Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat Review

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Reviewed by Brankica Ivanova
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We like

Easy to assemble

Easy to clean

Removable trays that can be put in a dishwasher

3-point restraint system

3 height adjustments

Shoulder strap for carrying the product

The booster seat can be converted into a seat for toddlerS 

We don’t like

The back seat does not have options for reclining positions

Can be a bit bulky for carrying on a shoulder

How it works

If you have come to the period of introducing solid food to your baby among the other many things that you are wondering about, you will definitely be asking yourself whether is better to buy a high chair or maybe a booster seat and what are the differences between these two items. Both of the items have their pros and cons and the personal choice will depend on many conditions and criteria that each family has. What we really like about booster seats is the ability to be installed on almost any chair without a big fuss and the options for height adjustments so the babies can be seated on the dining table as all the other members of the family. Thus, we promote healthy eating habits and table manners and nice and pleasant meal times together as a family. The booster seats are very versatile products offering many other options for use, too and for all budget savvies they usually cost less than the high chairs.

So, today we are reviewing the Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe Booster Seat as it has been one of the most popular products when it comes to booster seats among parents and we tried to find out the reasons behind its popularity.

Product description

Product description

The Healthy Care Deluxe Booster Seat, a product from Fisher-Price is a way of a replacement for a high chair and it is intended for kids who can sit without assistance and have control over the head, neck and the upper part of the body. It is a seat that grows with your baby as it can be converted from a toddler chair into a booster with a weight limit of 50 pounds. The seat comes in a Frustration-Free Packaging because Fisher-Price is a company that is eco-friendly and eco-conscious so you can open the box with ease and no stress and what is more important the cardboard is recyclable. As any other booster seat, this one too can be mounted on any chair with the help of straps that are fastened at the seat back and at the bottom part of the chair. The size of the booster is 15.5 x 13 x 8.8 inches and it weighs 4.07 pounds. The seat comes with a tray for feeding with a built-in cup holder and a really nice feature of a lid that can be snapped and covers the tray so in that way it keeps it cleaner. You can adjust the height of the seat in three different positions for better comfort of the growing baby, whose demands change and a great 3 point restraint system for enhanced safety of the baby seated in the booster. The tray and the lid with cover can be removed from the seat and you can put the feeding tray in a dishwasher.
Who is it for?

Who is it for?

This Healthy Care Booster Seat is definitely a good option for families who have small spaces for storage and living. It comes handy also when you go to trips or quick visits of grandparents for the weekend, although one has to admit that the portability is not its best feature. The booster seat offers versatility so it has more advantages over the traditional high chair and what is really great about this one is that regardless of the height or weight of the baby, it easily adjusts and provides a great sitting area for the baby on the same level with the other members of the family. Although there is no starting age for the use of the booster seats, still they are recommended only for babies who have control over their body and can sit unassisted or they do not fall over when seated. Majority of the experts claims that a good age to consider booster seat is sometime before the first birthday of the child and there are many customers who start using it from around 6 months. When the kid reaches a weight of 45-50 pounds it is time to stop using this product.
Ease of use

Ease of use

The product comes disassembled and it is pretty easy to assemble it. Being with the size dimensions that we mentioned above, this seat is compatible with any of the chairs at home and restaurant chairs that have back support. Its placing on the chair is done in two quick steps by strapping the belts. These straps can be adjusted for proper fastening. The height adjustments also come handy when you use the booster seat at the dining table so you can find the perfect height position for your baby to be seated, according to the height of the table and the growing child. This seat can be folded also easily and when folded it is a compact size and there is a special strap for carrying the seat so you can easily put it on the shoulder, take the baby with you and maybe go to a nice picnic in the nearby park. However, you should be aware that its size and weight does not contribute to the portability feature and it would have been nicer if the manufacturer has thought of including a bag for carrying instead of only straps for shoulders. The ease of use is also seen when we talk about the harness and the restraint system especially when the tray is removed, you can easily adjust the straps and secure the baby in the seat. The tray is easily removed and snapped on again but also many parents claim that it does take some time to get used to the mechanism of snapping on and off the tray. There are three trays: a base, then it comes the feeding tray and the last is the lid that covers the feeding tray. All the trays can be wiped- cleaned but the feeding tray is safe to put it in the dishwasher, too. Many parents do not use the lid often or use it rarely. When you use the seat as a booster you will need back support that is again easily installed or removed when this seat is used for an older toddler and does not require back support.
Safety

