It is only fitting with this week being Thanksgiving we are reviewing an essential piece of dining equipment for our little one’s, a high chair. The Keekaroo Height Right High Chair with Infant Insert to be exact. We’ve talked a lot about high chairs and after weeks of testing, I am super excited to be sharing this up close review with you all. To add some excitement to this holiday week Monday, we are giving away a Keekaroo Height Right High Chair with Infant Insert to one lucky reader!
You may recall seeing the Keekaroo Height Right High Chair (KHRC) with Infant Insert with Infant Insert on our instagram a month or so ago. Since then, we have been using it daily (up to 3x a day) so we have lots of thoughts and real mom feedback. First lets talk features and specifics:
- The KHRC is an adjustable wood high chair that grows with your child. The chair itself can actually hold up to 250 pounds! The seat plate and foot plate are adjustable:
– seat plate range: 16″ – 24″ inches (i.e., table height for use without the tray)
– foot plate range: 4″ – 21.25″ inches
- The KHRC comes with a wood tray with a removable BPA free, dishwasher safe plastic tray.
- The chair has an adjustable and removable three point harness.
- A major differentiator between the KHRC and and other chairs on the market is the infant insert that comes with the high chair. The infant insert is basically a baby positioner. It is made of soft but sturdy latex free material that has a center pommel and high curved sides to ensure your child is in a correct and comfortable position. It is generally recommended your little one use the infant insert until the age of two. But with all things parenting, you are the best judge of when you need it and when you don’t.
- Assembly. Tyler put the chair together and rates it “easy” to assemble. It does require a screw driver and the included Allen wrench but all in all was easy and took less than 30 minutes. The infant insert attaches to the seat with velcro and the harness comes through the bottom slats of the insert.
- Ease of cleaning. The KHRC is easy to clean. The wood wipes clean with mild household products but I usually just use a damp paper towel. Food can and does fall through the holes in the infant insert where the harness comes through but it is still super easy to clean. For larger messes that require more in depth cleaning, you can remove the infant insert from the wood seat. However, I haven’t run into needing to do so. All in all, I rate this chair as super easy to clean.
- Infant insert. I really like the infant insert. I definitely think it helps keep Eloise (even at 17 months) in a comfortable position without making her feel constrained. The design and material of the insert is fabulous and Eloise doesn’t “stick” to it like bare skin does to some plastics and foam. It is easy to clean, impermeable to liquids and serves a fabulous function in keeping her comfortable during meal time – hence #4.
- Baby Comfort. Eloise LOVES the chair. A few days after having the chair I put her in her old chair. After about 10 seconds she pointed to the KHRC and said “that”. Thinking it was confidence I served up lunch. She refused to eat until I switched her into the Keekaroo. The gal knows what she likes and obviously gives it full Wise Baby approval!
- Harness/Safety. I think the KHRC is very safe. The harness fits snuggly and is totally adjustable. Some complain the harness sits low on the lap of the child but I have no issue with the placement of the harness. And as mentioned, Eloise has always been comfortable in the chair.
- The tray. As mentioned, the tray is made of wood with a plastic top that is dishwasher safe. The tray is super easy to clean and has not stained since we’ve had it. We’ve put berries, red pasta sauce and other potential stainers on the tray and it is still as white as the day we got it. My biggest complaint with the tray is that you have to use two hands to put it on/take it off. Again, not a deal breaker but I wish it could be a one handed action. I usually have Eloise in one hand so the set up creates a slight juggling act to get her in, secure and then the tray on. I have a system down pat these days though so this is becoming less of an issue.
- Aesthetics. The KHRC is a very good looking chair. It look wayyyy more like a piece of furniture than any other chair we have had. We push it up to the table (with the tray off) and if you weren’t looking for it, you wouldn’t know we had a high chair at our dining table.
Bottom line, I am a big fan of this KHRC. I love the quality and aesthetics of the wood, the infant insert, the ease of cleaning and the fact that Eloise is so comfortable. The KHRC will definitely make an appearance on our Baby Registry Guides and is a chair you should strongly consider putting on your registry or adding to your home. We have lots more tips on choosing a high chair, here.
As mentioned, we are giving a Keekaroo Height Right High Chair with an Infant Insert! Yayyy! What a great early Thanksgiving/Hanukah/Christmas gift! The winner will choose their wood and infant insert color. The giveaway starts today, November 25h and ends Sunday, December 1st at 3pm CST. Winner will be selected at random and have five days to claim their prize before another winner is selected.