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Graco Slim Snacker High Chair Review

An inexpensive chair that folds for storing out of the way and offers the features you need for basic feeding of babies and toddlers
Graco Slim Snacker High Chair
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:   $64 List | $63.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Price, folds for storage, wipe clean
Cons:  Large footprint when open, stiff tray, fabric not machine washable
Manufacturer:   Graco
By Wendy Schmitz ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Mar 3, 2021
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  • Ease of Use - 30% 5
  • Ease of Cleaning - 25% 4
  • Quality - 25% 5
  • Ease of Set Up - 10% 6
  • Footprint/ Portability - 10% 6

The Skinny

The Graco Slim Snacker High Chair is a basic wallet-friendly chair that gets the basic feeding job done with no real bells or whistles. This chair has a low-price folding feature and a removable tray. The seat includes a removable pad and a 5-point harness. We like that it can fold up and be stored in a closet or pantry and parents will like the wipe-clean features. This chair has more areas for food to get trapped than much of the competition, making it more challenging to clean. Also, the tray removal process is stiff and a requirement for folding the chair. While this Graco isn't perfect, we think it is a contender for families on a budget who need a basic chair to make it through toddlerhood and are not looking for a long-term solution or wood built option.

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Pros Price, folds for storage, wipe cleanQuality materials, easy to clean, folds for storage, auto-lock brakesEasy to use, easy to clean, good up to 60lbsLong lifespan, quality construction, useful featuresEasy clean-up, inexpensive, reclines, 2-in-1 booster, durable
Cons Large footprint when open, stiff tray, fabric not machine washableHeavy, expensiveLarge footprint, harder to set up, priceyHarder to assemble, heavierTray does not lay flat, does not fold, tray can be tricky
Bottom Line An inexpensive chair that folds for storing out of the way and offers the features you need for basic feeding of babies and toddlersA well-built, easy to clean, foldable high chair that both you and your baby will enjoyA straightforward and useful high chair that is easy to clean and use, but it is larger and costs moreFunctional high chair with long term potential as adult chair and step stool with useful features for feeding babyAn affordable sturdy option that will get the job done
Rating Categories Graco Slim Snacker... Peg Perego Siesta OXO Tot Sprout Chair Abiie Beyond Wooden Graco SimpleSwitch
Ease Of Use (30%)
5.0
7.0
8.0
8.0
4.0
Ease Of Cleaning (25%)
4.0
7.0
8.0
8.0
6.0
Quality (25%)
5.0
8.0
7.0
8.0
5.0
Ease Of Set Up (10%)
6.0
9.0
5.0
3.0
5.0
Footprint Portability (10%)
6.0
6.0
6.0
5.0
4.0
Specs Graco Slim Snacker... Peg Perego Siesta OXO Tot Sprout Chair Abiie Beyond Wooden Graco SimpleSwitch
Use Range Up to 3y (no minimum age)
Max weight: 40 lbs
Recliner: Birth to 19.8 lbs
Upright: 6mo to 45 lbs
6mo-5y or 60 lbs 6mo-12y+
Max weight: 250 lbs
Highchair: Up to 37 lbs
Booster: Up to 60 lbs
Harness 3 and 5-point 5-point 5-point 3 and 5-point 3 and 5-point
Dimensions 35"L x 21"W x 41"H 29.2"L x 23.5"W x 41.2"H 23"L x 16.5"W x 37"H 21.5"L x 17.5"W x 35"H 28.5"L x 23.5"W x 43"H
Footprint 5.1 sqft 4.8 sqft 2.6 sqft 2.6 sqft 4.7 sqft
Weight 14 lbs 23 lbs 20.9 lbs 18.3 lbs 16.3 lbs

Our Analysis and Test Results

Graco was founded in 1942 by two men in Philadelphia, PA, specializing in car parts fabrication. When one partner left the company, the remaining owner shifted the company toward baby gear and hired an engineer to help with designs. Graco's first baby gear was an infant swing inspired by outdoor gliders common in that era. Seemingly overnight, Graco became the leading manufacturer of baby goods, offering strollers, high chairs, car seats, and more.

