This week were excited to have William use the Fisher Price Deluxe SpaceSaver High Chair for the first time. The chair can be used for newborns through toddlers with the chair back reclining for newborns, being upright for infants and coming off entirely to become a booster seat for toddlers.
William has sat in a high chair before, although in an upright way, while at day care. From experience I know he much prefers to be cuddled and held when nursed if at all possible. Still, the reclining option does a great job to compare to how he would be held and simultaneously nursed.
Just like with his bassinet, I decided to give building this by myself a try. I tried to put pieces together intuitively first, then looked at the instructions as I was going along.
Matt helped a bit when I needed to make sure the base got in just right. I used his screwdriver set and soon had the chair together.
As eating solids was new to William, I first wanted him to practice sitting in this new style of chair for the first time.
Even with instructions, it was a bit hard to figure out how to get the seat to stop reclining. I was finally able to get the pull lever to allow him to sit up fully.
The top tray comes off leaving most of the area underneath covered. I’m still not sure why the cup/bowl holder part does not have the plastic tray cover it. It seems this area is very apt to get food spilled on it.
William seemed to grasp easily sitting up in a chair. He was happy to sit in it and feed himself from his bottle.
When it was time to do the actual first feeding the next day, the chair was strapped with several straps to a chair. Additionally the chair has straps to strap the baby in. William was less than thrilled to be strapped in. As he hates being strapped in his car seat, this makes a lot of sense.
Overall, this is a great product. I do wish it snapped more into a chair rather than being strapped, however, this might not be possible in order for it to fit universally onto most chairs.
Rating – four baby booties out of five