Ingenuity Baby: A 2-in-1 Versatile Booster Seat

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Reviewed by Brankica Ivanova
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We like

Sleek design

The tray can be stored underneath the seat

It can be used as a floor seat

Easy to put on different size of chairs

The foam insert is comfortable

Does not take lots of space

 

We don’t like

The size of the tray is pretty small

No height adjustment of the seat

The strap around the crotch area is not long enough

 

How it works

If you were wondering how are you going to fit all different kinds of chairs (floor or playtime seat, highchairs, booster seats, toddler seats) that will serve the needs of your growing baby in the limited square meters of the apartment, we have good news for you. Today we are reviewing an extraordinary compact product that saves space but at the same time offers you so many characteristics of all the mentioned products that are joined into one single unit. The company for baby equipment Ingenuity designed these adorable looking seats that you can start using as a playtime seat on the floor and use it during mealtimes as a booster seat and later just take out the seat insert made of foam and the seat is ready to be used as a seat for toddlers. If you are curious to learn more about this versatile product and see what’s all the buzz about this product, go through our review and see what are all the pros and cons of this item.

Product description

Product description

This product comes in one piece and there is very little to do in order the product to be completely assembled. It comes in a pretty large box, that besides the product, contains the instruction manual too. The item is a single-unit with a restraint system already built in the seat and in addition, there is an extra strap with hooks on it. This serves for fastening the booster seat to any other dining chair. The booster seat consists of two parts as it is primarily used as a booster seat for younger kids but later as the child grows older the first part can be removed and the seat in this way is converted in a toddler chair. The base part is a little bit larger in size compared to the other or upper part used for infants. The booster seat contains also a tray that is stored underneath the base seat and can be easily pulled from the place where it is stored and inserted in a position at the top which is handy and proper for the child to sit comfortably and have his/her meals independently. The tray, however, is pretty small and offers a limited area for dining. It also contains a cup holder where you can place baby’s bottles or cups. The product is with dimensions of 17.2 x 15.2 x 11.8 inches. The product weighs around 5 pounds and it has a really impressive sleek look.
Who is it for?

Who is it for?

The product is intended to be used by kids and the maximum weight limit is about 50.7 pounds. This model is in ultramarine green color, which is a really nice and appealing color and it is a great gender-neutral equipment item so it can be used for other siblings, too. It is a great option for families who do not want to buy a floor seat, high chair and a toddler seat because this product offers impressive replacement of all the three previously mentioned and for a baby product it really can be used for a longer time period. It is really nice that you do not need much space for this booster seat and the tray when not in use can be stored in the chair itself. As it is a lightweight product and has a convenient handle for lifting and moving, it can be easily taken with you on trips or getaway weekends. Compared to other related product this one does not have height adjustment option for the kid, that is actually pretty convenient for the growing child. Although not a big con, still it is something that you should be aware of.
Design

Design

The particular product that we are reviewing today is in ultramarine green color, that is especially trendy this period. It is a great color as it is plain but neutral and with a calming tone. The same product can be purchased in 8 different colors but the common thing is that all of them are a combination of two ultra trendy colors. The design is plain but yet attractive. It does not have any sharp edges but all of them are rounded and one thing that is liked especially by parents is the option for the tray to be inserted and stored when it is not used and it becomes a part of the seat. The same happens with the additional straps that can be stored in a compartment under the seat. This is indeed one clever and creative design that saves space but it also takes care of the accessories making them really a part of the product.
Safety

Safety

The hooks on the additional straps are very convenient as they are easily attached to the seat and the strap can be adjusted in length in order to be fastened tightly to any dining chair. The straps can go underneath the seating area of the dining chair and at the back of the chair. Some customers claim that it is hard to secure the chair on these two positions of the dining chair with the straps that are provided and that the fastening usually happens only in one position. The straps can be stored in the booster chair itself so if you turn the seat upside down you will see a small compartment, which can be opened and you can put the straps herein and close it with a cover. At the bottom of the booster seat on the four angles there are four rubber pads that secure the seat not to slide but stick firmly to the surface - dining chair or even different types of floor surfaces as this item can also be used as a floor seat for the kids where they can sit safely and play. When the child is seated in the booster it has a 3 point harness system very similar to the highchairs, so you have crotch belt and waist belts that easily snap and the usual complaints in this part is that the crotch belt is not long enough i.e. it is pretty short. The seat is about 20 cm deep and that means that when the child sits in the seat it has a back support that provides comfort and safety for the child.
Comfort

