“ Brand: Mothercare / Type: Booster „
We first saw these when my sister in law brought them to our house for my twin nieces to sit in. We thought they were great and ended up buying two, one for my son and one for my daughter. For us they took away the need for two big bulky high chairs in our dining room and also meant that we could take them with us when we traveled to which is great.
The chair is plastic and ours are the colour green although I believe you can get them in red too. Here is the link to the Mothercare travel booster seat in case you need to see the different colours and to make sure that I am writing about the correct product: http://www.mothercare.com/Mothercare-Folding-Booster -Seat--Red/453109,default,pd.html#q=booster%20seat. They are more little a little seat than any other travel high chair I have used which I like as I think they are quite sturdy and safe. They basically just fold in two and when you have it in the down position the arm rest portion which goes all the way around the back of the chair works as a convenient carry handle. When you put this in the travel bag that comes with the high hair you can slip the cover through this so you can still hold the handle while the seat is in the bag.
The arm rests have a grove all the way along them so when the seat is down the upright portion will slit into this and hold the chair in place. When you put the chair up two little knobs on either side of the chair slide into place and then click when it is fully upright. In order to release there are two plastic tabs at the back which you squeeze towards each other in order to release and then the upright back moves into place. I think I've made it sound over complicated but in actual fact it is very easy and simple to do. There is a strap that goes underneath a table chair that you put this chair on which clicks together and there is also a strap that fits across the back of the regular chair you fix this travel high hair too so it's very safe and secure. The straps are adjustable so they fit most chairs, even though awkward plastic garden chairs which I know from experience as my mum and dad have them at their house.
The chair has accordion style legs underneath it so you can raise the height of the chair to three different stages. To do this you just press in two buttons each side at the same time and lift or push down. You can do it with the child in but it's easier to do it when they are out of the chair. I find this really handy as you can adjust it to different table heights and it means your child feels like a big boy or girl because you can actually sit them at the table with you.
To strap your child in there are over the shoulder straps and a strap that goes through the legs and they click into a plastic push clip and so it's very secure in my opinion. The straps are made of nylon and are adjustable.
There is a white plastic removeable tray that comes with this high chair. It slots into each side of the arm rests although we have found it comes out quite easily as my son demonstrated after sitting in it for a few weeks and food went all over the floor. We don't use these trays anymore because as I've mentioned above I like to sit my son and daughter actually at the table with us so they use the dining room table properly as their tray. Having said that when I did use the tray it was very handy to be able to remove it with all the leftover food and quickly clean it up.
This high hair is very easy to clean. It wipes clean. Erg well with just a baby wipe although I do find I have to clean little bits of food out of the arm rest where it attaches to the bottom seat but collapsed this is easy to do. The straps get a bit dirty as they are fabric but if you wash them down with a wet wipe after use I find they are fine.
The seat costs just £19.99 which I think is an absolute bargain, it's the best high hair I have ever used and would definitely recommend it. I have numerous photos of my children in this chair so if you want to see it in action please email me and I will send you a photo.
WHAT IS IT?
A feeding chair designed to be attached to a dining chair, complete with removable tray and a SteriTouch antibacterial finish. It is not to be used as a seat in a car as Dooyoo seem to be suggesting.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
I have owned this high chair for eighteen months, my daughter has very recently stopped using it. Mine is a vivid green colour but it is also available in pastel shades to coordinate most dining rooms.
It is a strong seat and simple to securely attach to any strong dining chair using a canvas strap and stiff plastic clip, once attached it won't move or slide around and provides a safe environment for your toddler to eat or play. The adjustable 5 point harness is comfortable for babies and toddlers plus the strong fastening reduces the risk of your child managing to escape.
There are four heights that you can set this chair to which means it should be the only chair you need, it's suitable for babies of six months and over so is ideal if you have a small house as it utilises the space that is already taken up by the dining chair. I chose it because I think freestanding high chairs are unhygienic, however well you clean the seat and tray there are too many nooks and crannies for germs to breed. The SteriTouch finish helps the chair to remain as hygienic as possible, I clean it thoroughly after each feed and put the tray in the dishwasher.
