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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Product Review: Fisher Price Healthy Care Booster Seat

In my previous review of The First Years' Infant-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seat, I said that it was light and easy to carry around, but I failed to mention that it's rather bulky. That's not a problem when there's more than one person, but when I took Alex to a restaurant by myself, it was a little awkward. So we gave it to Marc's parents to use at their house and got this booster seat from Fisher Price to use as a high chair when we go out to restaurants. I like that it folds up compactly, with the tray attached, and that one of the straps used to secure it to a chair doubles as a carrying strap. I also like that much like the regular Healthy Care high chair, the tray for the booster seat can be sterilized in the dishwasher. The tray also has a dishwasher-safe cover for extra protection. Additionally, the seat itself is easy to wipe clean. The tray and back can be removed as Alex gets older so that the seat can be used as a booster seat to get him to the right height for the table.

Unlike The First Years' seat, the Fisher Price seat does not recline, so it's not suitable for a baby who can't sit up straight, and it's not likely a baby would be able to fall asleep and be comfortable in this booster seat. I do wish there were a place to clip toys on to so they didn't fall on the floor.

Overall, I highly recommend the Fisher Price booster seat for any baby who can sit up straight.

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  • At 11/10/05, 6:13 PM, Blogger Chrees said…

    Another recommendation from me. Our boy HATES high chairs--he wants to sit at the table with everyone else. Starting at 1 year this was his chair of choice to be at the table.

    After a while he tired of this and we picked up a cushy booster seat (where you don't strap him in) which seems to be much more comfortable. But recently he found this and demands to sit in it again at the table!

  • At 11/11/05, 9:59 AM, Blogger Cathy said…

    Thanks! I hadn't thought of the wanting to be at the table part, although I can certainly that happening in a few months! (I got the First Years' seat b/c Alex couldn't sit up yet, and now I'm just happy that he doesn't have to sit in a germy restaurant high chair.)

  • At 11/11/05, 2:50 PM, Blogger Chrees said…

    Oops, I see I worded my post badly. This product also gets a reco from us... what I meant to say *lol*


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