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When it comes to buying a highchair for your baby, one of the first things you automatically think about is safety. Having tested quite a few highchairs with my 16-month-old son Nathaniel for MadeForMums, I’ve seen all sorts, but the Pixi from Mamas & Papas gets top marks for the safety category.
Award-winner Mamas & Papas decided there was a gap in the market for a fresh, new X-framed highchair with a slim compact fold for parents who were short on space, and so the Pixi was born. The Mamas & Papas Pixi is made from lightweight plastic and with four colourways – Apple, Blueberry, Raspberry and Orange – to choose from, its styling is bang on-trend.
What we love
The Mamas & Papas Pixi features a 5-point harness, and this is so practical and chunky it wouldn’t have looked out of place on a child’s car seat. It’s perfect when your baby’s just getting used to the highchair at 6 months and also when they’re a little older, like Nathaniel, and trying every which way to get out as soon as the meal is over! There’s also a detachable safety bar that can be removed as your child gets older.
Having such a slim design is great. The Pixi folds down to a super-flat size, taking up a depth of just 18cm. This is perfect if you don’t have the space in your dining room for a highchair to be up all the time or you need to take it on holiday or to grandma’s in the car. Even with the tray, which is quite a large size, I still felt Nathaniel was sitting very near to the table – it’s lovely for him to be part of the family mealtime action. Also, the Pixi is very easy to move around.
At £60, the Mamas & Papas Pixi is an affordable highchair. It’s not the cheapest, but I feel that the price is worth the features this model gives you.
Nathaniel certainly felt very comfortable in the Pixi. The moulded seat followed the lines of his back and the seat pad gave plenty of cushioning without adding any weight to the chair.
Finally, I found the Mamas & Papas Pixi really easy to clean, which I didn’t think I would as it’s white. The seat cushion detaches easily, too.
What to watch out for
If you want a highchair that reclines so your baby can have a nap, or a model that’s height adjustable, then the Pixi isn’t for you. I found the highchair’s height (89cm) perfect, but it depends on what chair you sit on for feeding and the height of your dining table.
When Nathaniel had finished in the Mamas & Papas Pixi highchair, there were two things that annoyed me a bit. Firstly, when I tipped the tray forward the vinyl insert kept falling on the floor, so I had to keep picking it up. Secondly, as we were staying with relatives when Nathaniel tested the Pixi, we had lots of things to put in the car, so we had to disassemble the highchair, as it was too long. The spring-bolt legs were really tough to get apart and I was worried about breaking it.
Who is the Mamas & Papas Pixi highchair best for?
Parents short on space who want a highchair with modern safety features.
The Mamas & Papas Pixi is a sleek, modern highchair with a great harness and small proportions that bring your baby closer to the table. While it boasts the ability to fold, if you’re often travelling with a boot-load of stuff it’s worth knowing it’s not a model that’s made to be taken apart.
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|Brand||Mamas & Papas|
|Child age (approx)||6 months to 3 years|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:89cm W:62cm D:68cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:104cm W:62cm D:18cm|
|Seat height positions||1|
|Made from||Lightweight plastic, moulded EVA seat pad|
|Accessories included||Vinyl insert, tray, seat pad|