Thursday, January 24, 2008

High Chair Review : Kaboost & GIVEAWAY!

Kaboost is the first of many high chairs we hope to show you over the next year. And what a neat idea to be our first addition!

The first time I took Kaboost out of the box I had a "what on earth is this contraption" moment. It kind of looks like a cool ultra modern octopus sculpture until you unfold it. To set it up all you do is take it out of the box, unfold the legs, put the first two "arms" onto the chair and then gently tug the last two arms until it stretches out to the size of your chair. Its a one size fits all and I did try it on several diffrent chairs including my circa 1970s dining chairs which are fairly wide and it did the trick just fine.

Kaboost claims to be ultra stable when installed so we decided that the only way to test this theory is to do several tests : (please note that I personally did these tests, so no children were harmed in the testing of Kaboost)

Test #1 - ie attempt to rock the chair to dislodge Kaboost and/or knock over the chair.
Result : Rock, Bounce, whatever I attempted was a failure. Kaboost held on strong and it actually made the chair nearly impossible to slide without getting out of the chair and picking it up. I will note I have hardwood floors as well and none of my monkeying around on Kaboost scratched or even nearly scratched the floors.
Test #2 - ie pick the chair up and try to shake Kaboost off.
Result : Our testing chair has round legs so I thought it would be super easy to just shake the chair to get Kaboost to fall off.. WRONG.. I shook and shook and there it was still holding on mocking me...
Test #3 - the final test - Kaboost says it will hold up to a 300 pound person without failure. Soo we pilled some people on and it did indeed hold 300 lbs (and actually more).

Though I don't recommend you try any of these tests on your own Kaboost (as you may end up hurting yourself or your chair more than the Kaboost) but I did try it for you!

End result... Kaboost ROCKS!

If you have a toddler or even a shorter older child that would like to sit at the table like a big person this is absolutely the high chair for you. I really hate to admit this.. but Kaboost on its lower setting actually helped me sit at the table like a regular person which was odd.. (I'm 4'10 and I'm always short for everything including the table... please don't laugh if you see me on the street but my feet don't touch the ground sitting in a regular chair.. and certainly not in a kaboost'ed chair so I had to hop to get on.. *sigh*)

Kaboost comes in green , chocolate and natural as well! So there is one to match your own style.

Want a Kaboost of your very own?
Go check them out at their own shop or on Amazon.

Kaboost would like to offer our readers a special discount! Purchase your Kaboost through their online shop and use the discount code "kaboost001" for the promo pricing from 1/24 - 2/24!

Win one!!
I'm giving away the green Kaboost I got for review!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Go visit Kaboost and tell me which color you would pick and what you like most about the Kaboost!. No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com)
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
  • This contest will end Jan 31th at midnight!

160 Comments:

Sarah said...

Great review, Angela! I love my Kaboost, too! I am glad you have one now! They really do ROCK!

Sarah said...

OH yeah...I got this up, too:
THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Brooke said...

I love the kaboost because we can keep all our chairs and my littlest wouldn't feel quite so little. It also seems so much more stable than a booster seat that moves around. It's hard to say what color I'd like best, but I think the green. Please pick me.

Taryn said...

We'd loooove the natural Kaboost. My toddler wants to sit on a chair like us so this would be great!

JaniceJ said...

These really look great, what I would like best about it is the easy snap on in seconds, and how nice for the child to be able sit at the table with the rest of the family, natural would be my favorite color.

Not the Queen said...

I'd love one of these!

jbubolz-miller said...

Green- I like that it makes the chair more stable especially with a lab in the house!

Tuesday Girl said...

Green!
I like that my "big" kids can sit in big kid chairs, no fighting about booster seats!

Tara said...

I love the green- it's a fun colour! And I LOVE that it replaces the booster seat!

Bree said...

I LOVE the lime green! I think it would help my daughter feel part of the family at dinner if she could sit at the same height as us!

nor_lou said...

