Fisher-Price SpaceSaver Feeding Chair Review


A hybrid highchair/booster with a cushy seat for infants, three-position recline, and three-height adjustments, the Fisher-Price Space Saver has no legs of its own and must be strapped to a sturdy chair. Parents like the easy storage and portability, as well as its versatility, although some complain of spills ruining the chair below.

A host of Fisher-Price SpaceSaver reviews extol the practicality of this inexpensive feeding chair. At Viewpoints, for example, one parent raves about the three recline positions that enable one-handed bottle-feeding and upright self-feeding for toddlers. Feeding chairs are designed to sit attached to a regular chair and, as reviews note, they can be pulled right up to the dining table once the tray is removed. This design doesn't take up any valuable floor space, an attribute that appeals to families living in tight quarters or who prefer uncluttered environments, according to reviews at Parents also appreciate the easy room-to-room (or house-to-car) portability, the height- and angle-adjustable seat, and the neutral colors. A few posts comment on the absence of a footrest, but as one mother points out, that ensures you won't be bothered by incessant kicking. A few reviewers grumble that the seat cover isn't as easy to wipe down as other models and some say the tray doesn't fit into their dishwashers.

The Fisher-Price SpaceSaver Feeding Chair (starting at $50, Amazon) boasts its share of perks even at a budget price. It features three height adjustments and a three-position recline, a dishwasher-safe tray (with cup holder) that can be removed with one hand, and a seat cover that can be wiped down or machine washed. Safety features include a convertible 5- and 3-point harness system. Removing the back turns the eight-pound feeding chair into a booster for older toddlers. The maximum weight for this model is 50 pounds.

Feeding chairs are a flexible alternative to a standard high chair. All you need is a sturdy, regular chair with a back and you're good to go. The Fisher-Price SpaceSaver is a leader in the category.

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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