Beautiful seat lacking safety
August 22, 2014
I'll begin with a warning-- I saw a review warning me that the latch on this seat was very easy for the child to undo, but I disregarded it as a child who was just too smart when it came to buckles. However, the buckle on this seat IS NOT going to keep your child in their seat if they have ANY interest in playing with buckles. My daughter loves buckles, but can never undo the type that must be pinched from either side to slide out. However, this buckle (as you can see in the photo) is a simple button that needs only a very gentle touch to open.
Blends in to the furniture rather than standing out.
Looks visually appealing and modern.
Comfortable and soft to the touch (even more so than the "bumbo")
Black buckles and straps don't look dirty
Nice straps and a "sticky" material that keep the seat from sliding around on the chair
Once child is old enough you could remove all straps and just use as a "sticky" booster.
Low profile to slide under table easily
Easy to wipe down
The buckle is USELESS for most children old enough to be in a booster (IMO)
The hole in the crotch allows lots of food to fall through so normally I just lift it slightly and sweep most of it out, but occasionally it must be unstrapped and truly cleaned.
I wanted a seat that would allow me to remove the buckle altogether and still keep the straps for attaching to the chair and I honestly couldn't figure out if this seat had this feature or not from the reviews. It does NOT allow that, but the center clip can be pushed into the hole and the side straps can be tucked out of the way if they aren't needed.
If the Bumbo booster was still made in brown, I would probably have chosen it over the more expensive Keekaroo, but alas, they have discontinued that color. I would, however, suggest if you don't mind the wild colors that you go with the Bumbo. My vanity is prompting me to keep the Keekaroo for the Brown color, but I'm definitely not 100% satisfied with it as keeping that silly buckle clipped is a CONSTANT topic of conversation at our dinner table.
Pros:visually appealing and modern
comfortable and soft to the touch
black buckles and straps don't look dirty
very secure on the chair
all straps can be removed for older children
easy to wipe down
Cons:buckle is USELESS
hole in the crotch allows lots of food to fall through
child straps are attached to the chair straps