If you’re in the market for a high chair, mama, our Editor is loving the stylish (and affordable!) Phil&Ted’s Poppy
My baby caught us off guard when it came time to get a high chair; whereas my daughter didn’t show an earnest interest in food til around 7 or 8 months, Tad was lunging for his sister’s veggies right at 5 months.
We’d long ago given away the old IKEA chair that we’d used for Maggie, and I’d since decided I wanted something a bit sturdier the second time around anyway. High Chairs can be quite pricey, though, so I was pretty psyched when I came across the Phil&Ted’s Poppy High Chair for $199.
After sifting through online reviews and checking out all its cool features – particularly its big, removable food tray; its spongy, hypo-allergenic seat; and its compact footprint – I was definitely ready to give the Poppy a try.
I’m happy to report that this seat ROCKS, mamas! So much so, in fact, that we’ve currently purchased a second chair to have with us while we’re home in the U.S. this summer (from where I am currently writing this!).
Perhaps my favourite thing about the Poppy is its sleek and stylish design. It’s got a mod, streamlined look, and comes in three super fun colours (Cranberry Red, Lime, and Bubblegum Blue) along with a chic Black Liqourice if that’s your design aesthetic (how many high chairs think about aesthetics?!). It also took, like, 30 seconds to set up out of the box. Score!
The Poppy is highly adaptable, and can grow with a child past the baby food stage. All you have to do is unclip the bottom half of the legs and – voila! – you’ve got a fun and comfy seat for your preschooler. Some day when Tad has a desk, I know what he’ll be sitting in! I really do like how this helps maximize its value and justifies the cost, though.
From a practical standpoint, I LOVE how easy the Poppy is to clean. Besides the big food tray (Tad is such a fan) which pops right out after a messy meal, the seamless aerocore seat is easy to remove (and a snap to clean out when food inevitably falls into various crevices). It’s also just slightly spongy, which makes it nice and comfy for my bub, as well as hypo-allergenic, insulating, waterproof and non-toxic.
Further on the safety front, it’s globally certified with a 5-point safety harness, although I will warn you that the straps can get pretty messy if your baby’s a sloppy eater like mine. The straps definitely come in handy when you remove the tray for cleaning, though.
Finally, we love how lightweight (just 4kg) and compact the Poppy is. It’s super easy moving the chair back and forth between the dining room and kitchen – sometimes even with Tad in it! The high chair is also designed to be easily stored in a cupboard when not in use – all you have to do is remove the legs and it’ll fit in the smallest of closets.
So if you’re in the market for a high chair, mama, I give the Phil&Ted’s Poppy two thumbs way up. It’s among the easiest to clean of any high chair I’ve ever seen, with the added bonus of being both comfortable and stylish. Everybody wins!
The Phil&Ted’s Poppy High Chair is available at Motherswork for $199