It doesn't matter how much surface is available on your high chair, food is still going to wind up all over your floor. I feel like a good part of my day is spent on my hands and knees cleaning up my baby boy's mess. It gets old, fast! I will tell him, "no, no", but that doesn't seem to make a difference. He will just bat those pretty blue eyes and flash me a grin, then do it all over again.
LeeAnn reviewed the Neatnik Saucer last year and loved it, so I just had to try it out. When the box arrived I couldn't help but say a small prayer. I needed this to work! While the Neatnik Saucer is the perfect companion for a restaurant high chair, I wondered how it would fair with a booster seat at the dinner table.
The Neatnik Saucer is the ultimate high chair cover. Here are some of the benefits of it:
Fits restaurant-style high chairs
Portable, collapsible & easy to clean
Expands fully to a 28" diameter
Includes a rim to catch crumbs, toys and liquids
Keeps food, toys and pacifiers off the floor
Provides clean dining space for little ones
And includes a 12"x12" carry case with wipes pocket
The Neatnik Saucer is offered in several styles. We chose to try out their newest style, The Rome. The Rome is the perfect solution to keeping your little Michaelangelo happy at the table. The Rome's Write & Wipe surface offers a crisp "canvas" to inspire doodling while waiting for a meal and wisks clean with baby wipes or soapy water.
Here is my little guy enjoying a snack while using the Neatnik Saucer in his booster seat. You can clearly see the outer rim and lip that's offered with the high chair cover to help keep food and liquid from spilling onto the floor. I appreciate how wide the "protective barrier" of the Neatnik Saucer is while not been too bulky. And here is a picture of the floor after enjoying his snack. Hooray for clean floors and food not being wasted!
We had the opportunity recently to test out the Neatnik Saucer at a restaurant. While it easily fit into the high chair the high chair was not level with the table and caused the Neatnik Saucer to slant towards the child instead of being flush, as it's meant to be.
Never-the-less it still kept my child entertained while at a restaurant and the surface is super easy to wipe clean. And did I mention the non-toxic dry erase crayons are included with The Rome?! It also kept most food off of the floor, which of course made our server happy. We even had the restaurant manager stop by the table to inquire about the Neatnik Saucer. She thought it was very neat!
I like that the Neatnik Saucer also includes openings for the chair safety straps so you may keep your child secured while seated. I do however wish it offered a safety strap opening in the space between their legs so that it could be fastened while your child is seated in a booster seat. Instead I just put the middle buckle into one of the leg openings to keep him safely strapped in.
Two other features worth mentioning are the suction cups at the front portion of the Neatnik Saucer and the Velcro straps to secure toys and pacifiers. The suction cups help to anchor the high chair cover to the table. This is a great feature! The Velcro straps offer an option to strap a toy or loop a pacifier to the Neatnik Saucer so they do not fall off.
Here are some of the other styles available for purchase (in order Sidney, Cambridge, Chicago and Miami):
The View's Joy Behar recently tested out the Neatnik Saucer with her grandson. She had this to say about it, "you put this over a high chair and you've got a place mat that you can easily wipe down."
Overall I am impressed with the Neatnik Saucer and think it is a great value! I am no longer wiping up food off the floor after every meal. Hallelujah! All of the styles are available for purchase for just $32.95 on their website. You also have the chance to win one in your choice of style right here!
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Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the Neatnik Saucer at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. A big Thank You to Neatnik Saucer for providing the giveaway prize!