We like this, it’s a bit different. The award-winning Hoppop Original Shoulder Bag and Booster Seat is a nappy bag that converts into a booster seat in just a matter of seconds, putting an end to the juggling act of trying to carry around a baby, booster seat, changing bag and handbag, etc. This seems like a good alternative.
It’s machine washable and has a plastic hard-shell inside to protect contents and provide seat support for your child. It comes with a changing mat and has an insulated side pocket which is even accessible when being used as a booster seat. It’s quite a neat idea and comes in a variety of colours and costs £46 from Amazon
Spoil your tot (and be the envy of other mothers) with this funky (Philippe) Starck Travel Highchair by Maclaren. Not only does it reek of style but it’s washable so it won’t actually, er, reek!
It looks great and is billed as the smallest and lightest profile available. It comes with a carry bag and full-size dishwasher-safe feeding tray, has a 5-point harness, is simple to take apart and pack up, has a compact 3d fold and removable silver legs. The £122 travel highchair from Maclaren comes in tangerine, charcoal and vanilla and weighs about 11lb.
Other stylish-looking products in the Maclaren by Starck collection include a buggy, travel cot and changing bag.
Still tormented by my worst ever purchase – two big, bulky, space consuming, hard to clean, heavy and overrated highchairs for my extremely messy twin boys, it’s with a big sigh of jealously that we feature the cute little Concord SPIN High Chair (2011).
The SPIN is a really stylish, super compact travel high chair. It weights just 5.6kg and the legs have four height positions with a range of 90-106cm so should even work with any table or even a breakfast bar. It’s easy to clean; has a super comfy cushion and comes with an easy to move detachable tray. It’s well designed with a fold-down footrest, safety harness and extra high backrest as well as the padded seat. It’s also supposed to be really portable (am not sure it looks it though) and easy to store thanks to its central swivel joint which enables the SPIN to be folded to a very small size in a few easy steps and placed in the carry bag provided.
The SPIN retails at £135 and is available in Black/Sahara, White/Pepper (Red) and Brown/Dark Night from Boohoo Baby.
I’m cardboard – the belkiz feedaway portable highchair is an inspired piece of cardboard origami. Light but strong and easily-fold-up-and-down-able, it’s perfect for holidays, restaurants with no highchairs or for grandparents with limited storage who don’t want a gaudy piece of plastic permanently stationed in their kitchen.
Given it’s made of cardboard, it can take a fairly hefty 20kg of prime toddler and it’s good for temporary use until you pop it in the recycling bin. It even has a 3-point safety harness and a storage box that looks a bit like a large envelope.
The Australian inventors don’t yet have a UK stockist (it retails there for $39.95, or about £23), so until then maybe ask at your local Waitrose for some old boxes and see what happens when you come over all Blue Peter.