Totseat portable highchair review

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.

Totseat highchair

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.

5 Comments on Totseat portable highchair review

  1. Laura Evelyn Bee
    August 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm (4 years ago)

    I had been looking at these seats! They look fab! My daughter is in-between sitting in a high chair and sitting in a grown up chair at the moment so I am thinking this may be a good buy for this stage.

    • kiranchug
      August 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Laura, I think it would be perfect as a kind of transitional high chair! Thanks for reading and glad you found this helpful x

  2. Alison (A Fine Piece & A Blether)
    August 21, 2014 at 8:07 pm (4 years ago)

    Oooh this looks like a great piece of kit! We had a booster seat for B but even though it was meant to be a travel one it wasn’t particularly portable. Will look into this for A I think

  3. Donna
    August 23, 2014 at 5:58 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks like such a great idea – a highchair that you can keep in the change bag for whenever you may need it. Amazing! x

  4. Shona
    September 1, 2014 at 11:49 am (3 years ago)

    We could have used this when we went on holiday recently, although I think Molly might have been a wee bit too small. Great idea for when she is a bit older.


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