Graco Blossom Highchair Review: 6-in-1 Convertible Infant Highchair

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Reviewed by Brankica Ivanova
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We like

The highchair can be used in six different ways for the growing baby

Two kids can use this highchair separately at the same time

Seat back that can be adjusted and removed when necessary

Six height adjustments and Three reclining positions for enhanced comfort

We don’t like

The highchair is pretty bulky

Large footprint

Brakes do not function very well

How it works

When choosing a highchair very often we are confused and overwhelmed at the same time from the great number of different products offered at the market. This baby equipment is a kind of a must-have at every home and more than certain it is one of the most utilized products since there are from 3-5 feeding times per day. Since we talk about the daily use of the product it is important to choose smartly. There are many important criteria to take into consideration but more importantly, you should start from your needs, budget, living conditions and taste. Some common criteria that are a top priority of the parents are safety, adjustability, ease of cleaning, portability, and comfort. Of course, most of the companies guarantee that their products meet all the necessary requirements for good stable, safe and comfortable highchair with good quality and this mess up things, even more, when trying to choose in the sea of products.

Nowadays highchairs offer seating systems that go beyond the simple functions of a highchair and provide versatility of the product. Graco, a company that was established in 1942 and has had long tradition in manufacturing baby gear and equipment, this time comes with another great unique product that features an incredible 6-in-1 seating system that will be with your child from the start and will definitely assist in creating good and healthy habits of eating and table manners.  

About the product

About the product

This exceptional highchair indeed goes a step forward than the otherwise multiple-use highchairs and can be used as a standard full-size highchair, a booster for the period of infancy, booster seat for the period when the kid is a toddler and when the child grows and can sit alone then this highchair becomes a full-size youth chair. It is designed to serve the needs of different age groups and can be used for a longer period of time since it can be a highchair for kids up to 3 years, as a toddler booster seat it can be used for kids up to 4 years of age and as a youth chair the weight limit for using the chair is up to 60 lb (27.3 kg.). It is an awesome option for families who have multiples as one of the best features of this product is that this highchair can be used by two kids at the same time if needed because the wheelbase and the booster seat can fit together but also they can be separated and used individually. However, this will not function for twins and it only functions for kids from different age period-baby to toddler. The product comes in 29x22.5x41 inches dimensions and weighs around 32 pounds, meaning that although it is very functional it does take some space. There are 6 options for adjustment of the height and there are 3 positions for recline that ensure the comfort of the kids seated in the chair. There is also a tray that is easily removed as well as the seat pad that is extremely easy to clean up and both elements are machine washable.
Assembly

Assembly

This high seat comes in a large box since it is pretty bulky and disassembled. There are instructions in the box that you can follow in order to assemble the product. The instructions are given in the languages: English and Spanish at the same time, which might be a little confusing. The process of assembling is quite easy and most of the customers say that it takes around 20-30 minutes to finish the process. This compared to similar products is not bad and equals average time-consuming regarding the assembly. In order to assemble the product, you should have a small Philips screwdriver. The highchair comes in parts and some of the main parts are the chair itself, tray, removable back seat, infant seat back, infant seat base, infant footrest, body support (in certain models), two wheels for the chair and seat pad. Some parts can vary slightly and this depends on the model version. Overall following the straightforward instructions can really assist the process that should not be complicated even if you are not so good at these things.
Longevity of use

Longevity of use

One of the features that is also really appreciated about this product is that this product can accommodate kids in different age phase. When you use this product for your loved ones as a traditional highchair or infant highchair the back support can be adjusted or reclined in three positions. When the kids are a little bit older (up to three years) you can convert the highchair into infant feeding booster. In addition to the highchair you get a booster seat that can be placed on the highchair but it can be used independently for example by three-year-olds as it can be mounted on a dining chair. This means that if you have for example two kids - one year and a half and one three years old both of them can use this highchair simultaneously as the first one will use the infant feeding chair and the other will use the toddler booster seat. This is the best thing about this product and it is really functional and practical because for a price of one chair you can actually use it for more than one kid and for a longer period of time. The last option is for grown-up kids up to 60 lb and this time you can use the chair as a youth chair that you can pull up to the table and the kids actually feel much nicer and equal to the other family members when they have their own seat on the table and it is great for creating healthy habits of eating and table manners. All these functional transfers and changes from one type of the chair into another are actually very easy to perform and they contribute to the longevity of use of this high chair as it covers a period from infancy to childhood.
Comfort

