The Chicco 360 is a portable, hook-on feeding seat that enables parents to secure their baby directly to the table. Unlike most hook-on chairs, the 360 rotates with six lockable positions so that baby faces in different directions.
Parents say securing the Chicco 360 Hook On to a table is easy, and it seems to be very secure. The seat braces against the bottom of the table with rubber clamps that lock the seat in place. The Chicco 360 can negotiate tables with lips, but it is not compatible with tables that have a lower lip that is deeper than 5.5 inches. It also requires a full 12 inches of depth for secure installation and may not attach to some counters.
Parents' biggest concern about the safety of the 360 is its lack of a five-point harness. Its three-point harness only holds the baby around the waist and between the legs, making it possible for a baby to push up and out of the chair if left unattended.
The Chicco 360 Hook On seat rotates in six lockable positions, so children can face in multiple directions. The tray is dishwasher safe, but parents and reviewers say the fabric cover does not wipe clean easily and has to be removed for washing. The buttons for adjusting the chair are highlighted in yellow for ease of use.
The Chicco 360 Hook On brings baby to the table for family dining . There is a clip-on tray to protect the tabletop that a baby can't easily remove. Thanks to its 360-degree swivel, parents can sit next to the child at the table while facing them for more direct feeding.
The Chicco 360 Hook On folds flat and comes with a carry bag with a strap. Some parents say they keep the seat in the carry bag and at the ready for dining out. Others find it a great option for the grandparent's house. Families with multiple older children or limited floor space rely on the Chicco 360 as a full high chair alternative.
The Chicco 360 is covered by a one year manufacturer's warranty,
The Chicco 360 offers great convenience and more functionality than most seats in this category, thanks to its ability to rotate for feeding. However, because it lacks a five-point harness, it raises the specter of an ambitious baby climbing out while parents' backs are turned, keeping it a runner up in this category.
The Chicco 360 Hook-on High Chair is one of a dozen high chairs evaluated by Susan Adcox, About.com's Grandparents Guide. Adcox provides an overview of high chairs as a guide to grandparents who may want to keep a high chair in their home for when their grandchildren visit. The review is not comparative, and there is no mention of testing. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: High Chairs and Other Baby Chairs for Grandparents' Houses, Susan Adcox, Not dated
2. Pregnancy & Newborn
This favorable review focuses on the benefits of the Chicco 360 as a chair for travel that is easy to carry, thanks to its included carry bag, ease of use and overall convenience. The reviewer also appreciates the chair for home use, as a convenient spot to place baby.
Review: Best Baby High Chair Reviews, By "Kecia", Jan. 9, 2012
The Chicco 360 receives an average overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on more than 140 reviews. Pros include the seat's two chair covers, removable tray liners and back of seat storage. Cons include the simple assembly, space saving and ability to rotate. Cons include lack of a five-point harness and difficulty in cleaning.
Review: Chicco Polly 360 Hook-on High Chair, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Sept. 2012
The Chicco 360 Hook On is in the top five high chairs in the travel/hook on category. These rankings are based upon sales at Diapers.com and customer reviews, so they are not comparative or in-depth.
Review: Top High Chairs and Boosters, Editors of Diapers.com, Not dated
Like Amazon.com, Target allows consumers to rate and review products. The Chicco 360 High Chair receives an overall 4.5 out of 5 stars in more than10 reviews. Parents say the chair is easy to use and well built, but they find the seat cover difficult to keep clean.
Review: High Chairs, Contributors to Target.com, As of Sept. 2012
The Chicco 360 receives an overall score of 92 out of 100 based on a handful of consumer reviews. Reviewers comment on the chair's ability to bring children to the table/counter surface with older diners, and its ability to rotate so that children can view the other activities in the room.
Review: Chicco 360 Hook On Chair Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of Sept. 2012