In-depth baby product reviews led by a Pediatrician

Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat Review

Easily attaches to most chairs, durable and easy to clean
fisher-price healthy care booster seat portable high chair review
Credit: Fisher-Price
Price:  $35 List
Manufacturer:   Fisher-Price
By Juliet Spurrier, MD and Abriah Wofford  ⋅  Aug 11, 2020
53
OVERALL
SCORE


RANKED
#6 of 8
  • Portability - 50% 4.0
  • Ease of Use - 40% 6.0
  • Ease of Cleaning - 10% 9.0

The Skinny

The Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe Booster Seat is a strong performer across the board in ease of use, safety, quality, and ease of cleaning. The only area in which it did not excel was portability, mostly due to its bulky nature. This is a strong contender to be a primary high chair for babies 1+ year with a max weight of 50 lbs if parents are looking for something that will take up less space than a full-size option. It has an adjustable, removable dining tray and adjustable height, so it can adapt to your baby's growth and development.
REASONS TO BUY
Easy to clean
Two dining trays and cover
Three height adjustments
REASONS TO AVOID
Bulky
Not as travel-friendly

Compare to Similar Products

 
Awards Top Pick Award Top Pick Award Best Value Award   
Price $35 List
Check Price at Amazon
$66 List
Check Price at Amazon
$42 List
$39.92 at Amazon
$42 List$40 List
$39.99 at Amazon
Overall Score Sort Icon
53
74
65
65
44
Star Rating
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Pros Easy to clean, two dining trays and cover, three height adjustmentsLightweight, small when folded, and the seat's cover is easy to access, remove, and replaceRemovable canvas is machine washable, easy to pop open and close, removable tray, backside pocket to store small itemsLightweight, folds, minimal designFolds, three height adjustments, plastic easy to wipe clean
Cons Bulky, not as travel-friendlyHand wash only, some crevasses collect crumbs, and the seat lacks features of comfortNot the smallest when foldedCan't adjust straps with child sitting on seat, nooks and crannies for crumbs to collectNot the most comfortable, tray is tricky to put on
Bottom Line Easily attaches to most chairs, durable and easy to cleanAs a compact and lightweight chair, this option is most suitable for families who want the absolute smallest for travelAn inexpensive portable high chair with convenient extras, such as a removable tray and carry bag that is quick to set up and dismantleA booster seat with an attractive size and weight for portability but lacks easy access to straps, and crumbs collect in crevassesA bare minimum portable high chair that folds for easy storage yet lacks elements of comfort
Rating Categories Fisher-Price Health... Mountain Buggy Pod hiccapop OmniBoost OXO Tot Perch with... Chicco Pocket Boost...
Portability (50%)
4.0
9.0
5.0
8.0
4.0
Ease of Use (40%)
6.0
6.0
8.0
5.0
4.0
Ease of Cleaning (10%)
9.0
5.0
8.0
5.0
8.0
Specs Fisher-Price Health... Mountain Buggy Pod hiccapop OmniBoost OXO Tot Perch with... Chicco Pocket Boost...
Product Weight 4.7 lbs 2.2 lbs 4 lbs 3.3 lbs 5.5 lbs
Usage Range Max 50 lbs 6 mo - 36 mo, Max 37 lbs 6 mo - 3 yrs 15 mo - Max 70 lbs Max 50 lbs
Tray Yes No Yes No Yes
Pocket No No Yes No No
Folded Dimensions 17" x 16.2" x 13" 13.5" x 13.5" x 2.2" 17" x 7" x 7" 12.7" x 11.5" x 5" 17.5" x 14" x 4.5"

Our Analysis and Test Results

In 1930, Fisher-Price opened shop in New York, initially creating toys. Herman Fisher, Irving Price, and Helen Schelle were the masterminds of the company. They had the common goal of creating innovative products to stimulate a baby's development. From the beginning, Fisher-Price grew quickly and currently features various baby products, including toys.

Performance Comparison


fisher-price healthy care booster seat portable high chair review - the included tray gives toddlers a platform to keep their food close.
The included tray gives toddlers a platform to keep their food close.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Portability


The Healthy Care Deluxe struggled somewhat in portability, mainly due to its weight and size. Therefore, if you need the absolute smallest portable high chair on the market, this option may not be for you. But, if you plan on purchasing a chair to use and leave at the grandparents' house, the Fisher-Price may fit your needs.


The chair does not include a carry bag but has a shoulder strap. Although not a deal-breaker, we prefer chairs that can fold flat and come with a carry bag as they're significantly smaller for toting around town.

fisher-price healthy care booster seat portable high chair review - the tray of the fisher-price only needs a quick wipe down to be...
The tray of the Fisher-Price only needs a quick wipe down to be squeaky clean again.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease Of Use


The Fisher-Price is an easy to set up, versatile, and well-liked option by all of our toddler testers. The booster seat fits most dining chairs and attaches with two straps (one under the bottom and one around the back), which are quickly and widely adjustable with simple attachment clasps.

The Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe easily secures onto a full-size...
The Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe easily secures onto a full-size chair for a family meal.
There are 3 height levels to accommodate baby.
There are 3 height levels to accommodate baby.

Getting your baby secured into the 3-point waist harness is easy with the tray removed, and the seat has a sturdy back and excellent side support in the armrests. Should your baby dine with the tray, a second layer snaps on along with a cover to make clean up easier. If you're using the table as the toddler's dining area, the seat is adjustable to meet various height requirements for both your child and the table.

fisher-price healthy care booster seat portable high chair review - the 3-point harness is simple and easy to use.
The 3-point harness is simple and easy to use.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease Of Cleaning


The Fisher-Price is by far one of the most straightforward portable high chairs to clean in our review. The hard plastic can easily be wiped down with a wet washcloth or even taken outside for a quick rinse with the hose if things get messy. Both of the trays and the cover are top-rack dishwasher safe, but we recommend hand washing to retain the plastic's integrity and avoid chemical leaching. There are only a few hidden crevices where food can get stuck. The Fisher-Price's straps are the only fabric on the chair, and they are removable and can be hand-washed, eliminating the dreaded gunk pile-up.

Juliet Spurrier, MD and Abriah Wofford
 

You Might Also Like

Honest, objective reviews. Led by a Pediatrician.

BabyGearLab was founded by a Pediatrician Mom with a mission to provide a reliable, independent, source of information to new parents. Our experts have tested thousands of baby and kids products to share key performance, health, and safety findings. We spend tens of thousands of dollars crash testing car seats to inform our ratings. And, we combine our review work with gobs of expert parenting advice. To assure complete independence, we buy all the products we test ourselves. No sponsored content. No ads. Just real, honest, side-by-side testing by people who care.

Learn More