For the past 3mths we have been weaning Little I. She adores food and is never happier than when in her highchair eating! Chicco sent us their fun Pocket Lunch highchair to review and we have certainly put it through it's paces.
The highchair is very easy to assemble, it pretty much comes out of the box ready to go. We have the lime green design with orange accents. It is a really fun, bright design. The frame of the highchair is white with a large adjustable and removable white tray. Perfect if you are baby led weaning as they like a lot of space to make a big mess... There is also an adjustable foot rest for tired little feet (and to avoid swinging legs!).
The seat pad is very padded and comfy but a bit wide for Little I in the very beginning. She could have done with an insert to keep her stabilised but considering the RRP of this highchair is a mere £59.99, I wouldn't expect features like an insert for the value price. The seat cover is washable which is amazing as we all know what a mucky business baby weaning is!
It is ridiculous easy to collapse and store. You literally push a button and push the top half forward (with the tray attached!) and it simply closes up and folds in half. It stands up by itself when folded so you can pop it in a corner or carry it via the handle and plonk it in the car to take to Grandma's.
My favourite feature is the large basket underneath. I never have anywhere to put bibs so they end up scattered all over the kitchen. The basket is a godsend. They are always there on hand and I can chuck a pack of wipes in there too for cleaning up mucky faces.
The legs open up wide at the bottom providing a low centre of gravity to keep it stable. This is essential with a big sister climbing up the back of the highchair... Despite the wide leg base I have not tripped over the legs once. I think it is because the footprint of the highchair is similar to the seat and tray area so you are always spatially aware of it. The bright orange feet are a clever visual reminder too.
The only issue we have with the highchair is the angle of the back rest. It reclines which is great if baby falls asleep (this has never happened with my girls but I am aware some babies do have a post lunch snooze!) but the angle doesn't quite go far enough upright. So Little I is sitting slightly reclined all the time. Due to her reflux condition she needs to sit very upright so it isn't the best angle for her.
Overall we really like this highchair. Due to it's easy fold mechanism and low price it would be a great highchair to keep at the grandparents or to take on holiday. If you are looking for a highchair for home and are on a limited budget or have limited space this is the highchair for you. If you have a few more pennies to play around with check out the Chicco Polly 2in1 highchair which is very similar but has a some special extras such as an insert for when then are small and 7 adjustable heights.
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We were sent the Chicco Pocket Lunch highchair to review but all opinions are our own.
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