The First Years is giving busy moms a "helping hand" by creating this adorable and multi-purpose activity seat to keep your little ones entertained as you prep dinner, clean up or just take a little break! It can be difficult to get things going in the evening when my son is getting tired and hungry and I am worn out from the day too. I was excited to try out this The First Years Helping Hands Feeding & Activity Seat and some of their fun tableware for my little guy and he's loved using them as much as I have!
This Disney Mickey Mouse themed The First Years Helping Hands Feeding & Activity Seat is designed to not only entertain babies during the dinner time prep but also when the toys are removed it functions as a high chair for meal times. The seat has a 3 point harness to keep your wiggly little ones safe and a tray that can be positioned 3 ways for the right fit. Also the height of the seat itself can also be adjusted to 3 different height levels so that your child can sit at just the right height for your table.
Growing with your child, this seat can be used during the baby stage through toddler stage. Use it during meal times as a high chair with a tray to feed your little ones or as a booster seat when you're ready to have your toddler sit at the "big table" with the rest of the family. I would note that the seat back does not recline and there is no head support so it may not be the best option for bottle feeding a little baby, however I've never used a high chair to bottle feed but if that's something you'd want do keep that in mind. Once your baby can hold their head up well and sit on their own this chair will work great to keep them entertained or to feed them those their exciting bites of solid foods.
The toys included with the seat suction onto the tray (and stay put really well I might add) and they can be moved around as you desire. There's a fun spinning rattle ball with Mickey shaped beads (this is my son's favorite), a teether toy shaped like a Mickey Mouse hand and a Mickey Ears link toy that are all brightly colored, engaging and fun for busy little hands. My toddler is probably out growing these toys but they will be perfect for keeping his little sister entertained! I will definitely use this seat with her in the future. Also the attachable "snack cup" is handy for holding snacks and preventing the whole bowl from being flung across the room (I'm sure my son is the only child who does this) since it stays attached to the tray. My son likes to set his drink in the snack cup too when it's not being used for Cheerios or blueberries (some of his favorite snacking options). We love this Simply Spoutless, Mickey Mouse cup from The First Years too! Helps little ones learn to drink from a real cup and doesn't spill as much as the straw cups I also use.
I found this feeding & activity chair to be very thoughtfully designed. I love that it has this little storage area in the back for extra bibs, wipes, etc. to keep those things handy. I appreciate how easy it is to clean as well. The smooth surface is very simple to wipe down after a messy meal time and the tray is small enough it's easy to wash off in the sink. Also I love that the whole chair isn't super bulky. It's very compact and will fit on about any chair and would be easy to take with you if you're traveling or visiting someone's home!
We've been using this everyday for a few weeks now and I really like it. My son calls it his "mouse chair" and sits in it to color, watch Daniel Tiger, play with his cars at the big table (his favorite thing), enjoy a snack and eat his meals. I love that I can have him sit him safety for different activities and know he's safely restrained and entertained while I am busy cooking or cleaning (or honestly....while I'm resting with my feet up on the couch in the next room because I'm 8 months pregnant and just. so. tired!).
Offering fun stimulation for babies and practical help for parents, The First Years Helping Hands Feeding & Activity Seat helps make the dinner time prep and dining a little easier. It's a compact, space-saving high chair and booster that will grow with your child and their needs. Being a parent isn't easy work! First Years understands this and has come up with creative and practical ways to give moms a helping hand and keep their little ones safely entertained. To learn more about this feeding and activity seat and to see other fun and helpful products offered by The First Years visit their website thefirstyears.com
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