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have lobster at the table everyday!

Score: 4/5.

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.

"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."

Rebecca M Gruber

”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 

Gina ( New Zealand)

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