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. This is 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 mealtime.
A safe and reliable high chair. The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System gets the highest rating for safety from one independent testing organization. It 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 pommel that fits between the legs to prevent sliding between the seat and tray is attached to the tray rather than the seat, which some reviewers dislike.
Couldn't be simpler. Reviewers say the Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System is easy to maneuver around the house, even over carpet. Cleaning is a breeze since there are no crevices where food can 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 because of the attached pommel. Parents find it easy to get children in and out of the seat, and like that they don't have to remove the tray to do so. Initial assembly and subsequent adjustments to the chair's various configurations is called simple and straightforward.
Multipurpose chair for growing families. As a traditional high chair, the Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System can accommodate a child up to 40 pounds, but the similarity to a traditional high chair ends there. The three-position recline makes it suitable from birth for napping and bottle-feeding. 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 seat. 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 up to 60 pounds. The infant booster can be used at the same time as the youth seat, and the toddler booster 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 levels. Parents say the youth seat pulls up well to most tables, thanks to a lack of armrests. The one downside is that the relatively large base does not fold up, which is inconvenient for storage. However, the removable infant booster and toddler booster are handy options for travel.
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 Graco Blossom, as well as ratings and rankings.
Review: Chapter 6: Feeding Baby: Breastfeeding, Bottles, High Chairs, Denise and Alan Fields, 2013, 10th edition
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 Graco Blossom is among those tested.
Review: High Chairs Overview, Ratings, and Recommended, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not dated
The Graco Blossom earns 4.7 stars out of 5 after more than 360 customer reviews, making it the highest-rated high chair at Amazon.com. Owners rave about its quality, ease of use, comfort and durability. It also receives kudos for its neutral fabrics and styling.
Review: Graco Blossom 4-In-1 Seating System, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2014
After more than 65 customer reviews, the Graco Blossom earns a perfect score of 5 stars out of 5. The general consensus is that it is worth the slightly higher price compared to a basic high chair. It gets particular raves for ease of assembly, cleaning and converting.
Review: Graco Blossom 4-in-1 High Chair Seating System, Contributors to Target.com, As of March 2014
The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System earns a score of 4 "elephants" out of 5. Site creator/owner Lindsey says the only thing that keeps it from a perfect score is its inability to fold for storage. However, she says if you have the space, you can't go wrong with this chair.
Review: High Chair Review, "Lindsey", June 14, 2012
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. She likes the seat's versatility and the fact that you can use the booster seat for one child while another child uses the high chair.
Review: Top 8 High Chairs for Baby, Heather Corley, Not dated