We are very excited to tell you about the new Graco® Blossom™ 4-in-1 Seating System! This seating systemconverts from highchair to infant feeding booster to toddler booster to youth chair. The chair’s multiple uses helps it easily adapt to your growing child’s needs…from infant…to toddler…to youth.
For me and my needs as a mom, the coolest thing about this product is that not only does it grow with your child- it grows with your family. Jagger and B are 19 months apart. (I’ve heard families with children less then 24 months apart referred to as “baby bunching.”) While it certainly had its challenges when the kids were younger, it’s been fantastic to see them turn into each others’ best friends as they’ve gotten older. Mealtime is one of those challenges when you have two young kids. We are a family who tries to stick to our family dinner time- we love sitting together as a family and catching up on our day. I liked having my son in a highchair until he was older because it kept him from squirming around and kept him at the height he needed. Of course, I needed to kick him out of his chair because I needed it for B so she could join us at the table. Since Jagger was still young, he still needed a booster chair so I had to go and purchase another seat. Blossom makes that additional purchase unnecessary. (Erin- what took you guys so long?!) Blossom actually allows you to use the toddler booster seat and the highchair at the same time. You could also use the infant feeding booster and the youth chair at the same time as your little ones grow. (the youth chair is also nice when you have friends or family over for dinner and you don’t want to “take up” adult chairs with children- this way they have their own seats!) This video will do a great job explaining how Blossom works…
The product team and engineers did a lot of research in developing this product. “One of the most important parts of my job is product research with first time expectants, and parents and their children.” – Erin Varano, Product Manager. One of the last stages of product development is actually home testing. We recently invited two families to home test the new Blossom™ 4-in-1 Seating System and give us their feedback. Here are some pictures of those little cuties in their seats:
The parents said that the seat is actually softer than other highchair models they have owned/tested. They also felt that it cleans very easily. ” The base is stable and the five-point harness holds our babies secure so we know safety is not a concern,” they said. Versatility is key on this system. Parents have responded positively to the versatility of switching between the highchair and the infant feeding booster.