I would pick the chocolate, I would love a kaboost and what I like most is that my toddler would feel like more of a big kid instead of little (she gets a little upset when people call her little since she is small for her size)

bison61 said...

I like the chocolate - this would be good at Grandmothers!
tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Amber Sell said...

I love the chocolate colored Kaboost. My favorite thing about Kaboost is how sturdy it is. Not only can it hold the weight of any child (and most adults), but it holds any chair tight in place - it never comes off! And I love how the 4 legs have rubber soles to keep it from sliding or scratching the floor. Kaboost is awesome!

2migirlsmom said...

I like the chocolate. I like the fact that it is portable and can be used with most chairs.

Colleen said...

I like that's it so stable. The booster we have now slides all over. I want to one that comes in chocolate.

Claire said...

I would probably go with natural...though it ould be a hard choice - the green is so fun! I love that it is stable and that the kids get too sit in normal chairs. All my son wants to do is be like us!

sara said...

From your review, this sounds AWESOME! I love the ways that you tested it (very real) and the sturdiness that it showed! I would love to try this out with my little man...I bet this would make for a more peaceful mealtime around here! Thanks for the chanec to win one...I'd pick the chocolate!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

Stephanie said...

I like the Kaboost in chocolate. It seems like such a practical product...I like its portability and it's compactness.

Qtpies7 said...

Although I like the green, I think the chocolate would be better because we have a very formal dining room.

What I think I would like the best is that with using the Kaboost instead of a booster seat it will eliminate the embarassment of taking the booster seat off for adult friends and finding crusted up left overs cemented to the chair. Nasty! And it has happened to me one or a dozen times.

judis121 said...

While I think the green is nice, I love the chocolate, this looks amazing, must admit didn't know there even was such a thing!Super idea and very practical!

Sarah said...

Ok, my first 2 comments on this really did not count, because it wasn't a contest last night....now that it is I will tell you that I love everything about the Kaboost! I really like that my little tot can sit at the big table with us. I love that it is so sturdy it won't tip around! What isn't there to love about the Kaboost! Actually, I would love it so much to be randomly picked! :) I am glad you get a chocolate one. That is the one I originally wanted, too, but I got a green one. LOL~ It's all good.

windycindy said...

Hello, Please enter me in your wonderful contest. I like the gray Kaboost. The stability that it makes for the child's chair is a safety feature that I like.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jennifer said...

These are so cool! I would love to have a chocolate one for my little guy.

Susan C. said...

I like the natural color one best but would be thrilled with any of them. I love that it hooks on so easily and that is it - doesn't take up extra space around the table. My son is fighting the high chair and just wants to sit at the table so this would solve a lot of dinner arguments!

emily said...

I love the one that comes in chocolate. I think that color suites us best. Also, I so love that you did all that testing. I actually don't think my 3 year old monkey could destroy it...which says alot!

PS said...

We'd take green! I'd love to get rid of the highchair, put my daughter in the old booster, and my son (shorty) in the Kaboost. I love having everyone AT the table!!

Scarlett said...

I've so been wanting a Kaboost. :)

peg42 said...

This is such a great idea. I would love to have one of these. I like the Natural color the best. Thanks for the great giveaway.

asmith said...

I like the Chocolate color the best. I love the fact that the Kaboost eliminates having an ugly booster seat at the table. I'm all about simplifying and cutting out the clutter!

mverno said...

the green and the fact its portable

Lesha said...

This would be very useful.

LINDALSHOT said...

Green or chocolate.

banquetbabe said...

green one, they are so great

shimmala said...

I'd love the chocolate. The best thing about it is that your child feels like s/he is taking part in the meal the same way the grown-ups are--no special chairs or contraptions to sit in. Still not totally clear how they get down easily, though...

Carissa said...

I like the natural and it's so much nicer than a booster seat.

ky2here said...

The kaboost in chocolate for us!

Rach said...

I'm loving the chocolate one!

Gwen said...

