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Keekaroo Height Right with Infant Insert Review

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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Keekaroo Height Right with Infant Insert Review
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Price:  $230 List
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Manufacturer:   Keekaroo
By Juliet Spurrier, MD and Lindsay Selig  ⋅  Jun 5, 2024
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RANKED
#5 of 10
  • Ease of Use - 30% 7.0
  • Ease of Cleaning - 25% 9.0
  • Quality - 25% 8.0
  • Ease of Set Up - 10% 1.0
  • Footprint/ Portability - 10% 3.0

Our Verdict

We truly enjoyed using the Keekaroo Height Right with Infant Insert. Although it is more modern in design than some 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 family member. It is easy to clean and comes with a highly durable infant insert that our baby enjoys. With a little elbow grease, you can keep this chair looking shiny new by wiping down all the components. It does not feature a 5-point harness but rather a 3-point pelvic belt that we feel keeps the baby just as secure.
REASONS TO BUY
Looks like furniture
Grows with baby
Easy to clean
REASONS TO AVOID
Complicated assembly
Small snack tray
Doesn't fold to store

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Bottom Line After the hassle of assembly, you'll enjoy the function and style of this chairCool long-term chair good for baby to adulthood with an adjustable wood design and useful featuresA quality folding high chair that is easy to cleanA quality chair that is easy to clean, looks good, and gets the job doneGreat, budget friendly option that still has the 'wooden high chair' vibe
Rating Categories Keekaroo Height Rig... Abiie Beyond Wooden Peg Perego Siesta Munchkin 360° Cloud Skip Hop EON 4-In-1...
Ease of Use (30%)
7.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
7.0
Ease of Cleaning (25%)
9.0
8.0
7.0
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6.0
Quality (25%)
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Ease of Set Up (10%)
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Footprint/ Portability (10%)
3.0
5.0
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Specs Keekaroo Height Rig... Abiie Beyond Wooden Peg Perego Siesta Munchkin 360° Cloud Skip Hop EON 4-In-1...
Use Range 6 mos to 250 lbs 6mo-12y+
Max weight: 250 lbs
Recliner: Birth to 19.8 lbs
Upright: 6mo to 45 lbs
6 mo - 33 lbs/3 yrs 6 mo - 33 lbs/3 yrs, 80 lbs for chair
Harness 3-point 3 and 5-point 5-point 5-point 5-point
Dimensions 23.5"L x 20"W x 33.3"H 21.5"L x 17.5"W x 35"H 29.2"L x 23.5"W x 41.2"H 28" W x 28" L x 40" H 26.4" L x 27.4" D x 36" H
Footprint (sqft) 3.3 2.6 4.8 4.6 4.9
Weight (lbs) 21.1 18.3 23 16 11.9

Our Analysis and Test Results

Keekaroo was founded in Dolgeville, NY, a small town at the foothills of the Adirondacks, and is still located there today. 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, all products come with a five-year warranty.

Performance Comparison



keekaroo height right with infant insert - the versatility of the keekaroo height right.
The versatility of the Keekaroo Height Right.
Credit: Keekaroo

Ease of Use


The Height Right is made for use with babies 6 months and older but can be used all the way through adulthood with its 250-pound weight limit! It incorporates a 3-point harness with a removable pelvic belt that is easily adjustable and features a one-hand release button.

keekaroo height right with infant insert - baby enjoyed her meals at the dining table using the infant booster...
Baby enjoyed her meals at the dining table using the infant booster insert, but not the tray.
Credit: Jessica Stevenson

The infant insert is easy to remove when the baby has grown out of it and is made in the USA with a super durable material (the same material used in the medical and special needs markets). The snack tray effortlessly slides in and out of the side attachments, which is also easily removable with the provided Allen Wrench when your baby outgrows the tray.

keekaroo height right with infant insert - many snack trays, like the one from the keekaroo shown here, are...
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.
Credit: Jessica Stevenson

Ease of Cleaning


Like many other regular pieces of household “dining furniture,” this chair does not sport any fabric. Although the 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, loosening the straps and lifting the whole piece up to clean underneath is simple. One minor issue we did have was some food getting stuck in the velcro patches that hold the infant insert in place. However, we are generally pleased with how simple and quick it wipes clean.

keekaroo height right with infant insert - baby was always very comfortable in the sturdy keekaroo when using...
Baby was always very comfortable in the sturdy Keekaroo when using the infant insert. As a bonus, the insert is also extremely durable.
Credit: Jessica Stevenson

Quality


We find the quality of this chair to be quite high. It is sturdy and stable, and while sitting in the infant insert, our toddler tester had great posture and excellent seating ergonomics. Since the baby is seated perfectly upright and not reclined, slipping out is unlikely once you remove the tray. The passive crotch restraint on the infant insert adds an extra level of security. Of course, always stay close to your baby and never leave an infant unattended in a high chair.

We cannot say enough good things about the infant insert piece, which promises to be peel and tear-resistant, and find it amazingly durable, just as the company promises (we did try to puncture it with a fork and couldn't manage to make a dent). Additionally, 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 the Keekaroo took a big hit. Out of all the chairs tested, it is one of the most difficult to assemble. Set-up time was the longest; it took us a whopping 32 minutes. Although the instructions are pretty clear, they aren't that intuitive.

keekaroo height right with infant insert - this chair did not take up much floor space, and was easy to slide...
This chair did not take up much floor space, and was easy to slide across kitchen tile floor.
Credit: Jessica Stevenson

Footprint and Portability


The chair has a nice, small footprint, at only 470 square inches. When pushed in, it fits right around our table with the other wooden dining chairs. Although it does not come with wheels like many other chairs do, we did not find it difficult to move around, and it even slides nicely over a tile floor. If you have hardwood floors, you may want to consider protective pads, much like you would put on regular dining chairs. At 21.1 pounds, it is right in the middle of the pack regarding weight. However, the ease with which we could maneuver this chair into and away from the table makes weight a non-issue.

Should You Buy the Keekaroo Height Right?


If you're not afraid of a bit of assembly, this chair can take you straight from infancy to adulthood. A family heirloom, if you will. While it didn't perform as well as some other wood competitors, we think it is a compelling seat, depending on your overall goals.

What Other High Chair Should You Consider?


The Abiie Beyond Wooden is another similar wooden chair to consider. It also scored very high and has many of the same features. This chair is easier to use and move, takes up less space than the Keekaroo, and has a slightly lower price. Which one is best for your family is likely a toss-up and based on personal need rather than a true and clear winner between the two.

Juliet Spurrier, MD and Lindsay Selig
 

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