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Review: No Tray High Chair

August 9, 2010

If you have ever eaten out with your toddler then you will surely have come across the No Tray High Chair somewhere along your travels – I know I have.  Fancy restaurants, boutique cafes, even the old family travel favourite – Little Chef!

The No-Tray High Chair Dimensions

The No Tray High Chair is an ingenious invention because it allows your toddler to eat as part of the family instead of being pushed to the side because of the monster of a high chair that they are strapped into with a big feeding tray to boot.

I think the first time I came across the No Tray High Chair whilst out was a lovely little Tea Room in Peterborough called Harriet’s.  At the time I thought there was no way that Little Bean would sit nicely and eat, I just envisaged all her food going straight down her front.  But how wrong could I be?  Little Bean revelled in the opportunity to be a big girl and sit “at” the table with Mummy, Cafebebe and Little Miss.  The two girls sat so nicely, they almost looked like “ladies who lunch” only much smaller!

I remember asking the Manager where they had purchased the chairs from and if they were available on the high street, “erm no I don’t think so” was his reply.  Oh well, that put an end to that idea then. 

Little Bean has always been a “tricky” eater (putting it very mildly) but the day that she was promoted to being a “big girl” she ate beautifully and I really thought this could be an answer for her. 

Since we were unable to buy the No Tray High Chair we have had to make do with a booster seat strapped to one of chairs at the dining table but that hasn’t been perfect because there isn’t actually enough clearance under the table to fit her legs so she sticks out a bit from the table and inevitably ends up with most of it in her lap.

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So last week when I was offered the opportunity to review the No Tray High Chair at home for the Scandinavian Selection I couldn’t reply fast enough.  The chair arrived the next day in a very slimline box and was extremely easy to put together.  The instructions which came with the chair were very easy to understand and the result (less than half an hour later) was a very sturdy, stackable easy to clean chair.  Little Bean quickly declared that the chair was “my chair – new one” and so the test began.  She didn’t hesitate to get in and sit herself at the table.  Only this time her legs actually went under the table with ease and I was able to push her right up with no gaps for food to fall through.

image Scandinavian Selection market the chair as “No Tray High Chair – helping families come closer together” because the chair is based on the philosophy that family meals should include the whole family.  I couldn’t agree more with this, as a child I always remember sitting around the dining table sharing stories of the day with my family and this is something which I want to continue with my family.

The chairs are manufactured in the EU from solid birchwood and conforms to current safety standard BS EN 14988:2006 parts 1 & 2.

The chair which we received is natural birch which fits beautifully with our dining furniture but for the fashion conscious amongst you, they are also available in stained brown and eye-catching blue, green, pink, black and white.

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The seat height is 52cm, footprint 49x47cm and the chair comes with a seat belt and big wooden balls which helped to keep toddler entertained whilst in their chair.

The RRP is £75 delivered (UK) – bargain!

If your child is past the “high chair” stage, have no fear as Scandinavian Selection has covered that aspect of the market too with “My Chair” which is aimed at children aged 2-10 years.  It is easy to climb in and out of and stacks on top of the No Tray High Chair for space saving storage.

For more information please contact:

Scandinavian Selection, Westway House, Transport Avenue, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9HF.

Tel: +44 (0)20 8566 1680  Fax: +44 (0)20 8231 0981

10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2010 11:17 am

    Nice! Well done you! 😉

  2. August 9, 2010 2:15 pm

    Hi Sabina,

    Do the chairs stack with the rail across the front?
    I need to consider high chair for the centre, could these be a winner?

    • August 9, 2010 8:54 pm

      Hi Alison, yes the chairs do stack on each other even when they have the bar on the front. These chairs are used in many well known eateries and I think would be ideal for your new centre.

  3. August 9, 2010 9:31 pm

    We’re huge fans of IKEA’s “Antilop” high chair, that you may also have come across in cafes and coffee shops.

    Again, kids eat at the table with the family, and it has the benefit of being a single plastic moulded seat so very easy to keep clean (unlike all the horrid padded things out there). You can also buy a tray that attaches if you prefer. We used it with tray when our son was a baby, and removed the tray when he got a bit bigger.

    And best of all – it’s only eleven quid. To my mind, not only the cheapest high chair out there, but absolutely the best.

    • August 9, 2010 9:46 pm

      Hi, yes I have used this one myself in the ikea restaurants and think it is excellant value for money. The only thing I don’t really like about it is that it is plastic and I really don’t like plastic. I’m very much an ‘earthy’ girl but each to their own!

      Thank you for dropping by 🙂

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