We bought this chair for our 6 month old daughter as it looked really sturdy, colourful and had lots of options for adjusting it. Overall it is a good chair, lovely design, however sometimes it doesn't seem properly thought through from a functional point of view.
Firstly, it is free standing when folded, but tips over quite easily, and can fall on an inquisitive toddler.
Secondly, the main food tray has the plastic piece that goes between baby's legs, rather than it being part of the chair, which allows the baby to try jumping down just as you are strapping her in or unclipping the straps.
Thirdly, the clip-on food tray is good, but if baby throws/spills food down their front (which happens quite often) the main food tray needs cleaning anyway as it is exposed on that side. The padded seat is awkward to take off to wash too and with lots of crevices for food to get lodged into it is not normally sufficient to just wipe it down. The material of the seat is really slippery too, so you end up constantly pulling baby back up to avoid them slouching.
The little tray on the side sounds fun but in reality we get very little use out of it, it's yet another surface to keep clean, and our now toddler bumps into it.
The basket is good for storing bibs and other cloths, but again quite awkward to get to if you are sat in front of baby feeding them, not really handy for grabbing a clean bib quickly.
The Chicco Polly probably attracted me originally because of its cool colours - however its not just its appearance that makes this a great choice for a high chair. It's not small so if space is at a premium this may not be the chair for you - however it does fold up so that it can be stored in a corner of your kitchen when not in use. This is easily achieved by pressing a button either side of the chair. In addition, the table can be removed and hung on a couple of hooks at the rear of the frame when not in use. It has several different height adjustments and also several reclining positions so that if you have a small baby who falls asleep they will be more than comfortable. The seat is very padded and comfortable and the straps for the harness have two height settings so that you can adjust them as the child grows. The table is big and slides in easily by pressing a large button at the front. There is a clear plastic removable tray which clicks on to the table with a groove to hold your infant's drink. The net basket at the rear of the seat is handy for holding bibs, making them easy to grab when its feeding time.
Cleaning: The seat has a lot of grooves and padding so is not the easiest to clean however the padding can be easily removed and wiped down. The clear plastic tray which clips on to the table is great as it can be removed with ease and washed in the sink.
Overall this chair has comfortably accommodated our two young boys through infanthood and still looks in great condition so I am hoping to sell it on, making it good value for money in the long run.
Hi, we've owned this for a week exactly, here is my review of the chicco 2 in 1 polly highchair.
The straps are said to be almost impossible to replace and already stained, though this doesnt cause any problems so it's fine with us. The reclining seat has 3 levels it'll go to, i'd like the lowest to go back to fully flat, but baby has fallen asleep once in it we've then reclined and he's napped okay in it, it is about the level of recline of a bouncer at it's lowest. We love the adjustable footrest, the tray, the easy fold up buttons, the hooks to store the tray when packed away. The parent tray was stored away as it's not really needed with the huge main tray attached, main tray is miles wider than our baby can reach so we can rest things on there with raised bits sectioning them out of the way of ever being accessible by baby, and one circle shape raised mould that perfectly takes an avent storage pot, very handy for us. The straps are not too good for the youngest of its target audience as they are loose on our chunky chap at 6 month, fully tightened, though i really like the large clip 5 point harness as the large clip also serves to provide a little support to babys tummy. Without the tray our son would flop about if sat on the highest or mid recline position, the tray has what i can only describe as a oval pole underneath which holds them up, it does the job really nicely and i can go to the kitchen knowing baby is fine sat upright with that tray on and is going nowhere and also won't get uncomfy. It's a good seath width and height, if he throws his head back it's nothing but soft padding.
I don't know if its because our little chap is heavy but pressing the height adjustment buttons doesnt allow me to adjust the height whilst he's in it, i suspect for lighter babies it may work. You cannot add or remove the tray with the footrest lifted high. This poses a slight rush when assembling/placing baby in, because immediately once babies in they sort of slouch down and need the footrest up, but the tray is essential i'd say, so you need to keep babies still and flat (to manouevre a leg either side of the oval pole under the tray, whilst pressing tray button to slide it onto arm rests) we all know babies dont like to keep legs still at the best of times, and this does feel difficult each time it's done. Once up, it's sturdy (based on when his brother tries to mount it when im not looking) looks good and can be moved relatively easily, the back corners have plastic locakble or swivel castor wheels, not incredibly good at rolling but definitely add to the general easiness when moving the chair. When baby gets bigger we'll be able to increase the space by taking the multicouloured cover off leaving a lime green base seat cover, covers are easy to remove and wash well, they've just been for a 1600 spin in the washing machine and survived it no probs.
