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The Cosatto Cookie is a wooden highchair with a long life span. It looks great, but has a few little design niggles.
Cosatto was originally an Italian company who indirectly employed the son of a Bolton couple, who owned two nursery stores, to make waterproof covers for its pushchairs. To cut to the chase, the son took over the reins of Cosatto in 2003 and the company hasn’t looked back.
Cosatto’s range of “baby stuff with personality” includes pushchairs, car seats, nursery furniture, bouncers and highchairs. One of the new highchairs in the range is the Cookie, a wooden number that can last from 6 months to 10 years, because it converts to a chair.
Most of Cosatto’s highchairs to date are bold, modern and funky, so the Cookie is a slight departure, with it’s more traditional looking wood design. It’s still chic and stylish, though, with its Beech finish and red and white ‘Word Zoo’ print seat liners.
I tried out the Cookie with my 23-month-old son Nathaniel.
What we love
The Cookie is a beautiful, classic design that fits in well with a traditional dining table setting, so you don’t have to apologise for a chunk of colourful plastic sitting at one end when you have guests over in the evening.
The assembly required is minimal and once I’d put the highchair together I was surprised to find that it’s actually quite lightweight. Nathaniel’s normal highchair is also wooden and I find it very heavy and cumbersome, but the Cookie is easy to manoeuvre.
The seat and backrest are padded with easily removable cotton-filled pads and Nathaniel’s been quite happy to sit in the Cookie for an extended Sunday family lunch – he’s obviously happy with the level of comfort provided!
If you’re thinking of having more than one child, the Cookie can offer longevity and a design suiting both boys and girls.
What to watch out for
While the Cookie has D-rings fitted, it doesn’t actually come with a harness. While you can pick up one cheaply on your local high street to rectify this, I feel it’s an oversight when the highchair is recommended for use from the age of 6 months – most babies of this age can’t actually sit up straight without some assistance, and those that do, can’t for any length of time.
The Word Zoo print on the seat liners is a great idea, although Nathaniel can’t really read the words while sitting on them, but the covers are made from cotton. While you can clean the covers in the washing machine, this isn’t practical every day. At almost 2, Nathaniel managed three days before spilling something on the seat. A wipe-clean oilcloth would be more practical, especially with the length of time Cosatto expects you to use it.
The main thing to watch out for is that the tray comes in quite close to the body. I find it a bit of a struggle to get Nathaniel in and out so he isn’t uncomfortable – from behind works best for us.
Cosatto says the tray can be removed when your child gets too big for it, for up-to-the-table feeding, but as there’s no harness, I feel the simple crotch strap won’t keep Nathaniel safe, at 23 months of age.
Who is the Cosatto Cookie highchair best for?
Parents looking to buy just one highchair for multiple children.
A sturdy and durable highchair that will last, but wipe-clean covers, a harness and slightly more room in the seat area would improve this design.
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|Child age (approx)||6 months to 10 years|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:87cm W:48cm D:55cm|
|Seat height positions||3|
|Made from||Beech wood|
|Accessories included||Washable seat liner, D-rings to fit your own harness, crotch strap,|