- JPMA Certified
- Made in USA, Soft to the touch material creates a comfortable seating option
- Peel and tear resistant latex free seamless material that is impermeable to fluids
- Adjustable foot and seat plate allows chair to seat from 6 months up to 250 lb
- Eating tray, dishwasher safe tray cover and infant insert included
Not for us, unfortunately
We had a modern Graco high chair that we used until our son was two. It was easy to clean and comfy for him. And it felt like it took up half our dining room. One day I impulsively donated it thinking he could use our Cooshy Booster seat at the table with us. It was great to have the space back! But come mealtime he did not have the regulation and control to sit at the table, even in a booster. So I went shopping for an alternative. Peaceful mealtimes are a priority for us.Keekaroo Right Height seemed like the ideal solution. It is made beautifully and assembly was effortless. Cleaning couldn’t be simpler and it looked beautiful in our dining room. But my son hated it. He is too young to say, but he seems to miss the security of the padded chair and deep tray. The Keekaroo cushion looks comfy but the tray is narrow in length and doesn’t seem very strong. To him it must feel like sitting on a fence in contrast to his infant highchair. Sliding the tray on and off is tricky. I dropped his meal once, tray side down. He was devastated. I should mention that my child is a rugged little guy, 31″ x 31 lbs. I don’t think there would be any way this chair could work for him.So I went shopping and anxiously await the arrival of an ultra-padded Graco booster seat with a wide tray and silly bright animal prints. And I remind myself that babyhood is such a short time and no need to rush ahead.
I wanted to love it!
I’m so sad this chair didn’t work out. I hope the product designers at Keekaroo read this review and make some changes. oTHE GOODOnce you put the chair together, you’ll think to yourself, wow this is a nice sturdy chair, lovely color/ overall aesthetic and the infant seat is super comfy. All this is true.HOWEVEROnce you put an actual child in the chair, you’ll wonder if Keekaroo tested this product with real babies/ toddlers and their parents. Here is what I mean:PROBLEMS WITH THE TRAY1) Size. The tray is about half the size of other trays on the market. Sure this is OK to look at. But imagine for a moment that your dinner plate was not 10″ but 5″, and you had to eat with it pushed up against your chest. This is what it is like for your toddler to dine in the Keekaroo.In my baby’s old chair (Chico 360) I could place a small bowl of blueberries, a small plate of cheese and his sippy cup in a special circle indent. On the Keekaroo, because he has no room, he accidentally knocks over the bowls, plates and without that circle indent, his cup goes flying to the ground, and it all ends up in tears. So now I have abandoned giving him anything other than food directly on the tray, yet the tray is so small that he gets his forearms and elbows covered in food.2) This is the only tray I have seen that requires TWO ADULT HANDS to remove. So you are probably thinking, if you need two hands to remove the tray, and a few seconds to put the tray down somewhere, is the baby safe? The answer is NO.The infant insert seat is attached by a flimsy piece of velcro. This is nice for easy cleaning, but when I take off the tray with both hands, and my 13 month old starts to wriggle to get down, the seat pops off with no resistance and he falls. The 3 point harness, as other Amazon reviewers have mentioned, is flimsy. It snaps together low on my baby’s hips, and does not stop him from falling when the infant insert seat detaches. This is extremely DANGEROUS.PROBLEMS WITH THE FOOTRESTI was so glad that there was a footrest so my baby’s legs wouldn’t dangle. However, this is a big heavy wooden tray that barely fits into the loose slots. It’s very wobbly so when my baby rests his feet on it, the entire thing comes crashing down. Now as I am the one sitting close to my baby to feed him, on more than one occasion it crashed on my feet, leaving my toes bruised. I have another baby on the way and I could just picture this crashing on him. We have since removed the footrest as it is dangerous.SUGGESTIONS FOR KEEKAROOHere is what needs to happen to make this lovely chair both functional and safe:1) Infant insert seat needs to properly attach. An inch of velcro is not good enough.2) The 3 point harness needs to be replaced with a 5 point harness.3) Tray size needs to double, with a special circle indent for bottles and cups. Heck, sell me an “XL Deluxe Tray” as an accessory for another $80. I’ll buy it!4) Tray needs to detach with one hand (examine at all those plastic high chairs at Babies R Us. Yes they are hideous to look at, but you’ll notice their trays all detach in the middle, leaving the adult with one hand free to keep on the baby).5) Foot rest needs to be secured by a screw or some other mechanism.
Nice looking but….
It’s a nice looking chair and the long term usage certainly is a good selling point but…1. It’s very heavy, so if you are looking for something to move around easily…keep looking!2. You need both hands to put the tray in. And even then it’s tricky.3. The harness gets quite dirty very quickly. It cannot be removed, so you’re left scrubbing it with everything you’ve got to somehow get the gunk off. Still working on it. (any suggestions?)Overall, not a happy customer.