Review | Graco Swivi Seat

Right from the early weaning days, we have preferred to have Eliza sat up at the table with us for meals. It just makes sense to us – meal times are family times, and Eliza is part of our family. 

Traditional highchairs don’t always make it that easy to achieve this, as they are often too big and bulky to slide up to the table effectively – you often find that your little one is just too far away from the table. We were recently sent the Graco Swivi Seat, which is suitable from birth – 3 years, and can help integrate your baby into family meal times from day one.

Graco Swivi SeatGraco Swivi Seat

The Swivi Seat has a number of seating modes. There is a removable tray, which comes in handy for messy play as well as eating! The seat itself is sturdy and well made, with the option to use as it is, or add in the newborn insert for smaller babies. The seat back can also be removed as your child gets bigger, so it resembles a booster cushion rather than a highchair. 

One of the best features of the Swivi Seat is the swivel function. Getting little ones in and out of seats can be back breaking, but the Swivi Seat allows you to rotate the seat in any direction with the push of a button, making it so much easier to take your child in and out, and even makes cleaning and adjusting easier too.

Graco Swivi Seat

At 18 months old, Eliza is an accomplished eater now, and is always part of family meal times. We have been using the Swivi Seat in the ‘older child’ mode, with the newborn insert and seat back removed, so it works as a booster seat. The height is spot on – she is at the correct level to eat at the table, without her legs being squashed. The seat is suitable up to 3 years – I personally think we would struggle to use it for that long as there isn’t much room between Eliza’s legs and the table now, but this is obviously dependent on the size of your child and the height of your table.

Graco Swivi Seat

 

Graco Swivi Seat

It is easy to attach the seat to your dining chair – there are simply two straps which clip around the seat and back of the chair. These can be adjusted easily, as can the harness straps. 

On the front of the seat is a large green button – this activates the recline feature. This is perfect for younger babies, as they often fall asleep at the table. It would be especially useful if you were using the seat from birth, as the recline is pretty flat, and would allow you to have your baby with you at all times. 

Graco Swivi Seat

Overall, we are really impressed with the Graco Swivi Seat. It offers everything you need form a highchair, while allowing you the flexibility to move it easily. I love the fact it can be used from birth, and the way it can be adjusted and adapted to suit so many different age groups. It is slightly bulky, and like I mentioned above, I am not sure that it would last us until Eliza is 3, but I do think we have several more months use in it yet. 

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21 Comments

  1. December 8, 2016 / 11:25 am

    We reviewed this last year and it’s great! I wish we’d had it from the start as it would be so useful for newborns, wouldn’t it?

    • kate
      December 8, 2016 / 11:59 am

      It really would – I love the fact you only need one seat from newborn – 3 years!

  2. December 13, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Looks like a very clever piece of kit! I don’t miss having the highchair taking up half the kitchen it must be said now that mine are well past that stage, this looks like a great idea.
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  3. December 13, 2016 / 10:29 am

    I wish I had this when I was younger! It would have saved my mummy’s back! Love the swivel function! Looks pretty smart too #TriedTested x

  4. December 13, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Oh wow this looks great! We too like to eat as a family but struggle to find a seat that fits our chairs. I will definitely look into this 🙂 ox

    #triedtested
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  5. December 13, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    Looks fab. I have a little booster seat on one of the chairs at our table as Harlow loves being included at meal times. Takes up less space than a highchair as well.
    #TriedTested
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  6. December 13, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    That looks good, I love having Clara sat at the table with us, with highchairs they always seem so far away from the table and its nice that they can get really involved with family mealtimes. #triedtested
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  7. CAT CULMER
    December 13, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    This looks like such a good idea. I’d have bought something like this when Eli was younger had I seen them but we just used to stack ( dangerously high) cushions

    Cat x

  8. December 13, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    I love the swivel feature and the fact it is all plastic and wipe clean. #TriedTested

  9. December 13, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    I love the design and the fact that you can swivel it so easily! It’s like the new car seats made now. So easy to use! #TriedTested

  10. December 15, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    I have a swivel car seat and OMG does it make life a million times better! This would have been the cherry on the top!

  11. December 16, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    I was always told that the way to get a little one to eat was by having meal times together. This looks like a wonderful product. #TriedTested
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  12. Kate
    December 18, 2016 / 2:21 am

    Ooh I like the look of this!
    #triedtested

  13. January 2, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    This is a great idea! I could have done with this when my twins were babies, would have saved my back twisting and they could have sat in them from birth with us at the table. Could have eaten my dinner easier!!
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