I never thought I’d become the type of person to get excited about a high chair. I mean, c’mon. Your kid sits in it, eats in it and likely smears food all over it. What’s the big deal? A high chair’s a high chair’s a high chair… isn’t it? Well, no actually.
We’ve recently been testing out the Light Wood High Chair from Babymoov and I can honestly say I’m a converted woman. Never will I assume all high chairs are the same ever again.
Why it works for us:
Although we have a fairly sizeable family dining area, space is ALWAYS at a premium in our house. If it’s not baby paraphernalia then it’s Frog’s itty bitty toys strewn all over the place cluttering the room up. So anything that doesn’t take up a huge amount of room is a bonus as far as we’re concerned. This high chair is a great option for the space-challenged. Not only does it fold away flat when you’re not using it, but it pulls in nice and snug up to the table and doesn’t have a huge bulky surface area.
It’s made from wood, so feels classy and durable. But it’s still really light and easy to move about. There’s no huffing and puffing when I need to pull it out to clear up the huge amount of food Baby Girl has inevitably thrown on the floor around her. I can even lift it in one hand while I hold her in the other.
It has a removable, easy to clean tray that simply slots into the front. This makes cleaning up after the bedlam that is mealtime that bit easier. Plus, the tray comes off if you want the baby to sit directly up at the table with you. When Baby Girl gets bigger we’ll probably forego the tray altogether and just pull the chair straight up to the table.
The cushion cover (which you need to buy extra) is removable and very easy to clean. There are no annoying seams or fiddly recessed bits that get encrusted with food. You just wipe it down or, if it’s a really messy mealtime, take the whole thing off and wash it in the sink.
It’s a stylish colour – you can pick from taupe or zinc. We went with the zinc option, which looks great set against our bright yellow feature wall (what? Don’t tell me these aren’t things you consider when buying a high chair?!).
It grows with the baby. The height can be adapted so it’s suitable from 6 months up to 40kg – making it great value for money.
I’ve been trying to think of some negative points to balance out all the positivity, but I’m struggling to be honest. It’s compact, looks pretty, is easy to clean and is height adjustable – that’s a lot to ask of a high chair. I guess if I were to be really picky it would be nice for it to have a bit more of a reclining option, for those younger babies just hitting the 6 month mark who can’t yet sit properly unaided. If your baby’s still a bit wobbly then you may need to wait a few weeks before he can sit comfortably in this.
The Babymoov high chair is available to buy for £139.99 from the Babymoov website.
And if you’re looking for some cool baby dinnerware to pair it with, then I thoroughly recommend this cute gift-ready lunch set, also by Babymoov:
It includes a bowl, plate, cutlery and cup all made from a hardy BPA free melamine. This is a great starter set for inquisitive, rough little eaters.
We’ve not got to the knife and fork stage yet (Baby Girl is only 9 and a half months) but when she’s eventually ready to eat with the civilised people, then I have no doubt she’ll love the fact she has her very own cutlery to do it with.
Disclosure: I’m a Babymoov ambassador and was sent these products for the purpose of review. All opinions remain my own. For more information about how I work with brands check out my Work With Me page.