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Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe Review

Functional, durable and easy to clean
Editors' Choice Award
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Price:   $35 List | $29 at Amazon
Pros:  Two dining tray and cover, tray and height adjustments, easy to clean
Cons:  Bulky
Manufacturer:   Fisher-Price
By Juliet Spurrier, MD and Lindsay Selig  ⋅  Jun 16, 2018
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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.

Our Analysis and Test Results

In 1930, Fisher-Price opened shop in New York initially creating toys. The company was created by Herman Fisher, Irving Price, and Helen Schelle with the 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

The Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe easily secures onto a full-size chair for a family meal.
The Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe easily secures onto a full-size chair for a family meal.

Ease Of Use

The Fisher-Price is easy to set up, versatile, and well-liked by all of our toddler testers. The booster seat fits most dining chairs and can be secured with two chair straps (1 underneath the seat and 1 behind the seat back) which are easily and widely adjustable with simple attachment clasps. Getting your baby secured into the 3-point waist harness is easy with the tray removed, and the seat has nice sturdy back and side support. 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.

The sturdy straps were easy to wrap around the back and under side of the chair.
The three height adjustments come in handy for a growing child.

Safety and Quality

When strapped to a dining chair, the Healthy Care Deluxe has a nice sturdy feel, good support for baby, a secure 3-point harness, and overall great durability. The hard plastic easily resists wear and tear, and its high sides and sturdy seat back provide sufficient upper body support for a toddler. The snap-on tray provides an additional level of security when it is put to use.

Easy to use 3-point harness
Easy to use 3-point harness


The Healthy Care Deluxe struggled somewhat in portability due to its bulkiness and lack of a bag. At a weight of 4.7 lbs and the dimensions are manageable with the included shoulder straps, but some of the other chairs we reviewed are much easier to carry. Chairs that have the ability to fold flat and come equipped with a carry bag, or fabric harness style chairs are significantly smaller for toting around town.

The back of the chair folds down and the tray attaches to the top.
The release tab for folding the back of the chair down.

Ease Of Cleaning

The Fisher-Price is by far one of the easiest 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 really messy. Both of the trays and the cover are top-rack dishwasher safe, but we recommend hand washing to retain the integrity of the plastic and to 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 Lindsay Selig