There are baby products that are made of plastic and meant to be discarded after the children leave diapers. And then there are higher quality items that are more of an heirloom piece – the kind that adapts with your children as they grow and can be kept around. I’d say that the Bentwood High Chair by Summer Infant falls into the latter category.
With a solid wood frame and comfortable cushioned pads, this high chair is meant to be both durable and attractive. The initial assembly time of this high chair is pretty reasonable, and once it’s all put together, it’s fully adaptable to whatever stage your child is in, from birth up to 50 pounds, so you can use it again and again – it comes with a newborn insert to accommodate your little one at their youngest, complete with an adorable teddy bear motif:
As your child grows, just remove the newborn insert to convert it to “Big Boy Mode”:
Of course, the high chair comes with a safety harness to keep its precious cargo secure.
I thought this high chair would be great for our cousin’s family, so I brought this over for Baby J, who sat right down for snacktime!
His parents are already Summer Infant fans, and this just solidified it. They loved the high chair and couldn’t believe how much it could do – it really has a lot of features. You can adjust the high chair up, down, as well as recline, use it with the snack tray or remove it to push the chair up to a table as a booster seat. You can store the snack tray on the back of the high chair to get it out of the way – it takes a little maneuvering to pop the tray pieces out and set them into place, although I wonder if that might get easier with use.
When not in use, the high chair folds up halfway so you can slide it out of the way, which is always nice.
This little man gives the Bentwood High Chair a big thumbs-up! You can snag one for yourself online or at Buy Buy Baby for $179.99.