Bringing baby out to dinner can be a challenge if there's no highchair available. Friends don't particularly appreciate you screwing your portable highchair onto their nice wood dining table, and it's an incredible hassle to lug your highchair over to others' houses. Going to restaurants is often no better—highchairs are rickety, dirty, and lacking in straps. So we were delighted to happen upon Little Beetle's invention.
It's simple, but ingenious—just a piece of fabric, plus a strap—that can be slung over almost any chair so that your baby or toddler can easily sit without flopping over or wiggling off. Machine washable, small, and lightweight enough to be wadded up and stuffed in a diaper bag, we can't imagine traveling without one anymore. Obviously, the child using the chair has to be able to sit upright by themselves (usually around 6 months and older). But the upper weight limit is 35 pounds, so it should last for a while. Even including shipping and handling (the company's based in Australia), the total cost is a reasonable US$43.