Such was the case with this contraption called a “fast chair.”
I thought, what occasion am I going to bring this chair with me? Certainly not often. So I considered returning it, then my friend (the baby gear expert) told me it was one of her favorite items and she used it all of the time.
Predicting it would be the first and last time I used the thing, I took it with me on a trip to Hilton Head. Then to a restaurant. Now I keep it in the car to use when we go out. Restaurant high chairs aren’t secure enough for a small baby because they can move around – but the fast chair is the perfect fit.
It folds up flat so it’s easy to keep in the car, pack in your suitcase, and carry with you. It’s perfect for travel but surprisingly, we find ourselves using it frequently while we’re out and about because it makes dining out a manageable event. It fastens to the side of the table with handles and screws – it’s easy to turn until it’s secure. I have the tray, too, and when I got it I thought, “what a totally unnecessary baby gadget” and again…. I was totally wrong. Get the tray. Clean up is so much easier.
My baby girl is content (mostly) to sit in it while she tests Newton’s first law of motion on her toys and snacks: look! It falls! Watch mommy pick it up! Ooh! It dropped AGAIN when I let it go! Fascinating! And then mommy picks it up again! Therefore, every toy continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a straight line, unless it is compelled to change that state by my hand letting go or mommy picking it up. I will express my delight in this discovery with a loud squeal! Eeeeeiiiiiii!!!
Her brilliance is equal to her adorableness.
I’m sure you have proven the same theory about your own offspring.
Shop The Kangaroo Pouch if you’re in Myrtle Beach. And, if you’d like, watch the two of us talking about this and over travel items: Hatton and Chris star in news story, “tips for holiday travel”