Reviewers and parents love the Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair's sleek modern look and ease of operation inspired by office chair pneumatic technologies. From its one-piece, seamless molded seat to its smooth, one-touch lift, the Flair provides an innovative and user-friendly take on high chair design. However, it lacks some key features to make it as long-lasting and comfortable as possible, such as a recline and an adjustable footrest. It also does not fold for storage.
A sturdy, stable seat. The Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair's heavy pedestal base prevents tipping, and the hidden casters lock for extra security and stability. Parents generally like the wheels, but a few say they move a bit on hard floor surfaces even when locked. The Flair has a five-point safety harness with two shoulder-height adjustment points, but some parents complain that the harness straps twist and aren't easy to use. The seat has a sturdy, built-in T-bar that fits between baby's legs to prevent sliding out.
Smooth operator. The two most popular features of the Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair are its molded seat and smooth pneumatic lift. The seamless chair eliminates the nooks and crannies where food tends to get caught, making it easy to wipe down. The Flair includes a seat pad that parents say will not absorb moisture or spills, and is easy to remove. The tray has two removable inserts that fit in most dishwashers. The pneumatic base is designed to enable continuous height adjustment from a button on the chair's base, and the wheels lock with a foot-operated pedal.
A modern "Flair." The Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair's sleek, understated appearance makes it popular with parents who want a high chair that fits into more modern decor. The sleek base hides six pneumatic wheels that allow the chair to be rolled from room to room, and the pedestal base fits under the table for family dining. It does not recline, making it suitable only for babies who can sit up independently (6 to 9 months). This chair isn't the best choice for those who would prefer to put it away between uses and does not fold for storage.
1. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains" is a popular and well-organized guide to baby-related products. Authors Denise and Alan Fields conduct hands-on testing as well as parent, manufacturer and retailer interviews. The section on high chairs has detailed reviews of a number of high chairs, including the Boon Flair, as well as ratings and rankings.
Review: Chapter 6: Feeding Baby: Breastfeeding, Bottles, High Chairs, Denise and Alan Fields, 2013, 10th edition
ConsumerReports.org editors test 33 popular high chair models for performance, reliability and safety issues. High chairs are ranked and compared, and several are designated as "recommended" or "best buys." Four are designated as "don't buy -- safety risk." The Boon Flair is among those tested.
Review: High Chairs Overview, Ratings, and Recommended, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not dated
Baby products blogger Kate Bayless rounds up the top 18 high chairs, including the Boon Flair, which she names "best modern style." She likes its "wow" factor and ease of use, but wishes it had a bigger tray. A parent tester agrees with Bayless' comments and adds that the chair seems secure.
Review: We Love, You Need: The Best High Chairs of 2013. Which One Should You Buy?, Kate Bayless, Feb. 25, 2013
The Boon Flair is one of this site's four best high chairs as chosen by moms. Editors like its modern pedestal styling, saying it makes a statement. They add that the pneumatic lift and two tray covers make the high chair practical and easy to use, but it's expensive and the tray is smallish.
Review: The Best Highchairs, Editors of BabyCenter.com, Not dated
After more than 245 reviews, the Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair earns an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Most users say they love its ease of cleaning and adjustments, as well as its attractive styling. Several wish it would recline, and even lovers of the chair say it is expensive.
Review: Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair with Pneumatic Lift, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2014
The Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair tops this list of the five best-selling modern high chairs. The reviews are not comparative; instead, they are based on sales at Diapers.com and customer feedback.
Review: Top 5 Modern High Chairs, Editors of Diapers.com, Not dated
The Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair earns 4 "elephants" out of 5 in this roundup of the four best high chairs. Site creator/owner Lindsey likes how well its smaller tray fits into the dishwasher and admires its futuristic styling. However, she notes that it's expensive and takes up plenty of space.
Review: High Chair Review, "Lindsey", June 14, 2012
Heather Corley, About.com's guide to baby products, includes the Boon Flair on her list of the top eight high chairs. She likes its space-age look and pneumatic lift, but notes that it's pricey.
Review: Top 8 High Chairs for Baby, Heather Corley, Not dated