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Cosatto is a quirky, colourful, yet practical brand which makes a range of baby products, from pushchairs and highchairs to car seats and cotbeds. The British company is proud of its quirkiness, which it portrays on its fun, informative and a little crazy website.
The Noodle Supa highchair was launched in Autumn 2013 boasting functional features with vibrant colours. Its multi-height, multi-recline positions makes it ultra comfortable for both baby and parent, whether baby is being spoon-fed from a chair or feeding themselves at the dining table.
What’s in the box?
- Supa Noodle frame
- Supa Noodle tray
- Supa Noddle stoppers
Any additional extras?
That’s a big plus point with the Noodle Supa – you don’t need to buy any additional extras as everything you need comes with the high chair.
This may seem a given, but I know from experience it is not uncommon to spend ages putting a high chair together, only to find the harness, seat cover or tray needs to be bought separately.
Was it easy to build?
Yes, it is. With an Obaby Cube highchair at home, an Ikea Antilop at my mum’s and a Mothercare highchair at my mother-in-laws, I have inadvertently become quite a pro at assembling highchairs.
And I can safely say the Noodle Supa is relatively easy to assemble. It requires more handiwork than the Ikea Antilop, but compared to the Obaby Cube, which has 14 pieces of wood and 22 screws to contend with, it is a doddle to put together.
As with most baby products, the instruction manual features a series of drawings, but unlike many others they are clear, colour-coded, and easy to follow. The only parts I struggled with were the stoppers that need attaching to the front legs of the highchair.
As there were no threads in the metal, I could only get the screws in halfway, making me think I was forcing them into the wrong holes. A quick visit from my father-in-law sorted this, but I would have appreciated clearer instructions for this part of the product.
Is the Noodle secure when your son is strapped in?
Yes, Eric fancies himself as a mini Houdini and can escape with worrying ease from his other highchairs – particularly the Obaby Cube, which has a flat, wooden seat that he repeatedly tries to stand up on.
After two weeks of solid testing, however, he never even made it past the Noodle Supa’s harness, let alone the tray, making it a good choice for babies who spend their mealtimes trying to break free.
The tray needs to be removed before baby can be lifted out, but I didn’t find this to be a problem, especially as it can be removed quickly and easily with one hand.
What do you think of the highchair’s adjustable height?
I like really them; the highchair can be adjusted to six different heights, so it ‘fits’ pretty much any scenario.
My partner and I find the mid setting is ideal for positioning Eric at the dining room table with us, while the highest setting is just right for feeding him while sitting on our garden chairs or from the comfort of the sofa.
How about the recline positions?
The seat has three different reclining positions and an adjustable footrest, which together with the padded insert makes eating an ultra-comfortable experience for our son.
In full recline position, it looks a bit like a baby chaise longue, and our son is happy to lounge around in the chair outside of mealtimes. I suspect he could have even sleep in it, given half the chance.
How does the Noodle Supa fold?
The Noodle Supa can be folded down to around waist-height, so it is ideal for families with limited space.
It fits perfectly in the corner of the kitchen beneath our pan holder – something our other foldaway highchair cannot do, as it is too tall.
That said, the Noodle Supa doesn’t fold completely flat and the seat is a little bulky. So if you’re after something that can slot into a very narrow cupboard space you may be disappointed.
Tell us about the tray?
The pop-off tray is a revelation. Usually, I find myself continually wiping highchair trays in between different courses. However the Noodle Supa’s pop-off design means my nine-month-old son, Eric, can use the top tray for his first course, then move onto the second tray for dessert – without me having to arm myself with baby wipes, flannels or kitchen roll.
This saves valuable time and hassle, as well as meaning I don’t have to lift him out or leave him unattended while I go to the kitchen for a clean cloth.
It does mean you have two surfaces to clean at the end of the feed, but I feel this is a small price to pay for the convenience it offers. The seat insert is also easy to remove and simple to clean.
One minor downside with the tray was that it needed to be removed before baby could be placed in the chair. My nine-month-old soon realised that he could kick his feet against the tray while I tried to slot it on, which he thought was a brilliant game, but I did not. Eric also caught onto the fact the top tray was removable so occasionally tried to pop it off. He never managed it, but there is a chance older babies could.
Is it easy to clean?
It is also easy to clean and the pop-off tray means Eric can enjoy two courses of dinner, without me having to continually wipe one tray clean.
What do you think of the highchair’s design?
I love it! Family and friends have been quick to compliment the Noodle Supa’s funky appearance.
My dad was particularly taken with the fact it has ‘great british design’ written boldly on the leg. While my mummy friends, who understand how fraught mealtimes can be, liked features such as the pop-off tray and the removable seat insert.
If you’re looking for something low key or minimalist, the colour scheme probably won’t float your boat. But we love the colourful pattern on the seat, as well as the vibrant orange legs, which combines to bring a pop of colour to the house. In the words of Cosatto themselves, “Life’s too short for dull stuff”.
Do you think the seat is durable?
Yes, of all the highchairs I’ve tried, the Noodle Supa appears to be the most durable. It has sturdy legs and a solid seat, and the fact it comes with a four-year guarantee suggests Cosatto are confident of the product’s longevity.
What age would you recommend the chair from?
The literature states it is suitable for babies between six and 36 months. But I’d have been happy to use it with Eric as soon as he could hold his head up and sit up unaided, which was about four-month-old.
Is it value for money?
At £100, it is pricier than some other highchairs, but unlike the Obaby Cube, for example, you don’t need to fork out extra for a harness or seat cover as it comes with everything you need.
Compared with my other three high chairs, I found the Noodle Supa to be the best overall. It is ultra comfortable thanks to its padded seat and multi-reclining positions, and the adjustable heights means our son can eat with us at the table, as well as being fed while I pottered around the kitchen.
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|Child age (approx)||6 months to 3 years|
|Child weight||Up to 15kg|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:112cm W:56.5cm D:73cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:100cm W:56.5cm D:36cm|
|Seat height positions||6|
|Made from||Metal frame, plastic tray and seat unit - BPA free|
|Accessories included||Cup holder, two removable trays.|