Nothing brings families closer than spending time together. Mealtime allows your whole family to bond as they enjoy good food, and with this Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair Review, even your little one can join in. However, with everything you might need for the baby, you might lack the space for a high chair. You will want a high chair that won’t occupy too much space. So, let’s consider this highchair’s features, pros, cons, and even some alternatives.
Factors to consider
The durability of a product plays a big part in your decision making. You want to pick a chair that can be used for a long while, something that is suitable for newborns, infants, and toddlers. Your high chair grows up with your child, so select something sturdy, durable, and suitable for all ages.
High chairs usually range from $40 for the budget-friendly ones to about $400 or even more for the high-end ones. The price does vary depending on whether the high chair is new or used. Also, additional features can cause the price of the highchair to be higher. However, you should remember that price and quality don’t always match, so don’t be so quick to write off that budget seat and stick to your budget.
Chair leg design
Since there are different types of high chairs, they also have varying leg designs from those with fixed or adjustable ones to thin or wide legs. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and the chair design you pick will depend on the amount of space you have at home. For a more stable chair, pick one with a wider base.
While high chair made of plastic may be easier to clean, but it can be quite uncomfortable for your child. A good highchair will have some cushioning, e.g. a pillow or some other option. This is especially vital for younger babies, as they often require more cushioning to help them sit comfortably.
Functionality and Versatility
The main question to ask is: can your kid get into and out of the chair easily? Your answer will help you pick the right seat. You should also ensure that it has the other features and functions you are seeking, such as adjustable heights, reclining seats, multiple trays, cushioning systems, and so on. Consider also the versatility of the chair, if it is suitable for children of all ages, and if it can be turned into a booster seat or a child-sized chair when they are older.
New or used
Do you want a new high chair or a used one? The answer to this question is important, especially if you are on a budget. Getting a used chair is a great way to save some cash. However, you have to thoroughly inspect the seat to ensure that it is still safe. With newer seats, you have the manufacturer’s guarantee that the chair is safe, and in case of a defect, you can always return it.
Children are messy eaters, so you must factor in how easy it is to clean up the chair. Many seats are made from washable fabrics that allow you to wipe them. They can also dry quickly. Look at the design, as well and the way the parts fit into each other; you want to pick a seat with fewer seams and crevices. The tray should also be easy to clean. Some chairs have removable trays that can be put into the dish-washer or cleaned in the sink, and others even come with an extra tray.
Your child safety comes first, so the seat you use has to be safe and secure. It should be sturdy and stable, meaning it should have a wide enough base to prevent the chair from tipping over. It should also have straps to help secure it safely and a five-point harness to secure the baby. If your chair has wheels, it should have a locking wheels mechanism that prevents the seat from moving around. Since plastic tends to crack over time, try and find a chair which has incorporated metal into its construction – they are just simply sturdier.
Maximum weight capacity
As your kid grows, their weight will change, so you should get a chair that can hold almost any weight kids can have.
Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair
- Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Styles: Luminosity and Windmill
Why to choose it
The Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair offers all the comforts of a full-sized high chair in a compact size. That’s actually its uniqueness, its compact format. It has an adjustable food tray, with a built-in deep-dish, and cup holder to make mealtimes easier. The tray easily stows away in a slot behind the seat, meaning you can easily attach the Fisher-Price Space Saver Chair to any other dining, kitchen or restaurant chair. A five-point safety harness to assures you that your newborn or infant is secure and a three-point harness in booster mode. It also has a three-position recline setting and two height adjustment levels that allow you to find the right fit. The seat pad is made from polyester, so it is easy to clean, dries quickly, and is stain resistant. Both the harness and the seat pad can be machine cleaned easily. This chair grows with your baby. First, it is a reclining chair, then an upright high chair, and eventually, it becomes a comfortable, height-adjustable booster seat for older kids.
Who it’s suitable for
Any child can use it from as young as six months to 50 pounds of weight. The upright position is only for children who can sit on their own.
- Has two height and three recline positions
- Includes a five-point harness for extra security
- Dishwasher and machine washable safe
- It has an inbuilt deep-dish, a cup holder, and a fastfinder to hang bibs, toys or towels where the baby can easily reach them
- Highly versatile so you might just need this for your child’s early years
- Fits in any chair so you can even carry it to a restaurant
- There is space between the cover and the seat, so food could get trapped there
- Since it does not come pre-assembled, you need some tools to set it up
Here’s some Q&A below to answer some questions I hear from others.
How do you adjust the height on a Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair?
You can adjust the height of the Fisher-Price High Chair using the knobs found on the side of the chair.
How do you clean the straps on a Fisher-Price high chair?
The straps are made from polyester and are machine washable.
The Munchkin White Hot Safety Spoons and Munchkin Stay Put Suction Bowls complement the Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair quite well. The spoons have a heat sensor that turns white if the food is too hot and a soft tip that is gentle on the baby’s gums. The bowls have a suction base that keeps the bowl attached to the chair tray. This makes it great for self-feeding, and there are fewer spills.
Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat
Like the Space Saver, this seat also has a dishwasher-safe tray that comes with a lid to keep it clean no matter where you go. The three height adjustments allow for a comfortable fit around any table, and the adjustable three-point restraints guarantee that your child is safe. It folds for portability, has a convenient over the shoulder carry-on strap, and the seat has no crevices that can trap food crumbs.
Boon Flair Pedestal High Chair
The great thing about this chair is the pneumatic lift system that allows you to effortlessly adjust the chair’s height. It weighs about 32 pounds, and like the space saver, it can also hold up to 50 pounds. The strong frame and seat keep your child in a comfortable and upright position during mealtimes. It is easy to clean as the tray cover, and seat pad are removable, and it is uniquely designed with no cracks or crevices that can hide crumbs.
Every home should have a high chair because they allow your little one to enjoy meals with everyone in the family. This way, it is easier for you to teach them table etiquette from a young age. The Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair not only saves space at home, but it is also portable, meaning you can take it when you go out to restaurants.
Wishing you a great time during meals together.