Post # 1
Baby T is approaching 5 months but doesn’t quite sit up on his own yet. We are looking to get a high chair for him soon, but don’t plan to start him on solids until at least 6 months.
We were originally going to get this one, the Fisher Price Healthy Care Booster. It’s cheap, portable, and had good reviews. But then I saw a few reviews that kids can get the top tray off easily and you can’t get the tray off with one hand.
Then I looked at this one, the Space Saver high chair. More $, still portable. Saw it in the store, and wasn’t thrilled, but it’s also not $100+ like most high chairs.
We wanted something portable because we spend almost every weekend at my inlaws or my parents. It’d be nice to have a place to sit Baby T while we eat and then when he’s eating with us instead of trying to keep him out of my food while I’m holding him.
Then I was thinking something like this, the Chicco Travel Seat. It’d work on our table, my in laws and my parents’
What have you used and what works? Anyone used any of these three? Are they as portable as they claim? Are they easy to use as a daily seat, as opposed to just when traveling? We don’t want to spend much or end up with multiple seats.
Post # 3
We have the space saver one. Actually it’s an off-brand and I’m not sure which one it is but it’s very similar. I love it! My baby is 28 weeks now and he has been able to sit in it for a few weeks now. He loves it. But like the review on your first option up there, he is able to get the tray off. I suppose that will be annoying when he gets older and does it on purpose. Oh well.
Portability….I guess if you have space in your car. These things don’t seem to really fold up and put away, you know? Mine, the back can be taken off from the base/seat but it’s not really that small otherwise. That last one looks like it might the best to travel with but it also looks like it might not work well on all tables, or on ones that are lighter tables. I’d feel more comfortable with one that attaches to a chair rather than the table.
Post # 4
I really like our miswivel (got it off Amazon). Our little girl isn’t quite 3 months but it has a recline feature so they don’t have to be able to sit up on their own yet. It converts as they get older. It looks like it would attach to most chairs and is pretty easy to take on and off, we’ve taken it to restaurants with us since they don’t usually have high chairs suitable for young infants.
Post # 5
We have a cloth travel chair like the third one you pictured. We love it! Very lightweight and we always keep it in our trunk for unexpected times (like the restaurant has high chairs but they are all being used). Be careful about what brand you buy though because the Phil&Teds version just got recalled. Ours is made by Inglesina and we’ve never had any kind of problem with it.
Post # 6
I really like the Safety 1st Recline & Grow 5-Stage Feeding Seat. It is actually classified at places like BRU as a booster seat but we started DS on solids about 5 months old and he really likes sitting in it whether it is for a meal or just to hang out at our level. We haven’t travelled with it but if you have room it should travel easily. It doesn’t fold up but the back of the seat does disconnect so it doesn’t have to be tall when traveling.
Post # 7
I had the healthy care one and loved it. Everything was so easy to clean and transporting it was a dream. It even made a few plane rides when my daughter was younger. I vote for that one!
Post # 8
We have one that folds up tiny but is a traditional seat. It looks pretty sleek and is easy to clean/collapse/etc.
They also have this one:
They had great customer service!
Post # 9
I have the space saver based on great value, easy to clean and great reviews. I was wary b/c it was so cheap. It’s awesome b/c I could put baby in it from month 3 or 4, way before she ate solids. She could join us for dinner b/c it has recliner etc. Also, we took it to the restaurant with us. It’s not a hassle to do with 2 hands. They are all strapped in anyway so you don’t have to worry about that.
Post # 10
@mrstilly: we found the Fisher Price Healthy Care Booster (2 of ’em!) on ebay for $15 and $18 so we got those for the grandparents house and man, I wish I had one for our own!! They are so much easier to clean and deal with than an actual “high chair”. we have the Graco Blossom which is a seat/chair that should last her till she’s ready to sit in a big girl seat, but there are so many layers to the tray and the seat, so it is tough to clean out all the little crumbs from the many crevices. My kid is only 8.5 months old so if I could do it all over again, I would max out the time on the cheap portable booster seats as possible