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Fisher-Price is probably better known for its toys and swings than high chairs, but the company has been locked in an intense battle with rival Graco for high chair supremacy.
The best-selling Fisher-Price model is a high chair without the legs: the Space Saver ($43). It sits on a dining chair (sort of a souped-up booster). This model features a full-size tray and three-position recline—plus it converts to a toddler booster.
The Space Saver is great value at $43, especially since many full featured high chairs run $100 or $200+.
If you are short of space (think New York City apartment), this is a great choice. Detractors point out that once you strap this thing to a chair, you can’t push the chair under the table—hence defeating the space saving concept.
We see that point, but still think this is a great solution for urban condos with little space to store a bulky high chair. Reader feedback on the Space Saver is very positive—we recommend it.
New for 2018, Fisher-Price is making the top half of the Space Saver dishwasher-compatible—yes, that means you can plop the entire thing in a dishwasher (not just the tray).
We give Fisher-Price props for being innovative in this category, although sometimes its efforts fall flat.
Example: Fisher Price’s latest entry, the 4-in-1 Total Clean ($72) high chair.
Yes, this chair has all the standard bells and whistles of your average high chair—six height positions, three position seat recline, converts to a toddler booster, etc. But here’s the best trick: you can put the ENTIRE seat (tray and all) into a dishwasher.
Sure, most dishwashers let you throw the tray (or the tray insert) into a dishwasher, but the rest of the chair you have to clean by hand.
The only problem: in order to fit this in a dishwasher, Fisher Price had to make some compromises—namely, the seat size is small. And that’s the biggest flaw here: parents say their kids outgrow this high chair way too soon.
Others complain the tray is too difficult to remove and the entire chair is rather heavy and bulky. Bottom line: this one is a rare miss for Fisher Price.
One often-repeated criticism of Fisher-Price is that their baby gear looks too, well, baby-ish. In a nod to those critics, the company recently partnered with Jonathan Adler to give its line a style make-over.
The Fisher-Price Jonathan Adler Deluxe High Chair ($150) comes your standard Fisher-Price high chair with a monochromatic pad and faux wood accent trim. This model gets mostly good reviews from our readers, but a few dissenters note the seat is too small for larger babies. You may want to try this one out in the store before purchasing. (FYI: this model was exclusive to Buy Buy Baby stores, but no looks like it is on close-out direct from Fisher-Price’s own web site.)
Bottom line: Fisher-Price’s Space Saver high chair is a winner—easy to use, great quality and excellent price. We’d skip the company’s other high chairs, however. Rating: A