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Nice booster seat.

review by taqah

If for some reason you need a booster seat that is easy to transport this is the one for you. Yes, its more expensive but its not an eyesore either-- it is definitely the most attractive booster seat on the market and since I have to look at it every day I really appreciate that fact. Its very portable because it folds almost flat and is mostly wood and metal with a plastic back.

(I have the model by Minui--also Danish--before it was bought by Stokke but I have seen the new one and they are almost identical-- the Stokke version looks a bit more sturdy.) You can buy a stool that it attaches to if you like, but it attaches to every single chair I have ever tried to hook it onto so that seems really unnecessary. Unlike the chairs that hang on tables you don't have to worry that it won't fit. I used it with my daughter from about 6 months on and she was able to sit in it from the beginning although she was a bit wobbly at first--this is no bumbo like contraption you baby has to be able to sit on her own--she is not going to fall out if she can't but she is not going to be that comfortable in the early months either. I was okay with this as she wasn't in it for very long and I figured it just helped her build up her strength.

That said, I think a traveling high/chair booster, falls into the category of things no one really needs. I bought it in lieu of a Tripp Trapp because we thought we were going to move abroad, and I wanted something we could easily take with us. We did not end up moving, and so I really wish I had just shelled out the extra money for the Tripp Trapp, I have taken the Handy Seat out with us exactly 2x. I usually just sit my daughter on my lap, a booster seat that my friends or family or restaurant provide, or more recently directly on a regular chair--she is almost 21 months now.

One more thing you can buy an extra set of legs for it so that it can go on the floor which would make it a great chair for those doing Montessori style feeding-- (teaching their children to feed themselves at a child sized table.) Most children's chairs are too tall for babies, but this one is not and would serve a double purpose making it more economical than special Montessori chairs. (Of course you could always buy a cheap ikea child's chair and saw off some its legs for very economical way to do it.)

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wood, very little plastic, attractive, lightweight, compact, easy to install, good for montessori style eatingnot as sturdy as traditional booster, not very supportive

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Stokke HandySitt, Black

Description:
Stokke HandySitt provides safe, secure seating and convenience. The Stokke HandySitt's portability lends itself to families on the go be it for outings to restaurants, grandmother's house or on holiday. Grandmother will appreciate how easy it is to clean too. The Stokke HandySitt system offers 2 optional solutions: The Stokke HandySitt brings your child to the dining table, when attached to a suitable adult dining chair. With the additional legs you may also create a freestanding chair for placement on the floor. The portable seat is easy to fold, to store and transport easily for visits or travels, it fits perfectly into the Stokke HandySitt Travel bag and the seat can be fitted on to most dining chairs, thus transforming it into a safe temporary high chair for the child. We do not recommend the use of any detergent or micro fiber cloth. Colors may change if the seat is exposed to the sun.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingBaby Product
EAN0816559113937
FeatureCompact, lightweight and easy to use; Suitable from 7 months to 5 years
Made from harvested solid birch wood; No harmful substances/free from bisphenol and phthalates
Wipe with a clean damp cloth, wipe off excess water with a dry cloth; Moisture will crack stain
Safety straps to adhere to an adult chair
3 color options black, red, and white
LabelStokke
ManufacturerStokke
PublisherStokke
StudioStokke
TitleStokke HandySitt, Black
UPC816559113937
BrandStokke
MPN279802
ColorBlack
Model279802
Departmentbaby-boys
PartNumber279802
ProductGroupBaby Product
ProductTypeNameBABY_PRODUCT
UPCList - UPCListElement816559113937
Item Height8.5 inches
Item Weight6.2
Item Width12.2 inches
Package Height3.8 inches
Package Length21.4 inches
Package Weight6.15 pounds
Package Width12.6 inches
Item Length28 inches
 

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