For a bargain price, you will find the Fisher-Price Rainforest Healthy Care high chair to be a fully-equipped, adjustable chair that will grow with you baby until they reach 50 pounds. The clip-on activity toy was a nice touch, and did keep our baby occupied during meal prep. There are seven height adjustments making for versatile feeding options, and although there are also several recline options, we found them to be noisy enough to possibly wake a sleeping baby. The recline option on the Peg Perego Siesta was much more smooth and fluid, something we appreciated once baby fell asleep. However, we did like the fact that the crotch restraint was built into the seat rather than the tray, which was already large and heavy enough on its own. The chair wipes down easily, but we found food was often getting stuck under the seat cushion in hard-to-reach crevices. Overall, this chair landed 8th place in our group of 9 competitors.
Fisher-Price Rainforest Healthy Care Review
Pros: Inexpensive, comes with snap-on toys, grows with baby up to 50 pounds
Cons: Hard-to-clean crevices, heavy tray, large footprint
Our Analysis and Test Results
Fisher-Price got it's start as a toy company out of New York in 1930. Two men, Herman Fisher and Irving Price, and one woman, Helen Schelle, were at the helm of the operation, producing new, innovative toys that they believed could stimulate development while allowing baby to have fun at the same time. Since then, the company has grown exponentially and now includes not only innovative developmental toys, but also quality, affordable baby products.
Ease of Use
The Rainforest Healthy Care did fairly well in our ease of use metric, earning itself a 6 of 10. The frame of the chair has nice, large numbers and red folding levers to make it easy to know what height you're at when adjusting. While it was easy to adjust down, the adjustment back up was not quite as smooth. The extra padding around the baby's head was a nice touch, and even better was easily removed for cleaning, or for when baby grows and it is no longer needed. The five point harness was easy to adjust, but similar to the Summer Infant Bentwood, the straps were pure white, meaning every little stain would show.
Ease of Cleaning
The tray features a convenient one-hand release, but beware that it is quite heavy, and you might want to support it with your second hand. Overall, this chair earned itself a 4 of 10 in quality.
Ease of Set Up
Only two chairs in our group of 9 earned themselves a 'difficult' rating for setting up, and the Rainforest Healthy Care was one of them, the other being the Keekaroo Height Right. This chair took us over 25 minutes to put together, and the instructions were not very clear. If you're looking for a chair that takes 'easy assembly' to a whole new level, check out the Baby Bjorn which took us a swift 2 minutes and 39 seconds to assemble!
Footprint and Portability
Retailing for only $80 on Amazon, based on our testing, this is a fair price for what you are getting. It will keep your baby safe and secure while you feed them, and could potentially last you many years since the maximum weight limit is 50 pounds.
In conclusion, this is a fun, interactive way to feed baby. The included toys keep boredom at bay, and if you'd like, you can even adjust the chair so that baby can join the family at the kitchen table. Its bright, flashy colors may not match your kitchen decor, but little ones will love them and at least you can fold it up for storage when not in use.
— Jessica Stevenson & BabyGearLab Team