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  • October 07, 2022 3 min read

    It's only when you have kids that your eyes open wide to so many new situations you never even dreamt of before, some good, some bad and some just damn right outrageous!

    Highchairs of course you have so many options for your home and for your first child you're going all out and buying the Ferrari of all high chairs, this thing will have mirrors, tables, adjustable height, width, back rest, front rest, arm rest by gosh it would have wheels with alloys if you could and quite rightly so it's your house and it’s your kids, so why the heck not!   

    I'm not talking about the options for home, I'm looking at the ‘we are out at a decent restaurant range’ of highchairs and it's then and only then I realise you have extremely limited options.

    In no particular order, option 1 the plain wooden variety, normally in a very dark teak wood, literally a fold up with a piece of wood to sit on, 99% of these come with the obligatory broken strap that was useless when attached – how this passed health and safety I do not know, if I sat on it I could slip through the gap at the bottom and I am nearly 6 foot and over 80KG’s! this model

    I like to call death trap 1, then there is the classic padded fabric plastic model, it looks like it’s from 1973 and it probably is, pretty much all of these have stained plastic backs which is a tasty mixture of food and sick, they will also come with the 99.9% broken strap rate and normally stink, either of the vast amounts of stained food or of the gross cleaning spray used (if your dining in a posh restaurant that actually might clean them once a week!).

    Finally, we have the classic and most often found variety in pretty much all eateries - Ikea cheapest budget highchair the plastic seat on a metal frame legs, in theory nothing wrong with this model except it’s not adjustable, not comfy and pretty much always got bits of food lodged anywhere it will stick and this option nearly always comes with a wobbly leg!

    I just can't help feel that putting my child in any of these options feels uncomfortable, the smell, the knowledge that many a child has upchucked in it and the fact the main purpose of a highchair is to safely seat your child at a table – feels like its juts so wrong on so many levels!

    So, when we found the My little chair it was like a lightbulb moment – your own portable highchair that can fit easily and quickly onto any chair, this thing is so portable it will fit in your change bag or keep it in the boot of the car, it attaches in seconds to any standard chair, meaning its safe! The whole reason you use a highchair! It’s yours so no other kid has puked on it! It’s quick and easy to clean and available in lots of colours and patterns – it’s when we fine these products that I am so pleased we can not only help the ‘mom & pop’ inventor but also help you guys as the end user – kind of makes it all worthwhile!