I can only describe this highchair in one word... brilliant.
OK, I will describe in more than one word, but only because just saying 'brilliant' is kinda useless to anyone needing a bit more info...!
I borrowed a Mamas and Papas highchair for my daughter, but second time round, my husband and I decided that we wanted to buy something ourselves. We spent days researching different highchairs; oh my goodness there are so many on the market these days it makes your head spin! There are short ones, tall ones, lay back one, sit up one, wooden ones, fabric ones... The pricing is also so varied. We found some that cost £600; absolutely beautiful but when it's going to get covered in food, drink and possibly baby puke, probably not the smartest thing in the world to buy.
Anyway, on to the Chicco Polly Highchair that I am meant to be reviewing.
We decided on the Chicco Polly because we already had the bouncy chair in the same colouring and style, and loved it loads. It had great features and was very easy to clean. I trusted the brand, therefore decided on the highchair to match.
We actually won ours from eBay, but I believe Mothercare normally sell theirs for £119.99, but at the moment have a sale on and it's £74.99. Do shop around though, as I have fond the price for this highchair varies from store to store.
On to the features of the highchair;
The tray has 3 positions and is adjustable and has a food tray which clips onto main highchair tray
The tray is super huge, so you can put lots of finger foods on there for your child and the likelihood of it ending up on the floor is minimal
Handy parent tray, fitted to leg for ease of use
OK, so I don't actually use this because I find it easier to hold the bowl I am feeding my son from; but may suit some
3 position, adjustable reclining seat
Fantastic. This means you can use this highchair from a really young age. And if you wean early, like I did, the reclining seat is great when babies can't sit up by themselves, or still have an unsteady head
7 height positions
Also a great feature. At the moment I have the chair set to as low as the ground as it will go
Deep-padded, comfortable seat
One of the reasons we chose the highchair in the first place. the seat is large and is indeed very padded; in fact, it has two covers for extra padding. My son seems very comfy in it
Outer 'jacket' can be removed to enlarge seat for older children
See above comments!
Height and angle-adjustable footrest
Haven't actually used this, and don't think I will. But it's a good extra feature if you feel you need it
Removable and wipe clean, PVC seat cover
Another BIG reason in which we chose this highchair. So many have fabric seat covers, which is ridiculous when they get so filthy. This one is super, super easy to clean when your little one has sneezed their carrot puree all over the place! And no staining... result!
If the straps get mucky, chuck them in the washing machine and they come out sparkling
Net basket for storage
OK, again another feature I seldom use. But for parents where space is a bit of an issue, I guess it could be useful for storing toys and things- just very small ones as it's not very big!
Free-standing when folded
It is free standing, but not that steady, so I'd lean it up against something if I were you...
Wheels for easy movement
The wheels are on the back legs, and they also have a locking device for if you have laminate floors and you don't want your dear older child to use the baby as a Mercedes- McClaren and for your baby to be used as Lewis Hamilton!
The highchair isn't the lightest one on the market, but it's certainly not the heaviest. And it is very easy to pick up. Plus, as it has wheels, you don;t have to pick it up
I found the highchair very easy to assemble, and even easier to use. Everything clicks and locks into place, so you know it is very safe and secure. It is also near impossible to tip over, unlike some other highchairs out there. I feel my son is very safe.
The harness is easy to adjust.
I can't really think of any negatives with this highchair, only perhaps that the legs and base are made from grey and brown- grey plastic. Maybe a brighter, chirpier colour would have been more appealing?
I would highly recommend this highchair. It truly is fabulous.