I keep trying to win the green one for my son. We are trying to get rid of his high chair and let him sit at the table with us. (The Yellow pages don't work so well.)
the email is gwenfloyd@gmail.com

itaskah said...

I really like the natural kaboost

Miscellany Mom said...

i like the chocolate one! these seem like a great alternative to the traditional booster seat!

Amy Jo said...

Wow, Never seen one of these. How awesome! We live in military housing, so we are always playing musical chairs with a 6yr old, 3yr old and 14 month old twin girls. This sure would solve alot of problems. The chocolate one is classic, love it! Thanks for writing this review. Gotta share this info with my friends!
yourcheezyness@hotmail.com

TheresaJenkins said...

i like the natural color and the kaboost would be great for this grandma of 3...all 3 are here 5 days a week.

Macey-couponmacey@comcast.net said...

Great product from what I've heard-The chocolate color looks nice!

Becky said...

I like the chocolate one so it would not be so obvious. My son gave up the booster long before he was big enough for a big boy chair so this would have helped greatly.

baileygp said...

I love the chocolate Kaboost. I think it is a great product because it is cool looking (i.e. not an eyesore) and it allows my munchkin to sit at the table with the grownups!

village mama said...

I love the chocolate option!

I love that it holds 'up to 300 lbs'!!

Bonus blog points:

http://mamasvillage.blogspot.com/2008/01/kaboos-contest.html

Thanks!

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~Leigh said...

I love the chocolate colored Kaboost.

It's awesome that they have a high weight-limit, and that they fit on so many different types of chair. This would be great for when we travel to visit folks and don't have room to pack a chair or booster seat.

~Leigh

leigh (at) hereticscircle (dot) com

dolls123 said...

CHOCOLATE- HOLDS UP TO 300 ILBS.

Chief Family Officer said...

I really want one of these! Chocolate would go well with our dining room chairs. And I would be thrilled not to have to buy another high chair or booster. This would actually look nice.

Anonymous said...

Natural
No more tippy booster seats!

Anonymous said...

My favorite Kaboost is the chocolate. We have baby #2 on the way, so we'd love to transition our daughter from her high chair to a kaboost. She'll really feel like a big girl when she can sit and eat at the table with us.

disarray [at] onebox [dot] com

ladyamanda said...

I'd pick the natural, and what I love the most - is the fact my daugter would actually use the thing (she despises high chairs and boosters!

LaughNLove said...

The chocalate one. And it's pretty great that it holds up to 300 lbs!

heather h said...

Kaboost sounds so cool! I would choose the funky green if I had the chance. Thanks for your review of the Svan chair. Oh boy, that is one expensive chair, but I love how it changes as the baby grows. Your site is fun!

Gina said...

OK, that is just about the cutest thing ever and I really need one, as my 2 year old completely refuses to use a high chair or booster seat. I love it in all the colors, really.
Thanks for a great review of a truly cool product.

Jean said...

I think natural would work best

agordon10 said...

I like the chocolate one. Kaboost really takes alot of the hassle out of high chairs!

Rick said...

My grandchildren come to visit often and would love to have the Kaboost, both convenient and easy to use. Natural would be the color I choose.

misternat1 said...

i kinds like the green one - i know granddaughter will like it also

vboackle said...

i can't decide between natural or chocolate.

:) Heather said...

I would love to have a chocolate one! My 5 yr is still to small to sit without a "boost" and she hate feeling like a "baby" when her friends come over... a Kaboost would be great for her self esteem!

sweetsue said...

I would love the natural one. I lie the fact that it is so sturdy. Cute too!

Kira said...

I would like the chocolate one. It is so great that it makes toddlers feel like a grown up sitting on a real chair!

cheryl said...

I would pick the chocolate Kaboost. My three-year-old son refuses to sit in a booster seat, but he's not tall enough to reach the table well when sitting in a normal seat. As a result, he sort of kneels. It works, but I think he'd be much more comfortable in something like a Kaboost. It would satisfy his desire to sit in a normal chair AND put him at a comfortable height.

redron said...

chocolate in color. Hey when you can make the little guy feel like a big guy that is a big deal

patricia said...

