The Chicco 360 Hook On is a portable, hook-on high chair that allows parents to bring baby directly to the table. Unlike most hook-on chairs, the 360 rotates with six lockable positions so baby can be fed from different directions, a feature that gets raves from users. Reviewers say it locks easily and securely to tabletops, but it's hard to clean and is relatively bulky compared to some portable chairs.
Secures well to tables, but lacks a five-point harness. Parents say the Chicco 360 Hook On seems to be very secure. The seat braces against the bottom of the table with rubber clamps that lock the seat in place. It can be attached to tables with lips, but it is not compatible with tables that have a lower lip deeper than 5.5 inches. It also requires a full 12 inches of depth for secure installation and may not attach to some counters. It has a three-point harness rather than a safer five-point harness, and is recommended only for children who can sit up unassisted.
A pain to clean. The Chicco 360 Hook On would probably get 5-star ratings across the board from parents and experts if it weren't so difficult to clean. The fabric doesn't wipe off well and, although it's removable, users say it's so hard to take off and put on that they don't even bother. The tray is dishwasher-safe. The 360 adjusts easily to its various rotating positions and is simple to clamp to a table or counter, but reviewers say crumbs collect in the rotation track.
Six-position rotation. The feature parents rave about on the Chicco 360 Hook On is its locking, six-position rotation that allows the chair to swivel to feed baby in any direction or just allow him to face the action. The clip-on tray attaches securely. The Chicco 360 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 visiting grandparents. Families with multiple older children or limited floor space rely on the Chicco 360 as an everyday high chair alternative.
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 Chicco Caddy and Chicco 360.
Review: Chapter 6: Feeding Baby: Breastfeeding, Bottles, High Chairs, Denise and Alan Fields, 2013, 10th edition
The Chicco 360 Hook-On Chair is reviewed by the editors of BabyCenter.com, who give it 4 stars out of 5. They say it hooks on securely and the rotating feature makes feeding easy in any position, but note that it's hard to clean and is large and bulky.
Review: Chicco 360 Hook-On Chair, Editors of BabyCenter.com, Not dated
After more than 260 customer reviews, the Chicco 360 Hook On high chair receives 4.2 stars out of 5. Owners say it's great for travel and as a space-saving alternative to a full-size high chair. Many report that it's very difficult to clean.
Review: Chicco 360 Degree Rotating Hook On Chair, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2014
4. Babies 'R' Us
The Chicco 360 Hook On chair earns an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 after more than 60 reviews. Users say it clamps easily onto a variety of tables and counters, but it's hard to clean.
Review: Chicco 360 Hook On, Contributors to BabiesRUs.com, As of March 2014