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      29.01.2014 15:55
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      Look no further for a basic functional highchair

      I chose to buy this highchair as it was highly rated on Which? as having good features for the price. As we are lacking space I did not want a large bulky highchair and didn't see the point in many of the features of more expensive highchairs, such as a reclining seat. Who puts their child to sleep in a highchair?! I paid £34.99 on Amazon and since then have seen it for sale several times in the Asda baby events for £27 so would recommend waiting for one of these if you choose this model. I would describe the highchair as well designed without being pretentious, which is to say that it fulfils all my requirements of a highchair without any unnecessary features. The highchair comes in a box and requires assembley. This was fairly simple with clear insturctions, although I did have trouble fitting the foot rest as you have to push in a stiff metal button which I didn't have the strength to do. The basic plastic frame with metal legs is covered in a wipe clean PVC type seat. There is some padding on the seat, although it is still quite hard. This does not seem to have bothered my daughter. The back has foam around the frame so they do not hit their head on the top of the frame. The foot rest has two height settings, although my daughter can still only just reach it at 16 months, but again this has not bothered her. There is a safe five point harness that is easy to clip and unclip with a button at the front. There are two hight settings so you can adjust the straps as the child gets older. The plastic bar right across the front makes it feel safer as it is more difficult for them to fall out if they are wiggling as you try to clip them in. My daughter has been using the highchair from six months and initially could slump in the seat but I am not sure if this would be common to all highchairs with younger children. The high chair folds easily and you can clip the tray to the folded highchair to keep it safe. It takes up very little space when folded so is ideal for small areas. When unfolded the highchair is fairly compact although the legs do stick out so you have to be careful not to trip up on them. This does make the highchair very stable so it can't be tipped, even by a larger child. The bottoms of the legs can be removed which makes it easy to take out in the car if you should need to. The tray unclips by pressing large buttons underneath. It is fairly easy to clean as the top in one moulded piece of plastic. The exception is the two holes at the sides that the toys can be attached to. This to me is a design flaw as I do not want toys attached to the highchair as my daughter is only in it to eat. It means it is impossible to clean in these holes properly so they accumulate grime. The underneath of the tray is also difficult to clean as it is made of lots of sections, although you don't need to do this very often. The seat itself is fairly easy to clean, although food can accumulate in the edges of the seat. I did not do baby led weaning though so it never gets very messy! The outsides of the seat are a more rough material rather than wipe clean PVC so it is not so easy to clean. In summary I am very happy with the highchair and satisfied with the choice I made and would recommend it if you are looking for a basic but functional highchair.

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      25.06.2011 19:57
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      If you are looking for a basic high chair this is for you!

      A high chair is another essential piece of equipment needed when a child is growing up. Whilst researching different types to purchase for my daughter I came across many different types, with many different (not so useful) features, and with many prices! Some high chairs can be priced up to £200. I didn't want an all singing all dancing highchair, I just wanted a basic high chair for my daughter to eat her meals in. That is when I came across this Graco Tea Time High Chair. *Availability* The high chair is available in a variety of colours. These are yellow, blue, pink and most recently available in pop art. I opted for the yellow for my daughter (think I was sick of everything in our all female house being pink!). The cheapest place I found this high chair was in Asda during one of their very popular baby events. It was £25 which was about £10 cheaper than other places at the time. After a quick google I found that it is now around the £45 mark. After following baby events to stock up on products for my daughter I know that it is still available for £25 in the Asda baby event that usually takes place every couple of months, so it's worth waiting around for one if you want to purchase this highchair. *The product* The chair is made from a quality soft touch PVC and quite padded, it's comfortable for little one and easy to wipe clean. There is a 5 point harness and is easy to clip together, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out how it clips together unlike some harnesses. There is a three position adjustable tray, so if you need to move the tray closer to baby it's easily done, there are two large buttons on the under side of the tray that are used to adjust and also remove the tray. On the tray there are two detachable toys, one giraffe with 3 play rings, and one zebra that once you push its head down it rattles some balls around its body. There is a footrest that is also adjustable to make it shorter or longer. This Graco high chair is very compact once folded. It's easy to fold, simply take off the tray, push the button on the bar that the tray normally sits on, lift this bar and the chair will automatically fold flat. Once folded we keep the chair in the cupboard under the stairs, it would also fit easily behind our kitchen door. *My thoughts* My daughter was 6 months old when we first started using the highchair, 13 months later and it's still as great as I first thought. I originally thought the toys would stop my daughter eating, and until she was around 1 I had detached them from the tray, but now she loves to try and feed the animals whilst eating her meals. It's lasted brilliantly for the last 13 months, and I can almost guarantee that it will last until my daughter no longer needs a highchair. It is very easy to clean, and isn't showing any signs of wear yet. £25 is a bargain price for a high chair whilst looking around and seeing some of the other prices high chairs go for in today's society. Some people may think that for such a cheap price the product must lack in quality but it really doesn't. I would, without a doubt, recommend this to anyone looking for a basic high chair.

