Like many parents, we’ve been through the gambit of baby equipment trying to find something that fits with both our lifestyle and our budget â€“ no easy feat, I assure you.
When Ameli started weaning, we used a Bumbo seat sitting on the ground. That worked for a while, but soon we wanted her at the table with us, so we invested in a highchair. It wasn’t the one I wanted but it was one I could afford.Â We paid around Â£70 for it, and I hated it because not only was she separate from the table, but the legs stuck out and it took up so much space â€“ and we had to find a new place for the chair that normally went where the highchair was standing.
When we moved now, I decided it was time to say goodbye to that highchair, and spend a little more on something that would allow Ameli to sit at the table.
Well, what we ended up with cost less than the original highchair. We got the Mamas & Papas Advance Booster Seat and I highly suspect we’ll just get another when Squidgy comes along, rather than faffing about with highchairs again.
The Mamas and Papas advance booster seat sits on four spherical balls, with eight adjustable heights so that it can grow with her. At the moment she’s on the highest setting so that she can reach the table easily, which is wonderful as she’ll be able to use it for a long time yet.
I love that Ameli is at the table, able to reach, feed herself, and be part of dinner time. It’s also fabulous for sitting at the table doing drawing – which I look forward to doing a lot more of soon.
The booster seat ties under the chair seat, and has â€˜backrest’ which prevents collapsible seats from doing so should the child try to rock on their chair. There’s a harness to strap the child in, and you can pull the chair in as close to the table as you need.
The Mamas and Papas advance booster seat also folds up quite compactly making it a winner for travel or storage.
Mamas & Papas also specialise in maternity wear, car seats for babies, and children’s furniture, so do have a look at them if you’re in the market.
Mamas and Papas have kindly offered one Diary of a First Child reader the opportunity to win a Mamas and Papas Advance Booster Seat. To be in with a chance to win, simply head over to the description page, then come back here and tell me your favourite feature of this booster seat.
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And the winner is: Carolina J.
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