Natural is the color for me. I love the fact that Kaboost is stable. That is really needed in active households.

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

retellingstories said...

Now that our little one is eating solid food, this would be extremely useful!

Sarah W. said...

My favorite part is that the Kaboost is not an eye sore. I would pick the chocolate, as it would fit right in with my decor. Plus, my toddler loves eating at the table with us. But he does not like the confinement of a traditional booster, but he is not old enough not have something! I love this!

My email is sarahw56@gmail.com

Tammy said...

I would like the natural color. I think my favorite part about it is that we have a lot of guests with small children visiting. This would be a perfect compliment so the children that are too "old" for the high chair we put out, could join us at the table. I too am very short (you beat me by an inch!!), this may help me get to the cabinets above my fridge too! lol!

sillelin said...

Wow, nice addition for any family that has little ones over for a visit - so much easier than hauling a high chair around.

Carrie said...

Wow, what a great product and so reasonably prices. I am trying to gather all the items that I will need once we have our child and this will be great. I might loan it to my sister in the mean time. I loke the nautral color as it will best match our furniture. I really appreciate that you did all those tests on the product. My favorite feature is that is has such a high weight capacity. I like this feature becasue the chair will still be usable for adults with out having to remove the product. I also like that is has 2 height settings, will be useful when the child grows taller.

tvollowitz@aol.com said...

I love the chocolate KABOOST and the fact it fits almost any type of chair. (Ours has curve back legs.)

cdrury said...

such a great idea - Kaboost!!!!

chrissybum said...

I like the green color and the way it wouldn't take up very much space to put away when not needed.

The Saunders Family said...

i would have to have the chocolate and I love that you can easily take it with you to restaurants.
mom2maria at hotmail dot com

Janine said...

I love the green one, and I hove how modern it looks

sbashs said...

I like the black. What a novel idea!

tandek said...

My favorite color would be the lime green even though it doesn't match the colors in my kitchen or dining room. I love the idea of this booster because the kids will feel as though they are really sitting on 'grown up' chairs, and not a 'kiddie' chair.

Rebecca said...

Chocolate for me!

bfox74 said...

Green...how great would this be to keep at my childless home for dinner guests!

lace said...

chocolate would be perfect

Kirsten said...

I love the chocolate and it would be perfect for me. I am a grandma and this would work when my granddaughter comes to visit.

DOODLEGIRL said...

KABOOST Portable Chair Booster Natural

Stacey Moore said...

i would love a chocolate one. i like the fact that they are engineered to improve chair stability. ella loves to try and rock her chair on our hardwood!!
thanks so much!!

Beverley said...

Chocolate is great!

mary512 said...

i like this product in the green color its so lively. this product is a really good idea to keep the chair stable and so toddlers can sit at the table with their family

Robin said...

Chocolate for sure. I had seen these and wondered about them so thanks for the test results. I love that the kids can join in at the regular table and can just see all sorts of situations these could be used in. And that they are safe from being tipped over ect. is the best!
Thanks for the review and the op to win one!

mary512 said...

I also love the chocolate color and this product is very useful because it can help boost self asteem by letting the child feel that they are a bid kid being able to sit at the table just like the rest of the family.

mary512 said...

http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/01/kaboost-giveaway.html

tlcfromtn said...

I like the natural best. One thing I really like is that you can take this with you anywhere. So when you visit friends or family, the child has a chair that is just right for them. What a great idea!

topkat said...

fun stuff, chocolate

Susanne said...

Chocolate...I love that you use your own chair and it travels so well...Hello Grammie's house!!!!
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Tricia said...

I like the chocolate. My boys would love it since they both hate booster seats but could certainly use a boost at the table!

mccammacks(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Julie D said...

The chocolate looks yummy! :)

chelle said...

