Monday, July 5, 2010

have a seat

*Spoling high chair from Ikea

As I've written before, the mini papercut LOVES to eat. I had been holding out for the Spoling high chair from Ikea that I'd seen when she was much too small to sit in it. It's small and compact, modern looking, and the best feature of all is that it folds up so that it can be neatly tucked away when not in use. So we decided to go to Ikea and pick one up...and of course it was sold out and most likely will not be reintroduced any time soon, so the hunt was on for a new high chair.

*Guzzie + Guss G+G 202 high chair in Green Apple

What we found was this great little chair by Guzzie + Gus. The G + G 202 high chair doesn't boast any bells or whistles like some of the other high chairs out there. It doesn't have any toys, or any type of seat recline. The seat height is not adjustable and the tray is not dishwasher safe. So why did we choose it, you might ask? What attracted us to this chair is the simple clean lines, the compact frame and the easy to clean fabric. It has a removable tray for easy cleaning (again, not dishwasher safe, but that's OK with me), a 5-point harness for safety, a machine washable 100% organic cotton seat pad and is available in a variety of colours.

But the main reason we chose it was the fact that it folds completely flat for easy storage, yes that's right FLAT, and comes with its own storage bag. It is relatively lightweight in comparison to other large high chairs, but very sturdy. It has an easy fold mechanism, located on the underside of the seat, which locks into place when the seat is in use to ensure there are no mishaps with the chair folding when upright.

The only issue I can see some people having is with the leg openings on the front of the chair. The G+G 202 has a fabric t-strap on the front with two leg holes for added security ( so your child can't slide or wiggle out under the tray), but as your child gets bigger, and if your child has chubby legs it may be too tight or somewhat constraining. The mini papercut is pretty tiny so I don't see this being an issue for us, but I thought I'd mention it.

Overall, we are very happy with this chair, and the mini papercuts likes being in it for mealtimes and even just to sit in while I'm cooking in the kitchen or doing dishes. We are in love with anything that will give mommy's arms a rest:)

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