About $25 – $35 online and in stores
Toddlers 12 Month – 3
Need Batteries? :
Yes 3 AA
I got this chair for Korey when he was about 9 months old. He had just started walking and was having a hard time climbing up and down from our couches and chairs since he was so short. He wanted to have a place of his own to sit.
I looked around online and I found this chair. I also saw a commercial for it on tv and I thought it looked pretty cool. We picked it up from Walmart one evening and brought it home….only to realize that we didn’t have any batteries for it! (How did I forget the batteries????)
We got the bottom piece attached and Korey ran right over to it. He knew it was for him since it’s pretty small. He didn’t care that the buttons didn’t respond so we actually left the batteries out of it for a few days. I think he was just happy to have someplace low to sit and climb.
He likes turning the pages on the little book attached to the arm rest but his favorite thing about it is that he can lift the little seat.
He hides the tv remote, his pacifier, my wallet and anything else small enough to fit in the small opening (I was sure he put it all in the trash….whew!).
I love the fact that he can climb all over this thing and it NEVER FALLS OVER! The feet are really wide and sturdy. Now that he is a little older he sits in it more regularly and doesn’t really use it for climbing practice.
Since this is a part of the Fisher-Price Smart Stages series, it has 3 levels of activities.
Explore – 12M+: Spark curiosity with busy activations! Sit and stand to hear simple words like, “Up; down. ” Or press the buttons to hear songs and phrases like, “One, two, three, four. ”
Encourage – 18M+: This level expands on the introduction of numbers, opposites, actions and more by encouraging baby to get involved. Flip through the book to hear prompts like, “Do you see the carrots?”
Pretend – 24M+: Let’s play some more! Older babies can engage in imaginative play, hopping like a froggy, exploring different remote channels and playing peek-a-boo.
We started at stage 1 and have recently changed it to stage 2. Korey is 20 months old now and he has fun with any toy that talks so I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have cared if it stayed on stage 1 forever. It’s great that the stages allow you to switch up the fun for your child without needing to buy a whole new toy.
Is it worth buying?
I think that any parent looking for a slightly bigger toy without extra pieces should pick this up. The 3 stages make it a perfect edition to your child’s educational play and the fact that it is also a chair helps with making your child feel like they have a place made just for them.