ciao! baby Portable Travel Highchair: QUICK OVERVIEW
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We love to travel and especially with summer coming, we begin making plans for that glorious time of the year when we will pack up the family to spend time at the beach, the mountains, camping, grandma’s house or take a road trip to points unknown.
For many of us, that entails bringing the youngest member of our family along with all the accouterments like strollers, walkers, and yes, the all-important highchair. So, you want one that is lightweight and easy to care for, will fold, unfold, pack up and unpack easily and quickly without any stress. This is very possible.
ciao! baby Portable Travel Highchair Review
For just such situations, take a look at the ciao! baby Portable Travel Highchair. Small, and lightweight, this little highchair could possibly fill your travel needs for babies up to 35 pounds.
Take it to the beach or a friend’s house who has no high chair. While very portable, this little chair is definitely not the end-all and be-all of what your baby needs in a highchair for everyday use, but as a portable highchair, it has most of what you need.
Just unfold it out of the box and use; so appropriate for our plug and play world.
Who is this product for?
This product has been designed for families who need a portable, easy-to-use highchair when traveling. Babies from 3 months to 3 years (up to 35 pounds) can use this chair so it has a wide window for use. This lightweight highchair comes with its own storage/carrying bag for ease of portability.
A bit pricey as compared to some other portables, this highchair can serve you well. Made of durable nylon on an aluminum frame, it is very easy to carry, at only about eight pounds, and easy to use.
Open the box and you will find the chair enclosed in its storage/carry bag. Setting it up is as easy as unfolding a camp chair and there is no assembly required. Ready to use right out of the box, all you have to do is unfold it.
Overview of features
This is a simple highchair that operates like any camp chair we have all become familiar with. Made of durable cloth over a metal frame, it easily folds and unfolds.
The baby sits in the chair with their legs through two holes in a fabric wall under the food tray and this acts as a barrier so that the baby cannot slide out. The back of the chair also has a strap that fits around the baby’s chest to further secure them in the chair.
However, some people have said the holes in this fabric barrier have proven too small for their baby and they have had to cut them to make them bigger.
The food tray is covered with clear plastic so you can easily wipe it clean. But on the downside, some people have said it’s not quite stiff enough so often bits of food will slide onto the baby’s lap.
The chair is easy to use right out of the box. Simply remove it from its carrying/storage case and unfold it. Secure the little latches on the legs to stabilize it and place your baby in the chair.
Place the baby’s legs through the holes in the fabric barrier and secure the strap around the baby’s chest.
Cleanup is a snap. Just wipe with a damp cloth or hose it down and allow to air dry for really big messes.
If the negatives of the ciao! highchair are far too negative for you, and you still need a portable highchair, you might consider the Graco Simpleswitch Portable High Chair and Booster. This particular product weighs about 17 pounds, but requires no assembly and has self-storing legs.
It has a more traditional look and has the more traditional food tray so food will not be slipping into baby’s lap. You won’t have the problem of leg room either since there is no fabric barrier.
It’s also easy to keep clean with a damp cloth.
The price is approximately the same as the ciao! baby model but with some added benefits. It will accommodate children up to 60 pounds and converts to a booster seat as needed.
All in all, if you want a lightweight, easily portable high chair, the ciao! baby Portable Travel Highchair can work well for you. At only seven pounds, it folds into its storage/carrying bag for a slim, self-contained silhouette that fits nearly anywhere.
Take it camping, to the beach or to Grandma’s house knowing that it’s a no-muss, no-fuss setup and that baby will be safe and secure while eating meals or just being with the family.