It is killing my OCD clean side that knows at some point I’m going to have to let her feed herself. Talk about a scary prospect, all that food everywhere – uugggg.
Oh well, I’ve read enough studies to know that finger food is the best things for a baby’s development. It teaches them to actually use their fingers, helps in the food exploration department and plus, they love it.
It is the parents that can’t handle the change.
I’m frugal, so originally I visited a few second-hand stores, but even there they were $30-50. I almost bought one, but it just wasn’t quite what I was looking for. Fortunately, I asked around and was referred to the Evenflo Convertible High Chair.
At less than $40 I was sold on the price.
What really sold me was the convertible aspect. It is a regular high chair that can be broken apart and used as a small travel high chair. Or better yet, it converts into a little table with its own matching chair for toddlers.
I’ve had the hair chair for about two weeks now. I may find some additional benefits later, but here is my quick list of positive and negative features:
- Easy to assemble and disassemble.
- I had it out of the packaging and put together in less than 10 minutes. It took me longer to find a pair of scissors than to put the high chair together.
- I love the multifunctional use. My grandson, who is 2, tried out the table and thought it was great. He is a fairly large kid and still fit in the seat without any issues. I didn’t try buckling him in.
- I ordered the green version and love the colors. It is just bright and cheerful.
- Cleaning is super easy!!
- The fabric is soft but easily wipes down for cleaning.
- The tray wipes down easily as well. The front has a little divot that makes it easy to collect crumbs, so you aren’t stuck trying to get them over the edge.
- I’m still a newbie, so it might just be me, but I think it is hard to open the tray. Ella is small enough to pull in and out, but I’m worried it will be harder to get her in and out once she gets a bit larger.
- The straps seem kind of wimpy to me. They seem fine when I use them, so it may just be I’m used to the super beefy ones on my car seat and swing. They definitely hold Ella in place and she isn’t going to break them, but I wonder about a substantially larger child.
- No tray adjustment. You can’t bring the try closer or further away from the child. It is locked into place.
Overall, I’ve been very happy with my new high chair and more importantly, Ella loves it too. Hopefully, it will grow with her as advertised.