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couple big problems make this seat a waste of time.
on March 30, 2015
we were really excited to get a baby seat we could take with us to our relatives' houses and easily slip onto various tables.
but we've run into two big problems, which have lead to this chair just being permanently mounted in one place in our house.
1) the mount requires a vertical under bar to slide way deep under the table, to put pressure up into the the top grip, to hold it all snugly. this means it won't work with tables that have a lip underneath (a "shield" ? "flashing"? what do you call that ornamental design? seems like all tables have this couple inches of wood lip which prevent us from slipping this chair onto them at all).
2) the canvas cloth ends on one side of this vertical pipe loop. while the table butts into the opposite side of this pipe loop. so there's almost an inch of gap (the width of the pipe) right there in front of the baby. by design. which means baby takes every food things we put in front of him and slides/throws it through this gap - onto the floor.
We've tried to put a makeshift mat or trough in the gap, to catch things, but it's never worked. Insead we've just gotten used to a lot of floor clean up after every use. very frustrating
3?) another annoyance is that it has a velcro flap right in the crotch, to cover the snapping belt lock mechanism. baby is instantly fascinated with this and peels it back. and then rubs food into the velcro area. which is very hard to clean out. maybe this is just our especially curious baby. and this product does let you take the canvas covering off completely, so it can be washed (in a washing machine). which is nice. (it came fully assembled, so we didn't know this at first).
just a minor gripe that i wish this velcro flap was longer, or had some way to better secure so baby couldn't peel it up and gum up the works underneath.
edit: my wife took a couple photos, and sent this additional text along:
"I do think it's pretty easy to put on tables and counters that don't have an apron or skirt. And it does fold up nice for travel. I feel that it is sturdy and safe, if the table accommodates it.
But, yeah, the space between the belt and table is super annoying!
+ note:we tried the Summer Infant Tiny Diner. I didn't like how the sides had to flop over or go under the arms and I couldn't get the suction cups to hold on our table so it didn't lay flat."