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With multiple uses and its modern looks, the i’coo Grow With Me 1-2-3 is a unique bit of baby kit. It uses one frame with three different attachments to go from birth to 3 years, from bassinet to bouncer to highchair.
i’coo is the Hauck group’s more premium-looking range, and with its neutral Stone colourway and innovative design, the i’coo Grow With Me 1-2-3 certainly seems quite special. Based on an ultra-light aluminium frame, the Grow With Me 1-2-3 can be a bassinet, bouncer or highchair, depending on which of these three attachments you add to the frame. A simple one-click mechanism lets you change between the options. You can buy each component individually (£99.99 for frame, £99.99 for highchair) or as a whole 3 in 1 package for £349.99. The frame is height adjustable, and when used as a bouncer, you’ll find your baby’s at a height that allows him to feel part of what’s happening around him.
The bassinet can be used from birth to 6 months, the bouncer up to 9 months and the highchair can be used up to the age of 3 years (or whenever you child reaches the maximum recommended weight).
What we love
The i’coo Grow With Me 1-2-3 requires very little assembly – always a good thing!
I found I did a lot less bending and stretching because of the height of the frame, which I think is a big bonus new mums.
As my baby Nathaniel is only 15 weeks old, I called on his 9-month-old cousin, Wilbur, to test out the highchair attachment. Wilbur’s mum and dad seemed very impressed with it, especially as it was so easy to wipe clean.
Wilbur’s parents also loved that the highchair was well padded, as Wilbur gets very excited at feeding time and likes to fling his head back.
Positioning Wilbur in the highchair was simple as the chunky front bar flips up on one side and simply clicked back into place when Wilbur was strapped in to the 5-point harness.
The adjustable footrest would be great for older children who need a bit more legroom and the adjustable height meant that Wilbur could easily sit at a place around the table with us.
What to watch out for
While the i’coo Grow With Me 1-2-3 frame has wheels, its safety stop sits out too far. This results in you being unable to wheel it about with an attachment on before you’ve placing your baby in it. Also there’s no mention of the safety stop in the instructions.
Wilbur spent the same amount of time in the i’coo Grow With Me 1-2-3 highchair as he would have sat in his own for meal times, but the harness needed to be secured very tightly to stop him slouching. The highchair seat coverings are also slightly slippery, so this didn’t help.
Wilbur did get very distressed when the food tray was positioned in front of him. It was very close, even when at the furthest of the two positions. Even though the tray has a large surface area where your baby can have some toys, as well as their food, Wilbur didn’t end up using it at all, so his mum couldn’t rest his feeding pot on it or spread out his finger food.
If you’ve not purchased the i’coo Grow With Me 1-2-3 as a whole set, and just as a highchair, it is expensive – the frame is £99.99 and the highchair attachment is also £99.99 (that almost £200 for those with of us suffering baby brain).
Who is the i’coo Grow With Me 1-2-3 best for?
New parents who are planning ahead, not just purchasing a highchair.
The i’coo Grow With Me 1-2-3 highchair has some great user-friendly features, and a few niggles, too. If you purchase it simply to use as a highchair, it’s expensive and you’ve lost out on a possible three years worth of use and versatility. You’d get the most out of the i’coo Grow With Me 1-2-3 if you purchased the whole set to use from birth.
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|Model||i’coo Grow With Me 1-2-3 (highchair)|
|Child age (approx)||Birth to 4 years – 6 months to 4 years for highchair|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:118cm W:24cm D:51cm|
|Seat height positions||3|
|Made from||100% polyester|
|Accessories included||Removable tray with removable insert|