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        26.11.2010 15:04
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        Id recommend this to anyone looking for a cheap but great high chair!

        When our son hit 8 months we started looking for a high chair that was sturdy and easy to clean and store and were shocked at the prices of some of them! Some of them being nearly £130 gave me the shock of my life! We decided to pay a visit to our local Smyths Toy Store as they quite often beat prices in you normal high street shop. The second we walked in we spotted a red seat on four flimsy legs and after the other half gave it a little wobble it looked ready to colapse! Next we spotted the gracco tea time and thought it looked fab! It had everything we wanted plus more! The features we loved were the large removeable tray which looked and is easy to clean, with no little nooks there really is no where for germs to hide the anti-bac! It has full leg supports which make it so much more sturdy than poles. (This has been well proven by our son swinging off the side!) The seat back is high for great support and also easy to clean and can be removed and machine washed which is a great bonus! Two bonus bits were the storage net underneath which has now become our childrens shoe storage and two toys that slot into the tray. Our son loved these the minute he saw them and the fact we could unclip them meant we had a bonus of peace while our son showed his new toys the house! The icing on the cake for us was that it was also on offer at £22 which saw us picking up a box and taking it home! Our son is now 16 months and will happily sit there eating his dinner next to the dinning table and us whilst still finding it amusing to bomp the giraffe on the head to spin his belly! The foot rest has three different heights which means even the tallest baby will be able to sit comfatably whilst enjoying their grub! We fold the chair up when not being used as our son finds it great fun to knock the tray off and climb up using the foot rest as a step, before realising he cannot climb down again! All in all this is by far the best high chair we found and would recommend this to anyone looking for one. Having had 2 friends buy their babies this chair and tell us how great it is after we reccomended it to them, we know its exactly what we all look for in a high chair!

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        11.11.2010 11:12
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        A great cheap highchair that lasts a long time.

        When my little one was around 6 months his gran bought him this highchair for mealtimes. It usually costs around £35 but can be found in the Asda baby event for only £25 which is a brilliant bargain. The seat itself is wipe clean yellow plastic which can be washed in the washing machine which is great since kids can make an infinate mess at times of eating. It is quite padded and has an angle to it. My LO has fallen asleep in it plenty of times over the last 18 months so it must be comfortable even though it doesn't seem like it! There is a 5 point harness with padding on the straps, they are also adjustable and removable which makes cleaning them easy. A storage basket is attatched to the bottom of the legs which I haven't used for anything although still have to wash it since it catches some of the crumbs. The tray is adjustable to be closer or further from the seat and is sturdy yellow plastic which is easy cleaned from food, paint, glue, play doh, baking and a lot more. On the tray there are 2 toys that twist into the slots on either side, one is a zebra which you push down the head and the beads inside the stomach jump about and rattle. The opposire side has a giraffe that has movable rings round it's neck with a few textures. They're good for keeping them occupied whilst you get dinner organised but can stop them from eating and playing instead which can be avoided by removing them. The chair is foldable for easy storage and goes virtually flat once the tray is removed but to be honest I leave mine up as it gets used so often. I wipe it down after every meal and throw the seat in the washing machine every week or so and it still looks as new. Definately recommended for a cheap highchair although it isn't the best for really little babies an adjustable seat would be a great benefit.

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        31.10.2010 20:59
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        Good Cheap Highchair

