Our lobster high chair was judged Best Hook On Travel High Chair in the Mom Trends Must-Have Awards, 2014!
"There are lot of hook-on high chairs on the market, but the philandteds Lobster easily won our top award. Most importantly, it packs down flat – key for a high chair you’ll be traveling with – and stows away in its included storage bag. The Lobster weighs just 3.9 lbs, but its durable fabric holds babes up to 37 lbs., is easy to wipe off, and removes easily for hand-washing out more serious messes. A 4-pt safety harness keeps wigglers in their seat and the high chair can be used with or without the included food tray. One of our favorite features of the Lobster high chair are the clamps which are easy to use and have an amazing range from 0.8″ up to 3.75″, letting you use the high chair on thin dining tables up to extra thick tables at the park. At home or on the go, the hook-on Lobster high chair makes mealtime with baby a breeze." - Mom Trends
"The award-winning travel chair’s claws clamped nicely on my relative’s breakfast bar so my girls had their own place to eat for the few days we were away. I can see how fabulous the lobster would be for any camping or other travel outings since it attaches to most tables or bench tops.
I love the fact that the fabric used on the lobster is washable and durable. The fabric can slide right off the frame for a hand wash. There’s a removable table-tray that slides in between the two clamps protecting the actual table from any spills. Or I suppose if your child is sitting at the picnic table or at a restaurant, it would keep the germs from the actual table getting on your babe’s food. I’m strongly considering keeping my lobster in the car in case we stop in at a restaurant – we all know how filthy some of the restaurant high chairs can be, don’t we?
I’m so grateful to have had the phil & teds traveller and lobster for my travel adventures with my two daughters recently. I stressed myself out enough thinking about all the what-ifs and all the items that I’ll have to take to the airport (car seats, stroller, playpen, suitcases, etc. and oh – I also had my cat to take too!) that having such compact, reliable and safe baby travel gear was such a relief!"
We’ve recommended this great piece of baby equipment to scores of friends since we bought it – and people always comment on it when they visit our house.
The clip-on high chair lets you attach it to many tables and breakfast bars, then folds down flat for transport.
Its aluminium frame has two ‘lobster’ claws that clamp onto the table, and are designed to hold children up to 17kgs (37lbs) – about age three. Hubby wasn’t convinced it looked safe when we bought it so tried balancing his own weight on it – it didn’t even wobble so must be pretty sturdy! The body of the highchair is made of fabric and has a five-point harness.
The manufacturers say it’s designed for use from six months. We’ve been using it from four months, using a folded towel to pad the base and backrest so the baby can see over the top. Unlike a solid highchair, the fabric makes it much harder for babies to try and climb out – a definite bonus in our house.
The real joy of it is it takes up no space in the kitchen or dining room – there are no highchair legs to manoeuvre or try and stack out of the way.
”We've been getting great use from our Lobster this week with these hot sunny evenings in Wellington - sitting around the outside table, our 11 month old daughter has enjoyed being right IN the action. She loves being at the table with her brothers and parents, eating together and checking out she's not missing out on any goodies. Of course it's covered in food already, but easily fixed with a wipe down. Ariana has put it to the bounce test, jiggling up and down as she hurls food all directions. That girl doesn't sit still, but she's happy and secure in her rightful place at the head of the table. The lobster is quick to set up - flick down the 'claws' and screw 'em tight. It now lives in its handy carry bag* on a hook by the back door ready for outdoor meals. I'll also be packing it for our summer holiday.”
*Lobster no longer comes in a bag
"I love my phil&ted's meToo, and would probably keep that one under my stroller because it weighs less at 2.2 lbs., but I'd keep the Lobster permanently attached to my dining table. "
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