Happy Tuesday! Little S has been going to town on his "solid" foods, so we've been getting quite a bit of use out of our Space-Saver high chair that I mentioned here and here. Now that we've given it a full workout, I thought I'd do a full review. **Note: this product was a gift from my mom and I'm not receiving any compensation.
Some assembly required. I'm not sure why (delusions I guess?), but I was initially surprised at the amount of assembly required. I'm not a terribly handy person, so seeing so many pieces was a bit daunting.
But once I looked at the directions, I saw that it wasn't as bad as I thought. I think it only took me about 10 or 15 minutes to get everything together.
Space saver. The main aspect of this chair that appealed to me was the fact that it doesn't take up any more space than a dining room chair. Our house isn't the roomiest, so the thought of adding a bulky high chair wasn't very appealing. If you tuck the tray behind the seat back, you can push the chair almost all the way in,
Stability. I was a little skeptical about how stable this would be. After all, S isn't a petite dude and he can be very thrashy, so I wanted to make sure this would be good and sturdy. The straps looked a little thin, and I was worried that the two straps wouldn't be stable enough. I was pleasantly surprised that, after I tightened the straps down, it was extremely sturdy.
Price. The second biggest draw of this chair was how reasonably priced it is. Full price is just under $50, and you can get it on Amazon for $40. I have been very impressed with the quality so far and expect it to hold up very well to the wear and tear of my tiny dude.
Mobility. I realize most high chairs have wheels on them so they can be moved easily - so that would be once drawback of this compared to conventional high chairs. However, since (as I mentioned earlier), our house isn't that big, if we don't use this at the table, I'll move it over to feed him while I'm sitting on the couch - so it isn't far to go and isn't much heavier than moving the chair by itself. I really like the fact that, since the base is just a regular chair, you can scoot up close to it while feeding without kicking a big plastic base.
For our needs, this is perfect and I haven't found anything that I dislike. In short - love it!