InGenuity Chair Top High Chair Review


I can’t believe it’s already time to start little E on food. She’s 5 months old and has been stealing food from our plates (okay, my plate) for a couple days, so we have gone for it. While she’s cute to have on my lap, I want to eat dinner, too. And, since there are now 5 of us, a traditional high chair isn’t an option. We just don’t have the space for it.

We were introduced to the InGenuity™ Chair-Top™ High Chair and it’s a great fit for our family.

InGenuity Chair Top High Chair Review

It really is like a full-sized high chair, basically, just missing the legs…so it sits on top of our kitchen chair.  The seat pad is reversible and 2-pieces (for when we take the back off and use it as a booster) that is machine washable and stain resistant!  We haven’t yet had to wash it, but I have another product from InGenuity with the same fabric and it’s very easy to wash and quick to dry (I had issues washing my previous high chair cover. It took forever to dry and actually started to mold!)

I always like to show things as they come in the box (well, they were each wrapped in plastic, which I quickly removed) and it looked like this on the floor.

InGenuity Chair Top High Chair Review

Less than 5 minutes later, I had it completely together and ready to go.

InGenuity Chair Top High Chair Review

It has a 3-position reclining seat, so I immediately reclined it all the way back thinking that’s what E would like. I immediately noticed when I reclined it that the tray stays flat at all three of the recline settings. The removable Smart Level Tray™is huge and holds a ton of food, or toys or drinks, or whatever you put on it. It also has an insert on the tray that is dishwasher safe (we prefer to hand clean it, but it’s nice to know this is an option and if somebody helps out and puts it in the dishwasher, it won’t be ruined). It does take two hand to put the tray on and take the tray off which is a little different than some other chairs. You just have to make sure their arms are up and out of the way because you can’t hold them up.

I quickly put a cover on the chair and then easily buckled the high chair to our kitchen chair. At this lower heigh setting, when we are ready to remove the tray, she’ll be able to scoot up to the table and still fit her legs under it.

InGenuity Chair Top High Chair Review

At first, you can see I didn’t set the 4 height position to the right setting so the chair could be pushed up to the table. The little red levers on the side are for adjusting the height. I have to admit, one side was super easy to adjust, but I had to pull pretty hard on the other side. It was as if the plastic is a little too tight, but I was able to move it and get it to where the tray comes over the table so we could push it up and out of the way.

InGenuity Chair Top High Chair Review

As a full high chair, it has a 5-point safety harness so E is super safe and buckled in. When she gets bigger and the back of the seat is removed to make it more of a booster, you can make it just a waist strap. She’s very safe and secure in the five point harness. It adjusts to three settings and right now, it’s on the lowest one for her with a lot of room to grow.

InGenuity Chair Top High Chair Review

And with the way she’s eating this broccoli (okay, she’s still sucking on it and getting it all over her face) she’s going to grow! The seat has a maximum weight of child allowed of 50 lbs. Our 5 and 3 year old aren’t even 50lbs, so I’m confident this seat will go way past when she needs it.

InGenuity Chair Top High Chair Review

Check out the video to see all of the different features I thought are most important.

I would definitely recommend this seat for anybody looking for a high chair that takes up a lot less room, but still features everything you are looking for in a traditional high chair.

Buy the InGenuity™ Chair-Top™ High Chair on Amazon.

*High Chair received to facilitate review. All thoughts are my own!

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  1. I love this review. I’ve been trying to decide if we’re going to get a traditional high chair or this kind. I’m going to share this review with my husband since he’s team traditional high chair maybe it’ll sway him.

    1. I highly recommend the chair top over the traditional..we’ve done both. We saved the traditional from the older girls but now we don’t have the space for it…this is so much better..and later doubles as a booster seat (which we actually still use for the 3 and 5 year old!)

  2. pat chance says:

    this is a great idea – space saving for sure – you did good on the video

  3. I love the adjustablity of this seat. Looks like it will las for awhile

  4. Melissa Stipa says:

    I love how much less space this takes up than a regular high chair!

  5. I love the idea of saving space. It also makes sure that your child learns to eat at the table…not next to it.

  6. I L-O-V-E that this chair can be adjusted according to table height! I’ve never seen that option before and it’s frustrated me in the past.

  7. Diane Sallans says:

    This is such a great idea, especially to take with you when visiting.

  8. I love that this tilts and everything, just like a regular high chair and yet baby can sit at the table with everyone else.

  9. Sherrie C. says:

    Great review! I love that the tray stays flat in all three reclining positions! For the past few days I’ve been researching different types of high chairs online for my youngest granddaughter and after reading your review, I think the InGenuity Chair Top High Chair may be the one I choose. It’s affordable and a great alternative to bulky high chairs. Thanks!

