I am someone who values baby items and furniture that can save me money, space and are multi-functional. When i was asked to do a review of the Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair it perked my interest because I hadn’t ever heard of the product and I was also going on a family trip soon and it would come in handy.
A few things that I love about this portable highchair;
It is easy and very lightweight to carry. It comes with a matching carrying bag with a very comfortable handle that you can just sling on your arm to carry. In my opinion it is very lightweight and doesn’t feel any different than carrying a heavy purse.
It is simple and quick to setup and collapse. Once you pull out the chair from the bag, It opens easily and has a safety lock on each side of the chair to ensure it doesn’t collapse while your child is sitting in it.
It is shown un-secured so that you can get an idea of how it closes and releases. You simply push down until it clicks locked. To unlock you push in the button on the back and lift up.
It also has the option to purchase an umbrella that can clip onto the chair to protect your child from the sunlight. If you decide to purchase this chair I feel its a must to add the umbrella to it for such a small extra expense. It blocks out the sun so there is less likely a chance for your child to be sun-burned while outside and its EXTREMELY adorable!
The umbrella attaches to the chair securely with a clip.
The tray has a very handy cup holder that works great for a cup or bottle.
There were two things I really found that i did not like about this chair. One is how my daughter sits in it. She is 6 months old and sits perfectly fine in any other highchair, but with this being less ridged of a chair she slumps and leans and its just too big for her at this age to be helpful. I think it will work great once she is a year or two old.
Secondly, the leg holes are built into the chair so there is no removable parts to get your child in and out. You have to bend them into the chair and pull them out. Its easy now with a small baby but once an older toddler is in this chair it may not be so easy.
It comes in many colors, in mossy oak like shown and even in college team designs! It gives you the opportunity to show a little of your personality.
Overall I think that the Ciao Baby portable highchair is a great product for anyone who dines outside or travels often, but it is better suited for children that are a little older than my daughter.