I have had a really stressful time with Highchairs this time round with Jacob and I think this stems from his inability to even want to eat his dinner unlike my previous 2 children.
We spend an awful amount of time every single meal time in the kitchen with me at the table and him in his highchair. However most of my time is spent picking up food from the floor, wiping down the surfaces that have come in contact with Jacob during this time and cajoling him into finally eating something.
During the last 11 months we have worked our way through an awful lot of highchairs with the likes of the Tripp Trapp and OXO tot Sprout highchair included in those we have used. All beautiful in their own right but with slight features that have made using them both with Jacob and in our kitchen beyond difficult. So we had gone down the path of buying a super cheap Ikea high chair. Don’t get me wrong it has been ok but it doesn’t grow with Jacob and its stained beyond belief and if I’m honest it’s as ugly as sin.
Recently we were asked if we would like to take a look at the new highchair from Evomove that I discovered and fell in love with at The Baby Show in Birmingham earlier this year and so I obviously jumped at the chance.
The new Nomi highchair has been designed by Peter Opsvik who has an extensive history of creating iconic and ergonomic seating and highchairs and the Nomi is on his list of newest creations.
One of his previous designed from the 1970’s was the iconic Tripp Trapp and the Nomi has taken a similar concept of a highchair that grows with your child to a whole new level exceeding the Tripp Trapp in my opinion with its sleek one main stem design and its ergonomic seat it’s designed to simplify use with its easily adjustable seat and footrest.
The Nomi is designed to also fit into any home with its options to personalise the seat with 4 stem wood options and 7 colour options for the seat pad, back and footrest.
If you are using the seat with a baby from newborn you can add-on the Nomi Baby seat that attaches to the stem or for older babies you can buy the Nomi Mini turning the seat into a fully functioning high chair too.
There are numerous accessories that are optional too from the clip on tray, harness and even seat cushions, all in different colours and fabric options.
The starting price for the seat is £199 but with changes to the stem and or other accessories added this price will increase depending upon your personal preferences.
We selected the Nomi seat with premium Oak and white plastics and white Nomi Mini seat too. We added on the tray and harness making the full price for the seat £370.
So when the seat arrived I was excited to see what you got for your money and I wasn’t disappointed.
The seat was super easy to pop together but I also found a rather helpful video that might help if you do get stuck or want to see how it goes together before buying here:
The Nomi Mini seat literally just clips on and the tray is the same. Adjusting the seat and the foot plate really were a doddle with the large round adjusters on the back which if I am honest is great as Jacob in his Tripp Trapp used to bounce off his foot plate and make meal times more messy so I just dropped the plate lower so he can touch it but not bounce off it.
The other thing I had struggled with previously was getting him in and out the highchair. This has not been a problem for this seat as there is lots of room in the seat unit and round the front of the Nomi Baby seat. So much so cleaning up the stray food has never been easier and getting him in and out is a doddle.
On the Nomi Baby seat there is a really slim plastic section at the front which was amazing as this allowed us to bring Jacob right up to the table to eat with us as opposed to keeping him at arm’s length at all times … although with more messy meals the tray and keeping him a little further out has had its own blessings.
The design of the seat means it’s really quite compact even with its splayed legs at the bottom and it tucks in beautifully in the kitchen so it’s not the main thing you see when you walk in, which with a small kitchen can always be and issue.
I love that the seat has 2 wheels on the back. These are predominantly a safety feature to stop little ones kicking off the table and toppling over which is great in itself but its also massively helpful for clearing up after Jacob too!
We are totally in love with the Nomi Highchair and have been thrilled at how we can now eat easily as a family at the table with Jacob. Its super easy to clean and easily adjustable. The Nomi has slotted in beautifully to our family life.
The fact that this beautiful yet functional piece of kit will be with us from now until Jacob is older than Joshua thanks to its ability to grow with him this one product will do the job of many and it means it is an investment for 10+ years not just a year of his life which makes for great value for money overall.
My only negative was to have not been using this product sooner.
Disclaimer: We were sent this product for the purposes of this review all thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.