I have learned the hard way that when you have children, their gear and toys really pile up. We were spoiled at first with my oldest baby- we had ONLY the basics and nothing more. She didn’t even have any toys besides a few infant rattles and a play mat. Once she turned 1, this all changed. She received a ton of toys for her 1st birthday, and then even more that Christmas (which was only 3 months later.) We soon became inundated with toys and had to clear out the basement to make a playroom. This worked fine for a while, but when I got pregnant with my newest addition, we ended up with even more baby gear.
My toddler used her high chair for about a year, but then decided she no longer wanted to sit in a “baby chair.” Aside from being unused, her high chair took up a lot of space and didn’t even fold enough to be put away in a convenient location. After seeing the chair top high chairs my friend had for her two toddlers, I thought those were much smarter to have than a traditional highchair. They take up no more room than your chairs already take up, and work great for infants and toddlers- whether they are in need of a reclining highchair or a booster seat.
I had the opportunity to review the Bright Starts Sunnyside Safari Chair Top High Chair for my infant. She is still a little young for the seat, since the requirements are 4 months old. The seat reclines so that a child that is unable to fully sit can still join the family at the table. I personally feel that this encourages good eating habits and social skills. There are four heights, depending on the height of your child as well as the height of the table they are sitting at, and three reclining positions. Once your little one is grown enough to be in a booster seat, the seat converts easy and the tray can be taken off. The safety harness keeps your child seated and safe.
I was a little hesitant about the fabric on the chair, thinking that it would be hard to clean when it gets dirty. It turns out that the padding comes off easily and can be tossed in the washing machine. Plus, it is stain resistant, so you don’t have to worry about mashed carrots ruining the seat! I wish I had considered a chair top high chair when my first baby was born, it would have saved us some space! Not only is the Bright Starts Sunnyside Safari Chair Top High Chair half the size of a regular high chair, it is also a fraction of the price! You can get it for only $45 from Walmart! That is more than half the price that I paid for my full sized high chair.
- Convenient 2 piece reversible seat pad is made of stain resistant fabric that is wipeable and machine washable
- 4 height positions to fit most table sizes
- 3 position recline
- Removable Stay Level Tray” remains level even when seat is reclined
- 3 locking positions to grow with baby
- Built-in holders are convenient for drinks or snacks
- Converts to booster for easy toddler transition Additional Features:
- 5 point convertible safety harness
- For babies 4 months and up and weighing no more than 50 lbs.
For a full feature, space saving high chair at a great price, the Bright Starts Sunnyside Safari Chair Top High Chair is your best bet! You can connect with Bright Starts on Facebook to stay up to date on their latest products, news, and promotions!