THis would be so nice, in a small kitchen I dont have room for a huge highchair ! AND I could get my chili pot back!

brchelle1994(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I saw this on TV quite sometime ago and was hoping to find it somewhere. At the time, I thought...what a great idea! I like the chocolate color. It would make a great gift for my son's expanding family and very handy for grandparents to have on hand!

alrosev@yahoo.com

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I would love to win the lime green. This would be perfect for my 2 year old daughter. Thank you

talley said...

What a great idea! I really like the natural color.

jennmalan said...

I love the one that comes in chocolate

blueviolet said...

I like the green and I especially like that it stays put even when moving the chair around.

rosannepm said...

I like the chocolate and they look so sturdy

Sundi said...

I love that the Kaboost allows my children to sit in a real chair at Mommy and Daddy's level! I like the green color the best!

Samantha said...

I've seen the Kaboost in stores already and think it's fantastic, but I didn't know it came in colors other than the green! I would definitely prefer the chocolate, so I'm so glad I found out about the different colors. The best thing about Kaboost is that the child gets to sit on the chair itself just like everyone else at the table. Rather than dealing with the hassle of a booster seat, he gets to sit in the "big boy" chair himself, albeit modified discreetly by Kaboost. My independent boy would love this!

Nancy said...

this is a very good idea. I like the stability of this and its so much nicer than a booster seat, I like the natural color.

Danielle said...

My son would ADORE this! Great giveaway!
dansan826 at yahoo

x1jenkins said...

Wow!!

kdkdkd said...

I would want it in natural

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love this! I would love to have one in chocolate! I like the green too but the chocolate is my fav.
Thanks!
t42vk20@yahoo.com

joni514 said...

LOOKS SO EASY TO USE..NATURAL IS A GOOD COLOR HERE

Liz said...

So clever. I loved the chocolate brown one.

Becca said...

This seems like the perfect alternative to boosters that get messy and are hard to climb in and out of.

Becca said...

Forgot to mention that I'd probably choose the natural color.

Linda said...

This is absolutely the greatest thing I have ever seen. My son hates the booster seats when we go out to eat but he needs something. At home, he sits on a pillow to give him extra height. The chocolate one would be with hime a long, long time and so perfect for travel I may need 2.

Amanda said...

please enter me. I have always wanted to try it

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I love this! How easy to use and it converts a chair to a booster seat!


I blogged this in my post:

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/01/friday-edition-of-contests-galore_25.html

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the contest!

Rockin' Mama said...

I really like the chocolate color!

While I think a high chair is necessary for a time for little ones, I think it is important for children to be at the same height as mom and dad and I think this product allows for that. I will try to blog ya this week if I do I'll email you.

CE said...

we would like the chocolate colored kaboost because of all the food that gets stuck in between the chair and the booster seat - eew!

Sheila said...

I love it in all the colors, but I would probably pick natural because it goes with everything. I love the portability of this product the best. I can take it with me to grandmoms, playgroups and out to eat and always have a "high chair" ready to go. No more lugging around my toddlers booster seat everywhere !

Doreen said...

Chocolate is my fav color! :)Blogged here: http://doreens-scrap-wonderland.blogspot.com/2008/01/kaboost.html and you're in my sidebar too!

blfbrat said...

I had never seen anything like this, It appears to be very practical, safe and does not take up a lot of extra room. I like the chocolate color best. Thanks for reviewing this.

Storm said...

I really like the green one! I like that it fits most chairs (and would fit into the back of our car for traveling around the holidays!)

Donna said...

I like the chocolate color and I love the fact that the kaboost won't leave marks on my chairs, like booster seats do!

Anonymous said...

I like the chocolate color. I like kaboost because all of your dining chairs would match! deanna@count.com

Anonymous said...

I like the Natural color! It`s fine!
lusizova@rambler.ru

Elizabeth said...

I like the chocolate and I like that this product is versatile and will work with different kinds of chairs.

lev53211 said...

i like Chocolate the best- it matches our dark wood in our house. i like how easy it is to use and to travel with.

Evelyn said...

