Fisher Price SpaceSaver High Chair Review
If you had told me how much I would love our high chair before my son was born, I’d have called you crazy. Unlike cute baby clothes and nursery decor, a high chair just seemed like one of the those baby products that were necessary but uninspiring. If anything, they seemed like an eye sore that took up space in an already crowded kitchen.
But, when I came across the Fisher Price SpaceSaver High Chair my interest was piqued. For me, the selling point was the fact that it works like a regular high chair but it takes up half the space. You simply securely attach it to one of your existing kitchen chairs and voila - your baby’s high chair is ready.
We tend to keep the chair in place for convenience, but if we have company over and we need our extra chair, we remove the high chair. It’s small enough to store in a closet since it’s so small on its own. And, since it’s so easy to assemble and disassemble, we take this high chair with us when we’re going to friends’ houses or visiting extended family over the holidays. It easily fits in the trunk of my small car and can quickly be attached to a chair at our host’s house.
There are other selling points too. For one, the chair grows with your baby, making it more of a multi-purpose seat than a high chair alone. For the infant stage, the seat reclines. As already mentioned, it serves as a regular high chair when your baby is ready to start solids (just make sure it’s in the upright position by then)! And, when your child has reached the toddler stage, it becomes a booster seat. Anything that gives you more bang for your buck in terms of longevity is a win in my books.
It’s also super easy to clean. Like most high chairs, the tray can be easily wiped down, but it can also be removed entirely. When my son is finished a particularly messy meal, I simply take the tray off and wash it in the sink. The seat pad is a little trickier, but it is spill-resistant and can be removed and thrown into the washing machine. My son seems to love messy foods best (think blueberries and spaghetti), so we’ve put the seat pad to the test, but it has yet to stain.
I also appreciate that the tray can be set in several different positions, giving your child as much room as they need. The clean freak in me prefers to tuck my son in nice and tight to limit the amount of the food that falls into his lap. In fact, this is why I prefer the Fisher Price SpaceSaver high chair to IKEA’s popular and minimalist version. My parents have the IKEA counterpart at their house for my son, and while it is equally easy to clean, A LOT of food makes its way into his lap, to the point that an outfit change is warranted nearly every time he eats a meal in it.
The downside? The Fisher Price SpaceSaver high chair likely isn’t a great option if you have bar-style stools that swivel - especially if they have round or irregular seats. For everyone else, I highly recommend this high chair.
Brittany Van Den Brink is a PhD Candidate and freelance writer living in small-town Ontario with her husband, baby son, and their Golden Retriever, Chevy. She founded Motherhood Her Way to collaborate with other moms as they go through the ups and downs of motherhood. Say hi on Instagram @brittanyvandenbrink.