Brief Start/First Impressions
Finding the right highchair can be a real challenge, there are so many different types on the market. When I started to look, I tried to take into consideration the space in my kitchen where we sit to eat and I wanted something that would last for years to come. I also wanted one with a tray and to have the ability to adjust the height.
Even after a lot of research, some of it comes down to personal choice – I really like a highchair that looks good in my kitchen as well as being a functional space for meal times. We went with the Ickle Bubba Orb highchair, with the new cushioned insert.
Features and Benefits
You can use the highchair as it comes, with the memory foam insert – and you can choose the colour this comes in too. We went for a white frame with a purple seat cushion, and I love the way this looks. Putting the seat together was straightforward.
At five months old, Tobias started to seat in the highchair, which we used in the most upright position. He seemed happy enough and would sit and watch is eat to start off with and this instilled in him that we sit at the ta le to eat.
What I Think
The tray is huge and perfect for baby led weaning. The tray is super smooth and has a cup holder that isn’t useful and another thing to clean.
The adjustable footrest and the ability to also adjust the height of the seat make this highchair incredibly versatile. Adjusting the height is easy – you simply push a button on the frame and slide the triangular part of the frame up or down before securing again.
One of the best features of the Ickle Bubba Orb is the rotating seat unit. The 360 degree seat swivel makes getting in and out of the highchair a breeze.
Adjustable height and footrest
Adjustable seat position
Different colour choices
Easy to install
360 rotating seat
Not easy to clean
Not compact/ small
Not easily foldable
Although this isn’t the smallest or most compact highchair, it can be folded if necessary, however it is heavy so I wouldn’t want to be folding it at all times. I found there to be too many knocks and crannies to clean each time we had finished eating which got frustrating.
It is very sturdy and secure when in use which is a positive of the weight. However it doesn’t go in our cottage style kitchen – looking back I would prefer a wooden highchair. I wouldn’t recommend this chair to others and therefore gets the thumbs down for me.