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Hauck Up N Down review

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3
User rating
£115.00 RRP
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In a nutshell

A sturdy highchair that can take you from sofa height to table height feeding times.
Ease of use
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Ease of cleaning
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Comfort
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Style
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Durability
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Worth the money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Easy to clean, height/back/footrest adjustment, wide fabric seat is very comfy for babies, easy to move around on wheels, fairly light to lift, very sturdy, durable
Cons: Slightly tricky to assemble, big when in use, Disney Princess highchair is very pink!
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If you’re looking for something that’s sturdy and easy to clean, the Hauck Up N Down highchair certainly fits the bill.  It is large when in use, but can fold away.

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We had to abandon our first highchair purchase for something with a childproof 5-point harness because my youngest daughter, 14-month-old Lily thinks she is Houdini. When the Hauck Up N Down highchair arrived for me to test, I was pleased to find it ticked this box!

The Hauck Up N Down highchair has a clever height adjustment, which means I can feed Lily sitting on the sofa or pop her at the dining room table with us.  Other great features include the adjustable back (for after-lunch napping), a footrest and the huge basket underneath. This has become a useful little hiding place for the millions of toys we seem to have scattered throughout our house, though it’d be ideal for storing muslins or bibs so they are handy for feeding time.

The Hauck Up N Down highchair comes in several different colours, including the Disney Princess pink version that was a big hit with my eldest daughter Mia, 4. The price ranges from £115 to £140 depending on the colourway.

What we love

Hauck has really thought about what will make a comfortable seat for babies. The highchair has a comfortable contoured fabric seat, which Lily finds very comfy, and a wide, high back. I was concerned it wouldn’t wipe clean but both the seat and tray come up well with a quick wipe.

I can see Lily being in this highchair for a long time (you can use it up to 15kg), as I never feel like I have to squeeze her into the seat.

The Hauck Up N Down folds away very neatly, and is solid even when folded up. The wheels are very handy for pushing it around but it’s actually quite light, so easy enough to lift and move.

What to watch out for

Assembling the highchair is a little tricky – the bottom part of the legs doesn’t click on as easily as the picture shows and although I’d love to blame baby brain, my other half struggled too. The pictures in the instruction manual aren’t particularly clear. That said, once up and running the highchair is very easy to open and close.

The Disney Princess pink is a bit garish. Luckily, it comes in several different colours.

The Up N Down is very compact when folded up for storage but fairly wide and deep when in use. This is worth considering if you only have a small space to work in.

Who is the Hauck Up N Down highchair best for?

Parents after a sturdy highchair that allows for feeding in more than one setting.

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MadeForMums verdict

The Hauck Up N Down is a strong highchair that will stand the test of time. It can be easily stored away, and has some great features, including a comfortable wide seat, handy storage basket, and height and back adjustment. Just check the space you’ll have for a highchair before you buy.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Hauck
Model Up N Down
Price £115.00

Suitable for

Child age (approx) 6 months to 3 years

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions H:111cm W:58cm D:111cm
Dimensions (folded) H:28cm W:55cm D:97cm

Features

Seat height positions 7
Recline positions 3
Features
  • Removable tray with cup insert
  • Storage basket
  • Foldable
  • Adjustable height to seven positions
  • Reclinable
  • Footrest
  • 5-Point harness
  • Rear wheels for easy moving

Accessories

Accessories included Removable tray, storage basket