Baby Jasmin has been putting the Totseat portable highchair through its paces recently, and it’s definitely passed the test. It’s described as a ‘washable, squashable’ highchair designed for ‘babies who lunch’ and this description is spot on – the highchair does fold up incredibly small and all you need to do to clean it is put it in the washing machine.
The Totseat is incredibly adaptable, thanks to adjustable straps and cleverly designed fabric with well-placed buttons to fold the material in on smaller chairs. It comes with a cumberbund which straps around chairs which don’t have back supports. However, I tended to use this as an extra piece of fabric to secure the Totseat once it was in place – even on chairs with backs. This wasn’t necessary on chairs – but I felt happiest using it this way.
Squished up in a tiny bag, the Totseat really will go anywhere with you. It’s recommended for children who can sit upright and are about eight months or older. Jasmin has just turned one and is a perfect age for it. She’s happy to sit in it for meals and snacks and loves the idea of being on a big chair just like mummy or daddy.
We wouldn’t use the Totseat to replace the highchair we use at home. It’s definitely more of an item to keep in the car, buggy or your nappy bag so that if you stop somewhere you know you will be able to seat your baby for a meal without requiring a traditional highchair. All you need is an existing adult chair.
There’s loads of ways to adjust the Totseat so it works for your baby and the chair you have, and it’s really quick to get the hang of. It doesn’t take long to figure out how to make all the adjustments and the Totseat fits a range of chair sizes. We tried out the gorgeous apple print, but there are a range of fantastic design options.
I’d recommend the Totseat as a handy thing to carry with you. If you’re out on the go a lot or travelling a lot, it would be a useful addition to your baby gear.
Do take a little look at my video for how it works, and how easy it is to get baby sitting in it. As I said, I’ve used the cumberbund for extra security around the Totseat – but this isn’t really necessary and is just something I’ve found I like to do.
* We were sent the Totseat for the purpose of a fair and honest review. All images, video and opinions are my own.