Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair Review


About $25 – $35 online and in stores

Age Group:

Toddlers 12 Month – 3

Need Batteries? :

Yes 3 AA

Our Experience:

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.

Fisher-Price Book on Chair


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.

Stage 1:

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. ”

Stage 2:

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?”

Stage 3:

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.






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  1. Princila

    Hi Ally!

    I’m glad I stumbled upon this post. It comes just when I’m looking for a birthday present for my two-year-old niece. I would have loved to get this for my daughter too, but she’s way to big for this (she’s four).

    If I may ask, apart from the songs and the little book attached to the arm rest, are there any other audiovisual distractions? My niece is hyperactive, with a very short attention span, so I hope this would the perfect gift for her.


    1. Ally (Post author)

      Hi! The chair has a small phone attached to the opposite arm rest that has the numbers 1-4. Korey, my son, seems to pay little attention to this part since he has some other toys that have better number games. I think this is perfect for a child 2 years old. I’m sure your 4 year old would like the seat itself but would be bored with the interactive activities.

      Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!


  2. Jonathan

    This fisher price laugh and learn smart stages chair is a great idea for my 1 year old daughter. She really needs a place to sit, and this chair looks safe. I know for sure she will utilize the chair flap to hide or store things like your little Korey. I’m sure this chair will stick around for a couple of years as well so the price point is surely attractive. Thanks for this great review.

    1. Ally (Post author)

      Hi, Johnathan! I’m sure you and uour daughter will love this chair! We even sit Korey down in it for feedings every once in a while. He seems to like the idea of having his own special tiny spot that none of us big people can use.

      Thanks for your comment!

  3. GiuliaB

    Oh Ally, I wish I had small children to justify buying this chair. I think it’s one of the most clever toys I have seen advertised on the market for babies and toddlers in a long time. Its versatility is outstanding. And all for a very reasonable price!! Plus, I know for experience of when my son was a toddler (some 15 years ago!!), children will indeed use that chair for a long time.
    Excellent idea Ally, I should mention it to my colleagues for their grandchildren!

    1. Ally (Post author)

      Hi! Haha! Go ahead and buy it, that way you can save it to use as a gift. That’s what I do when I really like something. My Korey seems to appreciate it more and more everyday.

      Thanks for your comment. Please ask your friends to visit and let me know if there is any specific topic that would be interesting to a grandparent in particular!


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