Mamas & Papas Baby Bud – the ultimate space-saving high chair?
Here’s our Mamas & Papas Baby Bud review – is it the ultimate space-saving high chair?
Looking for the ultimate space-saving high chair for urban living? Well, call off the search; we may have found it in the Mamas & Papas Baby Bud.
For a lot of people space is at a premium, especially when you still live in your pre-child London flat. And baby stuff just takes up so much room, doesn’t it? I swear it grows overnight. When it came to weaning, we bought the cult Ikea Antilop high chair and it’s been brilliant. But it doesn’t fold up and as our dining table is in our living room, there’s no hiding it either.
So I was intrigued by the premise of the Baby Bud. A high chair that doesn’t take up extra space? We were sent one to review to try it out for ourselves.
The Baby Bud is essentially a booster seat that’s made of moulded plastic with a foam insert and detachable tray (it looks like it was inspired by 60’s egg chairs). Suitable from six months, the genius of the Baby Bud is that it attaches with straps to a normal dining chair, so it takes up no extra room on the floor. It has secret transformer talents too, so you can either use it on its own with the detachable tray, or as a normal chair pulled up to the table.
It’s also really light, which makes it very portable. We’re off to France soon and are planning on taking it with us as we’re not sure if there will be a high chair. And it’s really easy to clean which is pretty essential when it’s getting food smeared on it three times a day.
The fact that it’s multi-functional is brilliant, and this immediately makes it better than, say, the Bumbo, that doesn’t have much use once they start to wriggle out of it (ours now languishes in our landing).
The Baby Bud is great; it’s useful for so many things and is perfect for city living. I just wish we’d known about it ages ago.
The book is a new favourite, the pretty cool interactive playbook featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar, from that well-known bookshop the supermarket.