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Mamas & Papas Snax high chair
Pros: Comfortable and secure for baby, spacious tray, adjustable and foldable
Cons: More expensive than comparable chairs, castors add to height when folded, clunky recline and tray adjustment, large footprint, difficult to keep properly clean
Overall score: 3.8/5
The Snax is nursery brand Mamas & Papas’ higher-end high chair, available in four colours of which the grey hexagon design we tested is the most neutral. It’s an adjustable folding chair with six heights, three tray positions and three recline settings. Of the three very similar folding chairs I tested (the other two being Argos’ Cuggl Deluxe Sheep and the Mothercare Star), the Snax is the most expensive, at £79. It comes with two additional features, a storage basket and castors, but I didn’t feel these really warranted the difference in price.
What are your first impressions of the Mamas & Papas Snax high chair?
Unobtrusive in pattern but rather bulky in size, this is a solid folding chair with all the usual adjustment options, plus a couple of added features.
Is the Mamas & Papas Snax high chair easy to assemble?
The chair slots together easily, with straightforward diagrams to follow, but does require a screwdriver (not supplied) to secure the feet and footrest. Attaching the footrest is fiddly, particularly with the basket in the way.
What age is the Mamas & Papas Snax high chair suitable for?
The chair is suitable for children from sitting up unaided to around three years old.
How secure is the Mamas & Papas Snax high chair?
As with other chairs tested of this type, the tray shakes when a child moves especially enthusiastically, but this doesn’t affect the overall stability of the chair.
What is the safety harness like?
The five-point harness clips into place easily and the straps are adjusted at the front of the baby, so you can see what you’re doing. The pale colour is, however, vulnerable to staining, particularly on the straps over the child’s chest.
How big is the tray and is it a good height for the child?
The well placed tray is nice and wide at 57cm, making it well suited to baby-led weaning, with handy sections on the tray insert to divide up the baby’s food. The tray slides backwards and forwards into three settings by squeezing the sides, but the movement is clunky.
Can you adjust the high chair in any other way?
There are six easily adjusted height positions and three recline options, but the recline handle is quite hard to reach and the motion can be a little jerky. There are no accessories available for purchase.
What is its footprint?
The chair’s footprint was the largest of those I tested, at 83cm x 57cm, so may not be suitable for smaller spaces.
What is the overall quality of the high chair?
As with other chairs I tested of this type, it’s let down by some clunky adjustment mechanisms, but the chair feels generally well made.
Is it comfortable for the child?
My toddler sat very happily in the chair, enjoying plenty of room while being well supported by the high back rest. The three tray positions and easily adjusted harness should help to make it comfortable for babies of all ages.
Is the seat padded?
The seat, sides and back rest are well padded and covered in a wipe-clean fabric that is slightly less shiny than some.
Can you get the child in and out easily?
It’s easiest to remove the child once you’ve taken off the tray; it can be a bit of a squeeze otherwise.
Is there adequate support for the child?
The footrest can’t be adjusted, so is of limited use, but the chair is otherwise very supportive, with its high, padded back rest, crotch post, five-point harness and adjustable tray.
Is it easy to clean?
The seat pad is made from wipe-clean PVC-coated fabric, but, as with most cushioned chairs, food collects in nooks and crannies, so you’ll need to take the cushion off regularly to keep it properly clean. The tray has a removable insert to make it easier to clean (though messy meals end up around the edges of both the insert and the main tray).
Is it easy to store?
The chair is simply folded down by lowering the height, closing the legs and hooking the tray onto the back of the legs. Theoretically, the castors help to move the chair around, but I didn’t find they made the chair glide especially smoothly. The castors also add to the height of the chair, making it slightly bulkier when folded than the other chairs I tested of this type.
Are there any special features?
The chair comes with a basket underneath the seat, which is quite handy for storing a few bits and pieces like wet wipes, but not very easy to access.
Overall star ratings for Mamas & Papas Snax high chair
Ease of assembly 3.5/5
Comfort for child 4.5/5
Ease of cleaning 3.5/5
Safety and security 4/5
Ease of storage 4/5
Value for money 3.5/5
Overall score: 3.8/5
Buy from Mamas & Papas (£79)
Suitable from sitting unaided to around 3 years.
Up to 15kg
Seat, tray, foot rest, joints, feet, wheels – polypropelene plastic
Seat pad (outer) – PVC-coated fabric
Seat pad (filling) polyester fibres
Legs – steel
Decorative mouldings – ABS plastic
Harness – 100% polyester
Buckle – POM plastic
Seat recline options:
Seat height options:
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