Performance Comparison



The Slim Snacker is a straightforward chair that can get the feeding...
The Slim Snacker is a straightforward chair that can get the feeding job done without too much fuss.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Use


The Slim Snacker is a mixed bag when it comes to ease of use. Some features are easy enough, like the folding of the chair to store and the storage hammock for essential items you may need for entertainment or assistance while feeding. However, other things are somewhat more challenging.

The nest buckle style on the Graco is more convoluted and takes more...
The nest buckle style on the Graco is more convoluted and takes more time to put together than some of the simpler competition.
Credit: Abriah Wofford
The 5 straps on the harness all need connecting, making the process longer and could be harder if your little one is squirming. The tray is also somewhat stiff and harder to get on and off the chair than some of the competition. We do like the recline feature that is easy to use with a lever on the back of the seat (below right).

While this Graco can fold in half, it is still not narrow enough for...
The seatback of the Slim Snacker can tilt slightly back for feeding...

Nothing is terrible or prohibitively difficult, but it isn't as straightforward simple as some of the other contenders we tested. The chair will stand on its own when folded (above left), but you need to remove the tray when folding. What do you do with this tray? You'll need to store it somewhere other than with the high chair, which is a bummer.

The seat pad on this Graco is a wipe-to-clean operation and we think...
The seat pad on this Graco is a wipe-to-clean operation and we think it would be more user-friendly if a machine could do the work.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Cleaning


Unfortunately, this Graco has seat fabric that is not machine washable and can only be cleaned with a damp cloth. The seat pad can be washed in cold water on a delicate cycle, but it needs to drip dry, which will take time and could result in no pad during some feeding. Cleaning the chair is primarily a damp cloth wiping experience, and there are many places for food and gunk to hide or get trapped. There is no easy way to get the chair apart for cleaning, but the main open surfaces are quick to wipe clean with soap and water. In general, it pales compared to other chairs that have covers you can machine wash or fewer places for food to hide.

Removing the Slim Snacker tray is somewhat stiff and requires two...
Removing the Slim Snacker tray is somewhat stiff and requires two hands.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Quality


The Graco chair is similar to the quality you'd expect from the budget brand. While adequate quality-wise, it struggles to compete next to much of the higher-end competitors. It is likely good enough to get you through the toddler years, and we think it could last for more than one child, but we suspect it won't survive in the same level of style or functionality as a new chair or some of the nicer competition in this review. Things like the stiff tray could potentially become stiffer, and the unwashable fabric could grow too gross to use.

The Slim Snacker is intuitive to assemble, which is good as none of...
The Slim Snacker is intuitive to assemble, which is good as none of the parts are labeled and the instructions are only so-so in our opinion.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Set Up


Everything with this chair snaps together easily and is fairly intuitive. However, nothing is labeled, and the instructions are subpar compared to some of the competition. We think most parents will manage just fine, but the lack of labeling is frustrating.

Folding this Graco is simple and can be accomplished with one hand...
Folding this Graco is simple and can be accomplished with one hand by pulling the handle in the seat.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Footprint and Portability


While this chair folds quickly in half into a self-standing chair that is relatively slim for storing, it is pretty huge and takes up a significant amount of floor space when open. It measures 35"L x 21"W x 41"H when open, and when closed, the larger base and feet prevent it from fitting anywhere truly narrow. Also, remember you need to remove the tray before folding and storing, which means having a dedicated location for the tray if you plan to hide the chair in a closet or pantry regularly.

This Graco has a wide footprint when in use, making it a potential...
This Graco has a wide footprint when in use, making it a potential no-go for smaller spaces.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

The chair is fairly lightweight and easy enough to move around the room with a weight of 14 lbs, making it one of the lightest we've tested. The feet glide smoothly on flat surfaces.

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