Mealtimes in our house have always been a family affair. Ever since Little Mr was old enough to hold his head independently to sit in his own highchair he’s been up there with us sitting at the dining table and we’ve all eaten our meals together. When Cosatto got in touch and asked us if we wanted to review the Waffle Pitter Patter highchair, I was excited. Not only had I seen a preview of the Waffle back in November at the Press Preview Day and was really impressed but Little Mr was outgrowing his current highchair and we were debating whether to say goodbye to our highchair days with him for good.
We’ve been using the Waffle Pitter Patter highchair for the last month at the dining table and on first impressions, we really like it. It’s a highchair that will take little ones from their weaning days at 6 months old to their last year in Primary School when they’re 12 years old. We love how the highchair changes appearance to grow with the child with the multi-position seat and footrests, removable harness and tray all being brilliant features which are key to eating dinner with a baby or a toddler.
The multi-position seat and foot rest are very easy to change to suit the size of the child. We have changed the position of both the seat and the foot rest in the last month to suit Little Mr’s needs (who knew a little bit of sunshine makes toddlers grow!) and he seems rather comfortable in the chair when he’s eating his meals.
We didn’t fit the removable harness onto the Waffle as Little Mr is old enough to sit unrestrained in the chair but I love that it’s removable meaning that it’s also washable which I think is almost essential when little ones are learning to eat independently. Similarly, the funky Pitter Patter design padded seat liner is easy to clean and also removable and washable.
The design of the Waffle highchair is clever as it has a wooden tray which you can use with the pop-off washable tray for meals next to the dining table. The tray clips into place and is very secure. When you want your little one to eat at the table with you, you can flip-over the tray behind the chair (note – you need to take the child out of the waffle first) and your little ones have no restrictions in front of them allowing them to eat at the table.
When the tray is no longer needed for mealtimes, you can modify the Waffle so the wooden upper body restraint is fixed to the back of the high chair allowing children to easily seat themselves in the Waffle without any restrictions.
The Waffle folds easily and doesn’t take up too much room when folded. We however, have kept the Waffle upright at the dining table as it really works well for our family.
What we don’t love about the waffle
We love the Waffle however we have found that the paintwork scratches easily and our month old Waffle now has several scratches and marks. We haven’t been overly boisterous with the chair so we can’t even explain where the marks came from!
Although the wooden tray on the Waffle is removable, it’s only removable with a screwdriver (hubby used our electric drill). On two occasions, the screw holding the tray to the body of the highchair has worked loose prior to use using the highchair. Luckily, we check the highchair is suitable for Little Mr to sit in it before placing him in it.
Peace of mind
As with all Cosatto’s products, they offer a free 4 year guarantee (available in the UK & Ireland only) which is brilliant for peace of mind. I have never had a problem with any of the products we have used from Cosatto but it’s great to know that if there’s a problem, the team are on hand to help and you can get help online or over the phone. You can ever buy replacement parts for your Waffle should you need any.
The Waffle is available in two designs; Pitter Patter and Strudel highchair is priced at £160 and for the longevity of the product, I think it offers great value for money. We have used the highchair for regular meals with Little Mr and will continue to do so for a good few years.
Disclosure: We were sent the Waffle for the purpose of this review. All words are my own and I have used a couple of images courtesy of Cosatto to showcase the longevity of the product. This is an honest and reliable review.