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New Nook Highchair Review by Leslie Talley

2919 Canton Street
Dallas, TX 75226

The Nook is Joovy’s brand new space-saving highchair. The main part of the highchair comes completely assembled right out of the box. The only thing you will need to do is attach the tray once you’ve unfolded the chair. Unfolding the chair is super easy. With one hand holding the handle pull up on the top of the seat until it snaps open. It’s so light and easy you can almost use one hand. Using two insures it doesn’t just slip and fall over before you even get the seat open.  The seat has a padded leatherette cover which is removable and machine washable. The padded seat comes in three colors that offer a refreshing change to the bright and colorful options on the market. Your color choices are charcoal, turquoise and black. The chair has an adjustable harness as well as a crotch restraint. There is a foot rest for toddlers.

The Nook’s tray comes with a removable, dishwasher-safe insert making clean up a breeze. The tray conveniently swings open with an easy one handed release so that you do not have to find a place to set it once mealtime is through and you are taking your child out. The crotch restraint remains in place which is great for keeping older toddlers in place if you aren’t using the harness. Using the harness helps to keep smaller toddlers and infants more upright. The tray can grow with your child. It has four adjustable settings that are easy to change.

When upright the Nook measures 40.5 inches x 32.5 inches x 23.8 inches. The base is rather large but when folded the Nook is only 23.8 inches x 9 inches x 28.5 inches. To fold the chair you simply press a button and pull up on a lever. It folds easily with one hand and stands on its own without leaning on anything. The highchair is intended for babies 6 months and older and children less than 50 pounds.

I like that the Nook is easy to fold and lightweight. The leatherette seat is easy to wipe clean and the removable and washable feature will come in handy for those messier meals. It would be nice if there were less crevices to prevent food from hiding in the cracks though. The tray is amazingly easy to open even with a child in your arms and I like that I don’t have to make room to set it down while wrestling a child out of the chair or into it for that matter.

I like how small it folds but wish it weren’t quite so wide at the bottom when open. One thing I wish it had were wheels. It has skid-proof pads on the bottom that make it nearly impossible to move once the child is in the seat. Wheels would make it easy to move from place to place.

The Joovy Nook is a great highchair. It is light weight and compact making it great for taking on trips. For those who need more room in their kitchen between meals it is a must have for how small it folds. It looks nice and functions great. Although the price is on the higher side the Nook is made well and will last through many children and hundreds of meals.

—Product review by Leslie Talley, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, April, 2017