Summer and fall are birthday party season in our family–nearly everyone has a birthday between July and November, so there were a lot of family dinners parties. We had the chance to review a Bambinoz Portachair and brought it along to some of those celebrations.
The Portachair is a cloth seat that straps onto a regular chair to turn it into a secure seat for a baby or toddler. Unlike many of the other portable baby seats out there, the Bambinoz Portachair is very compact and easy to stuff in diaper bag because it’s foldable fabric.
It’s easy to clean, made of machine washable materials: cotton with polyester lining and nylon straps. Bambinoz offers four different colours and prints that use eco-friendly AZO dye, and is phthalate and formaldehyde-free.
The Portachair has a five-point fully adjustable harness supports babies from five months up to two and a half. The versatile design fits many different kinds of chairs–watch the video on the Bambinoz website for an alternative setup for using the Portachair with very high-backed chairs. It seems a little complicated to set up the first time, but it gets easier with practice. Try it at home before you go out to a restaurant or family event so you know what you’re doing when you’ve got a hungry baby on your hands.
The only major disadvantage with the Bambinoz Portachair, which was the seat height. The child sits on the chair seat, which means they may not be able to see above the table to eat on their own. We solved this issue by placing a plastic container under my daughter to raise her up enough to eat from the table.
The Bambinoz Portachair is great for going out to restaurants. Even if they have high chairs, they’re sometimes broken or not very clean. It saves a little stress to bring your own. We liked using the Portachair for dinner at friends’ or family’s home. Some of my relatives have a spare high chair or booster around for little visitors, but not everyone, so this is really handy. It would be useful for travelling–when suitcase or trunk space is at a premium, this soft seat is easy to stuff in anywhere.
Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own. Special thanks to Rachel Florio-Urso, Celebrity Baby Trend Expert for providing the product sample!