: We were sent a bébéPOD®
from Prince Lionheart to review. We have had it for the past three months and have been giving it a real run for its money. My first impression was that it was much lighter than I had expected. It was a nice blue colour and an attractive rounded shape which looked quite comfortable. There is a white pommel that clicks on and twists off easily which helped Piran stay in the seat. He liked hanging on to it too!
The chair was great for Piran as he wanted to be sat up all of the time. To start with he was only in it for short periods but once we purchased the tray to go with it he likes to sit in it and play with his. It has been very useful since we started weaning, we put it in the middle of a piece of oilcloth and he can happily throw his food on the floor! I like it because he can reach the food and pick it back up, instead of me doing it when he is sat at the table! The seat, tray and mat are very easy to clean which has also helped with the weaning!
We didn’t like: It says that the item is suitable from 3 months but I found that Piran just slumped over to one side at that age. It does have a higher back than some of the other seats that I have seen which could have helped if he would ever lean back! The placemat that came with the tray just slotted into place so Piran just pulled it off and threw it on the floor!
Overall: I wanted a seat like this for Piran as I like the fact that he is near the floor, and at 6 and a half months he cannot get out of it by himself yet. I definitely think that you need the tray as well as the seat so I would look around for a deal with the tray included. You can also get toys that clip onto the tray and other colourful mats.
The official blurb: The ultimate in infant positioning and support! An essential tool for babies learning to sit. The New & Improved bebePOD® now features a removable pommel that allows you to “upgrade” Baby’s First Seat with accessory packages that include a tray, placemat and more! Lightweight, durable, non-toxic, and easy to wipe clean.
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Prices: Approximately £30 for the bébéPOD®, or £45 for the bébéPOD® plus (including tray, mats and toy).
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free bébéPOD® for the purpose of this review.