The Oxo Tot Sprout is described by parents and reviewers as a well-designed and easy to care for high chair that fits babies well, once they can sit up with confidence. The Tot Sprout can be used as a high chair for babies from 6 to 36 months and can be converted to a child seat for children weighing up to 60 pounds.
The Oxo Tot Sprout receives praise from parents and reviewers for keeping babies and toddlers secure and comfortable. Some of the distinctive features include an adjustable seat and footrest. The Sprout is described as very stable despite its smaller overall footprint. A few parents say that the seat itself is too big for smaller babies. Others say that they slide a cushion into the seat to take up the extra space. The Sprout is equipped with a five-point harness integrated with a passive-restraint crotch post to keep babies from sliding out. While parents find this system safe, the harness is not usable once the crotch post is removed and the chair is converted into a toddler seat.
The Oxo Tot Sprout draws no complaints for cleanup. The wood base and plastic seat wipe clean, and the cushions are easy to remove. The tray is described as easy to remove and wipe down. Parents and reviewers comment on the large tray and deep lip that keep food on the tray and off the floor. According to parents, the ability to draw the tray in close to the child also helps prevent food from falling to the floor and creating a mess. The Sprout's seat height, footrest height and tray depth can be adjusted without tools. Parents find the harness easy to secure and adjust and say that it is easy to get the baby into and out of the chair.
The Oxo Tot Sprout combines the advantages of wood and plastic construction for a hybrid chair that most parents say is an attractive addition to their dining space. Using plastic for the seat enables Oxo to create supportive, surround seating. The all wood base doesn't trap food and offers stability with a smaller overall footprint. After its utility as a high chair has passed, the Sprout converts into a child seat that parents say fits well at the table and seats children up to 60 pounds. However, the Sprout does not fold up, so it is not a good option for parents who want a chair that is easy to stow.
Not only does Oxo Tot Sprout guarantee all the plastic and wood components of the Sprout for an industry best seven years, the cushions and harness straps are guaranteed for two years.
The Tot Sprout may not provide all the features of some high chairs, but it is a great choice for families who want a seat that can be used as a toddler chair, is easy to clean and has a nice modern look.
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 Oxo Tot is one of those reviewed.
Review: High Chairs, Denise and Alan Fields, Version 9.1, 2012
The Oxo Tot Sprout High Chair is dubbed Best Looking in this roundup of nine high chairs, one of which was chosen by readers. Editors say it's pretty and made from quality materials. They do note it's not suitable until age 6 months and up, and they would like to see a tray insert to make clean up easier.
Review: Babble Best High Chairs, 2011, Editors of Babble.com, Not dated
3. Pregnancy & Newborn
This review is submitted by a reader of Pregnancy & Newborn magazine. The Oxo Tot Sprout gets nothing but praise for every detail, including looks, compactness, ease of cleaning and easy assembly.
Review: Best Baby High Chair Reviews, By "Anjie", Oct. 24, 2011
The Oxo Tot Sprout receives an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on more than 80 reviews. Users say it's easy to clean, comfortable and highly adjustable. Cons noted include the tray being too high on the child and overall not being a good fit for smaller children.
Review: OXO Tot Sprout Chair, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Sept. 2012
The editors of Diapers.com offer lists of the top five best selling high chairs in several categories, including wooden. The choices are based upon sales and customer reviews, but they are not comparative. The Oxo Tot Sprout is one of the top five in wooden high chairs.
Review: Top 5 Wooden High Chairs, Editors of Diapers.com, Not dated
In this brief overview, the reviewer appreciates the longevity of the Oxo Tot's design, because it can be transformed into a real grown up chair.
Review: The Most Stylish High Chairs, Editors, Not Dated
The Oxo Tot Sprout receives 4.7 out of 5 stars in about 15 reviews. Parents say they love the seat's looks and easy cleaning, but one complains about the price.
Review: OXO Tot Sprout High Chair, Contributors to ToysRUs.com, As of Sept. 2012