We’ve had this product since Kate was four months old and have used it every single day since. In fact, we don’t even own a highchair and Kate has eaten every single one of her meals at home in this chair for the past 10 months.
Although it is marketed as a ‘floor seat’, the Snug Seat lives permanently on our kitchen counter. This might not sound very safe but, rest assured, our kitchen counter is very deep and the chair itself extremely sturdy, making it hard for a baby to lift it.
Here are some other reasons we love it:
Disclaimer: I obviously never leave Kate alone in the seat whilst she’s on the countertop.
1. It’s comfy!
OK. I haven’t ever sat in the thing, but it looks and feels like it would be very comfortable to sit in. The foam insert is soft, but sturdy, providing back support for any baby…even those who don’t sit up unaided yet.
2. It’s SO easy to clean.
Unlike most comfortable highchairs, the Snug Seat is incredibly easy to clean. All you need to do is remove the tray, pull out the insert (which just lifts off, no fastenings whatsoever) and wipe. There are also no grooves or buckles that food can get trapped in. #winning
3. It’s portable & light.
The seat (without the tray) has a diameter of less than 50cm and is surprisingly light for such a sturdy piece of equipment. This means that it is really quite easy to move around and transport if needs be. Now you might be wondering why anyone would need to take their highchair with them anywhere…but we have taken it on picnics and even by the sea.
4. It’s entertaining.
The Snug Seat comes with a detachable entertainment tray that can keep younger babies occupied, even when they’re not eating. In the past, there were many occasions where I’d put the chair on the floor, sit Kate in it, plonk the entertainment tray in front of her and successfully carry out a chore. Nowadays, I use it mainly for eating, but there have been a few recent occasions where she’s been particularly needy and I’ve had her sit in the chair on the kitchen counter so that she could watch me cook right next to her.
5. It’s adjustable
When your baby grows out of the seat, just remove the insert and voila…you’ve got yourself a toddler seat…now you just need to find a toddler that sits still.
Jokes aside, Kate is now 14 months old and still loves her Snug Seat. She’s still using the insert and so far hasn’t ever managed to escape out of the seat during a meal (fingers crossed). It has really come in handy and because we’ve relegated it to the countertop, it has also reduced the baby-gear footprint in our household (if you know, you know).
100% would recommend.