A few weeks ago Luisa received a very large and exciting package from Oxo Tot. We’d previously worked with them on some healthy Easter treat ideas and I love their tableware so when the email came to see if we’d like to try the Oxo Tot sprout high chair I quickly accepted.
As I said, we’ve had the highchair for a few weeks but with Luisa’s birthday life was a bit chaotic so we had to hold off building it at first. The first chance we had I tasked Matt with the important job of putting the Sprout together. We made a little video of the build process which was really straight forward – even with Luisa under foot.
The Oxo Tot Sprout high chair is designed to be used from 6 months to 5 years. The different components can be removed and adjusted as your child grows. This means it can transition from a traditional highchair to a seat at table height for a young child. The idea of having a product that lasts really appeals to me as it’s more economical and environmentally conscious.
The first time Luisa tried out the Sprout I knew we were all going to love it. The padding is really thick and supportive, the straps are easily adjusted and the seat is roomy. Our previous highchair was already getting to be a bit of a squeeze and Luisa isn’t at all big for her age.
I really like the fact that the tray is large, this makes it perfect for a baby-led approach to weaning. Because there’s ample room for baby to manipulate their food they can grasp it without accidentally pushing it off the edge. This is great for us because, as I’ve said before, Lu is really independent when it comes to meal time.
Apart from how safe and comfortable it looks what I appreciate about the Oxo Tot Sprout high chair the most is how practical it is. The tray adjusts and can be removed with just one hand. The cushion insert is easy to remove and wipe clean. Even the straps can be taken off – I’ve actually put them in the washing machine after a particularly messy porridge episode this morning.
Despite not folding down the Sprout doesn’t take up too much room. In contrast to a lot of other highchairs it actually looks really cool so it’s not some garish hunk of plastic sitting in your kitchen.
Obviously we’ve only used it in the traditional way so far but it’s really easy to remove the crotch post, adjust the seat depth and the footrest height. There’s no need for any special tools when moving the Sprout from one stage to another.
As you can see from the stock images below it comes in 3 different colour combinations. The Sprout retails at £205, there’s no getting around it, it’s pricy. That being said it’s a really high quality piece of furniture that will last until your child is 5. I’m pretty confident that given the build quality it would stand up to many more years of use from subsequent children.
As you can probably tell we’re big fans of the Sprout so far. Yes it’s pricy but I really would recommend it, it’s certainly something I would consider putting on your baby wishlist! I’ll be posting another short video on YouTube soon showing you how easy it is to adjust, use and clean the highchair. With a high value item I think it’s important to review it over a period of time so I’ll be posting another update in a few months to let you know if we’re still as enamoured with the Sprout.
If you’re looking for more of my favourite baby buys take a look at my reviews.