When we were first expecting Nick Jason and I lived in a two bedroom townhouse. It wasn’t tiny, but it wasn’t big either. Our stuff fit comfortably in it, but there really wasn’t room for baby stuff. We knew we were going to have to find things that would fit in our limited extra space.
I knew a high chair was going to be a pain because our kitchen was cramped as it was. That’s when we saw the Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair. This thing is fantastic! It’s a high chair that you strap on to a regular kitchen chair. It also can be used as an infant feeding seat as well as a booster. Almost an added bonus is the fact that it is actually quite a bit cheaper than most other high chairs on the market.
The high chair easily straps to just about any chair. There is a strap that goes under the chair and one that goes behind it. Our chair moves around a tiny bit, but overall it is very secure. Since it is made to accommodate even very little ones there are adjustable harness straps. We choose not to use it though since there is a little bar that sits between your little ones legs (I know that sounds uncomfortable, but it’s not), so Nick can’t slide out, and the tray holds Nick securely in place (he really doesn’t wiggle around in it though). The tray has a lot of space and two spots for cups. It is dishwasher safe, but since it is so big I choose to hand wash it.
The chair cover is machine washable, but it has to hang dry, so I can only wash it on days when Nick isn’t home to use it. I have found that a wet washcloth cleans up most stains on the cover though. The one thing that is annoying about the seat though is that the cover doesn’t strap to the sides, so any food that falls down often makes its way between the cover and the chair itself where it gets crushed and smooshed. This makes such a nasty mess sometimes. This is truly the reason why I need to sometimes wash the cover.
So far we have only used it as a high chair. We didn’t receive it as a shower gift, so it ended up being a Christmas gift (although Nick got to have it early since he needed it). I wish we had had it earlier so we could have used it for Nick’s first feedings. His portable swing worked, but it would have been nice to not have to always sit on the floor to feed him. I think we’ll always use the tray and keep the seat as a high chair. Our table and the arms of the seat are the same height, so we can’t scoot Nick up to the table when it is in booster seat form. I’ve read though that on the newer models the arms come off, so this is no longer a problem.
I personally feel that this is a fantastic high chair. Baby items take up so much space, so it’s nice to have something that doesn’t. We did end up buying a bigger house before Nick was born, but I’m so glad that we decided to stick with the Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair. We’ve already gotten so much use out of it.
Disclaimer: Fisher-Price did not ask me to write this review and they are not compensating me in any way.