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Aurora Highchair 2005/08/22

Posted by Mummy Ruth in Baby, shopping.

We received delivery of Olivia’s highchair today, it’s a Cosatto Aurora Plus Highchair in Grey Leatherette. We ordered it through Kiddicare.com and it cost £59.99 (RRP £89.99), which is not a bad deal.

Our Highchair!

The highchair features:

  • Fully adjustable seat height… slides up and down the front part of the A frame.
  • The seat reclines at 3 positions, but we find that clicking them can be a bit hit’n’miss – she can be sucking away at her bottle and suddenly the seat will pop her back to the lower setting!  We have learned to do a quick security test after clicking to a position.  The recline is great; after a solids meal, she reclines and we laugh as her feet find their way up and into view past the trays!
  • A five-point harness keeps her safe and secure (but are hard to clean and they make removing and refitting the padded cover a bit of a drag).
  • The removable trays clip together, the top white one has a cup-holder.  We let Olivia use the white tray as a dinner plate and the grey clipped-on one for play.  The trays have 3 click-positions to allow for growth, and you can unclick them (2 handed job) for better access (removing Olivia without waking, for example).
  • We LOVE the luxurious super-soft leatherette padded seat cover — just like a top-range car! Wish they did an adult version!
  • Olivia and I love the handy storage basket for all the toys and other bits and pieces. She’s always in at this, so it is just as well that the seat is so stable and chunky — she swings about and all sorts!

All-in-all, Olivia seems very comfy in her new chair, I think she likes it. What I like about it is the fact that her favourite toys can be stored in the basket underneath the chair so she can play whilst I potter about in the kitchen.  The chair as a whole is quite bulky and might not be suitable for smaller kitchens, but it does fold down into a smaller size when not in use, have a look at the features on Cosatto’s website… be wary though, there is also a cossato manufacturer of children’s stuff — it’s just a spelling difference, I don’t know how they can get away with THAT!!!