We truly enjoyed using the Keekaroo Height Right with Infant Insert. Although it is more modern in design than some of the 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 member of the family. It is easy to clean and comes with a seriously durable infant insert that our baby enjoyed very much. With a little elbow grease, you can keep this chair looking shiny new by simply wiping down all the components. It does not feature a 5-point harness, but rather a 3-point pelvic belt that we feel keeps baby just as secure. Much like it's counterpart, the Stokke Tripp Trapp, this is a welcome addition to our home. Read on to find out more about this top-scorer!
Keekaroo Height Right with Infant Insert Review
Pros: Looks like furniture, grows with baby, easy to clean
Cons: Complicated assembly, small snack tray, doesn't fold to store
Our Analysis and Test Results
With a vast array of color and finish possibilities, the Keekaroo Height Right high chair will blend right in around your dining room table. Our toddler tester thoroughly enjoyed being part of the group during meal times, and even with the infant insert, she fit nice and snug against the table. The small tray doesn't hold much in the way of plates and cups but is just the right size for the amount of food a toddler needs. Additionally, the smaller plastic snack tray can be washed easily in an average size kitchen sink. Although not an award winner, we still thoroughly enjoyed using this product.
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.
The Keekaroo has the right idea when it comes to the necessary features without going overboard in extras.
Ease of Use
Ease of Cleaning
Boon Flair. 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.
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 put together. Set up time was the longest; it took us a whopping 32 minutes. Although the instructions are pretty clear, they aren't that intuitive, and we found it much easier to put together the Stokke Tripp Trapp, which is similar in design.
Footprint and Portability
This chair is best suited for those families who would like a versatile high chair that can double as a piece of furniture and not look like another piece of baby equipment. Even with the infant insert and tray attached, you still won't get that bulky high chair vibe. Keep in mind that this chair will not accommodate your infant, as to be safely secured in the chair's 3-point harness baby must be at least 6 months old. There are no shoulder straps with this seat, but after removing the infant insert the harness remains so you can secure an older toddler during meal times.
Given the fact that the Height Right, along with the Stokke Tripp Trapp, can hold up to 250 pounds, your investment in this chair will no doubt go a long way.
Other Versions and Accessories
Keekaroo also makes a Cafe Booster Seat that is similar to the infant insert but made for bigger booties, for $60.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD and Lindsay Selig