Phil & Teds Poppy Highchair review

Our rating 
4.6 out of 5 star rating 4.6
User rating
£84.99 RRP
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In a nutshell

Practical, and stylish, this is a functional, safe and easy-to-clean highchair, that converts into a chair when your little one has grown out of it, but lacks basic frills like recline.
Pros: Easy to clean, longevity of use (converts into a child’s chair), soft and spongy aerocore seat for maximum comfort, lightweight, easy to store, sturdy, large tray
Cons: Quite snug when tray is fitted, wide legs, fiddly shoulder straps, fixed footrest, no recline
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Phil & Ted’s buggies are a firm favourite in the UK, so it should come as no surprise that the Poppy highchair has already garnered many favourable mum reviews for its style, functionality and price.

Sold on the feature that it can convert into a child seat when your little one no longer needs a highchair, the Poppy is suitable from 6 months to 20kg (around 4 years).

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It also comes with a 5-point safety harness, tray and footrest and weights a decent 4kg

Going up against other highchairs like the Cosatto 3Sixit2, Knuma Connect 4-In-1, Stokke Tripp Trapp and IKEA Antilop, it faces some pretty stiff competition in the market for price and reputation.

Is the Poppy highchair comfortable?

Yes, but it’s better for smaller children. This ergonomically-designed chair seems very comfortable for my little girl, who has been using it for just over a month (she is now eight months).

A friend’s baby, who is slightly chunkier, did sit in it and when we put the tray in, they got their hands wedged in because the fit is quite snug but I have not had this problem.

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Is it easy to use?

Yes!  For me, the ergonomically-designed chair’s snug fit is a real benefit because you can put your little one in and still have two hands to buckle them up and clip in the tray.  There is also a five-point harness, so once they are in, they are not going anywhere!

Saying that, I found the shoulder straps a bit fiddly to use so have simply used the seat straps.  The other downside is that the footrest is fixed, so at the moment is too low for my daughter.

How much room does the chair take up?

The seat is compact but the legs splay out quite wide, meaning I have tripped over it a few times!

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Was it easy to move around the house?

Yes, it is only 4kg, so much lighter than your average highchair, so it is easy to move between and within rooms.

It is also easy to store – you remove the back legs, with the simple press of a button –  and then put it away, where it stands 112cm tall and 28cm wide.

Is it easy to clean?

Yes, this chair is very easy to clean. The aerocore seat is waterproof and seamless, so food doesn’t get trapped and it is easy to wipe clean.

If food does get caught, you can remove the seat and clean the plastic base. The large tray has curved sides (so food doesn’t fall all over the place) and is wipe clean and dishwasher safe. So less time is spent scraping away at old food or on the floor cleaning on mess. A big bonus for any time-strapped mum!

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What is the seat made from?

Aerocore – it’s an insulating, hypo-allergenic, UV resistant and non-toxic plastic.  So all in all, a fab material!

What do you think of the style?

I think the style is great. It comes in three colours: Bright blue (bubblegum), green (lime) and red (cranberry).

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How does it compare to other travel highchairs you have used?

I have an older daughter and I have used various wooden highchairs and highchairs by other big brand names like the Stokke Tripp Trapp, IKEA Antilop and Bumbos and this one rates at the top because it’s easy to use, easy to move around and quite cheap.

What age child is the Phil&Ted’s Poppy highchair best for?

It would be best for babies who have just started weaning.  But because the seat is suitable for children from six months to three years, it’s also great for toddler too.

Of course Phil&Ted’s say babies must be able to hold their own head up, that’s a given with any highchair when they start weaning.

Is the product good value for money?

Yes, I think it is excellent value for money.

Highchairs are must-have items and this one is sturdy, practical and well-made meaning it is money well spent.

While the price of £84.99 means the Poppy is more expensive than some other highchairs, and it doesn’t recline or adjust height wise, this longevity is a real selling point.

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What’s in the box?

The Poppy came with the seat, legs, straps, tray and footrest. There were no additional extras needed and it was extremely easy to put together by just clipping the legs in.

The instructions were clear and helpful and while it took a few minutes to get the footrest in place, it was very straightforward.

Having everything in one box is a far better option than buying a chair only to discover you need to buy the padded seat or another accessory to make it comfortable!

MadeForMums Verdict:

This is a good chair: it’s stylish, practical and comfortable and very easy to keep clean.  However, it lacks frills like recline and height adjustability, which you can get with cheaper chairs.

Saying that, as it also converts easily into a child’s chair it’s a two-for-one purchase, which is good on the pocket!

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Phil & Teds
Model Poppy Highchair
Price £84.99

Suitable for

Child age (approx) 6 months to 3 years

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions H:98cm W:62cm D:72cm
Dimensions (folded) H:112cm D:28cm

Features

Seat height positions 1
Recline positions None
Made from aerocore
Features
  • Has two functions: a full-size high chair and a toddler chair
  • Suitable from six months to four years
  • 5-Point harness

Accessories

Optional extras Converts to a child's seat