The lovely people at Totseat recently got in touch. They asked if we wanted to review their product, and we jumped at the chance. There have been countless times when we have been on holiday (even in the UK) and walked into a restaurant where no highchairs have been available. This meant the youngest of our sons sitting on our laps while we ate our dinner (not ideal!) A totseat would have made the situation so much easier and less stressful. We have been putting the Totseat through some testing and here is what we thought of it.
Lowdown on the Totseat Portable Highchair
It is a portable highchair that is machine washable (yes you read correctly!). It also packs up small into a handy little bag. This is great for putting in your changing bag or under your pram while out and about. It fits onto most chairs and can be adjusted quite quickly if the chair isn’t a standard size. We think it’s great for while out at a restaurant and a highchair isn’t available, or if you visit a friend’s house who doesn’t have a child.
There are a good number of designs available on their website which we are sure most people would like. It is also at a reasonable cost ranging from £20-£30
How It Works
When you first take the totseat out of the little bag you have the main seat area and another extra “belt” like object. If your chair has no back to it (as in a space) you will use this belt like object to wrap round the space so your little one doesn’t fall through the gap! The seat then goes over the back of the chair, which you then tighten with the adjustable toggle.
The seating area has buttons to adjust the length of the seating part. So if your seat has a low back to it, then more than likely you will need to adjust the seating area with the buttons so it doesn’t overhang the seat. You then thread the straps round and insert your little one. Then once your little one is sitting in the seat you then clip the straps at the back of the seat. (see the video below for a visual view)
Video if from Sippy Cup Mama
It did takes us some getting use to when we first started using the Totseat. However, that could just be us. Only other con we can think of is that it obviously sits low on the chair, so you have to watch in case your little one bangs their head on the table. Although the pros outweigh the cons so we think it is great.
This is a must have essential for any parent. It is great for when you are travelling and for when you are out and about back home. No more juggling a wriggly baby or toddler on your lap while you try eat your food. They can sit safely and securely on their own chair.
If you wish to purchase a Totseat then you can buy them from Amazon – Check for the most up to date prices here
Disclaimer: We were sent a totseat for the purpose of this review. However opinions are our own and are completely honest.
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