Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Babyhome Eat Highchair Review



It's hard to believe Baby T is already 5 months old and recently tried his first solid food! This little ham you see below now officially sits at the dinner table with us in his brand new Babyhome Eat that we are thankful to review and share our thoughts with you. Have you heard about the modern, award winning baby gear line from Spain that recently launched in the U.S.? Babyhome has a beautiful lineup of products that you can view on their website. I think the super stylish Emotion stroller is fabulous!


When it first arrived at my doorstep and we came back from the playground, I thought "That must be a heavy package, how am I going to get it inside the house myself?" Then I picked it up and was surprised, I thought the box was empty or something! That's how light it is, it weighs the same as Baby T did at birth! Assembly of the Babyhome Eat was a snap, I did it myself in about eight minutes with the 'help' of my three year old Baby E. It did take me a minute to figure out how the harness strap secures to the frame below the seat, but I think it's just me - I'm not good with directions! 

There is so much we love about this highchair! The design is just so simple and elegant, it isn't a baby print eye sore in our kitchen. I love the brushed aluminum frame and it looks to be of high quality. The fold is super easy and takes a couple of seconds, with the tray removed it can easily be stored in a closet or small nook. It's perfect for compact living such as we have here at Eco-Babyz, we do not have a dining room and our small eat-in kitchen can use all the space available! The footprint is slightly smaller than the average highchair, though it is still quite wide for stability. In the front though it is nice and narrow, it easily slides right up to the table. Here is a run down of our favorite features and our video review below (you must watch it if you want to see Baby T giggle!).

  • Very lightweight at 7.5 pounds
  • Sleek, modern, unobtrusive
  • Easy, compact fold
  • Childproof harness! (based on our experience)
  • Comes in 8 delicious colors
  • Removable tray that isn't the size of Texas
  • Breathable, quilted, padded seat
  • Seat is easy to wipe and fully removable/machine washable
  • Plastic guards prevent scratches on floors
  • May be used without tray right at the table (it even fits between the legs of the 3' 6" wide side of our dining table)







As with any product, there is some room for improvement. My number one suggestion would be to make the tray more easily removable, the seat is pretty snug and I wish I could easily move the tray back and forth when seating the baby or taking him out. It would also be nice to have a slight recline option, it is very upright, though I understand it isn't designed to be used for babies under 6 months. One last thing, the harness is very hard to open and close for me. Yes, I'm a weakling, my husband can do it fine, but it would be the hardest one to open in my career of baby gear reviews! I have to use both hands to do it. On a positive note though, it does insure your toddler will never ever get out on their own and escape!

The Babyhome Eat retails for $149, which is a very reasonable price for a highchair of this caliber of design and quality. It's perfect for your needs if you are looking for something compact and lightweight - the two qualities I appreciate most when it comes to baby gear!

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Disclaimer: I did not receive any payment for this review. I was provided a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are solely my own and your experience may differ. May contain affiliate links (please buy through these if you like our product recommendations).

10 comments:

  1. oh that looks nice, i like that it's lightweight, although i never had a need for highchair because we had the one you can put on top of regular chair because of the space efficiency, now that my 4 year old use it as a booster chair without a tray i realized i need a high chair and soon. I like it a lot but the price is one of the things i don't like =)

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    1. Yes, it's a little pricey! If you'll be moving you should get something compact.

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  2. I see that the folding mechanism is basically at the floor. How hard are the buttons to push? I'd be a little concerned about curious siblings trying to fold the chair while little brother was in it! Based on the ease of folding, can you foresee that being a problem?

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    1. I don't think it would be possible for siblings to fold it, especially not with any weight on the seat. I make it look really easy in the video. It's hard to explain, but the buttons can only be pressed when the aluminum tubes are aligned a certain way, so no - I don't think that would be an issue at all.

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  3. I noticed the tray does not adjust nor does the tray have a back edge to keep food in. Do you find that a lot of food ends up in the lap? Also, I noticed there is no bar between the legs. Do you feel it is safe without this?

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    1. I didn't really notice a problem with that, the food stays on the tray, but maybe that's my baby. I would have preferred a bar between the legs, but I just end up buckling him in every time - especially when he just started sitting on his own.

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  4. Hello!! Would you happen to know if the tray is dish washer safe and the back hand wash or machine wash??

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    1. We don't use a dishwasher, but to answer your question - it is removable and dishwasher safe! The seat can be machine washed and even comes with a little net pouch to throw it in the wash in :)

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  5. HI there, I am wondering if this highchair has a weight restriction our daughter is only 2 but in the 97% percentle for her height and quite heavy for her age.

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    1. I haven't found one, however I can find out from the company for you. I did notice somewhere that it listed 6 to 36 months for the recommended age, but not a weight limit. :)

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