Pros: Fully adjustable, folds up fairly small, light weight. Has rubber pads, and provides two elevations.
Cons: Rubber anti-skid pads make movemetn difficult. Two level boost could provide more separation.
Our daughter was ready to graduate from her height chair, and join us at the family dining table. We were looking some sort of booster seat for on our chair to make that transition. We do have a portable booster that works when we go on travel. But we wanted something more robust. My wife found the Kaboost on line and talked me into it. We paid about $36 for it.
How the Kaboost works:
The Kaboost is like a spider with four spring-loaded, telescopic arms. The angle of the arms can be adjusted to accommodate a chair with a diagonal measurement up to about 32" - 33". Be careful, when you fully extend the spring-loaded arm, it will come apart, but it goes right back together. The Kaboost has two levels of boost, depending on which side you put up. The short boost is 3.5" and the taller boost is 4.5". I would have preferred to see a bit more boost difference between the two, only from a practical standpoint. The top and bottom horizontal surfaces that contact the floor have rubber anti-skid pads. The chair legs nest in a 90 degree vee shaped pocket which have vertical rubber pads, and along with the spring-loaded arms, keep the Kaboost in place when you lift the chair to move it around.
More about the Kaboost:
The Kaboost comes folded up in a rough volume of 7" X 12"X 13", and a travel bag is available for it for an additional $8. This makes it potentially useful if you want to take it on trips, say to grandmothers house. My wife feels that it would work at a restaurant. But I think it would be too cumbersome and disruptive, and most restaurants provide booster seats (but they are often pretty sticky, so I can see her point). (UPDATE > It's made out of a durable molded plastic. The four end panels are held on with 4 small screws which I thought made it seem a little more sturdy <UPDATE). This product feels very well made. I'm sure it will last for many years.
How well does it work?
It was very easy to install, once it arrived. Our daughter really embraced the big girl idea of eating at the table with us, instead of using the height chair with her own table. The anti-skid pads do make it a bit difficult to scoot the chair in an out. And because of the extra lift, our daughter initially had a difficult time getting in and out of the chair by herself. But she quickly learned to use the foot of the Kaboost as a step.
This product provides a logical and natural progression from the height chair to the family dining table. I would be happy to recommend this to my friends and Epinion visitors.