Typically when I purchase things, I go for form and function. I want something that looks good and gets the job done. I made a mistake when I bought Lucas’ highchair back when he was a baby. I chose form over function. His highchair was beautiful, but it was not very functional. It was missing key features such as a reclining back and easy-to-clean seat. I would say that we kept 98% of Lucas’ stuff from when he was a baby so we could reuse them when we have our next baby. Guess where his highchair ended up? That’s right. Craigslist. Honestly, I wish I’d researched highchairs a little more back then. I wish I’d known of other moms to ask. That’s why I love the Fisher Price First Year Favorites site, which lists the Top 10 Babygear products along with comments and reviews by BabyCenter moms. It’s a great resource for new and experienced moms and dads!
If I had a chance to do it over again, I would definitely choose a different highchair. I recently got the opportunity to review the Fisher-Price Space Saver Highchair. We put it to the test with my niece, Tatiana and it is way better than the one we bought for Lucas.
Here’s why I love it…
- Baby can sit at the table with the family rather than in a chair off to the side
- Easy to clean seat
- Reclining seat with a padded cushion so it’s very comfy
- Very portable — you can easily take it to the sitter’s or to grandma’s
- Grows with your child — highchair turns into a booster chair
- Takes up way less space than a traditional highchair so it’s the perfect choice for small spaces
The highchair is also super easy to set up — literally from out of the box to child secured took less than 5 minutes. The highchair sits on top of any standard chair and secures to it from both the bottom and the back. The pad is easliy removed for cleaning. And really the whole chair is easy to clean since it’s made with a very smooth surface plastic with no no nooks and crannies for food to get stuck in.
The other plus? It comes in a wide range of lovely patterns and colors to go with any decor. Form and function. Love it!