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Since 1958 Chicco have been making baby products and they have taken in over 50 years of experience to make a highchair that ticks all the boxes, the Polly. A bright and colourful highchair suitable from six months to three years, the Polly is a competitor for most major baby brands, such as the Kiddicare Tasty, OXO TOT sprout and the Hauck Sit’n Relax chair.
This highchair definitely scores highly in comparison to it’s competitors, with Chicco having thought of everything.
What’s in the box?
- Polly highchair
- Infant padding
Any extra accessories?
- None needed
Was it easy put together?
It was quite self-explanatory to put together and only took 5 minutes. The instructions were basic but that was all that was needed.
Who would the product be most useful for?
The product would be most useful for someone preparing to wean his or her baby. With the extra padding and removable tray, this highchair is great for those early months. It adapts quite well for a toddler too, as the tray can be removed and the child can sit up at the table.
Is the product value for money?
Yes, the Polly retails at £99.99, which is the higher end of the market for highchairs, but I can see that Chicco have thought of everything and this is a chair that adapts with your baby.
What do you think about the Polly activity tray?
The tray was a good size, and easily fitted a child’s plate on. It would be great for baby led weaning as it is wide and spacious.
Is it comfortable?
The Polly looks very comfortable with thick padding and a spacious seat. It was easy to strap my son in, and then attach the tray afterwards. The 5-point harness is easy to use. And the best thing is that can’t get out of the seat on his own.
Although I do need to strap my toddler in tight, he is a little Houdini and can escape most highchairs, but with the tray attached (which has a rigid crotch post), he could not escape.
What do you think of the chair’s height adjustability?
This is a great feature for us as my son could sit up at the table with the family, but we could also strap him in and sit him at a child’s table too. It is also very versatile, the Polly is fully adaptable, with three positions for the seat recline, eight height adjustments, a removable tray (that can be stored on the back legs when not in use), and an easy fold.
How much room did it take up?
The chair is big and bulky, but folds down remarkably slim, although it will still be a large item to store. There is nothing delicate about the Polly, and this is a point to remember when planning where you would store it.
Was it easy to clean?
No, having a padded insert makes it more difficult to clean which was the main issue I had with the Polly. With a messy child, you do need to be very thorough to ensure that the chair doesn’t go mouldy, and this is quite time consuming.
That being said, all chairs with padding have the same issues, so if it is this style you are looking for then I would say this chair is pretty average in how easy it is to clean.
Being a plastic and padded chair, it can be difficult to keep clean and it is a bulky piece of equipment, but it ticks all the boxes.
How does it compare to other highchairs you have used?
I preferred the Polly to other similar high chairs we have tried as there are many extra things thought of, like somewhere to store the tray when not in use, but I do find a more simplistic design easier to clean and maintain (such as the Stokke Steps, Trip Trapp or ikea high chair).
How long can a parent expect to use the Polly?
I would say that the chair is suitable until around 2.5 years, as I would suggest swapping to a booster seat for an older toddler, but there is no reason you couldn’t continue using it until three years.
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|Child age (approx)||6 months to 3 years|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:104cm W:82cm D:63.5cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:92cm W:25.5cm D:63.5cm|
|Seat height positions||3|
|Made from||Plastic structure, foam cushion, anodised aluminium legs -BPA, PVC, and phthalate free|