Pros:easy to use, easy to store, eliminates need for highchairs at restaurant
The Bottom Line: I'm just thrilled with My Little Seat, and so are my 18 month old twins.
I found the My Little Seat high chair at a local twins' sale. In fact, I found two of these seats, which is just perfect because I have toddler twins. We have lovely seats for them at home, but we had a trip to Disney World coming up, and we also frequently encounter problems with restaurant highchairs, so I thought it would be nice to have a backup to leave in the van in case a situation arose.
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My Little Seat is a fabric slipcover that coverts any regular chair into a high chair that you can take anywhere. Installation, so to speak, is pretty easy, although it can appear to be an intimidating process. I have an Iphone, and I was able to access the instruction page right on the phone, complete with illustrations. Even if you do not have a smartphone, you can access the instruction page on your home computer and print it out. Also, I would like to think that a new My Little Seat would come with instructions, but it is nice to know that the information is available online as a backup.
As I have mentioned, the My Little Seat is a fabric slipcover, so the first thing you need to do is put the cover on the chair that you want to covert into a highchair. It slips over nicely, and there are even slits cut out on the top to accommodate decorative chair poles. The cover has two sets of ties and a harness. The two ties secure the cover to the chair. I have found that a tightly tied bow knot just like the one used to tie shoelaces is sufficient enough to secure the chair. A double knot/granny knot might be more difficult to untie afterwards, and who wants to sit there picking at a knot?
The one tricky thing is that I have found that it is easiest to put the child into the seat before tying the top set. This requires a bit of finagling, but it would be difficult to put the child into the seat if the top set was already tied. Also, having the child in the seat before tying the ties ensures a proper fit- not too loose and not too tight.
A child can use this seat when s/he can sit unassisted, and it can be used up until the child is approximately 35 pounds.
I think these portable high chairs are just perfect. We need two highchairs when we go to a restaurant, and this can be problematic. We have encountered issues with both highchairs not being able to reach the table properly because the highchairs were bulky and/or the central table legs extended so far that it kept the chairs from being able to reach the table. We have had two highchairs crowded in front of a booth because they was all they had available. And finally, in one memorable incident, when my husband attempted to call ahead to a restaurant, the wait time doubled after my husband mentioned that we would need two highchairs.
My two daughters sit nicely in their travel chairs without fussing. They are used to sitting directly at the table; we use Tripp Trapp highchairs at home. Using these travel seats makes eating at a restaurant a pleasant experience.
The little seats store nicely in a pouch when they aren't in use. This way, I can keep them in the van all the time; they don't take up any room at all, and I always have them if I need them.
If the seats get dirty, they can be machine washed and air dried.
There are a variety of prints to choose from. We ended up with the striped design, as seen the product picture.
I highly recommend My Little Seat. This travel high chair is easy to transport. There is a small learning curve; I know I found myself relying on the instructions the first few times we used the seats. But once you get the hang of it, these seats are easy to use. I love that I can keep them in a pouch and that I can throw them into the wash if they get dirty.
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