Since my son started on solids about 4 months ago, we had always fed him while he was sitting in his Bouncy chair which had been going fine as he would just sit back relaxed while we spoon fed each mouthful to him. But now that he is getting older he would rock back and forth and try bouncing up and down in the chair while we tried to feed him! The Bouncy chair wasn't keeping him strapped in properly and he certainly wasn't keeping still so that we could feed him and that is when we knew it was time to buy a Highchair.
I was tempted to buy quite a basic and cheap Highchair from Argos for around £25 as I thought "A highchair is a highchair, they all suit the same purpose" so I didn't really see the point in spending any more money on one. But to my surprise, my mum annouced that she'd gone out and bought a Highchair for us and it happened to be the Chicco Polly Highchair Seventy. It had cost my mum £90 to buy and I've got to be honest my first thought was "£90!!!! That's a bit pricey for a Highchair" and I felt quite guilty that my mum had gone out and spent that. But I was soon to discover that more money clearly buys you more quality as we began to use the Highchair.
It is big and bulky in size which isn't ideal in my home as it is quite small with limited storage space so this Highchair does take up quite a big area in our living room. It does fold easily by holding in 2 buttons on either side of the Highchair legs and then pushing them closed, but even when folded I think it is still quite bulky. But apart from that, this Highchair is great. The colourful seat is well padded and it has 2 covers which can be removed really easily for cleaning. The harness that secures my baby into the seat is a 5 Point safety harness and clips together with ease and also unclips with ease too, something I often find isn't the case with baby harnesses! The seat even has 3 recling positions and my little boy always has enough room to wriggle a lit bit, but he is still seated securely in the chair, perfect.
The chair even has 7 different Height positions to accomodate different feeding positions which I think is really useful. The tray for the Highchair attaches to the front by holding in a button underneath it and sliding it onto the runners that sit on either side of the seat. It took me a few days to get the hang of this because at first I was only attaching it to one runner and struggling to slide it along both at the same time, but practice makes perfect and I can do it easily now. Once the tray is on it stays in place really well and my son will sit in the Highchair for ages playing with a few little toys on the tray. So it is making for a great Chair for playing in as well as eating in! The tray has a plastic cover over the top with a little drinks holder space and this cover can be lifted off easily and I find this great for when my son is having his food as I can just remove the top cover to clean up the mess when he's finished and I don't have to remove the main tray itself. When the tray is not in use it can be stored on the back legs of the chair as it attaches to the back with 2 clip type things.
I should also mention that the back legs of the chair have 2 wheels which saves me having to lift the chair around, instead I can pull it across the room easily. There is also a footrest which makes this seat even more comfortable for him and as I mentioned earlier he is always more than happy to spend time in the Highchair so he is obviously very comfy indeed!
I don't think there's a thing that Chicco didn't think of when making this Highchair and it literally is my son's little throne! For those interested in the specifics on the dimensions of the chair, here they are;
Folded Dimensions: 92 (L) x 66 (W) x 25 (H) cm
Net Weight: 9.2 Kg
Suitable for use up to 3 Years
I'm so glad now that we didn't buy a cheap Highchair as the quality, comfort and safety values of this chair are fantastic. I do have to remove 1 star because of the bulkiness though!
When we began weaning our little girl we started off with her sat in her 'bouncy' chair, as she got a little bigger we started to feed her sat in her bumbo. However as she got even bigger she was able to get out of her bumbo on her own and so mealtimes got messy.... well messier! We decided it was time to buy a highchair!
The choice of highchairs in todays market is overwhelming to say the least! Ranging from around £15 at the bottom end of the market all the way upto £300 (maybe more... but I am not rich enough to research the higher end in too much depth! lol!).
The Chicco Polly Highchair is priced at around £100. I would say it is middle of the range. We decided to get this one as it seemed the best highchair for our budget.
The Highchair itself first of all looks good! It can be suitable for a girl or a boy without being 'neutral' or boring! The highchair has two seat covers. Both are well padded and easily removed for cleaning. The top cover has different coloured spots all over it. Some are pink and some are blue, the base colour is green. Beneath the top cover is a green checked seat cover. The covers are bright and colourful and therefore attractive to baby and parents alike. They are made from a soft plastic which makes them very easy to wipe down (this is a very important feature!lol!) When the baby gets a bit bigger and the top cover makes baby uncomfortable, it can be easily removed leaving the base seat cover giving baby a little more room.
