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Kidsmill Up! Highchair Review

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RRP:
£139.00
Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2018 Gold Best Highchair
Mother & Baby 2018 Gold Award Winner

At a glance:

Winning gold in our awards, there’s no doubt about it – the Kidsmill Up! looks amazing! Allowing you to have your baby at the dinner table with you from newborn, if you can afford it, it’s a great investment.

What they say:

“The designers of the Kidsmill Up! wanted to produce an attractive, practical highchair that would be a pleasure to use for many years. And they succeeded! The strong Kidsmill Up! is made of solid beech and can withstand a knock or two.”

Tested by mum Carly Taggart for the Mother & Baby Awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would definitely, mainly because of its usability. This product will last from birth to around three to four years of age, meaning that's at least three years worth of use, rather than the more standard year that you get with other highchairs. I also love the design and the fact that you can customise the colour options for both the wood and the fabrics to match your house interiors. The chair is ahead of all the others on the market in terms of design, however, I don't think it's easy to transport, so if you need to take one frequently out of the house, then you may need to look at other options.

How did the product make your life easier?

Unlike normal highchairs on the market, this one was designed so that it can be used from birth and onwards. I love that you can put a newborn in it and have them sat with you at the dinner table, rather than have them in a bouncy chair on the floor or something similar. It gets them used to being at the table straight away, and also saves me having to stare at the floor whilst I'm trying to eat. I also love that this product will last well into toddlerhood and beyond. My two and a half year old tried this chair and still fit, and was arguably at a better height for our kitchen table rather than sitting on cushions. It is so easy to clean the highchair, especially when the fabric parts come off so simply.

Would you choose this product to win?

Overall, if I had £343 spare then I would have invested in this with my first child, as it can be used for such a long period of time and then again with subsequent children, so you definitely get your moneys worth. The usability of it is fantastic. The design is also so unique and eye catching, and everyone who has seen it has commented on how beautiful it is.

What changes would you make to the product?

If I could change one thing about this product it would be the packaging it came, and how you then build it. I had to open one giant box, which then had eight more boxes inside. Not only do I think this is awful for the environment, but it's also hard work having to put all the separate pieces together by yourself.

Tested by mum Sarah Underhay for the Mother & Baby Awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would definitely recommend this highchair, not only because I love how compact it is (it's much smaller than a standard highchair) but also because it fits the same height as most tables, so baby is always involved at dinner time, and because it's so easy to move, even with child in it. Also, they cannot tip it backwards, so you know that your child is safe inside of the highchair at all times.

How did this product make your life easier?

This product is lightweight and easy to move thanks to the wheels on the back. It is very stylish, and will fit in any kitchen, and I love that it grows with your baby from newborn, to toddler age and beyond. As a result, you don't need have to buy a number of different ones, saving you money in the long run, I’m sure!

Would you choose this product to win?

Yes, I would say that this one would be my first choice as it is stylish, the cushions are easy to remove and wash, the highchair itself can be wiped clean easily, your child cannot tip it up when they are inside it, and the wheels mean you can move it from place to place with ease, which is something other chairs don't always have.

What changes would you make to this product?

If I were to recommend a change to this product I would say it would be best if there was an easier way to change the height of the seat and footrest, as it is a pain to have to undo the support bar with an allen key each time. I fear that I would lose this key and therefore struggle. Perhaps a lever on the back of the chair itself could be more useful?

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