7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
DO NOT BUY THIS CHAIR
, October 13, 2013
Our child is 15 months old so we've been using this high chair for about a year, that's over 1000 meals (3 meals a day x 365 days, minus some travel holidays) so we know what we are talking about when we say: DO NOT BUY THIS CHAIR.
Yes, it has a lot of features, yes it's from a fancy Italian company. But NO ONE who has not read the manual from front to back will be able to figure out how to 1) move the chair, or 2) get the tray in and out.
Perhaps you are thinking, "Big deal, I'm the only one who needs to know how to use it." YOU ARE WRONG. Babysitters, nannies, grandparents, aunts/uncles, neighbors, and friends who bring their own babies to your house WILL ALL USE YOUR HIGH CHAIR AT SOME POINT. And if your high chair is a Peg Perego Siesta, they will all ask you: "How do roll this chair around?" and "How do you get the tray in and out?"
Perhaps now you are thinking, "This reviewer's friends must not be very smart." YOU ARE WRONG AGAIN. Grandpa is an engineer, aunts/uncles/neighbors/friends are physicians, lawyers, scientists, and they have ALL been left clueless by this chair. Nobody knows how to make the wheels turn! So instead of rolling it around, everyone LIFTS THE CHAIR INTO THE AIR and then slams it back down to the floor, because it's TOO DAMN HEAVY due to all of the useless features.
But the worst part about this chair is: THE SOFT SEAT. Like you, we thought to ourselves: "Our baby is so precious, I can't let him/her sit in a hard seat for three meals a day!" Here's the thing: BABIES HAVE SOFT BOTTOMS. And they wear DIAPERS, which provide an extra layer (or two) of cushioning! Babies don't care if they're sitting on something soft or hard. However, YOU WILL CARE when your baby drops food into the seat's numerous folds and seams and you spend have to go digging for crumbs and sauces every few days because the seat starts to smell. Or when your baby POOPS IN THE DAMN CHAIR, and you realize that the tag on the chair cover says "HAND WASH ONLY." There's poop in the chair, it's SEEPING INTO THE SEAMS and INTO THE FOAM! And you're telling me NOT to put it in the laundry machine??? Screw you, Peg Perego!
Just buy a normal high-chair with no wheels and a hard seat that you can easily move, wipe down, or poop in without a care in the world. And spend the $ you save on a massage for yourself.