If you’re anything like us, you had a big, clunky standard highchair that took up too much room, cost a lot of money, and was useless as soon as your kid got too big. The Abiie Beyond Junior Y Highchair changes that old high chair paradigm.
One other thing I noticed immediately before even beginning assembly was that the feet of the high chair come with felt on them. As someone with brand new hard wood floors, I put felt on everything. Unfortunately, that usually means having a handy supply of felt stickers and knowing where it is. Not having to worry about it for a change was a very nice touch.
Then I flipped open the instruction manual. Despite looking very simple, I always follow the instructions (sorry old stereotype.) While assembly was just as easy as I was expecting, I did think it was a really nice touch that the manual had QRC codes on each page that would pull up an assembly video just in case you get stuck.
As soon as I had the high chair assembled, which took less than ten minutes, my son, who hated his old highchair as much as I did, begged to get into his new chair. He climbed up, I buckled him in and snapped on the tray. What kid is happy to get in a highchair?
One of the big selling points of the Abiie Beyond Junior Y is that it converts very easily, and this claim is absolutely true. Both the seat and foot rest have these nice, big, easy to use release buttons on them for quickly releasing and adjusting the height of each.
Another nice thing about the Beyond Junior Y is that it is almost the exact same height as our kitchen table. Our standard highchair was much taller which was always awkward. Because our son is already used to eating at the table with us, this also means that we can just remove the tray completely and push the Beyond Junior Y right up to the table like any other chair! We’ve since reclaimed one of our dining chairs and no longer have to keep it covered to prevent spills from ruining it.
Speaking of spills, the Beyond Junior Y has a very nice, modular reatraint system. Using all of the straps, you get a five-point harness for little ones who may not be able to hold themselves up quite yet or have a tendency to wiggly and wobble. The upper straps can be easily removed to convert to a three-point harness once your child can sit up on their own but maybe not sit still. And, the configuration we are using, another couple of seconds and the straps completely come off for a restraintless seat.
But what’s all this about all ages? Well, the most amazing feature of the Beyond Junior Y is that it is intended to grow with your family from infant to adulthood. I very easily converted from a highchair for my toddler, to a regular chair for myself and plopped down on it (sorry no picture of that.) I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it was. And because it is so easy to switch back and forth, I can definitely see us using this when we have company or crowded game nights.
The Beyond Junior Y comes in two different wood colors–natural beech or mahogany–and the cushion comes in olive, black pearl, raspberry, blueberry, and cream. The wood is all responsibly harvested, there are no phthalates or BPA in the materials, and the spill proof cushions wipe clean extremely easily. All that coupled with a very modern, sleek design and a three-year warranty make the Abiie Beyond Junior Y a clear winner in the highchair arena.
So how much do we like the Abiie Beyond Junior Y Highchair? My son ran out of the bathroom to go sit in it to brush his teeth. I’d say it’s definitely a winner in our house. For even more product details and to get your own, head over to Amazon.
Note: I received a review unit but all thoughts and opinions in this article are my own.