The straps are blue and also easy to wipe clean. They are easy to do up and undo, no fiddling around trying to connect the two top straps (in some bizarre jigsaw style) to be able to do it up. It is simple to just plug the top strap into the bottom connection one at a time. To undo it is a matter of pressing the side of the clip and pulling it out of the base connection. The straps are adjustable at the sides and over the shoulders and are generous in length.
The highchair itself adjusts to suit your needs. The foot rest adjusts into three different positions, adjusted by pushing in two orange buttons at the side of the footrest. The armrest fold up for storing it, or flat down to either let baby rest her weary arms. Also to fix the tray onto the highchair the arms need to be folded down. The tray clips onto the armrests again in three different positions. If baby falls asleep before during or after their meal then the backrest also is adjustable. Also (yes you guessed it) into three different positions. The seat also adjusts up and down to low or high seating, making it versatile to where you want to feed your little one. To make any adjustments to the highchair position, it is a simple matter of pushing in the orange clips at the side of the section you want to adjust.
The highchair folds flat for easy storage. Although it is still quite bulky, I would say roughly a foot thick when folded flat. The highchair is also quite heavy.
Back to the tray. The tray is a nice size with a clip on/clip off compartmentalised top tray. This makes it easy to clean, and keep the food together for a baby learning how to pick up and feed themselves.
The highchair has a handy storage net which is poppered onto the back legs of the highchair. This is handy for storing highchair toys and bibs in. It is easily removed also for cleaning and washes well in the washing machine.
The legs are two sections rather than four individual legs which makes the highchair much sturdier in my opinion. At the bottom of the feet there is a good sized thick piece of rubber making it non slip.
I would recommend this highchair as it is strong, sturdy and easy to clean. Good value for money.
When my daughter was three months I started to think about getting her first high chair. I settled on this Chicco Polly Highchair Seventy because I loved the funky colours and also it seemed very functional.
It cost me 150 euro in Smyths toy store about two years ago and at the moment seems to be selling for about £90 on Amazon.
The highchair itself is adjustable in height which I found easy to use if I was standing or sitting down and feeding my daughter. The seat can also be reclined back into several different positions which was really handy for me because my daughter had a habit of falling asleep right after being fed and this meant that I could just tilt the chair back and sit down and have my own cup of tea while watching her. The foot rack can also be moved up and down but I never really had a reason to do this.
There are two wheels on the back legs which make it mobile but I found this really awkward as you have to lift the front to move them because the front legs are without wheels.
There is a basket on the back of the highchair but is easily accessible and I used it for storing bibs and baby wipes for those messy dinner days. There is also a side tray which is clipped onto the side of the highchair. According to the manual it is meant to be a tray for the parent who can rest a drink or a bowl of food there. I thought it was useless and took up too much space so I never really used it.
The food tray clips onto the highchair and can be removed easily too. There is a plastic layer that covers the food tray which can be removed after use and placed in the dishwasher. I found this excellent as I could just remove the top and wash it down without having to take apart the food tray itself. However I never put it in the dishwasher and it would have taken up way too much space.
The material is easily cleaned and the whole thing can be removed for a complete spring cleaning. I never stored this chair away but it is possible to store it neatly if you have the room. The legs pull together and you can adjust the height to take up as little room as possible. The table also clicks onto the back legs.
It says it can also be used as a toddler chair but I think its a bit big to be keeping around the kitchen so I promptly put it in the attic when my daughter had grown out of it.
The highchair is really good.
We bought it for our son when he was about 3 months, he was a big baby so found that the highchair was perfect when fully reclined. He is now 7 months, and has moved through the different stages of the high chair.
The recline function we find really good as our little one, often falls asleep straight after his meal. Its also really comfy and he stays asleep in it.
The tray on the highchair comes off, does take a bit of practise to get it on and off - but once you get the hang of it its fine. The tray is easy to clean.