        About 5 months ago our beloved Chicco Happy Snack Highchair broke, and I was at a quandary whether to get a new highchair or not as little man was almost two. However since his big back op he was not steady sitting independently so I decided that we should get a cheap one so that he would be well supported for a bit longer. I found the Graco Tea Time High Chair as part of the Asda baby event for £25. The design has changed slightly from the photo, with the mesh part at the back of the seat being removed and the whole seat is now wipe clean yellow plastic which is much better. The highchair comes with two twist on toys on either side, a Zebra Rattle and a giraffe with rings around his neck. These are good if you are putting your little one in just to play but could be distracting if you are feeding them in it - to be honest little man ignores them and they just end up dirty with the mess he makes of his dinner. They clean up with a wipe, but I have removed them! The seat is quite well padded but isn't adjustable, and is positioned with a slight lean, so may not be great for a smaller baby. Little man has fallen asleep in it a couple of times so it must be quite comfortable. There is a five point harness for safety, but there is also a cloth bad between the legs to stops your little one falling out, so we have never actually used the harness. It comes with a large tray, which unclips easily by pressing two large buttons at the side. There is also a storage basket at the bottom which attaches to the legs by poppers so you can remove it for washing. To be honest I've not really found it useful for anything other than catching crumbs - however it does take the weight of our cat(but not little man!) Once you remove the tray, the highchair folds virtually flat, so can easily be popped in a cupboard. The lap support bar which holds the tray sits under the seat which holds it securely if you want to just collapse it and leave it against the wall. You just press the button on the front to release the bar, lift it and it naturally folds. To reassemble just lift the bar until the button clicks back into place and slide the lap tray back on. Apart from the lap straps, it is all pretty much wipe clean. As little man is eating the same as us I find a quick hoover and an antibac wipe brings it up as good as new between meals, and I give it a good wash every couple of weeks - it still looks as good as when we bought it. I am really pleased with the highchair - for a stop gap it was exactly what we wanted. However if I had another child I would probably get one with an adjustable seat with a bit more support. However I would definitely recommend this one for a toddler, or for a spare to have at Nanny's etc - which is where we are probably going to send this one. Little man is sitting a lot more stable now, and I think Santa may be bringing him a big boy table and chair this year!! Online you can find this highchair on Amazon for £49.99 but is definitely not worth that! Asda don't seem to have this highchair on their website at the moment, but they seem to have it every baby event which is every couple of months, so hold out if you can!

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          19.07.2010 20:43
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          A functional, bargain priced high chair

          When my daughter was about 6 months old, I realised that we could do with a spare high chair to keep at my in-laws house, as the Chicco Polly highchair that we had, was just too big to transport on a regular basis. We picked up the Graco in a local nursery shop for £35. I chose it primarily on the basis that it was one of the cheapest chairs we could buy and it wasn't too bulky (as we were asking other people to store it permanently at their house). It was very easy to assemble - I can't remember exactly what we had to do, but I know it only took a few minutes to set it up. The chair is a cheery yellow colour, with grey trim. It stands on a metal frame and has a mesh storage bag in between the legs. I can't say we use that for much though. The only real problem we've had with this chair is that it is a bit big when your baby is first weaning. At around the age of 6 - 10 months, all my babies have needed to be padded into the chair with rolled up towels and cushions, to stop them slumping and slipping down. The tray is not adjustable, which does not cause a problem when your baby is older, but for younger ones, it is a bit far away. However, for babies of 6 - 9 months, you are usually spoon feeding them anyway, so this does not cause too much of an inconvenience. The chair has a 5 point harness that is fully adjustable. It seems sturdy enough and I've certainly never had a problem with any of my children escaping it. The chair is made of pvc, which is very easy to clean. The tray is also removable if it needs a good wash, but usually a wipe down is enough to have it looking like new again. The tray is quite compact when folded. It is about 3 and a half feet in height, but quite a narrow depth. My in-laws manage to slot it behind a cupboard when not in use. It's also quite light and I have no problem lifting it, despite being petite and a bit of a weakling! The chair we bought has now been used by 4 babies and will undoubtably be used by several more yet. It's still going strong and has been a very useful purchase. If this was my main highchair I think I would have preferred it to be a little more comfortable and adjustable, but as a spare it's been great.

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          01.02.2010 21:12
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          Sadly, no good for baby led weaning or babies on the smaller side!

