Product Type: East Coast kids equipment
Newest Review: ... wooden high chair from Mothercare and was quite pleased at the price. I can't remember exactly how much it was as I bought it a few yea... more
Wooden high chair
East Coast Folding Wood Highchair
Member Name: Whizz11
East Coast Folding Wood Highchair
Advantages: Nice looking, well made
Disadvantages: Not very practical
WHen I first purchased a high chair for my first child I wanted something good looking that went with the modern look in our kitchen. This wooden high chair is lovely looking and fit the bill perfectly but back then I really didn't know that a high chair needs a lot of useful features and this unfortunately doesn't really have any so if I knew then what I know now I probably wouldn't have bought this and just gone straight to those awful looking tacky plastic ones with cartoon characters all over them, anyway, let me explain.
If you have ever used a high chair in a coffee shop such as Costa you will be very familiar with this high chair as this is exactly the same ones they use in their coffee shops. We had used them before we purchased this and my little girl sat quite well in them so I knew she would sit ok in this high chair. I bought this wooden high chair from Mothercare and was quite pleased at the price. I can't remember exactly how much it was as I bought it a few years ago now but I'm pretty sure it was less than £50 which I thought was a really good price. The high chair is really nice looking, it has really clean wooden lines and is made of wood from a sustainable source so that is good to know that its good for the environment.
The high chair fold up when you are not using it, the tray folds up and down as is the main lynch pin way of folding up the highchair as well as the seat. THe tray has two little knobs on each side which you pull out in order to release and then you just pull it up. The seat also fastens down and secures tightly so it does not move. THen the legs underneath fold up against each other and then the high chair stands up folded in this way. You need to put the tray in the down position when you have your baby in the seat as it will not move over a baby's head as there is not enough room but once the tray is down there is definitely plenty of room for you to get your baby in.
The high chair has over the shoulder straps as well as straps that go across the lap so you know that when your baby is int he high chair they are nice and secure. These straps are adjustable so you can tighten them up if, like me you have a small little girl. The two feet on the bottom of the high chair have no slip pads on them and this is actually quite a heavy high chair in my opinion due to the wood so it will not move either when you have it up so that is good to know also.
My problem with this high chair though is the tray. I didn't realise really but its very helpful to have a removable tray on a high chair. If you have been feeding your baby you will make quite a mess and its nice to have a little tray that you can remove and clean all the food over over in the sink and then the rest of the chair is pretty clean but with this high chair the tray is just there and does not move so its harder to clean off. A few months after I bought this high chair I changed it for a tacky plastic one with a removable tray and it was so much better. Having said that the wooden one is quite easy to clean as it has a satin finish on it so it wipes clean easily with a wet cloth.
You can buy a padded seat for this high chair but I never got one, not sure why, I just didn't, it was extra money of course, it didn't come with the high chair and so when I put my little girl in this chair with a slippy type clothing on she would often slip down in this high chair so I recommend if you do get it to purchase the padded seat as well. The dimensions of the high chair are given as: H 90 x W 50 x D 68cm when folded: H 101 x W 50 x D 18cm.
All in all this is a nice stylish high chair but not a very practical one.
Summary: Wooden high chair