Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
One of my favorite books to read to kids is Eric Carle’s, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The bright colors, shapes, and different fruits keep both kids and adults entertained. When I first laid eyes on Eric Carle’s Happy and Hungry Booster Seat, I was very excited to see if my toddler would enjoy the chair as much as we enjoy reading the book.
Eric Carle Happy and Hungry Booster Seat Review
My toddler is 19 months old and always on the go. She never likes to sit still, so I was curious to see if this seat could keep her entertained while she ate. What I discovered is that this booster seat is perfect for families on-the-go or for children that have short attention spans. It’s easy to transport and the design is colorful and fun!
The Hungry and Happy booster seat is made for babies 6 months old to five-year-olds. My little one is a small tot so I didn’t think she would have a problem fitting into the seat considering it was made for older children.
She fit perfectly and was comfortable before we started to connect the straps for safety reasons. Unfortunately, the straps were not long enough to comfortably fit around her waist. It was a tight squeeze and works for now, but give it a few months and that may not be the case as she grows. Our dining room chairs are wide and the straps barely made it around to connect. Other parents may have dining room chairs that are smaller in size and the chair would be safely secured.
I loved how the tray had three different tray settings that adjust to your child’s size. The tray was easy to slide on and did not get my fingers caught. Another added bonus – the booster seat has a detachable dishwasher safe tray that fits into the larger tray. We practiced pointing to the different colors on the tray. The foam mat is comfortable and easy to clean which is a win in this mom’s book!
The booster seat also has different height settings that can be easily adjustable to your child’s size along with 2 reclining positions. At only 25 lbs. my daughter is on the verge of growing out of it, so I highly recommend this chair for smaller children and infants. The label says children up to 50 lbs. can use the seat, but I don’t know how a child of that size could fit comfortably.
The seat’s compact size makes it easy to store so you don’t have to worry about one more baby related item taking up more space in your already crowded home. Because, let’s face it your child rules the household at the end of the day.
Overall, my toddler loves the chair whether it is for dinner, snack or for play. She may grow out of it quickly, but for now she enjoys it and even thought it was her “potty” once. My husband and I had a good laugh about that moment. This is the perfect solution for infants that are transitioning to eating table food and want to sit at the table with Mommy and Daddy.
The Hungry and Happy Booster Seat retails for $25 – $30.