          I bought this highchair when I was pregnant for £25 as part of a special offer at Asda, and I couldn't wait for the time to come that I would actually be using it. Until then, we kept it folded up in a cupboard in the kitchen and I was pleased that it didn't take up much space. Then the big day arrived, I was so excited!! The high chair which is a lovely happy yellow colour came in pieces in a box, but was very easy to assemble. It simply required the metal poles to be slotted into each other and into the seat. The seat itself just poppers on as does the basket below. There is a tray attachment with 2 tray toys if you wish to use them also. I loved the look of it. Really strong and sturdy! The seat was soft and comfortable looking and the tray nice and big! There is a ample sized foot rest and the toys looked really cute. I loved the fact that they could be easily removed - simply twist and pull out. When you don't want them there, you can cover the holes with a small flower shaped bit of plastic that also slot and twist in. The toys are one giraffe which I think twists around and a zebra which you press it's head and little balls in it's tummy spin! cute! Do forgive me if that is not quite right, but I no longer have the high chair at home - you will find out why shortly!! So, the big day, my daughter was 6 months and we were ready to offer her her first morsel of food. I put her in the chair and she virtually disappeared!! She looked so tiny in it! We had a problem as we had decided to forgo traditional spoon fed weaning and try baby led weaning instead (where baby is given non- pureed, regular food from the beginning) we realised that she was not going to be able to reach the tray! Why?? Well, two reasons which were the fact that the back of the high chair slopes backwards rather than being upright, so she tended to lean right back then slide down (despite the 5 point safety harness!). There was no way she was able to reach the tray with any ease or comfort. As the tray height was not adjustable, there was little I could do. To make matters worse, the high and wide lip that runs round the tray meant I could not balance a plate or bowl nearer for her to reach. I was so disappointed. Thus followed a complex system of towels and cushions stuffed behind and underneath her so she could actually pick up food to explore it. This made it very hard to do up the harness correctly. It never got any better, which surprised me. My daughter is not big for her age, but I did assume eventually she would be big enough to sit comfortably in the high chair and feed herself, but I was wrong! We replaced the Graco for the Antilop from Ikea which is fab, fab, fab and MUCH cheaper, and took the Graco to Granny and Grandad's. Eventually, we abandoned it's use there too. Due to the sloped seat back she always lent back and slouched down and became grumpy! I tried to cheer her up with the tray toys, but to be honest they just distracted her from eating any food. As they had fabric ears, they also got a bit mucky which I didn't like very much. Were there any plus points? Yes, the fact that it folds flat to store is great, just make sure you remember to lift the front section where the tray fits on up before you try and unfold it, or else it won't happen. It is nice and padded, though my daughter doesn't seem to suffer on her Antilop. Ummm, what else? Oh, it has a storage basket! I never figured out what you were meant to store in it however, and mine remained sadly empty. Anything else? The tray seemed really fiddly to attach. I am sure it was a knack that I just couldn't get. I think you were meant to slide it on from the front whilst depressing the 2 large wedge type things underneath. These were meant to engage with some groove grip type things underneath. You could have it 'engaged' at 3 different points I think, so the tray could be moved nearer or further away. It often took my husband and I doing a side each asking "are you in?" which seemed ridiculous! As there wasn't really space to put baby in the chair once the tray was fitted, it meant attaching the tray after, and there was the odd occasion that her fingers got caught as I tried to fit the tray, which was obviously not good! My daughter is now 16 months old,and we last tried her in this high chair about 2 months ago and she was still not comfortable and able to sit up straight enough to eat and digest properly! It was for us a waste of money! I am willing to except that I have missed the point of this high chair and was doing something fundamentally wrong when using it, but I was not able to see how it could properly support my daughter to learn to feed herself from 6 months (you should not start baby led weaning before this age) with a good posture and easy, comfortable access to the tray. So sadly I give this high chair a less than glowing review, and I am sad as I did love it, but as it did not successfully carry out it's appointed task, I have no choice but to say it was a disappointing waste of money for us! Thanks for reading and I hope you have better luck if you try the Graco!

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            17.01.2010 11:08
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            A good addition to your baby equipment

            I bought this high chair in Asdas baby event this time 2 years ago for £25.00. I know the baby event is happening again next week and they do seem to sell a lot of the same stuff each year. The highchair came as a metal frame with a couple of attachments in a fairly large cardboard box. The attachments made the seat and the toy basket which were straight forward to figure out and clipped together easily onto the frame using poppers. It folds flat for easy storage. When folded it is approximately 2m in height and about 10cm in depth. I find it slots nicely into a small space between my fridge freezer and back wall. To put the chair up I only needed to lift the tray and it opens up. The tray then pushes down easily onto the frame and that's all there is to it. The tray itself had three settings depending how big your child is. It also comes with a 5 point safety harness that can be adjusted in height as your child grows. To collapse, a button is pressed under the tray and it folds together with no real effort involved. The chair is all wipe clean except for the area that sits behind the back of the head which is a kind of meshy cotton material. This doesn't really make any sense, I want the whole thing to wipe clean. I have in the past removed the seat and put it in the wash, but this wouldn't be necessary if it was all plastic. The other thing I find strange is the storage basket at the bottom. Unless you keep your highchair up all the time, what would you store in here just to take it out when you folded it down? The other problem is that when eating all bits of food fall in the basket, getting stuck in the corners. This has been in the washer a few times. Overall I'm impressed with the quality for the price. The seat is adequately padded to protect little bottoms, it keeps fairly clean and there is a handy foot rest underneath. This product has been used nearly every day for 2 years and is still looking pretty good. It is coming to the end if it's useful life in our house as little lady wants to sit at the big table now, but I am confident it would last at least the same amount of time again.

