Unlike standalone high chairs, the Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair straps onto a dining chair, converting any sturdy seat into a high chair. The Space Saver offers a weight rating of up to 50 pounds, and has a three-position recline and a five- to three-point convertible harness. It also converts to a booster seat once kids outgrow high-chair mode. It does not fold, so it is not particularly portable, although it's a good choice for small living spaces.
Only as safe as the chair it's mounted on. The Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair offers the same safety features as larger, standalone high 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 a 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 very stable, however; a wobbly chair may present a safety hazard.
Straightforward, easy-to-use design. The Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair'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 recline in three positions, and parents appreciate that the tray remains level even when the chair is fully reclined. Owners find the tray easy to remove and clean, but some say the tray is small, which can result in more floor mess. The chair is also height-adjustable, which allows a better fit to tables.
A full-service solution for small spaces. The Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair offers all the features required to safely secure and feed infants to toddlers without taking up floor space. It comes with a feeding tray, but it can also be pulled up directly to the table. Some parents wish the armrests were either removable or hinged; the fixed design does not fit under all tables. The Space Saver converts to a booster for older children, but parents may encounter the same armrest issue when trying to pull the seat up to the table.
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. 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 Svan Signet, as well as ratings and rankings.
Review: Chapter 6: Feeding Baby: Breastfeeding, Bottles, High Chairs, Denise and Alan Fields, 2013, 10th edition
The Fisher-Price Space Saver is one of this site's five best high chairs as chosen by moms. Editors say it's a great choice for small spaces because it's a compact chair with full-sized features. They add that it's easy to clean, but the straps and tray can be hard to adjust.
Review: The Best Highchairs, Editors of BabyCenter.com, Not dated
Amazon.com has more than 150 owner reviews of the Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair. Ratings are generally positive, with an overall score of 4.2 out of 5 stars. Reviews highlight the chair's comfort and compact size, although a few say it's hard to clean.
Review: Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2014
The Fisher-Price Space Saver receives very high ratings in reviews that are spread out among four fabric options. Most customers are happy with the chair's ease of use, appearance and comfort. However, a few say it's not easy to clean, especially the straps.
Review: Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair, Contributors to Target.com, As of March 2014
5. Babies 'R' Us
Reviews for the Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair are scattered over several fabric options, with generally good ratings across the board. Some fabric options receive perfect 5-star ratings. The few complaints seem to be about issues tangential to the chair, like shipping.
Review: Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair, Contributors to BabiesRUs.com, As of March 2014
The Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair earns a score of 4 "elephants" out of 5 here. Site creator and owner Lindsey says it's a small chair that functions as a full-size high chair. In addition, the site's triplet mom recommends it for multiples.
Review: High Chair Review, "Lindsey", June 14, 2012
The Fisher-Price Space Saver is one of a dozen high chairs evaluated by Susan Adcox, About.com's grand parenting expert. . She provides an overview of high chairs as a guide to grandparents who may want to keep a high chair in their homes for their grandchildren. The review is not comparative, and there is no mention of testing.
Review: Baby Chairs for Grandparents' Houses, Susan Adcox, Not dated