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It is 'fine', but not 'great'
on July 10, 2013
I just received this table as a gift for my twins. Here are my impressions:
- The set-up was easy, took less than 5 minutes. However, the bracket that holds the legs to table did not click in place easily, in fact I could see that I was bending the plastic to put the bracket in place. Once in place, it is fine, but I don't think it could handle being taken apart and set up repeatedly. I plan on just leaving it set-up.
- The size of the table is good for small children - I can see them outgrowing it by age 3 or 4 at the very latest.
- There are no grips to keep the table in place: I put the table on our indoor wood floors and the kids could push the table around easily. Therefore, if the table is going to be on a smooth surface I would place grips underneath to keep the table from moving.
To sum up, it is 'fine' but not 'great'. I just hope it will serve its purpose for 2 years or so until they outgrow it. I will update when we have used it for a while.
UPDATE: My twins are now 20 months. We keep the picnic table outside and have 'little picnics' instead of eating in their highchairs. They love it. Because the table is on pavement it doesn't slide - so the sliding is no longer an issue like it was when it was indoors. And I have not needed to 'disassemble it' - which is good, because the plastic on my table couldn't handle it. We are enjoying this little picnic table.
UPDATE (June 2015): So my kids are now turning 3. They still fit at the table - however the table is no longer 'stable'. It is unstable both at the main bracket and at the benches. They can still use it, but it is wobbly. Therefore, I think it is time to retire this table and I am going to look for something more stable.
I hope this is helpful to you!