Compact, cute, and easy to clean!
December 21, 2011
I wasn't sure I wanted to buy another high chair. My husband and I had saved our son's- but honestly, it was so disgusting, by the time our daughter was 9 months old, I was begging for a new one. I'm not particular on design or name brand. I just wanted an affordable chair that was easy to clean! The Contempo is actually very, very cute- even more cute in person.
Pros*Though reviewers have said otherwise, I can totally set this up one handed- baby in arms.
*Folds up so well, it can be put out of the way easily. (BIG SELLING POINT)
*Vinyl cushion is easy to clean- it is attached from base to arm rest (so it fits your baby more like a pouch), so the crumbs do not get stuck in the crevices of the plastic chair base.
*Cushiony seat- very soft!
*Reclining chair in case your baby isn't a pro at drinking from a sippy cup.
*Cushion is removable (though I'd read otherwise in some reviews). It's not a simple removal- but it can be done.
*Tray pushes up as close to the baby as you'd like, leaving less of a gap for food to fall through.
*Dishwasher safe, pop off cover
*I LOVE that even when you remove the tray completely, there is a small tray in place so baby cannot easily climb or slip out.
*Baby fits snugly in chair- not as much space around her for her to fill up with food!
*Tray cover is sunk-in so that cheerios are less likely to be pushed onto the floor.
ConsThe only thing I don't like about it is that the polka-dotted area is a suede-like material, which is harder to wipe down than the vinyl. I have a messy baby who likes to turn around and smear her food-covered face on the chair. :) But despite that, I've been able to keep it clean.
Also, Amazon reviews had stated that this chair came with a spare cover- but on the Albee site, this chair does not come with one. And the newborn, removable cushion pictured really isn't necessary. When I fed my 4 month old in any high chair, it was easier to just recline her a bit, which you can do with this chair.