So many people have told me “a highchair is a highchair.” I have to admit, I agreed with their sentiments until I found the guzzie + Guss 203 Reclining Highchair! When the box arrived at our house, I was prepared to spend quite some time assembling this product. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the highchair came completely assembled! All I had to do was lay the folded chair on its base, place my foot on the base and pull up on the chair back. With very little effort, the chair clicked into place and was immediately ready for use. It couldn’t have been simpler! I have never received a baby product that didn’t require some sort of lengthy assembly. This highchair was ready to use within one minute of opening the box! As you can imagine, the instruction booklet contained very few steps and was extremely easy to follow.
The highchair itself is wonderful. My toddler is very comfortable in the spacious seat and is securely strapped in with the five-point harness. Although we don’t use the reclining seatback feature as our daughter is 1 year old and self-feeds, it would be a plus for smaller children who are still being spoon-fed. The fabric is very easy to clean with just a damp cloth and soap when needed. I love that the large tray has a high lip all the way around which helps to keep the food from falling into my toddler’s lap before she gets a good grasp on it.
The entire highchair folds down to a convenient, compact size and even comes with its own travel bag. You just turn two locking levers, and the chair folds down on its self. This highchair would be great for use in a small apartment or at Grandma’s house where it can be stored in a closet and easily brought out for mealtime. It would also be great for the traveling toddler! This product is fairly lightweight and easy to carry in the specially designed travel bag.
This highchair has been a great asset for our family, but there is one thing I have seen featured on other highchairs that I wish this one had. In order to slide the tray completely off, you have to use both hands to squeeze a lever on either side of the tray. This is difficult to do when holding my daughter. I’ve seen other chairs with a lever in the front that requires only one hand to slide the tray. However, if I position the tray on the outer most locked position, I am able to put my daughter in the seat and then slide the tray toward her for the proper fit. This is an easy way to avoid taking the tray off with both hands. The highchair comes in three colors (red, chocolate and gray), which is a little limiting, but the chocolate goes very well with our décor. All in all, we are very happy with the guzzie+Guss 203 Reclining Highchair. This is the first experience we’ve had with the brand, but we look forward to trying out the rest of their line now as well.
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