Safety

When the booster seat is attached to a chair it does not slide or move easily even if the child is restless and moves a lot. This is mainly thanks to the straps that can be tightly fit on any chair. It is sturdy and durable seat made of quality plastic that contributes to the durability of the product. When the baby is seated he/she has to be secured until proper age when the child can get in or out of the seat by himself/herself, which is around 2 and half years. Kids can be secured in three points -first the crotch belt and then there are waist belts from the sides. The seat back is sturdy and ensures that the child sits in a proper position and the back is supported well. The safety is additionally secured with the 3-point restraint system that keeps the child safely in the seat and the straps can be adjusted according to the child. Older kids can even secure the locks by themselves and get out of the seat as well without risking the safety, as the point of the seat is different at this time, that is kids should realize that they should remain seated while they finish the meal and in general for a practice of some good table manners. When the tray is on, it also provides additional safety for the child.
Comfort

Comfort

What worries many parents about this seat and regarding comfort is the fact that it is made of hard plastic so somehow many are wondering is it going to be enough comfortable for the child to be able to sit at least three times a day. The seat has no seat pad that is included or even offered to be purchased additionally, as well. However, there are very few complaints regarding the comfort and babies seem to like it. One thing that is a con and it seems as a common complaint is that the seat back is too vertical and there is no option for reclining of the seat and this might make the sitting experience a bit uncomfortable for some kids. The feeding tray is wide and big enough and there is plenty of room for the meals as well as additional staff like toys that kids like to take sometimes during meals. The integrated cup holder is a nice feature too - as you can put the baby bottle there or sippy cup and it stays fit and it really helps in the prevention or at least reduction of spills.
Care and maintenance

Care and maintenance

As this seat is made of hard plastic, we can say that when it comes to cleaning, it is an easy product for maintenance. It can be easily wipe-cleaned or even rinsed under water if it is really dirty. The tray system can be safely put in a dishwasher although if you use this seat often during the day, this might not be very practical and plus the trays do not get messy a lot because they are constantly cleaned. What parents like and appreciate about the seat is that the trays are tightly attached to the chair and there are no gaps where kids can drop food. The seat is entirely made of plastic and unlike many other booster seats, it does not contain any fabric seat or pad that you would have to remove and clean additionally. The straps from the restraint system are removable as well and easily cleaned.
Value

Value

This product with all its features and qualities it possesses gets even bigger value because of the affordable retail price. If you take the length of use and that this chair because of its durability can be used for other siblings or kids in the family, it is definitely a product that is worth purchasing. The majority of the customers who have used the product and ordered it via Amazon claim that Fisher-price has an excellent customer service that is indeed helpful when there is a need. The value is increased knowing that the booster seat with the growth of the child, can be turned into a toddler seat so you do not have to buy two separate chairs for the child. Also, the booster seat can be used on the floor as an activity seat and because of the versatility, this seat is a wonderful choice among the other similar products.

Bottom line

This easy to install booster seat that can be converted in a toddler seat when the child grows is an excellent product manufactured by the well-known company for baby equipment Fisher-Price. It is a great option for families who lack lots of space and have a limited budget but are interested in getting a product that can be used for a long time without compensating quality. Mostly loved by parents for the simplicity of assembly and the ease of cleaning, this product can be used at almost any dining chair as it can be fastened securely with help of straps on two positions so you can be sure that the seat is secured tightly on the seat for the child to sit comfortably on the table with the whole family. You do not have to worry about the height of the dining chair and the table and whether the baby will be on proper height because the seat has three positions that offer height adjustments for you to find the perfect one for the growing baby. The safety of the child is ensured with 3 point-harness system and a nice back seat that can be removed when the child grows up and you start using the seat as a toddler seat. The tray is easily installed and removed and provides enough space for the kids’ meals. It has an affordable price and it is on the top of the lists for most popular booster seats.
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