I love the chocolate. I love how modern it looks and how portable as well!

Darwin said...

I like the brown color. One of my fav things is how it works with lots of chairs.

stigay said...

Awesome, I like the natural - matches most stuff.
I love how it's perfect for that transitional age of being too "mature" for a regular high chair and too little for a chair.

melonkelli said...

I like the chocolate color.

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Chrysa said...

I love the chocolate. It's great that it has a nice style that will blend in with "real" furniture and not take over the dining room

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! My 3 year old hates her boosters because it's babyish but I'm so sick of spilled milk and her sleeves in her food because she can't reach the table properly. I love the green.
Monica
mmd1027 at aol dot com

pancak said...

Chocolate looks like it'll go with the most chairs in a stylish fashion.

bison61 said...

I like the natural color, and that it fits most chairs, so a child can sit at the table. Perfect at Grandmother's house

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Heather said...

What a great idea! I love the chocolate!

Blondie said...

We need this at our house! Natural would blend best, but chocolate is a close second!

I'm adding you to my blog roll for extra credit!

InMyHeart01 said...

I like the chocolate. I like how it looks and how easy it is to use.

JewelsHud said...

I like the chocolate color (figures!!) - but my favorite detail is the portable nature!!


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paula h said...

I like how portable it is. It would be easy to take to a restraunt or to grandma's house. I like the chocolate color best.

jdine said...

The green is so cheerful.

sherri419 said...

I love the chocolate!!! It would go with so many styles. The stability on this product is fantastic!!!

bindrid said...

i love the chocolate, definitely my favorite!i think this item's great because my son won't protest sitting in it because it's not a "high chair". he'll feel like an adult & actually stay at the table long enough to eat.

mirage said...

I babysit all the little ones in our family so having a chair that folds would be wonderfull and this one looks like its such high quality, thank you for the contest!

marissa said...

Angela I am right there with ya! I am short too! lol. This would be great for me but even better for my daughter. I love the chocolate it would match everything in my house. Thanks for the contest!

Brian said...

What a cool thing. My son (two years old) so desperately wants to get out of his high chair and sit with the "big people" at the table. Plus, it's easy to take places so he wouldn't just be able to sit at the table at home. Very cool! Thanks for having the giveaway too!

Erica G said...

I love the fact that it can be used on almost any chair. Having the ability to move it to different style chairs is a must.

Megan said...

great idea!!! love that you can sit your little one at the table like an adult!! I'd get the chocolate colored one. love that it folds up so you can actually take it somewhere with you as well!!! thanks!!!

meganpeeples@hotmail.com

Miranda said...

I WANT ONE!~~!~

Erin said...

I love how fast you can attach KABOOST to the chair. All the colors are great, but I would choose Natural.

Anonymous said...

i would chose chocolate. The reason why i like them is because i have parson style chairs and i think that these would work bwtter than a tradtional booster.

Angie k tisaynababae@yahoo.cim

Mitch said...

Wow this looks really cool and simple to use. I would choose the chocolate or natural.

ginab said...

I love the chocolate! This would be great! maybe my son would actually sit instead of me chasing him around!

Tiffany said...

Awesome chair..I need one

Caseydeuce said...

I love the green, such a fun color! I love that its so easy to put onto a regular chair. No need for a bulky highchair laying around!

num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

jcpawlik said...

The sooner toddlers leave the high chair and eat at the dinner table with the family, the sooner they will learn to eat properly with good table manners! The lime green is so "feng shui"

Grace said...

Chocolate

Tasha said...

The chocolate one is my favorite one! I like how sturdy it is!

Jill said...

I like the green one! I've been considering getting one of these for awhile for my 2 year old son. He refuses to sit in his booster seat anymore, but he's really too short to sit and eat in a regular chair. This would give him a great "boost" and make him feel more like the big boy he so longs to be!
Jill (jillsuz@hotmail.com)

Bakersdozen said...

I like the natural color and my favorite feature is that it provides stability to the chair.

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