Disclaimer: We were sent this product for the purpose of this review. All words are honest and unbiased. All photographs are my own.
Over the last couple of months we have been putting the new high chair from Fisher-Price to the test. The Evolve high chair is a new design with longevity in mind. It has been designed to see your little one through weaning and beyond, evolving from high chair to booster seat for toddlers and smaller children. Obviously Little Mr is only a little one so we’ll be using it as a high chair for the foreseeable.
The chair was easy to assemble (I gave my brother-in-law the task before Sunday dinner and it was put together in under 20 minutes), it looks modern, easy to clean, is height adjustable and the 5 point safety harness looks like it will hold Little Mr in the seat.
How we got on
We have been (and will be) using the high chair with the extended seatback as Little Mr still needs support in sitting up. This seat will keep baby upright at all times as there is no recline feature. The design of the high chair seat is molded so that baby sits comfortably on the seat pad which is machine washable so handy for when baby gets messy at mealtimes. The safety harness is brilliant for securing Little Mr in and this is adjustable so will loosen as required as he gets older.
The tray is a good size with a Sure-Grip Spot to help grip bowls and plates and can be used in two settings on the chair. The tray has a molded leg support which is very useful as this stops Little Mr from sliding down the chair. The tray is removable and is dishwasher safe so can be cleaned easily. The tray is probably the only thing on the high chair which can be a little difficult to use. The sides of the tray need to be pinched together to remove it from the red buttons on the side of the high chair and I do struggle with this.
The frame folds but isn’t very compact but when you’re using the high chair three times a day for up to an hour at a time, it’s more convenient to leave the high chair up and in position ready for baby’s next meal.
What we love
We love that the high chair is so quick and easy to clean. The seat pad can be removed easily and popped into the washing machine and the tray can be placed into the dishwasher for an thorough clean. After each mealtime, I wipe off any food and then use an antibacterial spray to clean it ready for next time.
What we’re not so sure of
The removable tray can be difficult to use. It might be my technique of pinching the sides together but it still requires a bit of force to remove it from the frame of the highchair. There’s also nowhere to store the tray when it’s not in use, other highchairs have a clip where you can place the tray and this would be useful.
The Evolve high chair is currently priced at £79.99 at Argos which I believe it good value for money considering this is a highchair that grows with your baby into a booster seat.
You can follow Little Mr’s mealtime progress and the continuing road test of the Evolve highchair on my Instagram feed which can be found by clicking the link below.