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            01.01.2010 20:47
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            A brilliant highchair at a low price!! :)

            I brought this highchair about 4 months ago and its great it comes in a few colours pink blue and yellow my daughter has the pink 1 and its fit for a princess!! I brought this off kiddicare priced at around £34.99 and i think that was also including the delivery!! so a bargain!! It came in a small box with the instruction manual (which i didnt need)and the toys which are meant to be sold seperately and of course the actual highchair in peices which took me 5 minutes to put together. I love this highchair and my daughter does too i love it because its pink and girlie has good strong harnesses, big play tray and is very easy to clean the seat cover simply comes off after being detached from all he poppers and the harnesses from the base and it can be thrown in the wash, as simple as that!! I like the fact that it has a little basket underneath which i use to put the bib catcher and placemat in. Its and absolute bargain it looks good and is easy to clean and my daughter loves it what more can a mummy want??

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              24.11.2009 17:41
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              A lovely little high chair that does the job

              In my childcare setting where I work, we have 4 of these high chairs, therefore they are well tested! The high chair is made by Graco, which I consider a reliable brand when it comes to baby items. This particular high chair is a lovely mellow yellow colour with a splash of grey on the chair cover and grey metal legs. Feeding Tray: It has a large tray which is optional, therefore the tray is easy to put on and off. It is very easy to wash, however a little large for the kitchen sink, ours are washed after each use with antibacterial spray and a clean paper towel. Toys: The high chair comes with two rattle type toys, one is a zebra and the other is a cow. These toys clip on and off the highchair very easily. Seating: The seating is thickly padded and made of a good high quality PVC material, therefore it is easily wiped over and washed. It can also be machine washed as it is attached to the seat frae by press studs. The seat also has an adjustable foot rest for an older baby. Storage: The highchair has a mesh type storage basket underneath, which is quite handy to put baby wipes in, ready for the clean up! When not in use the highchair folds up to a compact size that is easy to store, ours are stored under cots. The bad points: The highchair has an adjustable five point safety harness, however, these are not screwed into place like many other highchairs, and we had a little problem with one of our high chairs where the strap used between baby's legs was just pulling through the hole, making it very unsafe. The high chair also leans back quite a lot and it is not adjustable, I prefer high chairs to be a little more upright myself. Cost: This high chair is on sale in Smyths toy store for £34.99, however I have often seen it on sale in Asda when they have their baby events for just £25.

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              05.11.2009 10:17
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              This is the perfect chair - why spend a fortune when you don't have to!

              There are so many different highchairs to choose from and the price range is incredible too, some start at as little as £25 but I have seen some that are £300 plus which as far as I'm concerned is just crazy! At the end of the day all I wanted was a safe, comfortable chair for my daughter to sit and eat her food in. Originally I veered towards buying one of the more traditional looking wooden style ones but then I came across this, the Graco Tea Time Highchair. It might not classic looking like the wooden ones but from reading reviews on it, it looked to be exactly what I was after. THE COST ------------- This is a really reasonably priced highchair. I paid only £33 for it and bought it online from Kiddicare. You won't find it in Mothercare and it does seem to be something that can mainly only be bought online but perhaps this is the reason for it being such a good price. There is one shop that you will find it in though and that is Asda. I'm not sure if they have it in store all year round but if you can wait until they have one of their baby sales which they tend to do a few times a year, you will be able to pick this up at the bargain price of £25! THE CHAIR -------------- It comes in a choice of three colours - pink, blue or yellow. I opted for the yellow one. It is very easy to put together with nice simple instructions. The seat itself has a nice comfortable padding to it with a five strap harness which is very easily secured and removed. It is also easy to keep clean just by wiping it down after every use. The tray clips on and off easily just by holding it with both hands and squeezing the underneath of the tray. The tray can be slid up close to your baby or further away from them, depending on how you want it. Best of all, the tray has two detachable toys which are great for keeping your child happy. As I say, they are detachable so you can always remove them if they are too much of a distraction! There is a foot rest for when your child gets older and their feet can actually reach it! Also, there is a basket beneath the chair which is great for storing baby wipes and toys. The chair can be folded up flat when not in use and is very lightweight so perfect if you wanted to pop it in the car to take with you round someone's house. THE VERDICT ----------------- As I say, there are a lot of highchairs on the market, some are much more stylish looking and some have features such as reclining seats (can't see why you would ever want your child to sleep in their highchair!) but at the end of the day if you want a simple, straightforward chair that your child will be happy in then this is the chair to buy and at such a cheap price, you could even buy a spare one to keep at the grandparents house too!

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