“ Brand: Mothercare / Type: Booster Seats „
My flat is not very child friendly and we have recently started to look after my brothers young child as he goes through some personal issues. Due to this likely to become more often throughout the year and the need to make our flat more child friendly we bought a booster seat for meal times and due to our young friend being an In The Night Garden fan we purchased this one.
The main few points about the chair have to cover its comfort and safety. In terms of comfort, all I can judge is from the feel with the hands and the padding feels tight and firm. It feels like it would be comfortable to sit on and feels as if the youngster will have no discomfort. Indeed, I asked the nipper if he liked the chair and the fact that he will never come out of it says it all. Its also as you would expect very tough and durable material and wipes easily for stain removal and washing etc. All in all it provides good comfort to the child.
In terms of safety it all feels very secure. Being very cautious I studied the very simple instructions in detail to ensure everything was done right and when this chair is up and running its steady away. Very strong and sturdy attachments to the seats via the straps which are strong and supportive meaning the chair doesn't budge but they are also wise to the fact that you don't want to damage your seat by attaching the chair so the material isn't too coarse of edgy this doesn't effect your furniture.
The child is kept safe in the seat by the support belt around the pelvic area. It is firm, very adjustable and doesn't come loose no matter how much the child wriggles. It gives me the utmost confidence in the device.
One more plus point here is that seat is so portable and easy to set up and fold away that it is perfect for our needs. We simply get it out when the little one comes taking a matter of seconds! Then when its all said and done and we finally get some peace we fold it away, another 2 second job, and it folds down small and fits easily into the cupboard for storage. Magic!
Paid £19.99 for this and it ahs been worth every penny, safe, comfy and secure and ensures the child is fully supported and able to sit with us at meals at the table!
Worth every penny and my young friend would give it 5 stars if he could!
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Well, I think that I may have mentioned earlier that my son is a big fan of In the night garden, particularly the main three characters - Makka Pakka, Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy. We have now got to the stage where he is turning into a big boy and it is now time for a booster seat rather than a high chair. Sadly, at the point that this happened, he took quite a liking to sitting on a regular chair on which he cannot reach the table properly. As cute as this is, it really is not practical during dinner.
Based on this, it was soon time to look to purchase the booster seat. We headed off to Mothercare where we tried many boosters that he disliked being strapped into.
Eventually we came across this particular booster seat. From the moment he saw Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy he was smitten and even happy to be strapped in. We were onto a winner and this instantly purchased.
*The product & verdict*
We got home with the product and obviously wanted to set it up straight away. The seat is very versatile. It can be used in the home or taken out with you as it folds away perfectly into a neat carry bag. We opened up the booster and re packed it in order to try how easy this was. It was very quick and easy to set up and pack back up which is excellent as when leaving a restaurant, it is nice to be able to pack up relatively quickly.
The seat itself is padded but robust. This seat base has two adjustable buckles at the bottom in order to fit it to the base of the chair and be able to adjust for the perfect fit. This is the same at the back of the chair. There is a fastening which can be adjusted around the back of the chair.
The toddler sits safely and securely on the chair by being fastened in around the pelvis area by two adjustable straps.
My son was very keen to get straight into the chair when we got home and ran towards it shouting 'makka pakka' and 'upsy daisy' . We fastened him in and he sat there happily for thirty minutes before dinner was prepared. A definite hit then!
My son is like any other toddler and makes a mess. WE have found that the seat is easily cleanable and wiped down and foods that I thought may have left a grease stain, luckily have not after being cleaned with a product such as Flash.
At £24.99 (as of February 2009), I find this booster seat very good value for money. Mothercare do in fact do another booster inexactly the same style but minus the character brand and this is priced at £22.99. Based on this I feel that an extra £2 for the character brand is not too bad. You can get boosters for cheaper than this one but based on the fact that it is so easily transportable, I believe it makes it good value for money.
A well designed booster seat to fit around any chair and occasion.
Converts to a bag with adjustable shoulder strap for easy travel and storage. Comfortable, wipe-clean seat unit. 3-point safety harness.