Sunday, July 14, 2013

Review: Fisher Price Space Saver High CHair


      When we were looking for a high chair for A a couple years ago, we had very limited space in our kitchen. We decided to try the Fisher Price Space Saver High Chair, because it doesn't take up any additional space.

     The idea of this high chair is that it is a full-featured high chair that straps on to one of your existing chairs. The pad and back can also be removed for the seat to be used as a booster when your child is older. Here is my experience with the seat:

  • The seat is very supportive, and has 3 recline positions. I used the high chair as an extra place to put Baby E down in the kitchen long before he started eating solids. 
  • The Space Saver comes with a very large tray and built in cup-holder.
  • The High Chair has an easily removable pad that can go in the washing machine. The seat itself is also easily cleaned, but I do find that a lot of crumbs fall through the pad to the seat, so it needs to be cleaned often. This is the one thing that annoys me most about this high chair. 
  • The padding is not as plush as some full-sized high chairs but it is definitely adequate, even for a very young baby. 
  • The seat has a 5-point harness that can later be converted to a 3-point harness for use in booster seat mode. I do not love the seat as a booster, because it feels very big compared to some other booster seats out there. 
Baby E chilling in his Space Saver

Some things to remember:
  • The seat works best on a chair that has a hard and flat seat. We have the chair strapped to a dining room chair at my in-laws and the chair either leans forward or back. This is fine for a short visit, but not a good long-term set up. 
  • The seat needs enough space to recline back. On my old smaller kitchen chairs, I had trouble using the 3rd recline position. On my new chairs, I have plenty of room. 
  • If you are using the Space Saver on a seat with a cushion, make sure to put a towel down underneath the seat to prevent any damage from dirt and crumbs. 
  • I think Fisher Price has made some updates to the 2012/2013 model of this seat, including changing/removing the arm rests, which I think is a great change. 
Here is A as a baby enjoying the Space Saver. This is on our old smaller kitchen chairs. 
      Overall, we have been very happy with the seat for both kids. If I had unlimited space in my kitchen, I would probably go with a full-featured stand-alone high chair, just to free up the extra chair. But if space is at a premium in your house, this is a great option that does not sacrifice much if anything in baby's comfort or safety.

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