Walker meets highchair. That is a pretty exciting statement. For me, nothing is better than multi-tasking products, especially when it comes to babies. Joovy has recently launched an array of new products, one being the Spoon walker. Way back when I first found Joovy, I was in love with their highchair, Nook. Well take the Nook and squish it down, add wheels and you have the Spoon.
I have to be honest. A walker is something I had no interest in with my daughter. Shell-shocked from the casualties of wheels vs. stairs, I avoided the whole design. So I was weary when I saw Joovy was releasing the Spoon. But, it is Joovy and I trust their product quality, and frankly, my better judgement. Plus I could not resist the design and what it promised — to be a spot where my baby can happily play, snack, even eat a meal. Utilized properly, the walker can be a helpful tool to free mom’s hands and keep baby content.
Upon setting up the Spoon, the size and shape of the table/tray area instantly made me happy. I saw the potential in the design and couldn’t wait to try it out. The super-sized tray is very adequate for not only snacks and meals, but also lots of toys, giving baby room to spare. Baby sits in a comfy seat pad that cradles and cushions while allowing the legs to be free to the floor. The seat pad is highly durable, made from 600D for toughness and washability (washability?). Any place designed for eating needs to be easily cleaned, so pop the seat pad right in the washing machine, unclick the tray for the dishwasher and wipe down the rest. This is one kid-friendly design.
Easy control for 3 height positions and collapse (red slider); sturdy, padded seat with high back (machine washable)
As with any walker, please keep your child/Spoon away from anything dangerous they may bump into or fall down. If using near stairs, utilize a reliable baby gate and always keep an eye on them. The Spoon does have incredible safety features like non-slip stair pads, but still… Follow these rules and the Spoon is a safe place to let baby do their own thing while you get work done. The ultra wide base keeps the Spoon stable, sturdy and strong (reinforced steel helps with that as well). And since the base is wider than the tray, baby’s precious fingers are kept away from getting smushed as they run into a wall — watch out, baby on wheels! There are three height positions the Spoon can assume, all with a simple twist and slide on the bottom. This same control will collapse the walker into an incredibly flat position, allowing it to be stowed away — in closet, under bed or couch.
Keep in mind your baby’s current developmental stage when choosing a walker. Your child should be able to sit upright on their own before placing them in a walker (or any similar activity center). And while it may be tempting, do not leave your child in any contraption all day, every day. They need to be on their own to encourage cruising and walking by themselves. Do not exceed 30 lbs and/or 33.5 inches.
Super easy to roll from room to room with large castors
The Spoon is available in four seat pad colors: charcoal (as pictured), green, blue and purple. All colors pop off the high-gloss white frame, a super modern, clean look.
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Product was provided by Joovy to facilitate this review.