I'm a big fan of sixties inspired furniture (if you hadn't guessed yet!) and this also applies to the kiddo products we own. I'm pretty sure a few of our family members thought we were a little snobby when we didn't go for the standard IKEA high-chair everyone seemed to get as soon as their little ones started eating. Don't get me wrong, I am one of the biggest IKEA groupies (seriously we are in there almost weekly) but we didn't really like the design and figured if it's something we would be using for years to come then why have something in our living room we didn't like the look of?
And so began our quest for the perfect high-chair.
Our next high-chair was the kind that could transform from either a high chair or a separate small table and chair. This seemed like the best of both worlds as we felt he might grow out of the high-chair and want his own space. After a few months we started using it as a small table and chair to do his colouring on (or crafting as he now calls it much to Tom's amusement) which was great for that purpose but meant it was often being used for sometime of activity and eventually moved up to his bedroom where all his paints are kept. We started to just use a cushion (or three) on a regular chair so he could join us at the table but when Cosatto offered us their 3sixti2 highchair to review it seemed like the perfect opportunity.
As mentioned before the sixties inspired design was the thing that appealed to me initially but once we assembled it there were clear advances to the chair that our previous two did not have. Firstly you have the option to adjust the high simply by pressing a button on the base of your chair with your foot. This means of course that you can set your child to the perfect height to your table. Whilst the other high chairs we have had in the past had a height adjustment option this was limited to about three settings and would be something you would have to have set up when assembling the chair.
The second advantage is being able to swivel the chair all the way around depending on what activity you may be up to or for ease of getting your child out the chair. This has the added bonus of making Wilf look like a baddy in a film when you swivel him round to face you ;)
There is a tray attachment but as Wilf is older he enjoys eating from the table as we do. The tray would be great for little messy babies though, and is really easy to take on and off and also to adjust the distance from your child (closer for smaller babies then further away as they grow).
It is also ridiculously easy to put together, I even did it myself and I'm rubbish at following instructions.
I'm really impressed with the 3sixti2 from Cosatto, seems like the phrase 'third time lucky' is pretty appropriate in this instance!
we were sent this high-chair to review but all words and thoughts are my own