Whilst we are on the subject of weaning (did you see my las post, is Violet a FUSSY EATER?!) – I thought it would be fitting to write a little review of our super cute highchair as I’m always getting people asking me where it’s from and I am a little bit in love with it. Do they do this in my size? I’d love a unicorn chair, wouldn’t you? If you are thinking of getting a highchair for your little one – this post will be the the complete low-down and all you need to know on our Magical Unicorn Throne, which is actually a Cosatto Noodle Supa Highchair, and never fear – if unicorns aren’t your thing, it does come in lots of lovely other designs too, so do keep reading!
As a first time Mum – I didn’t really know what to look for in a highchair, so I was going into this a little blind. I’d love to say I chose this highchair for the functionality, but I’d be lying. I admit – the gorgeous pink unicorn print, glitter tray and mint green detail were the main draw, although being a huge fan of Cosatto after having such a great experience with our Giggle 2 Travel System meant I knew they were a brand I could trust, so this gave me confidence to try one of their highchairs too.
So, although I’ve only actually tried one highchair at home, Violet’s been weaning nearly 5 months, which has given us lots of time to try using various highchairs in restaurants, cafes and at friends houses too, so hopefully I’ll have enough ‘highchair experience’ to give this a well rounded review.
- Suitable from 6 months to around 3 years – so plenty of time to get the most use out of it!
- Grows with your little one – 6 height position adjustable seat
- Adjustable calf support
- 2 single-hand removable, washable trays with cup holder
- Slide up-to-table mode so little one can join you for dinner
- 3 position seat recline
- Easy to use compact fold
- Wipe clean seat which is removable for deep cleans
- 5 point safety harness
When our highchair arrived, I was at home on my own with Violet but being too impatient to wait for V to get home, I decided to give putting it together a go. I’ll tell you now, I am NOT technical and I have a track record for failing at putting together Ikea flatpack furniture, so I didn’t know how it was going to go, but I managed to get it together in about 20 minutes, thats whilst looking after an inquisitive baby who wanted to ‘help’ too. I’m sure a technical person could do it in 5 minutes, that was pretty good going for me.
USING THE HIGHCHAIR
We started using this highchair from when Violet had only just turned 6 months, so at that point although she was sitting up okay, she still needed a bit of support, so having the different height settings as well as three recline settings and leg support was perfect to keep her nice and snug. The 5 point harness is the same sort of buckle as her travel system has so luckily we were all practiced in getting those done up. If you aren’t familiar, they can be a little fiddly but you’ll get used to it! The tray table also has three different settings so you can have it closer or further away to your little one. I love how many different variables in height and seating positions there are as it really does suit babies of all sizes (over 6 months) and abilities and will grow with them over time.
Once Violet is in, she feels safe and secure, when I bring her lunch over she squeals with excitement and thrashes her arms and legs about – but her seat doesn’t budge and she certainly couldn’t wriggle free. We use it on the highest setting, mainly to keep her dinner away from a greedy black lab, but it’s also perfect height for sitting with us at the dining room table.
Now Violet is 10 months, I’ve reclined the seat slightly and lowered the leg rest to give her a bit more room as she’s able to support herself well now.
Weaning is mucky business, especially just recently as Violet has started to refuse the spoon, so will literally fling food round her table, across her face – even at the walls! Luckily, I have the floor clean-up covered as Robbie doesn’t miss a crumb (handy) but getting the highchair cleaned is down to me. With three meals a day, cleaning a highchair over and over can get a bit wearing but the Noodle Supa has a fully wipe-clean surface which makes it so much easier! The only downside I’d say for the clean up is that there are SO many nooks and crannies and the straps can get a bit grubby. It’s hard to find every last bit of food unless you take the cover off and give it a really good scrub. I tend to give it a wipe over for each meal then a proper clean after dinner, that tends to save a bit of time on the cleaning front.
As beautiful as the Noodle Supa Highchair is, I wouldn’t say it’s the smallest highchair. This isn’t too much of a problem for us, as it does fold up and tuck into a corner by our dining room table, but I’d say if you lived in a very small space, you might find it a bit larger than other highchairs out there. It’s also a bit clunky if you are trying to set it up one-handed, holding a baby, but I don’t find this too much of an issue when I’m at home on my own with Violet as usually I’ll get it set up way before her meal times so I don’t have a baby/highchair battle on my hands! I think personally, even though it’s slightly bigger, I prefer that as it feels nice and secure so this isn’t an issue for us.
The Cosatto Noodle Supa is priced at £119.00, which means it’s certainly not the cheapest highchair on the market, but I think it’s worth that price and a good investment to have a safe, secure highchair that will grow with your child until they are around 3 years old. That is a LOT of meal times so you’ll certainly get your moneys worth, when cheaper models may not last the long run. I also love, love, LOVE the designs of Cosatto products. They pride themselves on being unique, vibrant and different and this highchair certainly stands out, this made it also worth it for us.
Overall, I would 100% recommend the Cosatto Noodle Supa highchair. It’s safe, secure, grows with your little one and relatively easy to clean up, but most importantly – it’s pink, it’s sparkly and it’s covered in UNICORNS, yes that is the best bit, I’m not ashamed to admit. Don’t worry, if unicorns aren’t your thing it also comes in other vibrant patterns like Poppidelic, Kokeshi Smile, Egg and Spoon, Monster Arcade, Melondrop, Mini Mermaids, Retro Stars – just to name a few! There is a design for everyone! Highly recommended.
For more information or to buy, see the Cosatto website here.