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.
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.
Less than 5 minutes later, I had it completely together and ready to go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out the video to see all of the different features I thought are most important.
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*High Chair received to facilitate review. All thoughts are my own!