I have been meaning to write about the Mocka Original Highchair for a little while now. It might actually be the perfect time though, since we have been using it every day for almost 3 months. We’ve given it a solid test and I’m confident I can give you an honest review.
This post is not sponsored but I have included my affiliate link. If you register and make a purchase using this link, it won’t cost you any more but I will get a little credit for sharing them with you! If you have any questions about the highchair that I didn’t manage to answer pop them in the comments below or ask me on Facebook.
Why Did I Choose the Mocka Original Highchair?
What I Wanted: Ok, I’m gonna be brave and say it: I wanted a highchair that looked good in the dining room. The highchair would be out at the dining table at all times so I really wanted something that wasn’t an eyesore. My ideal was to go for a light coloured wooden style but not at the expense of comfort and functionality, of course!
What I Got: I’m so pleased with how the highchair looks.
It is a great match to the dining room table and has that Scandi aesthetic that I can’t get enough of.
Stu described it as looking like a ladder but he came around to it. Obviously, it’s a matter of personal style.
What I Wanted: We really needed something that was sturdy and wouldn’t fall apart right after getting it.
What I Got: When I first opened the box I was surprised at how robust it felt.
The Mocka Original Highchair looks just like one of the more expensive versions I’ve seen.
Quality and price go hand in hand of course and considering this highchair is really affordable I am pleased with the quality. I have started to notice the wood deteriorating slightly around the drilled holes. I am thinking this might be where water (from cleaning) has got under the lacquer or it could be from the manufacturing process.
It comes with a harness, which I find very efficient and seat cushions (I will talk more about these in the comfort section). They are in no means luxurious but they do the job just fine.
What I Wanted: It was important for the highchair to be easy to clean. I also wanted something that would see Amelia from 6 months until toddlerhood.
What I Got: In all honesty, this is not the easiest highchair to clean. The tray isn’t removable, so you can’t just take it out and wash it. You have to wipe it down with a cloth.
After the highchair was put together (thanks Hubby!) the first thing I noticed was the join around the rim of the tray. I was initially disappointed thinking this was going to get all manner of food stuck in it.
With Amelia’s first few meals at 6 months, I used a suction silicone placemat to try and keep food off the tray. I soon abandoned that when I realised she found it more interesting to pull up the mat than eat the food. Since then I’ve been putting the finger foods directly on the wooden tray. I have had absolutely no problems with cleaning the join in the tray so it’s really not a big issue for me.
Something to note is that the seat cushions do get dirty really easily but I am pleased to report that they are simple to clean. I remove them, hand wash in soapy water, rinse and then hang up.
They dry overnight so they’re always dry in time for breakfast. Mocka do sell a spare set of seat cushions, which would be useful (one on the chair, one in the wash).
In terms of it growing with her, I am confident we made the right choice of highchair. I had seen others that were cushioned all around and could recline but frankly I find they limit movement. Providing your baby can sit up supported and hold their head, they will be fine. At 9 months it is great as Amelia can sit right up close to the dining table and there is plenty of room for her to move her arms all around during meal times. For toddlerhood (60kg weight limit!), the tray can be removed and it can be used as a height suitable seat at the dining table.
What I Wanted: Of course when you see wooden highchairs alongside cushioned, moulded highchairs it can be easy to think one is more comfortable then the other. At the same time, I would compare one to a dining chair and the other to a soft lounge recliner chair and I know which one I think is more suitable for sitting down for dinner! I wanted something for Amelia that would sit her up straight so that she could safely eat.
What I Got: As previously mentioned, it would be nice if the seat covers were a bit more padded but as far as I can see Amelia is comfortable in it. She happily sits in her highchair and plays with toys whilst she waits for her food.
ATTENTION mummas that are thinking of getting this highchair for a young baby: They will look small in it at first!
We got the Mocka Original Highchair when Amelia was 6 months and I panicked when we first put her in it as she still wasn’t sitting very well. I thought that I might have made a mistake in not getting the luxurious reclining chair but I actually think it has been beneficial in helping her to develop her sitting skills and core strength.
What I Wanted: Just like most people, I wanted to tick everything off my checklist whilst avoiding paying the earth for a highchair.
What I Got: This highchair is soooooo affordable! At $149.95 I was hesitant to order it online because I thought it might be crap. Since I was familiar with the Mocka name and read some reviews online I knew exactly what to expect.
So as you can see, overall I am really happy with the Mocka Original Highchair. I can wholeheartedly recommend ordering online from them. As I said I was hesitant because I couldn’t see the product in person but we were so happy with the item that we actually ordered another piece of furniture shortly after.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. We paid for the highchair! There is an affiliate link in this post. This means if you register with Mocka and make a purchase, it won’t cost you any more but I will get a little credit for sharing them with you!