Munchkin travel booster seat review

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Munchkin travel booster seat review.

During the Asda baby event this year, I spotted this travel booster seat / bag and thought it was a brilliant idea.

Although the spec says the chair is for use for 12+ months, I have a very big, strong and sturdy 9 month old, fits 12-18 month clothes, eeek!





Spec (taken from Asdas website)

Size Medium
Colour Multi
Age Range 12+ Months
Assembly Required No
Brand Munchkin
Dimensions 78-80W x 74D x 4H cm
Material Polyester/Polyurethane Foam
Maximum Child Weight 22.7kg
Minimum Age
12+ Months
Safety Certificate EN71-3, GPSR
Type Booster Seat
Weight 1.275kg
The seat folds down to look just like a changing bag:







Here is a picture of the empty "pocket" inside the bag / seat to carry your own items.

To give you an idea how big this is I have put a packet of wipes, 4 size 4 nappies, a large tube of Bepanthen and a 200g bottle of talc, there is still space to add other items on top:




The seat has 3 adjustable sets of straps to attach it to your chosen chair, this is very easy to do, it is just your usual push/highchair type straps, click together and pull strap to tighten, this is the chair in place:




You have an addition boost option too as the chair has legs tucked away underneath that you can pull out to give your child that bit of added height.
These legs have rubber bottoms, as does the bottom of the seat if the legs are not in use to prevent slipping on (faux!) leather chairs like mine:









The only thing I would change about this is the harness, the crotch harness is so so small and the straps only come over the very top of the thighs to hold them securely, I think adding shoulder straps would make this a lot more secure and stop parents diving for their child when they lean because it just looks so small to hold them:






I love the idea of a seat in a bag, it is lightweight, practical and unisex which is always a bonus!
I woulddefinately recommend this to family and friends.

Liv is very rough and tumble and likes to jump while strapped in things and she has not managed to free herself (touches wood!!)