Just when you think the big parent purchases are over, along comes feeding time and it starts all over again. We’ve started Archie on a teeny bit of solid food a day, because well, he’s more than ready for it. He’s absolutely loving trying new flavours and I’m very excited for our food journey with him.
After a few (pretty failed) attempts at trying to feed him on my lap, or in his Bumbo seat (which means I lay on the floor while trying to feed), it dawned on me that it was time we got a high chair.
The one thing I hate about high chairs is how cheap and tacky they can look. I do quite like the wooden ones, but it seemed like every one on the market looked like the kind you get in restaurants (gross)! Also, how crazy is it that the price tag of a high chair can be anywhere from £30 to £500?! Who needs a £500 high chair, seriously? Unless it feeds your child for you, then I’m sorry but that seems a complete waste of money.
So, after a little research and hours searching online, I came to the conclusion that the Ingenuity SmartClean High Chair was the one that met our needs.
Ultimately we wanted something that was a good price, would last us a while and was gender neutral (just in case more babies are on the cards).
Considering I’m not the greatest at building things (super creative but by no means practical) I managed to put it all together in about 20 minutes. The instructions are really easy to follow and it clearly displays the different style options and how to achieve them.
The ‘grow with baby’ feature of this high chair is perfect for what we need. It goes from being a full size high chair, to a booster seat to a toddler seat. Which essentially means you can have a baby and a toddler using this one high chair at the same time – perfect! So whether another baby comes along or our friends visit with their little ones, we’re able to accommodate them too. The tray has four adjustments which also allows for growth as it can be pulled right up to your child no matter their size, allowing for reduced spillages.
Another great feature of this high chair is the fact it is SO easy to clean. Each of the trays can be taken off and can be popped in a dishwasher. The seat itself is also incredibly easy to clean. It’s made from foam rather than fabric, which is perfect for cleaning. It takes so much hassle out of cleaning up after a feed because you’re not having to take the whole fabric seat cover off to wash if milk/food ends up all over it.
This high chair is also on wheels which can lock to keep it in place, but also gives you the freedom to move from room to room should you wish to.
At first I thought the £69.99 price tag was a bit too steep and so I dismissed this one, continuing my search for a cheaper alternative. But the more I looked into purchasing a high chair, the more I realised this was definitely worth the money. The cheaper ones on the market didn’t have the same practical aspects as this one did and they certainly didn’t look as good.
And Archie seems pretty pleased with it too!
Overall we love the colour, the style and the practicality of this high chair and we would definitely recommend to any friends or family looking to buy one themselves.