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Imagine you don't have directions they are poorly written. The item doesn't match the item shipped.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 15, 2020
If you expected colored red handles on the unit you'll get one with GREY handles (not red) , different decals on the product and no seat insert.
The instructions to assemble the high chair are TERRIBLE. Key words such as --in front of or behind are missing. It does not have an item list that is comprehensive. You will see a reference to a seat insert that is "optional". The manufacturer optioned not to include the optional seat insert.
The unit on all the legs, has black caps upon shipping. They look like they are permanent. The instructions do not reference removing these 8 black caps yet you must remove these caps. If you have good eyesight the caps are stamped with indications to remove them. The instructions again should have said that these caps are solely for shipping.
The seat cushion should be fastened to the seat before assembling the seat. This could have been referenced with text in the instructions that said--fasten seat cushion first or simply with a bold #1. The diagram does not do justice to the way you must loop elastic pieces on the bottom of the cushion through two oval shaped perforations (holes) and then loop it around and over a clasp. It takes some fumbling, stretching coordination, strategizing to do this. Not only is it hard to string the elastic through the hole, it's hard to loop the elastic over the tab. Be prepared for the elastic to boing back against the cushion and start from zero a few times.
There is a diagram that is updated for two plastic clips attached to the seat cover that they claim go over something or other on the arm rests. Actually these two clips go on the rear of the chair at arm rest-ish height. The diagram does not resemble the chair at all. It's just not a picture of the Sit Right High Chair. You'll know you've done something almost correct if you use the notch in the center of the clip against the white plastic of the seat back, the clip part slides over the seat as well. A good diagram would have shown the exact location. Stickers on the white seat back would have done wonders to indicate the location.
The instructions reference levers that are there for folding the chair (one lever on the left of the chair, one on the right). The mechanisms should not be forced. They do not work the way the instructions indicate period. Just learn by feel which squeezing position ultimately releases the lock on the rear legs and the rear legs release. To unfold, you must learn again how to squeeze these levers (don't swing them) it's sort of a light press. I found that I first learned the front of the chair is where the foot rest is. You must push the levers up to the front to fold the rear legs. To unfold you must press the levers to the front a bit further. The directions will use the word opposite. NOPE. Press the levers gently to the front to fold or unfold.
The tray does go on off easily but you want to insure that both the left arm rest and right arm rests are both lined up with the channel in the tray. If it's not lined up correctly only one side will be properly and firmly locked. I'd use child safety seat sensibility. Look, tug gently. If it's right, the tray is perfect. If it's wrong you'll see immediately. Just for your first 3 to 5 times eyeball the tray carefully to learn the positioning.
The tray has a latch / lever at the front. It's not really a pull again but a pushing of the spring loaded piece in towards the chair. So to engage the spring you're compressing (pushing ) the spring in. Squeezing would imply your fingers are pulling something towards you. You're actually using the palm of your hand to push the spring (big white spring loaded oval) on the front of the tray in towards the seat back.
Setting up the legs (earlier step) involves first nesting the top mechanism's front leg in through a tunnel on the seat's white housing. The diagram really doesn't show this right. You'll have a very wobbly unit that's less wobbly but not entirely unwobbly until you add the leg bottoms to the unit .
The leg bottoms have screws / rivets. These should be facing the inside of the chair. All plastic will be facing out looking sleek.
The tray has an insert. It come out easily but don't force it. You pry the tray insert up lightly at the left & right sides of the tray unit & it pops out. You only have to pry UNTIL the side you're prying lifts up. It goes back in with a snap. Do everything lightly.
I'd say this is a 30 min. assembly. If you're not an engineer (thus not used to poorly written directions) give yourself 45 mins to assemble --it's not really a physical endeavor, doesn't require tools--it's about figuring out what the instructions mean.
OKAY--after building---it's been a great high chair . It's sturdy enough. The straps adjust well around the baby to prevent a fall. Our baby has been using it from 6 months on, now 8 months. If you're baby is slouching left or right--just go old school and bunch up and old towel or two on the left or right. Mostly baby sits up right. I think for the money this is fine. It's not so big as people say on the bottom. For cripes sake it's got legs that unfold and form a wild solid baby don't tip over base. I'm not living in Pottery Barn.
Take a gander at this chair. Just read my instructions to reason out some stuff. If you're an engineer or write / read directions often, you won't be mystified. IKEA directions these aren't.