows didn't help. Three to six times/day feeding, it was a battle. This chair is a godsend and worth getting! The instant I pulled out the parts, Little One (LO) gravitated toward it (although perhaps because it looked like the wooden climbing ramps at Gymboree). Used with baby set and seat cover at the kitchen table, mealtimes are much more pleasant since first use (though LO is still adventurous with throwing, safety is no longer a concern). LO pushes against the table and the chair just slides. LO leans to reach his brother's plate and is stopped by the rail. In general, LO sits or taps feet on the foot support platform at feeding times; LO plays in this seat while I give him snacks and can cook. Incredible chair, I just wish I bought another! Big brother is jealous and at a petite 5'0", honestly I am a little jealous too.
ProsKeeps my adventurous toddler safe
Fits my 1 year-old toddler perfectly and I suspect will for some time as we adjust it
Remarkably easy to clean chair & harness (with wet cloth or sponge for even the crustiest of messes)
Harness straps makes him look like he's wearing suspenders :)
Mom feels confident that issues at the table are around food and appetite. Makes mealtimes and communications easier and more enjoyable.
ConsHarness (bottom buckle fully extended) buckle at inconvenient spot for buckling when used with baby set rail. Despite my toddler being average percentiles in height and weight, it's tough not to pinch LO's belly. He is just starting to learn to walk independently though. Maybe he will slim down soon but he is 25 lbs., 31" at 15 months and his belly gets remarkably big after dinner. Wish the harness could somehow clip into the rail instead.
Big brother is jealous of the chair (especially the foot rest)
Pricy (more expensive than our adult seats at kitchen table, although Albee Baby has a good price for this item. When adding in accessories it's much more than I ever thought I would spend on a kid's seat)