I am looking to buy a highchair for my baby and could really do with some advice. There are so many on the market and so it is hard to know where to begin. However, I have been recommended the Joie brand. I am in double minds as to whether to buy the Joie Mimzy Snacker or the Joie Mimsy LX? Main thing for me is that it stores away slim as space is an issue. But I also like the fact that the LX has adjustable height settings and I don't think it's that much bulkier than the snacker.
Any advice appreciated. Both seem to be on offer at the moment with little difference in price - keen to hear people's experiences.
Wow, impressive skills for a 10 month old! Mines most two and as long as he's strapped in tightly he can't escape or tip it. Most hi chairs have a bar for their feet, which enables them to stand up and escape!!
I had the mimzy snacker. It was ok, but big when up, difficult to clean and I didn't like the buckle system. Replaced with an IKEA and sold it on gumtree. My son is now 21 months and sits at the table with a booster seat.
We had the mimzy snacker. There is a little flap under the babies bottom where food goes and gets stuck and goes mouldy. After washing, bleaching, scrubbing many many times we took it to the dump and bought an IKEA antilop. Perfect, wipes clean, easy to move, kid comfortable, job done.
I looked at these Joie ones too. Also looked at the IKEA one but didn't make it to IKEA - ended up buying the Bebestyle Classic from the Asda baby event for about £12 why is similar to IKEA but maybe better. After borrowing friends' fancy padded high chairs, I have learned she A) does not need the padding B) definitely would never need a tilting function and C) the padding is a nightmare to clean. I really thought the expensive ones are better but the simple, wipe clean, no padding ones really are best. You need to scrub it down 3+ times a day for the foreseeable future and the mess gets EVERYWHERE. Don't buy one where crumbs can hide!
I got an expensive padded 3 in 1 reclining height adjustable highchair, it was brilliant for the 8 weeks or so when I first started weaning and DS was still slightly unstable sitting up. After that I hated the bloody thing, took up half my kitchen and was a nightmare to clean. So I bought the ikea antilop and LOVE IT!
I've got a Baby Bjorn at home and an Antilop at the GPs. Antilop wins as an all-rounder as it's so (so!) cheap and easy to clean, but I have to say if you are looking for a chair that has a compact fold then the Bjorn is great. A lot more ££ than Antilop but with no straps or padding it's really easy to clean, and the fold is much easier than the faff of taking off the Antilop's legs. I also don't like the lack of foot rest on the Antilop. As for Joie being an especially note-worthy brand for highchairs, I didn't even know they made them until I saw this thread! I thought they were just a car seat and pushchair manufacturer. I second going to look at them in the flesh before you buy.