What it is:
The Childcare POD Timber High Chair (RRP$249) is a stylish, modern three-in-one high chair that can be used with and without the tray, and converts to a toddler seat as your child grows.
What we love:
Feeding time can be challenging enough with an active baby, so you need a highchair that is both convenient and reliable, and looks great in your dining room too. The POD Timber Highchair by Childcare is modern and versatile, with stylish wooden legs that convert the seat to a low chair for when your baby grows older. The POD Timber Highchair also features a three-position removable, adjustable tray, a five-point body harness to keep your baby safe and secure, foam padding for extra comfort, and a footrest. It’s also easy to assemble and clean! Suitable from age six months until your baby is 17kg, the POD Timber Highchair combines form and function for a comfortable and classic culinary experience for your little muncher.
Our editor says:
A high chair is a must-have on every new parent’s list of baby gear, and the POD Timber High Chair is an item that will last beyond the baby years because of its three-in-one versatility: Use it as a standalone high chair with the detachable tray, remove the tray and use it at the table, or shorten the legs and use as a toddler chair. The soft grey seat blends effortlessly with any decor, and the three-position tray adjusts as your baby grows. I assembled this right out of the box and found it easy to put together, although the legs did give me a little bit of angst because I was too excited to realise that only two of them have holes for the foot rest to screw into, and I accidentally put them on the back rather than the front! It’s reasonably lightweight, so easy to move around, yet sturdy on its four legs so it won’t tip over if you’ve got an active baby. My favourite feature is the tray, which has a removable insert so that if you’re lucky, your baby will contain their mess to the insert and you’ll only have to wash that rather than taking the whole thing off. It’s a very Scandi-styled piece of furniture that looks great too.
Things to remember:
- Never leave a child unattended in a high chair — if you need to leave the room, take your child with you to avoid falls that can result when a child tries to stand up or climb out of the chair when adults are not there.
- Use the harness from the very beginning and every time to ensure your baby gets used to being secured.
- Do not allow a child to stand up in a high chair or climb into or out of it unassisted, as the chair may become unstable.
- Set the high chair up at least 500mm away from windows, unsecured doorways, stoves, appliance cords, curtains, or blind cords to prevent children coming into contact with hazards.
- Make sure a child cannot push against a vertical surface (such as a wall or cupboards) and push the chair over.
- Ensure the child’s hands are free from moving parts when the tray is raised and lowered to avoid pinching or entrapment.
At a glance:
- Suitable from age six months up to 17kg
- Five-point safety harness
- Three-position removeable, adjustable tray
- Converts to a low chair
- Foam padding for extra comfort
- Stylish wooden legs for a classic look
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