Product Type: Red Kite baby products
Newest Review: ... up and provides a soft safe nest whilst they learn to sit unaided. -- Looks -- It looks great - so bright! It is fashioned in sections ... more
Sit Me Up? Not Likely...
Red Kite Sit Me Up Seat
Member Name: northernlovely
Red Kite Sit Me Up Seat
Advantages: Bright, cheap
Disadvantages: Not very supportive
I bought the Red Kite Sit Me Up Seat three months ago and now I've had some use out of it (or rather my little girl has) here is my review :)
-- Price and Availability --
I found the Red Kite Sit Me Up Seat entirely by chance when shopping in my local Asda. It was on the bargain shelf reduced from £18 down to £9. It looked pretty good on the box and as my little girl was two months I wanted to encourage her to sit up more so she didn't get a flat spot on the back of her head.
As I've seen the usual price for the seat is £18 - £20 so £9 was a real bargain. You can find it in your local Asda, online, and at Amazon.
-- What is it? --
The Sit Me Up Seat is an inflatable c shaped seat with a soft base and removable play tray. It is designed to encourage baby to sit up and provides a soft safe nest whilst they learn to sit unaided.
-- Looks --
It looks great - so bright! It is fashioned in sections of bright primary colours and has a soft velour touch. The removable play tray has three toys - a red lion which rattles, a yellow bear which squeaks and a little flower with crinkly petals and a mirrored centre. The tray has a velcro edge on each side to hold it on.
The edges of the seat are styled in black and white high contrast spot and stripe images, great for tiny eyes!
-- Out of the Box --
All you need to do out of the box is blow it up, the inflatable ring is inside the velour cover already. It takes a bit of puff to get it fully inflated (!) but once up it stays up and is a nice smooth comfy looking seat. Then all you need to do is put baby in - the play tray is easiest put in place afterward.
-- My Daughter's Opinion --
Well, she likes being placed in it, but there's very little in terms of support for her in the Sit Me Up. As there's no between leg support, she simply slides down - more than once I've found her with a Sit Me Up hat! She finds this very funny, but it does somewhat make the seat pointless - I might as well lay her on a play mat surrounded by cushions and encourage her to sit up myself.
She likes the toys, and as they're attached to the tray, they are always within reach, and she likes the little mirror. But ultimately I struggle to keep her a) sitting up and b) entertained by the toys for longer than ten minutes.
I have a bouncer chair for her which she happily spends half an hour in, and a Bumbo which she will sit in for half an hour watching Waybuloo, or munching on a teether. Out of all her chairs, seating toys, and so on, I would say she uses this one least.
-- Mummy's Opinion --
It was an impulse buy and really it's a testament to why impulse buys are rarely wise - I'm glad I didn't spend any more than £9 on it. She does sit in it two or three times a week but to be honest it gets in the way and I probably wouldn't recommend it if a friend was considering one. There are lots of chairs out there to support a baby and this isn't in my top five. At £9 it wasn't too bad and it keeps my little one entertained but for a very short amount of time. It's not a chair I can pop her in and sit and have a cup of tea - I have to sit next to her and support her as the chair doesn't support her enough and I doubt if it ever will.
Overall - not my best purchase.
Summary: Not really worth the money