Benbat, the company behind the YummiGo Feed and Go booster and storage case was started in America in 2008 by two brothers who decided to put their creative design talents to children’s products. In a relatively short space of time Benbat garnered a multitude of fans (myself included) worldwide with its “fresh, fun and functional” merchandise, including theYummiGo Feed and Go booster and storage case.
There are tons of different booster highchairs on the market but the majority are bulky, not travel friendly and only suitable for use at home. The YummiGo however, is hailed for being lightweight and compact and it even won the bronze medal at the 2014 Prima Baby Award, so I was keen to see if it was one of the top products on the market.
What’s in the box?
- The YummiGo Feed and Go booster seat.
Any additional extras?
The YummiGo Feed and Go booster is basically a plastic storage box with an integrated seat and straps. It couldn’t get any simpler, which for me is perfect.
How is using the seat?
It is really easy to attach to a variety of chairs by putting one strap underneath the chair; another round the back and it’s ready to go. It can be done in less time than it takes my toddler to get bored and run off, definitely a bonus!
The straps are adjustable and would fit most seats. I tested it out in a number of locations and never found any problems. Saying that, the YummiGo is only suitable for children older than nine months, your child needs to be able to sit upright by itself because there isn’t a lot of support with the chair.
It only has a 3-point harness which means a floppy baby would potentially fall out. The seat could benefit from having a 5-point harness just to make sure the child is completely secure. Also when opening the storage box it has to be unclipped using two hands, so a possible inconvenience if you are trying to juggle opening it with carrying a baby!
How comfortable is it?
My daughter looked really comfortable in the seat, which is an ideal height for eating at our table. However, you should remember that the seat isn’t adjustable, but it is quite high (14cm) so I would think most children would be comfortable sitting on it.
Tell us about the storage space.
The extra storage compartment is a definite bonus. When it comes to travelling around with children it’s nice to have a product that has more than one purpose because there is so much stuff to take!
Is it as lightweight as it boasts?
Yes, it certainly lives up to its strapline of being compact and light and can easily be stored in the basket underneath my Phil and Teds pushchair when out and about.
How is storing the chair?
It is so easy, it is small enough to fit under my buggy and the storage section clips shut tightly so I have no concerns about it suddenly flying open when carrying it around full of items.
What about style?
The YummiGo has a great design with a padded chair, which comes in a variety of colours including red, blue, orange and green. It is clear it was created with fun in mind with its bright colours and simple features, because the chair really appealed to my daughter.
She likes to carry it around at home and often uses it as a seat for her teddies. The little padded ears add an extra cuteness factor and the extra storage pocket on the seat, although small, is always handy for sticker books and crayons.
Will it save you having to take a changing bag out?
No. It advertises itself as a possible alternative to a changing bag but personally I didn’t feel I could replace the bag altogether. That is purely down to aesthetics, because the storage facility would certainly hold enough for a trip out, i.e, a snack, small toy, changing mat and nappies.
But it feels a bit like replacing your handbag with a plastic lunchbox. I couldn’t imagine storing my phone, wallet and keys in there too. Think of the nightmare when the phone starts ringing and your child is sitting on it!
Is it easy to clean?
It really is; cleaning the YummiGo is a breeze as everything wipes off the plastic storage box easily and the seat and straps can be sponged down. For those whose children have an Olympic ability to fling food in every direction, the fabric ears could start to look grubby over time but they do wipe clean and are positioned behind the child’s head so should hopefully be safe!
What is the price?
The price ranges between £25-30 depending on which website you use. I would say that is really good value for a product that you could easily get a few years use out of.
The YummiGo is a great booster seat, comfortable for the child, ideal for storage and can travel anywhere with you.