Review of "Babydan Danchair Rubberwood"

published 18/02/2012 | hcna
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Pro Baby can sit at the table with you, easily cleaned
Cons Hard to get baby in and out on smallest setting
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Ease of cleaning
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"Danchair - Great for family meals"

I bought this for our little one as we love having our kids join in our family meals at the table. We don't really have room for a bulky high chair and the trays usually mean they are sat way away from the table. We started her off in a Bumbo on the table (not recommended, I know, but we have a huge table!) and it seemed a natural progression to have her at the table with us.

It arrives in a surprisingly compact box. It is relatively easy to assemble (a few hiccups in the instructions but nothing major). All you need is a screwdriver to attach the clippy belt but everything else you will need to assemble it with is included (alan key).

Aesthetically this product looks great. It is modern, sleek and unimposing and tucks nicely under the table. Initially we thought it looked rather small and were worried it wouldn't boost her up high enough to join us at the table. Our baby is now 8 months old and her chin is level with the table. Having measured it against our toddler's booster chair, the seats are actually at the same level so it will be fine when she's grown a bit.

It is easy to clean, there are no nooks and crannies for food to get lost in and the shiny surface makes wiping it down a breeze.

It is stable, it does not wobble and pictures on the box show adults sitting on it (with the bar removed, obviously) so it must be pretty stable and durable.

The curved bar can be fitted in 3 different positions. I personally find it hard to get our chunky baby in and out of the chair if it is on the smallest setting so we have it set to medium. This results in a bit of a slumping baby (not helped by the shiny seat) but if you don't have a buckle-style harness then there is always going to have to be a bit of compromise.

In terms of safety, she is unlikely to slide out of it even though there are large open spaces for the legs. I cannot imagine even the wriggliest of babies managing to slip out of this chair.

We paid £75 for ours which, while pricey in itself, is about average considering the market and was not unreasonable. If it lasts as long as the photos on the box imply (i.e. suitable for adults as a stool/chair) then it is well worth the money.

In the month that we've had it the only problems we have encountered are ones that will resolve themselves as our baby grows. All in all we love this chair, as does our toddler who often plonks herself in it, much to the annoyance of the baby.

Please note: although this product does not fold or collapse (and hence I should have given it a 'very difficult' rating), I actually find storage of this product very easy as it just slides under the table like a normal chair. Hence the rating of 'compact'.

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  • catsholiday published 18/02/2012
    Neat and nice looking too
  • dynamicnurse published 18/02/2012
    This almost looks just like an Ikea creation!
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Product Information : Babydan Danchair Rubberwood

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BabyDan Highchair

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Manufacturer: Babydan


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