Chicco Polly Highchair Review

Updated February 28, 2014
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Chicco Polly High Chair

The Chicco Polly Highchair's adjustability, compact fold and ability to sit directly at the table make it a particularly good choice as a space-saving high chair. Reviewers praise its neutral fabric that blends into most decors. There are three models of the Polly, the basic model, the Polly SE (Est. $175) and the Polly Magic (Est. $160), which is the only one that accommodates newborns. (The Magic is exclusive to Babies "R" Us.) For the other two, baby should be able to sit up unassisted, or about 3 to 6 months.

SafetyProsAdjustable height and footrest, Removable armrests, Folds compactly and easilyConsLower weight rating, Tray too big for some dishwashers, Hard to clean

Ease of use

Built to stow easily. The Chicco Polly Highchair receives high praise from parents and reviewers for its easy-to-fold design; the armrests and seat tilt flat, which also makes it easy to pull up to a table for use without the tray. It rolls smoothly on casters. It has wipe-clean vinyl seats and comes with two seat covers and two tray liners so one can be used while the other is being cleaned, and the tray removes easily with one hand. However, the tray is big and may not fit in all dishwashers, and owners say the seams in the plastic are hard to clean.

Lifestyle features

An attractive, traditional high chair. The Chicco Polly Highchair is a good choice for parents who like the dependability and flexibility of a traditional high chair but prefer less-childish themes. It features a smooth chrome finish and Chicco offers a range of fabric choices. There are three recline positions, seven height adjustments and an adjustable footrest. However, only the Chicco Polly Magic is suitable for newborns; the other two models are designed for children with full head control, about 3 to 6 months. Parents say it makes a good table seat for older children thanks to the foldaway armrests. Its maximum weight capacity is 37 pounds.

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Our Sources

1. Baby Bargains

Chapter 6: Feeding Baby: Breastfeeding, Bottles, High Chairs, Denise and Alan Fields, 2013, 10th edition

"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 Polly, as well as ratings and rankings.

2. ConsumerReports.org

High Chairs Overview, Ratings, and Recommended, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not dated

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 Chicco Polly Highchair is among those tested.

3. BabyCenter.com

Chicco Polly SE Highchair, Editors of BabyCenter.com, As of March 2014

The Chicco Polly SE Highchair receives 4 stars out of 5 from both editors and about 20 consumer reviewers. Editors note that it's super-adjustable and fits just about anywhere when folded, but say it's not the easiest to clean.

4. Amazon.com

Chicco Vinyl Polly High Chair, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2014

The Chicco Polly gets an average rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 after more than 20 user reviews. Owners say it's a great choice as a space-saver because it's so slim when folded. They also like the two included tray tops. Reviews are mixed on ease of cleaning.

5. About.com

Top 8 High Chairs for Baby, Heather Corley, Not dated

Heather Corley, About.com's guide to baby products, includes the Chicco Polly Highchair in her roundup of the top high chairs. She likes the Chicco Polly's combination of convenience, style and adjustability, but notes that the post attached to the tray prevents it from laying flat post-feeding.

6. About.com

Baby Chairs for Grandparents' Houses, Susan Adcox, Not dated

The Chicco Polly is one of a dozen high chairs evaluated by About.com guide Susan Adcox. She provides an overview of high chairs as a guide to grandparents who may want to keep a high chair in their homes for when their grandchildren visit. The review is not comparative, and there is no mention of testing.