Unlike standalone high chairs, the Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair straps onto a dining chair, converting any sturdy chair into a high chair. The Space Saver offers a weight rating of up to 50 pounds, and it has a three-position recline and a five-point harness that converts to three-point. It also converts to a booster seat once kids have outgrown high-chair mode.
The Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair offers the same safety features as larger, standalone chairs. The five-point harness offers maximum security for smaller, babies, and a built-in yoke between the legs prevents children from sliding out of the seat. The seat secures to the chair from both the back and the bottom, and parents and reviewers say the straps secure the seat effectively. Be sure the chair the Space Saver is attached to is stable, however; a wobbly chair may present a safety hazard.
The Fisher-Price Space Saver's straps make it easy to attach to chairs. However, the seat does not fold down compactly, which is a drawback if you want to use it for travel or eating out. The chair can be reclined in three positions, and parents appreciate that the tray remains level even when the chair is fully reclined. Parents find the tray easy to remove and clean. However, some parents say the tray is small, which can result in more floor mess. The chair is also height adjustable, which enables a better fit to tables.
The Fisher-Price Space Saver offers all the features required to safely secure and feed infants to toddlers without taking up floor space. It comes equipped with a feeding tray, but it can also be pulled up directly to the table. The Space Saver's nonremovable armrests may not fit under all tables. The Space Saver converts to a booster for older children; however, parents may encounter the same armrest-based issue when trying to pull the seat up to the table.
The Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair is covered by an industry standard one year warranty.
The Fisher-Price Space Saver offers a solution for families who live in small houses and apartments and/or who need to use more than one high chair. The reasonable price, ease of cleaning, adjustable height, secure design and infant-friendly recline make it our best reviewed in this category.
Our Sources: Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair Reviews
1. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains" is a popular and well-organized guide to baby-related products. The section on high chairs mainly covers brands rather than individual models, but the Space Saver High Chair receives coverage in addition to the Fisher-Price brand.
Review: High Chairs, Denise and Alan Fields, Version 9.1, 2012
Hollie Schultz says this is the high chair for families with space issues. It fits virtually any dining room chair and is easy to attach and adjust. She does note that a toddler or small baby should not be placed too close to the table without the tray because they can kick it over. Schultz includes the Fisher-Price Space Saver in her top five high chair listing.
Review: Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair Review, Hollie Schultz, Dec. 2, 2007
The Fisher-Price Space Saver 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 their grandparents. 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
Amazon.com has more than 500 owner reviews of the Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair. Ratings are positive, with an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and nearly three-quarters of contributors give it a perfect score. Reviews highlight this chair's comfort and compact size.
Review: Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Sept. 2012
The Fisher-Price Space Saver receives 4.5 out of 5 stars overall in more than 50 reviews. Parents say they enjoy bringing even very small babies up to the table with this chair, and they give the seat high marks for quality, ease of use and ease of cleaning.
Review: Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair, Contributors to Target.com, As of Sept. 2012
6. Babies 'R' Us
There are far fewer reviews on BabiesR-Us.co compared to Amazon.com, but the Fisher-Price Healthy Care receives 5 out of 5 stars in about five reviews. Parents describe the chair as comfortable and easy to clean and use.
Review: Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair, Contributors to BabiesRUs.com, As of Sept. 2012
Reviews of the Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair at Viewpoints.com are similar to those posted on the top retail sites, with very few negative comments. The high chair gets an overall rating of 91 out of 100 in more than 400 reviews.
Review: Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair Review, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of Sept. 2012
The Fisher-Price Space Saver tops this list of the top five best selling high chairs in the traditional category. Reviews are not comparative or a result of testing, rather they are based upon total sales and customer feedback.
Review: Top High Chairs and Boosters, Editors of Diapers.com, Not dated