Totseat

Totseat

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Carrie McBride
Aug 6, 2007

For toddlers who lunch. "Washable, squashable" Totseats eliminate the need for a high chair at your favorite restaurant, friend's house or on vacation. Rachel Jones started Totseat in 2005 and, like many parentrepreneurs, her idea was born of frustration: As a new mother, I wanted to hang out where I used to go, rather than always being in baby friendly places. But there was never a clean highchair – if there was one at all!" Her first Totseat prototype was made from the lining of a wedding dress - since then, it's been tested over 900 times on a wide array of chairs.

Totseats are recommended for children who can sit unsupported, generally from 8 months to 2.5 years. They come with their own carrying bag, but you may want to just squash them into your diaper bag. The Totseat fits nearly all sitting chairs - slip it over the chair back, adjust the length depending on the size of the chair and the size of the child, and clip it in place. It also has an internal cumberbund which offers some back support and ensures it can be used on open-backed chairs. It's not expensive - $34.99 - and is available in the U.S. in three colorful fabrics here.

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