A high chair is an absolute staple baby product that will be used multiple times a day, every day, over a number of years This means that any high chair you choose should be stable, sturdy, and reliable. It should be durable enough to withstand your baby growing, to manage temper tantrums, and spilled food and drinks, and won’t be knocked over by raucous brothers or sisters. It can be so helpful to have something that can adapt to the changing needs of family life, and also to your growing baby, and the space you have in your dining room. Having a high chair that works as a four in one, like the Graco Blossom 4 in 1 Convertible High Chair Seating System can easily meet all of your needs as your baby grows.
When Do I Need A High Chair?
As soon as your baby is able to sit up independently, they’re ready to sit at the table and join you. They can be fed by their parents, who are also sitting and enjoying their dinner with the whole family. Some parents are now questioning wherever or not a high chair or bumper seat is a better option. The truth is that both have pros and cons, however for a younger child, a high chair offers more support, and is generally higher up, which puts your baby on level with everyone else. A booster seat may be more portable, and preferable as they get a little bigger, however if you want something that will last from six months old onwards, then a high chair, or an adjustable three or four-in-one option is your best bet.
The obvious advantage for a parent is that they can begin to enjoy a routine and normal social life again. They can spend time with their family during meals, which is often when people bond and talk about their day, and parents can make sure they take care of themselves properly by enjoying proper meals, and feeding their babies between their bites. This gives babies an early lesson in taking turns, and learning to share your time. This is also their first opportunity to be really immersed in family life and participate and socialize, as they’d normally be held gently, away from the action and protected, whereas at the dinner table they’d really be in the thick of things. They will be on eye level with everyone else there which encourages eye contact. That is a vital step in social development, and something that it’s great for kids to get used to early. They’ll also pick up on social cues and tones, and try to imitate the speech they hear, a well as expressions. By sitting at the dinner table with the family, they’ll also become accustomed to sharing food, socializing, and have an ingrained healthy attitude towards food and eating as they get older.
By trying to pick up their own food, and eventually feeding themselves, you child’s fine and gross motor skills will improve, and they’ll get better at controlling their little fingers and hands.
Having a strong and reliable high chair that is easy to clean and set up can make meal times so much less stressful, especially when you have multiple children.
Why Choose the Graco Blossom 4 in 1 Convertible High Chair Seating System?
This Graco High Chair has been explicitly designed to take your child from infant, to toddler, to youth, and can provide them with different style seats to give them maximum comfort at all stages of their development. The style means their growing maturity and independence is recognized, while they’re still provided with all the support and security they need. Over 1500 happy parents have left rave reviews, culminating in a 4.7 star rating, with the overwhelming consensus that this is the absolute best option for their baby. This high chair has a high price tag that matches its high quality.
This high chairs stand out feature is the four-in-one seating set up. The four options are a high chair, a feeding booster, a toddler booster, and a youth chair, and what is actually even better is the fact that two children can be seated at once. One can be sat in the booster seat, while the other uses the youth high chair, which makes this a perfect choice for growing families. This also has plenty of options which are adjustable – from six height positions so your child is always at the right level depending on their height and the size of your dining room table. There are also three recline levels, so you can make sure your child is at a comfortable angle for whatever they’re doing, plus there’s a support insert – for example they may want to lean back to be fed, but sit up straight to feed themselves. The tray can also be removed with one hand, and put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. The seat pad is also removable and can be washed in the machine with the rest of the laundry – which means this is very easy to maintain, especially as it can air dry too.
And in terms of moving this around so the whole family can fit around the table, there are wheels on the front legs, while the back legs lock, so this is easy to maneuver, but will also stay securely in place. The chair is described as blue, but also features neutral grey colors, so could easily be used for both boys and girls, and handed down between siblings.
- Amazing reviews and recommended by parents
- Four in one seating for long term use, even by multiple children
- Adjustable height and tray positions
- Cute colors and style should match any home
- High end price tag
- Quite a heavy chair if you’re moving it somewhere that can’t be wheeled
Overall, this is an amazing high chair, that parents and kids love, and if this is within your budget, you will not be disappointed with your purchase.