Best Kitchen Booster 2019
Best Kitchen Booster 2019
Last Updated: The Best Kitchen Booster 2019. A. fter comparing and testing more than a dozen different kitchen booster seats, we crown the Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat as the Best Kitchen Booster 2019.
Fisher Price has a winner here: we liked the snap-off feeding tray that can go into the dishwasher, easy fold and shoulder strap for road trips plus three different height settings. When your child gets older, the tray removes so the seat becomes a basic booster.
The only caveat: the back does not recline, so your baby must be able to sit up on his own to use it safely. (No biggie for most older babies, but we know some folks consider these boosters as high-chair replacements—not a good idea unless your child can sit upright).
There is also a version of this booster called the Deluxe— it comes with a removable tray insert for a few bucks more.
So is it worth the upgrade? It’s true we like tray inserts on full size high chairs and recommend them—the main tray often doesn’t fit in a dishwasher, but the tray insert does making cleanup easier. But the basic Healthy Care Booster’s tray can go into the dishwasher (it’s pretty small), so an insert isn’t as necessary.
That said, we’ve noticed sometimes the price for the deluxe dips BELOW that of the regular version—so in that case, go for the Deluxe. We also noticed Amazon has an “exclusive” version that includes a tray insert and snap-on tray lid. That may be a better deal than either version, depending on price fluctuations.
Why Trust Us
We’ve been rating and reviewing kitchen boosters, hook-on chairs and high chairs since 2005. In addition to hands on testing of boosters, we have combed the research about reliability, cleanability and efficiency. We also evaluate consumer reviews posted on sites like Amazon, as well as our own message boards.
Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Baby Bargains is your independent and unbiased source for expert baby gear reviews. We’ve been writing and reviewing baby gear since 1994. Yes, that long!
How we picked a winner
We evaluate kitchen booster seats with in-depth inspections, checking models for overall quality, safety and ease of use—for example, attaching them to a wide variety of dining chairs. We also gather significant reader feedback (our book, Baby Bargains has over 1 million copies in print), tracking boosters on quality and durability. Besides interviewing parents, we also regularly talk with retailers and consumer experts to see which brands are most trustworthy and other key quality metrics.
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