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After a trip to buybuy BABY I was sold on the OXO Tot Sprout Chair. They have plenty of high chairs to choose from, and most definitely no shortage of differing features among them. There's an option for every budget and every style.
After having an all plastic, Fisher Price Space Saver high chair with Buddy, I was determined to find high chair that would be more appealing to the eye. In addition, the three features I was hoping to find in one high chair were one-handed tray removal, all or partially wooden, and the ability to convert to a toddler/youth chair. Ultimately this narrowed down my search quite a bit, and the OXO Tot Sprout Chair is exactly what I wanted.
The OXO Tot Sprout Chair is a high chair and youth chair in one. It boasts a sleek, modern design that your baby won't outgrow, and neither will your home decor. The gorgeous walnut of the Sprout Chair blends perfectly with our hickory floors (there is a light birch available as well). I love the roomy seat for baby, yet the overall compact design that let's it tuck away in a corner if needed.
Although I love the look of a wooden high chair, the downside is that it will show wear sooner than plastic. That's just the nature of real wood. So far we've managed to cause a few nicks here and there, but nothing too terrible. A touch up pen made for wood covers any blemishes with ease.
The Sprout Chair is designed to grow with your child from age 5 months to 5 years. The 5-point harness works wonderfully to securely hold your child from 6-36 months. All straps are fully adjustable. The high chair mode comes with bottom and back seat cushions that attach with heavy duty velcro. Everything is fully removable, making it easy to clean after a meal, and to do any necessary deep cleaning over time. The cushions are firm and wipe up easily.
The plastic is BPA free and has a matte finish, so there's no shiny plastic to be found here. Instead it lends to the modern design of this high chair.
During my hunt for high chairs when Buddy was a baby, I learned that a one-handed tray removal feature is a MUST for me. It's something that I personally prefer as I like to have one hand free to hold baby back a bit when putting the tray on or removing. I'm so glad the Sprout Chair was designed with one-handed tray removal!
While the tray on the OXO Tot Sprout Chair is a bit heavy, it is one-handed, right in the front, it's depth adjustable and slides off easily. It also lies flat on the surface you place it on, just in case you're dealing with an absolute mess of foody liquid.
Beyond it's use as a high chair, the Sprout Chair transitions to a youth chair. It truly grows with your child through age 5! Converting to the youth chair is a simple process and takes just a minute. There are three seat height positions and depth adjustments that click into place, as well as a height adjustable foot rest. The seat pad and center post are removable and a full square seat cushion (included) fits in their place. The 5 point harness can be removed at this point as well. No tools are required for conversion to the youth chair, or back to the high chair mode.
Baby girl has certainly been enjoying her new high chair! She already knows to expect something yummy when I strap her in. Although we're offering just purees right now, with the tray adjusted as far back as it goes, finger foods will have little room to sneak down and make a mess in the future.
We've slowly eased into starting solids with sweet potatoes, avocados, pears and prunes over the past few weeks. We tried carrots last week and had a reaction, so we're at a stand still right now. Despite the stress of that, I can say that having a high chair without any quirks is one less thing to deal with. I love everything about this high chair.
We seemed to go on an OXO Tot brand shopping spree at buybuy BABY in preparation for introducing solids and bought several of their spoon sets and bibs as well. We also chose the Green Sprouts by i play Glass Sip 'n Straw Cup for water since I wanted a glass option this time around. I could rave about each of these all day long!
We seem to have ticked all the boxes with the OXO Tot Sprout Chair. It's structure is wood, the tray is one-handed and after the high chair mode it will be baby girl's chair until she is 5 years old. Now that's what I call a practical baby gear investment.
The OXO Tot Sprout Chair is available at buybuyBABY.com for $249.99. Go here to shop all colors. Replacement cushion sets are available as well if a new color is desired in the future.
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