The foot rest is adjustable and long enough for a baby. The bottom of this does clip off though if your baby has long legs.
The fabric of the highchair is wipe clean, my only niggle with this highchair is that it is a little tricky to clean inside the nooks and crannys of the fabric on the chair.
I bought the Chicco Polly when my Daugher was just 4 months old. Although she had only just started to eat solids I wanted somewhere for her to sit when I fed her.
Most highchairs state they are for use from 6 months when a baby can sit unaided but the Chicco Polly has an adjustable back rest which lies almost flat so this seemed like a perfect solution. I bought mine in a rare pink colour brand new from a retailer on ebay for £70 which was £20 cheaper than anywhere else I'd seen it. From the moment it arrived I loved it!! This high chair is gorgeous.
It is quite large & doesn't fold down very small so beware if you don't have much room in your kitchen. With the seat laid as far back as possible this highchair is so cosy, I very often used to put my Daughter in it for her nap while I was in the kitchen as it was so snug.
I has a very secure 5 point harness & 2 seat pads. One is removable when the child is older to leave a thinner padding. There are also 2 trays, the main tray slides onto the frame of the Highchair & there is a second removable tray which clicks on top. This is invaluable when child has smeared there dinner all over it, you can simply remove & wash. There is a handy little mesh pocket at the back which is great for keeping essentials like bibs etc within arms reach & there is also a parent tray half way down the frame to rest baby food jars etc out of the reach of the child.
The highchair is height adjustable so it can eventually be used up the table when child is older.
The highchair does have wheels but this was the only thing I didn't get on with, they only seemed to work when you wheeled it backwards.
I have 3 children & they have all used different highchairs, this one was definately the best.
My children have been using our Chicco Polly for nearly 4 years now and it's still going strong. It's a very sturdy chair which each of my kids have used from the age of 4 months up to 3 years. It's really easy to clean as all the seat covers can be removed and scrubs up to look like new every time. It folds away easily and neatly and the wheels on the base make it really easy to move around. The tray removes completely which makes it really easy to clean and also helps when trying to get bigger children in and out. The tray also has a clip on food tray which is great as at the end of each messy toddler meal it can just be removed and washed with the dishes. The straps can also be completely removed, which I do every few months to give them a good scrub, they always come out looking like new. Overall it's been well worth the money and I'd recommend it to anyone - particularly if they wanted a highchair to last more than one child.
I am extremely pleased we decided to buy this product for our 6 month old. It really is worth every penny spent on it and is one of our best baby purchases we made. We done alot of research before buying this and my husband wasnt keen at first, always wanting to save money, he too is pleased with our purchase.
It is strong, sturdy and extremely versatile, we started using this at around 4 months, reclined, before weaning our son he used to sit with us at the table in his highchair. It is height adjustable for any table, it comes complete with an adjustable foot rest, which is adjusted in angle and height for when they get longer legs. The straps adjust at 3 different heights as your baby grows, The back reclines fairly far back and has 4 recline options. The tray is also adjustable as your little one grows, I have found it sits close enough to them when they are smaller too. and I love the removable tray on the main tray, its very handy after a messy meal to be able to take the worse of it away.
Also as your baby grows you can take out the main padded area and still leave a softer wipe clean area so it can easily be used as a toddler chair at the table.
The basket on the back isnt huge but its big enough for a good few bibs and a pack on wipes for quick clean ups.
We have used a few other highchairs when visiting friends and none have come up to scratch they seemed to be not supportive enough for me, I have spoke to people who have used towels etc to prop there babies up, we have never had to do this in the Polly.
Im normally one for trying to economise where I can, but spending a decent amount on a highchair was definately worth it. We looked at serveral different high chairs before we bought this one, but opted for this because it looked strong and would last(we plan to have more kids so wanted it to last). It looks slightly space-age with all the attatchments and features, but they come in handy very well. Its also got a great colourful design, suitale for a boy or girl, and is really eyecatching.