Comfort

The comfort of the baby can be enhanced by the three possible recline positions of the back seat that parents can use in order to find the perfect position for feeding the baby without compromising baby’s comfort. The three reclining positions are really convenient. The highchair also has six-point adjustable height options that can be adjusted daily not only for baby’s comfort but for your comfort too as you can lower the seat or adjust it higher depending on your way of feeding the baby that particular day. The height can be adjusted according to the different heights of the dining table too, for pleasure and comfort of the child seated in the chair as he is on the same level with all the other family. Although the highchair is heavy and not very portable since even when stored it takes space and it cannot be folded, still it can be moved from one room to another because of the wheels of the chair or just move closer to the dining table so you do not have to lift up the chair but just push it.
Quality

Quality

This Highchair is made of quality metal, plastic, and material for the seat pad. The whole highchair feels sturdy and safe even when older kids whose weight is near the weight limit are climbing the youth chair. The legs of the chair are in grey color and the material of the seat pad makes the sitting comfy. The material can be wipe-cleaned and feels tender against the skin of the kids, meaning that it does not irritate the gentle skin. The restraint at the point of the crotch is not attached to the chair itself but to the tray which is one of the cons of this chair because when you remove the tray you actually remove the crotch restraint and this makes also the tray extremely heavy and bulky and it might cause sliding of the baby. This is one of the things that you should be careful about.
Safety

Safety

Graco Blossom 6-1 Highchair has 5 points harness and restraint system that can be converted to 3 points restraint system. Some customers claim that these 5 points harness (shoulder, waist, crotch) make the use of the chair and removing the tray too complicated and hard to use so the majority converts to using the 3 point harness which surely does not mean less safety for the kids that use the chair. The weight of the chair (almost 30 pounds) and the wide base contribute to the stability of the chair. Since it has two wheels that can ease the portability of the chair, the rear wheels can lock and there are brakes that should be locked for the safety of the child at all times except when you are trying to move the highchair. There are some complaints regarding the brakes and lots of users actually claim that the brakes are kind of useless and although they are in locked position still kids are able to push and move the highchair that can cause some unwanted accidents and it is definitely one of the things that parents should be aware of and pay attention to.
Care and Maintenance

Care and Maintenance

This highchair is fairly easy to clean up and it can be done with warm water and a bar of soap or wipe-cleaned when it comes to the metal and plastic parts of the chair itself. Users also use an all-purpose natural spray for easy cleaning and the good thing is that there are no crevices for food to fall in them. The seat cover can be wiped for everyday use but it is also removable and it is machine washable but still, it is best to check the tag in the seat for info for the washing temperature and related. The maintenance can be tiresome mostly because there are almost three trays that make the tray unit and sometimes this makes the removing of the trays a little bit difficult. The large tray which is actually the top layer can be put in a dishwasher but can sometimes be difficult to do this as the tray can be pretty large for some dishwashers. The other two layers (the middle one and the base one) can be wipe-cleaned but they are not machine washable.
Value

Value

This convertible highchair is unique with the 6-in-1 functional and practical options and it is available at most of the big retailers such as Amazon for a price that is in the mid-range and a bit pricey compared to the most of the highchairs offered at the market. However, one thing that you should have in mind is that this highchair will be used for a long period of time and it can be used by more than one child in the family at the same time. Imagine that in that situation you would have to buy two chairs and that certainly would cost far more than the listed price. If you have a bigger space at home that can accommodate this highchair then it is worth to invest in this product.

Bottom line

Graco Blossom 6-in-1 Convertible Highchair can be an ideal solution for families who have enough living space and live in larger apartments or flats because it is a highchair that is bulky, heavy and with big footprint and it would be perfect for families who have more than one child up to 5-6 years old as the highchair offers great option to be used by two kids independently. The comfort and the safety is guaranteed by good quality materials, 5 points restraint system, 6 height adjustments, and 3 reclining positions. It is a product that is a bit pricey but definitely worth the investment as it covers the period from infancy up to the toddler years. It also comes with a tray unit that consists of three layers of trays that are machine washable. For even better and easy cleaning you can remove the seat pad and just put it in the machine or wipe it clean. It is a chair that grows with your child and makes him/her an equal member of the family at the dining table.
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