Comfort

Although the chair does not have a seat pad, kids like sitting in it because it feels comfortable. The booster seat is made of foam-like material that is soft and does not feel as hard plastic. The back seat is enough high for the kids to rest their backs. When the tray is inserted there is enough room for the legs. When it comes to functionality one feature that is also convenient is the handle of the back that you can use any time you lift the seat and move it to another place or simply put it away. The tray sometimes does not slide easily and you might struggle a bit so it comes handy to know that you should press the tray in the center and insert the tray in the slots. Also, when you do not need the tray anymore and you want to put it away underneath the seat you might face the same struggling of proper inserting. As this is intended to be a job for an adult and not kids, it is not a big disadvantage for this product. However, it would have been nice if there was an option for height adjustment or some possibility for reclining positions of the seat. It would have enhanced the comfort of the child sitting in the chair. The cup holder, which is part of the tray is also a nice feature as it is practical when the child is seated to have a special place where he/she puts the cup of juice or water.
Material

Material

The booster seat is made of spongy foam type like material which feels quite soft and very comfortable to sit on. It is also easy to clean material and when you look at the chair it looks as if everything can be wipe-cleaned. What is good also about this material is that it does not stain a lot and it is not porous material. When this pad for a booster seat is removed the base seat for toddlers is made of quality plastic which again is very simple for cleaning. There is no fabric seat pad at all and the only fabric that can be found on the chair are the adjustable straps. All the materials are safe for the child. The tray is removable and it is safe to be cleaned in a dishwasher.
Versatility of the seat

Versatility of the seat

Besides its sleek and trendy design and compact size, this 2-in-1 booster seat offers you great versatility. First of all, it can be used as a floor seat. It is perfectly safe to use it on the floor and the kids can sit and play with some toys on the tray. There are some toys that can be attached with clips on the tray or maybe while seated the child and you can look at different books or photographs together, or the child can simply take some coloring pens and color or draw something as the tray provides space for this kind of activities. If you want to use the seat for younger kid during meal times then with the help of the additional straps you can easily and quickly attach the seat on almost any size of dining chair and this playtime seat immediately becomes a booster for the child who will enjoy being part of the meals on the same level as the other members of the family. In this case, you can just slide in the tray below the seat and the kid can have the meal on the dining table or if this is unsuitable for him/her, the tray can always be positioned right away for the next meal. When the infant becomes a toddler than the foam part can be removed and the seat is converted into a toddler seat to be used during meals. All in all this seat grows with the baby.
Value

Value

This item can be purchased for a price of under 50 dollars, which considering the versatility and longevity of the product, is an affordable price. Just take into account that by purchasing this chair you actually have three chairs into one: a floor seat, high chair, and a toddler chair and you will understand the value of this product. For a baby product, it is also used for a longer period of time, starting from the period when the baby can be seated independently without the risk of falling down up to the toddlerhood, which adds value to the product. It is a quality product that is sturdy and durable and as such, it can be used by younger siblings or borrowed to other family members or friends who may need it.

Bottom line

The Ingenuity Baby Base 2-in-1 Seat- Booster Feeding seat is a product that is designed to be used for kids up to 50 pounds and its main purpose is to be used at a dining table and as feeding seat. It has three point system for restraint of the child so the child is safe while seated. One of the most likable points of the chair is the tray that is folded beneath the seat itself and can be stored there when there is no need of tray. The seat is easily attached to almost any chair with the help of additional straps included in the package. The simple but sleek and trendy design is a real pro for this seat.
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