My daughter always looked comfortable while she was sitting in the seat and feeding is much easier than holding a baby on your lap. We have a large dining table so I keep mine in place but removing the seat is very fast and straightforward so if you need to take it off to accommodate other children it won't take any longer than folding up a normal high chair.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
My Son is almost 2 years old and has outgrown his Highchair. As he is still too small to sit on an adult chair, as he would fall off, after a little research I decided on purchasing the Deluxe Travel Booster Seat from Mothercare, costing £31.99. At meal times we are now able to sit together as he is no longer a foot away in his Highchair.
The Deluxe Travel Booster Seat from Mothercare is suitable for children who can sit unaided (around 6-9 months old up) up to the age of 4 years old, though I think he may be too big for it at 4 years old. The Booster Seat has a removable tray with SteriTouch antibacterial finish, removable and machine washable padded cover, folds up for easy travel and storage, 4 height positions, 5 point safety harness and integral straps to secure to a chair. The Booster Seat is Cream in colour, has White straps and has a removable plastic food tray.
The Booster Seat comes in a large Cream box and looks quite simple, not at all eye catching on the shelf. The Booster Seat was folded up in the box, however the instructions on how the open the Booster Seat was folded within the seat. It took us around 10 minutes to figure out how to open the seat so that we could get the instructions out. You need to pinch the two release leavers; however these were hidden by the cushioned cover and are quite hard to pinch together. When you hear a loud click you then know that the backrest has locked into place and is safe to use.
Securing the Booster Seat to a chair is very easy. There is a strap to go around the bottom of the seat which buckles into place and one around the back of the chair. Even with a lot of wriggling around in his chair, my Son has not managed to come out of the seat or topple over, but he has now started stretching his legs out so that his feet touch the table leg in an attempt to push himself back in the chair, so I need to make sure his feet are under the table.
What's so special about the SteriTouch antibacterial finish I hear you say? Well, the food tray contains specks of Silver which has natural sterilising properties, which reduces the growth of harmful bacteria and mould. I don't think that it's necessary for the tray to contain Silver, it's more of a novelty, as I clean the tray after each use with mild detergent, therefore there's no chance of it being left to go mouldy. At the front of the tray it has the word 'Mothercare' written in Orange; however after a few weeks the writing started to fade away due to the tray being cleaned.
The padded cover and harness are pre-fitted to the booster seat, but the booster can be used with or without the cover, though it does looks a lot more comfortable with it on. I have washed the padded seat cover, shoulder and waist straps countless times as my little one still throws his food around everywhere. I wash the cover on a 40 degree wash and it comes out of the washing machine it is very clean even after him eating pasta and Tomato sauce. I let the cover dry naturally rather than putting it in the tumble dryer, as I don't want it to shrink. When it came to removing the padded seat cover the first time for washing, I have to be honest and say that it took me a long time to prize the two poppers which are on the underside of the booster seat. They are extremely tight and I ended up ripping the material around the popper and had to sew it back together.
The Chair folds up very easily and comes in a Cream carry case with a handle. This makes it easy and light to use if travelling. I have taken the Booster Seat a few times when visiting family, as it is so much easier when you know that there is at least somewhere for your child to sit when having food. I have also used it at a local family restaurant where the highchairs are in great demand, so instead of having to wait 20 minutes for a table with a highchair (and my little one getting bored and wanting to run around) we can set up the Booster Seat in a couple of minutes.
There are 4 height positions and to higher/lower the seat you simultaneously push the 2 orange buttons (one each side of the seat) below the seat to adjust to a suitable height. I use the lowest setting at the moment as my kitchen table has a slight arch on the underside; therefore with my Son sitting in the chair I can't higher the chair as his knees won't go under the table. When using the Booster Seat elsewhere with high tables I can 'boost' my Son up higher, therefore I don't need to use the food tray and he can sit up at the table like everyone else.
The only disadvantages of the Booster Seat are that the poppers are very tight and it's a struggle every time to remove the seat cover for washing. I also think that it would have been better if the cover was wipe clean i.e. PVC rather than material.
I give this Booster Seat 4 stars as it compact, light, easy to store away and is a good transition from highchair to adult chair. It is also easy to clean, providing you can open the poppers on the padded seat cover, and is safe as it is sturdy and has a 5 point harness.
For more information, please visit: www.mothercare.com
Thanks for reading xx
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