A few weeks ago I wrote about the lack of kid-friendly restaurants out there and how most high chairs are disgusting. I know that kids aren’t the neatest eaters in the world, especially Jude. And when I go out to eat I try to clean up after our messy toddler however I don’t carry around a bottle of 409 and a vacuum.
The Balboa Baby Shopping Cart and High Chair cover can save you a lot of worry about whether or not you child is being exposed to unsanitary conditions. Jude typically doesn’t like to sit in the high chair or shopping cart for very long but on our recent grocery shopping trip he stayed put the entire time. I think he felt a little more safe in the cart with the cover. Also, he didn’t mind the safety strap at all, usually he fusses when I put it on. Finally, he liked using the taut fabric as a drum.
Pros: The Balboa has some of the cutest designs in high chair covers that I’ve ever seen. I like that it offers 360 degrees of a germ free zone and has easy one-hand installation. I also like the toy loops so you can attach toys and not worry about them falling on the floor. Also, a lot safety straps in high chairs are broken but the Balboa cover has a wide safety strap to keep baby safe. Finally,it’s multifunctional and works with both shopping carts and high chairs.
Cons: I had a bit of trouble figuring it out the first time I used it but it’s actually not that complicated to use once you get the hang of it. It claims you can put it on with one hand but I have yet to master that skill. Also, It does take up a good bit of room in your diaper bag.
Recommend: While I don’t think shopping cart covers are an essential baby item it does give me peace of mind when shopping and dining out. Additionally, Jude really liked sitting in it and it looks a lot more comfortable too. I think if you plan on buying a shopping cart/high chair cover you should most certainly buy a Balboa Baby.
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Jessica Lieb is responsible for B Honest Media's editorial direction and growth. She has covered parenting for over 13 years, focusing on travel, product reviews, and recommendations. She loves watching movies and traveling with her husband and four sons.