Review of the Mountain Buggy Pod Clip-on
Brought to you by the people from “Mountain Buggy,” their Portable high chair, Pod Clip-on is a Hook on type high chair. Similar to other clip-on portable high chairs, it is highly suited for infant or toddlers who are less independent in sitting up themselves due to its bucket design that has side support. These type of clip-on high chairs has less compatibility than booster portable high chairs when it comes to installation as you would be limited to the type of tables which you can install on. But that limitation is consistent across all hook-on type high chairs. So if you are after a hook-on type high chair, this is something you have to bear in mind.
Personally, in my opinion the Mountain Buggy Pod Clip-on chair is a quality mobile clip-on high chair given it is a product by the reputable baby brand “Mountain Buggy.” However given how small and lesser padding the Mountain Buggy Pod Clip-on high chair has, it makes it less superior than the Inglesina Fast Table Chair Hook on.
There is still merit in choosing the Mountain Buggy Pod Clip-on chair over the Inglesina Fast Table Chair, given it is a lot more compact of a portable high chair but like I saw beware, being small may not suit your child. So do you research and below are some pros and cons for you to weigh up.
Note: As with all types of portable high chairs, you have to supervise at all times. Even if you think the chair clips on tight, you just never know how your child can creatively climb out of it or someone bumps it and it falls. So always supervise and stay close with all high chairs, portable or not.
✓ Compact, Fold Flat and Light weight – Weighing only 2.2 pounds, fold compact and flat for effortless portability when travelling and takes up very minimal storage space.
✓ Comes Carry-bag – The product comes with a carry-bag so you can store it away neatly in its own snugly fitted bag.
✓ Light weight
✓ Mostly compatible with tables – The thickness of the table that can be used with the Mountain Buggy Pod Clip-on high chair is a minimum limit of 0.8 inches and maximum limit of 2 inches.
✓ Fairly Easy to Clean – The fabric can be taken off and thrown into the washing machine for a good clean.
✓ Quick and easy to set-up – A simple straight forward method of installation. Just twist the screws of the clips to tighten.
✓ Sturdy and good quality – Sturdy clips used for the Clip-on portable high chair as it is made by a reputable manufacturer of other baby products Mountain Buddy.
✘ Compatibility with tables – The Mountain Buggy Pod Clip-on high chair does have a table thickness minimum limit of 0.8 inch and a maximum limit of 2 inches. This is an issue across all hook-on type portable high chairs anyway so you will need to find out the limitations of each clip-on high chairs an whether it suits your purpose.
✘ Two point harness – It is only a two point harness whereas some other clip-ons portable high chairs may have more.
✘ Too small – Some mums have reported that the section of the seat where the legs go through are too small for chubbier legs or when babies are being taken out from the seat are stuck in it.
✘ Seat is too deep – Some mums have reported the bucket seat is too deep and only taller babies around 18 months were able to sit up to the table without being too low. As a result makes it quite difficult for infants or toddlers to be eating comfortable at an adult’s table.
In summary, this is a great portable clip-on baby high chair brought to you by a reputable baby product manufacturer “Mountain Buggy” people. It is no surprise given the almost perfect 5-stars that mothers rated this product who has purchased, tried and tested it. Although there are some shortfalls of this chair such as the deepness of the bucket seat and compatibility of installation to certain thickness of tables. To overcome this, just ensure you find test it out with the size of your child and tables you intend to use it on. Other than that, it makes a great travelling portable clip-on high chair given it light weight and fold flat feature. And of course for the clean mums out there, you can wash it completely clean by throwing it into the washing machine!