By: Guest writer & local North Shore mom, Michaela Garstin
There’s nothing more frustrating than making dinner reservations, getting my baby ready and then arriving at the restaurant to find out there is no high-chair or booster seat. I’ve had to balance my one-year-old on my lap (as she frantically grabs for food and utensils) one too many times before I was offered a guzzie+Guss Perch Hanging High-Chair to test out.
At only 4.5 lbs., the first thing I noticed when I took it out of the box was how light it is. It also has a handy black carrying case that won’t draw too much attention and can be stored under the seat when not being used.
I decided to try it out at a family dinner before I brought it to a restaurant. It was so easy to use the first time that I didn’t even need to read the instructions. I was happy to see there weren’t any parts to put together – no tools needed!
To attach it to the table, you simply lock it into place using the clamps. And unlike some other portable highchairs, the back is 14 inches high, giving my daughter the support to lean back during dinner. This chair is very sturdy and designed for children over four months old and up to 37 pounds, so she will be getting a lot of use out of it. It comes with a five-point harness, a much needed addition for a squirmy baby.
It also comes with a plastic mat that my daughter ate off of, which is particularly useful while dining at restaurants so she’s not eating directly off the table (like most babies, she will throw any plate in sight!). And big points for this chair being machine washable – perfect for particularly messy meals!
My daughter loved the freedom of being in her own seat while surrounded by our family – and I was happy not to eat with her wiggling on my lap! I can see her using this high chair until she’s old enough to sit properly in an ordinary chair.
Fun Fact: I love the colour range available for this high chair! My chair is black – an idea colour to disguise any food stains. Other colours include: aqua, azure, red, charcoal, pink, orange, green (which is a lime green), fuchsia, chocolate and a limited-edition denim (which one lucky mama will be taking home at Modern Mama’s Hottest Tot Products event coming up on November 23, 2015 at Society Salon in Vancouver! Tickets available online).
Here’s a recap of the features of the guzzie+Guss Perch Hanging High-Chair:
- Child Age: 4 month +
- Max Weight Limit : 37 lbs / 16 kg
- Seat Back High: 14 in / 35 cm
- Seat Depth: 8.5 in / 22 cm
- Seat Width: 11 in / 27.94 cm
- Highchair Weight : 4.5 lbs / 2 kg
- Harness Type: 5 Point
- Material: Steel Frame, 300 D Polyester Fabric
- No tools are required for assembly
- Machine washable
I have no doubt other mamas, babies & toddlers will love this high-chair as much as my family does!