Product Type: Babyway furniture
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Karibu baby seat
Babyway Karibu Baby Seat
Member Name: olliamelia
Babyway Karibu Baby Seat
Advantages: cheaper than a bumbo
Disadvantages: only available in one colour
I purchased this to feed my daughter in. As she was premature she was too small to fit in a traditional highchair. I spotted this in the Asda baby event where it was reduced to £19. I was slightly wary as she was so small, about 8lb when we first started using it.
You can put baby in here from when they can support their own head. My daughter has always had excellent head control so we put her in it despite her small size. She loved being sat up on her own and the tray that comes with it allowed her to be able to play with her rattles with out me supporting her.
I found it wasn't very good for feeding her in as she slumped to the side after a while. In the beginning we could only use it for about 10 minutes before the slumping started. She is now 9 months and she often sits in the chair to eat a biscuit and watch a bit of tv
Despite her being premature she has been able to sit up since 7 months and I put this down to the chair. It has been an excellent development aid for her, improving her posture and allowing her to explore her toys in her own way without me constantly interfering.
You should never leave baby completely unattended in one of these seats as it is possible for them to get out of it. My daughter has just started to get one leg out and it wont be long before she works out how to propel herself out. For this reason I'm happy to leave her in the corner playing whilst I'm in the room but wouldn't leave the room.
The karibu is made of a hard rubber type material. Its very easy to clean and very light to carry. It stl feels very sturdy though
Personally I have tried a bumbo seat in playgroup but this does the same job at a cheaper price so I wouldn't pay the extra. One advantage the bumbo does have is the range of colours it comes in. The karibu seat is only available in red but personally the extra £20+ it would cost for the bumbo and tray isn't worth it. Red is fine for a boy or girl.
All in all I think this is one of the most usefull things I've bought for my daughter. We have used it daily since purchase and its still going strong. We will get alot more use out of it before she outgrows it.
Summary: Very useful, would buy again
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