Pros: East to adjust seat position, grows with child, stores easily
Cons: some models have been recalled
Cosco has recalled their options 5 high chairs. However, before you go running for the trash with your high chair find out all the information on this recall.
I have had the Cosco high chair since my daughter was an infant. I will admit she never used it much, until recently. She is 9 months old now and finds throwing, smearing, and dropping food on the floor a delightful way to entertain herself during dinner.
We had to literally lock her in her high chair and put a splat mat under her to keep our new carpet from looking years old. I never used all positions because we eat at odd hours and it is easier for me to lower it to the lowest height and feed her from my recliner instead on the dinner table.
We did, however, try the reclining position in which she detested. She is perfectly content where she is at eye level with me and my husband.
The high chair itself has a vinyl cover for the seat that is easily washed, and the chairs construction has very few crevices for food to sneak its way in. This makes it a breeze to clean, and I get a lot of comments about how my child must never use this chair. That couldn't be further from the truth.
After four months its held up beautifully and would recommend it to anyone, with one exception.
SOME-not all of the Cosco Options Five high chairs have been recalled. The reason being the high chair can "slip" from its heighten position and cause injury or the seat could separate from the frame itself.
Before you go running for the trash with your high chair, only SOME were effected by this recall, model # 03286. This number is printed on the bottom or back of the chair itself and is followed my manufacturing dates 4797 or 3600. The first two numbers indicate the date of manufacturer, the last two numbers indicate the year produced. If you find these numbers on your chair, discontinue use and visit the web site I have provided below or call Cosco's toll free number for a repair kit.
All in all for the price and the adaptability we are very pleased with our high chair. Its easy to store in a closet, because it folds up nicely. It is extremely east to clean, and its is very durable even for the roughest of toddlers.
***If you find this number on your high chair please visit this web site for more information and discontinue its use.
You may also call this number and request a repair kit for your high chair.
**(800) 221-6736 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.**