Check out our review of the Bloom Fresco Contemporary baby high chair.

By peoplestaff225
November 07, 2011 02:00 PM

Courtesy Bloom Baby

There are high chairs. And then there’s the Bloom Fresco Contemporary Baby Chair ($400).

The name may be a bit of a mouthful, but the chair is one of the sleekest, coolest pieces of baby gear we’ve ever laid eyes on.

And it’s designed to last from newborn right up to 79 lb (or approximately 8 years old).

That’s right, from birth to school age, this chair has a configuration for every kid in your house!

Check out our review below:

Things We Like:

This chair is beautiful — and incredibly functional. It can be used from birth in cradle mode as a great place for baby’s quiet alert times. And when your tot is ready to explore the world of solid foods, it will adapt and become a terrific high chair.

But it doesn’t stop there. Once your kid becomes a preschooler, it transforms into a fabulous chair for at the table or anywhere else in the house.

We love the special Comfort Nest, an insert that helps make sure your child isn’t swimming in her high chair. We’ve all seen those baby chairs that are way too big for a tiny baby. Thanks to this innovative addition, this isn’t one of them.

The Fresco chair swivels and locks, raises and lowers, reclines, and even glides for easy relocation within a room. We love that it can be so many different things for a growing child. And that it doesn’t sacrifice a sleek appearance for such high functionality.

We also love the adaptability of the appearance of the chair. If you move, redecorate or have another baby, all it takes is a new seat pad and you’ll have a brand new chair to match your décor.

Things We Didn’t Like:

The price. This has got to be the most expensive high chair on the market. Yes, it will last years and years, but it’s a very steep investment for a family to make right when they’re investing in other baby gear, too.

It’s also a little complicated to set up. All the straps and tabs and screws and buckles can be a little overwhelming. However, the chair comes with an excellent DVD User Guide which makes everything, however complicated, seem very simple.

Moms & Babies Rating:

For families looking to splurge (or for family members looking to pool together for a perfect baby shower gift), this incredible baby chair is an excellent investment. It’s gorgeous, to say the least. And we love the fact that it grows with your child, ensuring that it will be in the family for years to come.

— Stephanie Phoenix