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Keekaroo Height Right with Infant Insert Review

Price:   $280.00 List | $229.95 at Amazon - 18% off
Pros:  Looks like furniture, grows with baby, easy to clean
Cons:  Complicated assembly, small snack tray, doesn't fold to store
Bottom line:  After jumping over the hurdle of assembly, you won't be disappointed by the functionality and ability to blend right into the kitchen table.
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Manufacturer:   Keekaroo

The Skinny

We truly enjoyed using the Keekaroo Height Right with Infant Insert chair. It was the first in a round of high chairs that we brought into our kitchen for testing and were excited to start using it right away. Although it is more modern in design than some of the other chairs, we never felt like the baby or older kids were using a delicate piece of household furniture. Once you get past its not-so-easy assembly, you'll find the Height Right is a sturdy little piece ('little' in that it doesn't take up much floor space at all) that can be utilized by almost every member of the family. It is easy to clean, and comes with a seriously durable infant insert that our baby enjoyed very much. With a little elbow grease, you can keep this chair looking shiny new by simply wiping down all the components. It does not feature a 5-point harness, but rather a 3-point pelvic belt that we felt kept baby just as secure. Much like it's counterpart, the Stokke Tripp Trapp, this was a welcome addition in our home. Read on to find out more about this top-scorer!


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Our Analysis and Hands-on Test Results

Review by:
Jessica Stevenson & BabyGearLab Team

Last Updated:
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May 21, 2015

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With a vast array of color and finish possibilities, the Keekaroo Height Right high chair will blend right in around your dining room table. Our toddler tester thoroughly enjoyed being part of the group during meal times, and even with the infant insert, she fit nice and snug against the table. The small tray didn't hold much in the way of plates and cups, but really was just the right size for the amount of food a toddler actually needs. Additionally, we liked that the smaller plastic snack tray could easily be washed in our sink. Although not an award winner, we still thoroughly enjoyed using this product.
The versatility of the Keekaroo Height Right.
The versatility of the Keekaroo Height Right.

About Keekaroo


Keekaroo was founded in and is still located in Dolgeville, NY, a small town at the foothills of the Adirondacks. From product design to manufacturing labor, they work closely with their small town in the heart of Central New York. Their "Comfort Cushions" and "Infant Inserts" are proudly made in the USA. They also manufacture quality high chairs, kid chairs, boosters, and diaper pads. Their products are sold through select online or retail stores and are all JPMA Certified for safety. Additionally, they all come with a five year warranty.

Performance Comparison



Ease of Use


Baby enjoyed her meals at the dining table using the infant booster insert  but not the tray.
Baby enjoyed her meals at the dining table using the infant booster insert, but not the tray.
The Height Right is for use with babies 6 months all the way through a 250-pound adult! It incorporates a 3-point harness with removable pelvic belt that is easily adjustable and features a one-hand release button. The infant insert is easy to remove when baby has grown out of it, and is made in the USA with super durable material (the same material that is used in the medical and special needs markets). The snack tray effortlessly slides in and out of the side attachments, which also remove easily with the provided Allen Wrench when your baby outgrows the tray. Overall, we gave this chair a 9 of 10 for ease of use.

Ease of Cleaning


Many snack trays  like the one from the Keekaroo shown here  are dishwasher safe  but we recommend using warm soapy water to clean them by hand instead.
Many snack trays, like the one from the Keekaroo shown here, are dishwasher safe, but we recommend using warm soapy water to clean them by hand instead.
Like many other regular pieces of household "dining furniture", this chair does not sport any fabric. Although fabric is a nice touch when dealing with babies and their comfort, it is not always the easiest to keep clean. The Keekaroo and the infant insert both wipe clean with ease, and although food can get stuck under the infant insert, you can easily loosen the straps to lift the whole piece up to clean underneath, much like the insert in the Boon Flair. One minor issue we did have was some food getting stuck in the velcro patches that hold the infant insert in place. All in all, however, we gave this chair a 9 of 10 for how simple and quickly it wiped clean.

Quality


Baby was always very comfortable in the sturdy Keekaroo when using the infant insert.  As a bonus  the insert is also extremely durable.
Baby was always very comfortable in the sturdy Keekaroo when using the infant insert. As a bonus, the insert is also extremely durable.
We found the quality of this chair to be quite high, and gave it a score of 9 of 10 when compared to the quality of others we tested. It is sturdy and stable, and while sitting in the infant insert, our toddler tester had great posture and excellent seating ergonomics. Since baby was seated perfectly upright and not reclined, there was no danger of her slipping out once the tray was removed, and the passive crotch restraint on the infant insert also helped to keep her in place. Of course, always stay close to baby and never leave an infant unattended in a high chair.

We can not say enough good things about the infant insert piece, which promises to be peel and tear resistant, and found it amazingly durable just as the company promised (we really did try to puncture it with a fork, and couldn't manage to make a dent). As an added bonus, this chair is JPMA Certified to the highest safety standards to give you even more peace of mind.

Ease of Set Up


Unfortunately, this is where it took a big hit in scoring, earning only a 3 of 10. It was one of our most difficult chairs to put together, along with the Fisher-Price Rainforest Healthy Care. It took us the longest to assemble this chair out of all of them: a whopping 32 minutes. Although the instructions were pretty clear, they just were not that intuitive, and we found it was much easier to put together the Stokke Tripp Trapp, which is similar in design.

Footprint and Portability


This chair did not take up much floor space  and was easy to slide across kitchen tile floor.
This chair did not take up much floor space, and was easy to slide across kitchen tile floor.
The chair has a nice, small footprint, at only 470 square inches. When pushed in, it fit right in around our table with the other wooden dining chairs. And although it does not come with wheels as many of our other chairs did, we did not find it difficult to move around, and it even slid nicely over our tile floor. If you have hardwood floors you may want to consider some type of protective pads, much like you would put on regular dining chairs. At 21.1 pounds, it came in right in the middle of the pack. Although other chairs were lighter, the ease in which we were able to maneuver this chair into and away from the table made us forget all about how much it weighed.

Best Applications


This chair is best suited for those families who would like a versatile high chair that can double as a piece of furniture and not look like another piece of baby equipment. Even with the infant insert and tray attached, we still didn't get that bulky high chair vibe from it. Keep in mind that this chair will not accommodate your infant, as the baby must be at least 6 months old to be secured in the chair's 3-point harness. There are no shoulder straps with this seat, but when the infant insert is removed, the harness remains so you can secure your older toddler during meal times.

Value


Given the fact that the Height Right, along with the Stokke Tripp Trapp, can hold up to 250 pounds, your investment in this chair will no doubt go a long way.

Conclusion


Happy baby!  The Keekaroo Height Right functions just like other dining chairs  and will do a great job blending in to your kitchen furniture.
Happy baby! The Keekaroo Height Right functions just like other dining chairs, and will do a great job blending in to your kitchen furniture.
We were delighted to use this chair, and we think you'll be delighted too. Our toddler tester very much enjoyed her seat at the dining room table with the rest of the family, and was quite comfortable sitting in the infant insert seat, even though her feet could not reach the footrest when using it. We felt as if our baby was secure enough even without the shoulder harnesses, and the straps were easy enough to adjust to give her a snug fit. Overall a nice, sturdy chair that will surely have a place in your kitchen for years to come.

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