The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 is unusual in its price class with its ability to serve as a full high chair, a chair-attached infant booster seat, a toddler booster seat and a youth chair. It can even provide seating for two children at the same time.
The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System comes with an infant support pillow that fits into the chair's five-point harness. The harness has two height positions and can convert to a three-point harness for older toddlers. The seat has a large, sturdy frame and base with lockable wheels that parents say are secure when locked.
The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System is described as easy to maneuver around the house, even over carpet. It's easy to clean and straightforward to adjust. The seat is well-padded, without grooves for food to get trapped. The straps can be removed for cleaning, the large food tray has a removable insert and the entire food tray removes with one hand. The tray is dishwasher safe, but it may not fit in all dishwashers. Parents find it easy to get children in and out of the seat, and they like that you don't have to remove the tray to do so.
Fully assembled, the Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System looks like any high chair and can accommodate a child of up to 40 pounds -- but the similarity to a traditional high chair ends there. The booster and back support portions of the chair can be removed from the chair base and secured to a dining chair, creating a fully-supported infant feeding booster chair. The chair reclines in three positions, making it suitable for napping and bottle feeding. The back support can be removed from the booster, converting to a toddler booster seat. The chair base can be used as a youth seat for a child of up to 60 pounds. The infant booster can be used at the same time that the youth seat is used, and the toddler booster seat can be used at the same time as the high chair
In addition to its versatility, the Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System is adjustable for growing children. There are six seat height adjustments and three footrest height adjustments. Parents say the youth seat pulls up well to most tables, thanks to its adjustable height and lack of armrests. Parents and reviewers do note that the relatively large base does not fold up (inconvenient when you need to store it), but the removable infant booster and toddler booster are handy options for travel.
The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System carries a one year limited warranty
The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System earns best reviewed status because it's one of the most versatile high chairs available. It's marketed by Graco as the only high chair you will ever need -- even for two children. Many parents and reviewers agree, making this a great choice for families who plan for more than one child, or who just want one chair to last as long as their child needs a boost at meal time.
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 Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System is mentioned in their review.
Review: High Chairs, Denise and Alan Fields, Version 9.1, 2012
Consumer-Reports.org editors test 20 popular high chair models for performance reliability and safety issues. The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System is among those tested.
Review: High Chairs Overview, Ratings, and Recommended, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
The Graco Blossom 4-in1 Seating System is chosen as the best long lasting high chair in the budget category. The reviewer says the Blossom offers "a very smart design in an affordable price range." The only downside noted is its inability to fold for storage.
Review: Babble's Best High Chairs, 2011, Editors of Babble.com, Not dated
Heather Corley, About.com's guide to Baby Products, includes the Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System in her roundup of the top high chairs for baby. Corley likes the seat's versatility and the fact that you can use the seat's booster chair for one child while another child uses the booster seat. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Top 8 High Chairs for Baby, Heather Corley, Not dated
5. Pregnancy & Newborn
This favorable review by a Pregnancy & Newborn reader says the Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System is a chair that does it all and says it's good for multichild families who can use the chair's stages (booster and high chair) at the same time. The reviewer also appreciates the adjustability and safety features. She does say the infant insert does not attach to the chair. The review is not comparative.
Review: Best Baby High Chair Reviews, By "Ginny", Jan. 29, 2010
Grandparents.com is geared toward grandparents, but it is similar to parenting resource site BabyCenter.com. The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System is the top pick in this roundup of high chairs. The chair is commended for its value and ease of use.
Review: High Chair Roundup, We Evaluate High Chairs - the Simple and the Sophisticated, Phoebe Assenza, Not dated
The Graco Blossom earns its space saver credit due to its versatility. However, the Blossom does not fold up, which the reviewer says can be a drawback.
Review: Space Saver High Chairs, Editors, Not dated
The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 seating system/high chair receives an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on about 30 reviews from consumers. Owners say their kids at all age stages are comfortable in the chair, and they like its versatility. A few say it's plain-looking, and it could use a safety lock on the tray to keep it from coming completely off the arms.
Review: Graco Blossom 4 in 1 High Chair, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Sept. 2012
9. Babies 'R' Us
The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 receives an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from BabiesRUs.com based on more than 60 customer reviews. Pros include the ease of cleaning and assembly. Reviewers also like that it is stable, stylish and portable. Cons include heaviness and bulk.
Review: Graco Blossom High Chair, Contributors to BabiesRUs.com, As of July 2012
The Graco Blossom earns an overall score of 97 out of 100 based on more than 30 reviews. Owners say the Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System is versatile and easy to use. A few complain that it does not fold.
Review: Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System, Contributors, As of Sept. 2012