Cosco Flat Fold Review

Cosco Flat Fold reviews are mixed. Online comments indicate that most purchasers are satisfied with its price, compact size, and portability (it folds flat) but it draws complaints at sites like Walmart and Toys R Us for two design elements: the seat back is fixed in position and the seat cover cannot be removed for washing. Even parents who value the convenience of a quick open-and-shut frame gripe about the lack of seat adjustments. Many reviews say the angle is too steep for young toddlers and inappropriate for infants: and, they add, it allows for even more mess than normal. Reviewers also say that wiping down the seat doesn't leave it clean (stains and bacteria linger, they note) and lament the nooks and crannies where crumbs and grime collect. And yet, a good number of high chair reviews say it's a budget-friendly space-saver that serves its purpose as a basic, no-nonsense high chair; one post mentions having bought several to use at church.

The Cosco Flat Fold (starting at $29, Amazon) has a small frame and folds completely flat for storage or travel. The tray features a cup holder and can be adjusted to three heights; it should be wiped down or rinsed off for cleaning. The seat has a 3-point harness and wipeable pad. This model accommodates children up to 50 pounds and weighs less than 13 pounds.

The Cosco Flat Fold offers few features and sells at a minimal price. It's a decent choice for families in need of a very low-cost, full-size, portable high chair. Supplies seem to be limited, though, so don't delay if this model meets your needs.

Emily Lugg

Emily Lugg is a freelance writer and writing tutor in the Writing Center at Ohio Wesleyan University. Always looking for the best investment for her family at the cheapest price, Emily uses research and consumer reviews as her sharpest tools for the savviest shopping.

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