The highchair has several adjustable features, including height, incline, and foot rest, which make it great for your growing baby. It folds up relatively small, and is surprisinly light to transport. Since we have had this highchaoir, we have usewd other ones when visiting friends, or at other places, and nothing compares to it. The straps are very secure, without irriating the baby, and they adjust as the baby grows. Im so glad we bought this item as we ended up having a big baby, and he certainyl wont be breaking this in a while!
Another good feature about this over several others is that the tray completely removes, and theres a clip on plastic tray which sits on top of the tray, which you can remove to be washed, without removing the whole thing
Overall, I fantastic item, cant recommend highly enough
When looking to buy a highchair I was all set to get a cheap £30 one from mothercare, after all, a chair is a chair, why pay more than you need to! However when we left Mothercare we'd bought the Chicco Polly Highchair for £80.00! After having a demonstration, nothing else could live up to this chair. This chair is great for young babies who are still struggling to hold up their heads as the chair can be reclined and has plenty of padding. The recline also proves useful, as in the early days of weaning my baby would often fall asleep while eating. Several times I simply reclined him and left him to have his nap! The other great part of this chair is that you can adjust the height. When the chair is in my kitchen I have the chair up high, but when feeding my little one in the living room our sofas are quite low, so I can bring him down to my level. The other great feature is that the tray can be completely removed from the chair. So many high chairs have a tray that just flips up but remains attached. You then have to struggle to drop your baby down into the seat while avoiding crushing their legs against the tray. With this high chair you simply sit them in the chair and slot on the tray afterwards. This feature is also really useful when cleaning the tray as it can be taken off the chair and put into the sink. The only down side of this chair is that it is pretty heavy. When moving it around the house this can be a pain. The chair does fold up, but not really enough to save much space when storing. However I would never be without this high chair and nothing else really compares!
Chicco highchair. Before purchasing my highchair, I did a lot of research into which would be the best for my needs. I wanted something that would have height adjustment, back adjustable and a leg rest. This was the only one which did all of those. The tray has three positions with a removeable clip on tray which is easy clean.
It has a leg rest, back recline, netted storage which I use for keeping bibs in. It also has a tray that clips onto the side so when you're not at the table, you can put the food and drink on there.
The only disadvantage of this highchair is that it is very big and quite heavy so when we go to the grandparents it is quite difficult getting in and out of the car and the leg base is very wide but I wouldn't let this put you off as it is a very good highchair.
Our 14 month old daughter received this highchair as a gift from her grandparents when she was around five months old and getting to the stage when she was ready to be weaned. It was also around this time that she began to sit up unaided without requiring her head to be supported so was ready for a chair to sit in. (Prior to this we used a Bumbo seat for her from when she was about 4 months - also an excellent product).
I would say this is a deluxe highchair and is worth that little bit extra for the additional features and comfort that it will give your child. The chair is well padded with an easy wipe clean covering which is bright and colourful. The back rest sits in the upright position for feeding but can also be reclined half-way or to a fully lying-down position if your child crashes out mid-meal! The foot rest can also be set at varying positions depending on your child's size and preference.
Your child is secured in with a five point safety harness which is easily adjusted to the right size.
There is a large plastic tray which has a clip-on cover which can easily be detached once your child has finished eating and cleaned up. The lower part of the tray can remain in place for your child to play with toys etc.
Extra little features are the additional small tray at the rear of the chair which can be used by the parent to hold other items such as a cup of tea or other food stuff which they don't want the child to see. A little storage area at the bottom is used by us for storing bibs. The chair can also be made shorter so that child is nearer to the floor, haven't used this but might be useful if you were feeding your child in the living room and sitting on the floor, rather than at the table.
It folds into an upright position, with both legs closed in together, which doesn't make it very compact but we have left ours in place at the kitchen table all the time so haven't had to store it, so this doesn't matter too much to us but if space was an issue this might not be the best choice. Also, the model we chose, only has wheels on the front legs rather than back and front, however, some models have the wheels on both, so again if you were going to be moving it around, look for this option.
All in all, an excellent sturdy practical chair which is standing the test of time so far!
This ultra-padded folding highchair adjusts to suit your child and has its own storage basket- perfect for little one's highchair toys! 3 position adjustable tray, with food tray which clips onto main highchair tray. 7 height positions. Removable and wipe