12 Jul A Review: Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair
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I set out to find a high chair that would look good in my kitchen while also being easy to clean and use. After doing quite a bit of research on various high chairs I decided that the Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair was the one that best met all of my requirements. I included this high chair on my baby registry and was so surprised when my grandparents from Oregon purchased it for me as a shower gift.
First of all, this highchair is chic and modern and looks great in my kitchen. Let’s be honest, I’m guessing that most mamas want to find a high chair that is going to look nice with their kitchen decor. This highchair comes in two main colors, gray and white. The gray chair is paired with the green flair seat pad and tray liner, while the white chair is paired with the orange flair seat pad and tray liner. The cool thing is that you can mix things up by purchasing an additional flair seat pad and tray liner for $29.99. These come in fun colors that include blue, orange, pink, and green. With all of these options there’s sure to be something to match your style!
This highchair has a number of awesome features worth mentioning. The chair is able to glide smoothly in all directions, so it’s easy to move around if needed. I use this feature all the time because I keep the highchair over to the edge of the kitchen when not in use and then move it closer to the center island when it’s time for feeding my daughter. She may be a baby, but she sure enjoys being part of family meals! Also, there are also six urethane casters underneath the pedestal, which protect the floor.
There is a foot pedal for braking which can be engaged to keep the chair in place. It wasn’t until my son started walking and began trying to push the chair around the kitchen like a wild man that I really appreciated this feature! There are times when I don’t want the chair being moved and when the brake is engaged he is unable to move it.
The Boon Pedestal Highchair has a sleek design that is not only fashionable, but also functional, as there aren’t anh crevices where food can get stuck. Seriously, this has been one of my favorite things about this chair! I’m sure most mamas can relate when I state the obvious that babies and toddlers can create quite the messes during meals. It is so easy to clean and can quickly be wiped off when on-the-go! There are many mornings when I’m racing to get out of the house to take my son to school and I’m able to clean the chair and tray in a very short amount of time. My son has a booster chair that has crevices and it really is difficult to clean when Cheerios and peas are dropped, as I have to remove a number of pieces, including the safety straps. Trust me, it’s not something I can do when I’m in a hurry!
Safety is super important to me and when researching highchairs I wanted to make sure that I found one that would keep my little ones as safe as possible. This highchair has a five-point safety harness, so I know my baby is not going to fall out of this chair. It should come as no surprise that the restraint system straps and buckles often get food on them, but the nice thing is that they can easily be cleaned with warm water and mild soap.
One of the neatest aspects of this chair is that the tray liner can be removed and is made to fit in a dishwasher. The actual tray should not be submerged in water, but don’t fear, it is very easy to wipe clean after use. There is a latch under the tray to lock it into place and this can easily be done with one hand. I should mention that there are two different settings for the tray to lock into, thus making it convenient to find a comfortable fit for your little one.
The highchair has a foot-activated pneumatic lift, so it can essentially be placed at many different table heights. This is a great feature, as table heights vary quite a bit. It seems that so many highchairs only have one height and if it doesn’t work with your table you’re out of luck. The unique pedestal base allows for the highchair to easily fit under tables.
The pad your baby sits on is waterproof and can be removed for cleaning. Boon recommends cleaning the seat pad with warm water and mild soap. They also can be cleaned with household disinfectants, though the pads should not be placed in the washing machine or dishwasher.
I haven’t had to order any replacement parts for this highchair, but it’s nice to know that Boon has the harness and buckle, seat pad, and tray liner available for individual purchase. As mentioned earlier, the seat pad and tray are available in pink, green, blue, and orange. I actually have a friend who found one of these high chairs at a consignment shop for kids. She said the harness and tray liner were in pretty rough shape, so she purchased these items individually and essentially had a brand new looking highchair for a fraction of the cost!
This highchair can be used up until the age of 4 with recommended maximum weight limit of 50 pounds. Both of my kids started using this highchair when they were able to safety sit up, which was around the age of 5 to 6 months. My son transitioned from this highchair to a booster seat at approximately 28 months so that my daughter could begin using it.
While I realize that the Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair is a bit expensive compared to other highchairs that are available, it’s definitely worth the price for the awesome features. This product is used multiple times on a daily basis in my home and looks just as good as it did two years ago. I just can’t say enough good things about it!