So towards the back end of last year I spent a lot of time agonising over which highchair to buy and in the end, I went with the Svan highchair. I note that it’s now becoming popular with celebs after reading that Jessica Alba was given one at her televised baby shower with Tyra Banks…
Anyway… It looks fabulous and it does what it says on the tin. In the end I chose it because it performs the functions of a highchair – baby gets to sit comfortably and eat their food – but it also meets my style requirements whilst also managing to be compact.
Some people like those chairs that have all those bells and whistles like reclining, but for me, I just want the bambino to sit in her stylish, ergonomic seat, eat, and then be taken out of it when she’s ready. I don’t need her to be falling asleep in it and it’s not about to become her second home 😉
It doesn’t fold down but it actually doesn’t need to. It’s really compact and it fits in with the decor of our home. You can take off the tray quite easily and your baby can actually sit up at the dining table with you.
Like anything flatpacked, you need patience to put this together but the instructions were easy to follow. I bought the plastic tray cover because even though I’ve chosen a wood highchair, I’m not into polishing wood every day. It clips off and on quite easily, no hassle to clean, but highchair toys can’t stick to it.
It is slightly fiddly when it comes to adjusting the seat bar that goes between their legs but that’s about it.
The great thing about this highchair is that it grows with your child and converts into an adult seat, really making it very cost effective.
Price: The RRP is Â£189 depending on whose RRP you want to believe…. You can get it at Kiddicare with the tray included for Â£156.96. When you are shopping around, ensure that the price quoted includes the cushion and the tray.
My verdict: Love it. I’m really glad I chose it and for me, who admits to being style conscious but does like well designed products, this gets 4.5 out of 5 for me.