  10. This would work great for small places and traveling!! I love that this will work with any chair I already have

  11. Courtney Sanchez says:

    I really like this seat. It looks versatile, user friendly and easy to clean.

  12. Alex Liz Robinson says:

    I love that it saves space and you could take it anywhere. Thanks for the review!

  13. Stefanie S says:

    I love that this high chair doesn’t take up too much space! Great idea!

  14. Sarah Davis says:

    Looks like a great one. I need to get a highchair for my 5 month old so I’ll look into this one.

  15. I much prefer this to regular high chairs. This one takes up much less space in our small eating area.

  16. Miranda Welle says:

    This really does look like a nice chair! Thanks for the review on a non-traditional high chair!

  17. I like the fact that it can be used on a regular kitchen chair.

  18. Danielle Fouts says:

    this is JUST what we need! thanks for the review!

  19. Hannah Avery says:

    This would be a real space saver to have for our new baby!

  20. Jennifer Clay says:

    I am loving this little high chair. I have always wanted one that just sits on a chair!

  21. love that it doesnt take up too much space!

  22. Jessica Snow says:

    This is absolutely a great idea. I like this better than a standard high chair.
    Thanks for this giveaway!! =)

  23. Jenny Stanek says:

    I really love the reclining and height changes you can make with this chair. Any product that you can use for AWHILE is great for me, so you’re not stuck spending money every few months getting something that’s more suited for the age of your child

  24. Sharon Doyle says:

    This is the type of highchair we are looking to get for our little one when she is ready for table food. I like that it’s adjustable to last through several growth stages and the removable dishwasher safe tray is nice too.

  25. This looks like it could grow with them really easily! Perfect for saving space.

  26. Love it! What a great space saver!

  27. tam childers says:

    Great review I think I will have to get one of these for baby number 2.

  28. Rebecca Wood says:

    Love the quick assembly, the easy to wash fabric, and the dishwasher safe tray! With a toddler now and hopefully an infant by this time next year, anything that is quick and easy is appreciated! Especially easy clean-up!

  29. I feel like this is a really good size. Plus then you can have baby right at the table with you! That’s brilliant! 🙂

  30. courtney hennagir says:

    i love this! bright starts is a brand i’ve been loving since i had my baby girl.they just have the coolest stuff!

  31. D Schmidt says:

    Great review, I am impressed it only took 5 minutes to put together.

  32. I love this high chair! Even if I don’t win it, I will most likely be buying one!

  33. I’d love to have this to save space! I also love the print!

  34. i like the how much space it saves me, in my tiny apartment

  35. Thao Nguyen says:

    It would be a great gift for my new nephew

  36. I would love this vs. a traditional high chair because it doesn’t take up any extra room in our dining room. Thanks for the review.

  37. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    I like that this goes right on a chair so you don’t take up a lot of room in the dining room! I also love the 3 reclining positions!

  38. This would be perfect for our 6 month old. I love how it reclines.

  39. i really like the 5 point safety hearness feature and up to 50 pounds

  40. Priscilla Benavides says:

    This seat looks very comfy!

  41. This would be so helpful, we don’t have a big dining area, living room, or kitchen (the places where I imagine we’ll be sitting down for a meal, or multitasking to feed baby) so it’ll be nice not to have a bulky free standing high chair taking up room!

  42. Alice Lee says:

    I like that the max weight is 50lbs which means you can get more use out of it!

  43. Great product would be uh a space saver!

  44. Natalie Finch says:

    I like that it has all the features of a traditional high chair, but it’s more compact. I also like that it’s dishwasher safe.

  45. Wow, this has some great features!!! I love that the height can be adjusted and that the seat can recline but the tray stays level. Looks like a great seat!

  46. Amanda Frith Thomas says:

    I love the pattern of the highchair! It looks so fun and cheerful!

  47. This looks neat. I was thinking of the Fisher-Price booster seat, but this may work for us also. We have NO space!

  48. I love that it tilts.

  49. I’ve been so persistent on getting a vintage high chair….but I actually like the look of this one. Immie is almost 5 months and I like she could actually fit into this. The different reclining positions are a nice feature.

  50. Becky Worthman says:

    a chair-top high chair is a great idea–and it looks safe and easy. Thanks for the review!

  51. Love that this helps save space vs a traditional high chair! And doesn’t hurt that it’s cute!

  52. Alisha L. says:

    This looks great for even the smallest eaters 🙂 LOVE it

  53. Love that it sits on top of a regular chair, so that space isn’t taken up and so that you can easily convert back to an “adult” chair.

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