Joe was just getting to the point where he thought he was far too grown up for a highchair – he is two after all… they grow up so fast these days! – and I was wondering what we would do for the next stage. If we sit him at the table he just gets down, so we needed him to be restricted, but not to feel too much like a baby. The Nuna Zaaz turned out to be absolutely perfect.
For a start, it doesn’t look like a highchair – it just looks like a smart chair with some additions. It’s incredibly simple to put together and it’s also very flexible. We started off using it with the cushioned seat and the tray, but it was a bit of a squeeze so we took the cushion out, obviously leaving the straps on, and it was perfect. We generally take the tray off too and pull Joe up to eat at the table with the rest of us, which makes him feel a bit more grown-up. We’ve also taken the shoulder straps off, but left the waist straps on. The lift mechanism is incredibly easy too – you just lift the footrest and the chair glides up (sort of like an office chair). It’s also incredibly easy to clean with none of the irritating nooks and crannies you often get with highchairs.
If I have one complaint about this chair it’s that the positioning of the buckle is very slightly tricky and I did once pinch Joe’s tummy when I was strapping him in, but that’s a small niggle (and he’s got quite a big tummy).
The Nuna Zaaz is sadly no longer avaiolable but check out the Mamas & Papas website for other fab Highchairs