Gathering around the dinner table is one of the highlights of the day, but it can sometimes be a challenge for families with children.
Falls, often from high chairs and changing tables, is the most common cause of injuries to small kids. That's why the Swedish Consumer Agency, in the beginning of the 21st century, encouraged us to develop an ergonomic and safe high chair that makes it harder for toddlers to stand up and fall out of it.
Even though we had experience with high chairs, it was no simple task to create the optimal product. We started by studying how different high chairs were designed and how babies behaved when they sat in them and ate.
There was a lot of food eaten and thrown around at home in the test families during the numerous tests before we had a design we were 100% satisfied with.
We chose to make a chair out of plastic, because it is a material that is strong, durable and easy to clean. The idea was also that the chair should take up a minimum amount of space and be easy to bring along on trips or put away.
The solution to prevent the toddler from standing up and falling out of the chair ended up being a foldout and adjustable table built into the high chair. The table serves as a safety lock that holds the baby or toddler firmly in place without any extra harnesses.
We also gave the chair an ergonomic encircling design with a curved back support, which we could see had several advantages. One advantage is that babies sit in the chair very well, both securely and comfortably. Another is that spills and messes are reduced, because the table is adjustable to fit snugly against the baby's or toddler's body.
After a long test process, we were finally able to present our new unique high chair for safe and pleasant meals. The whole development process from the idea to the finished product took about eight years.
Since toddlers naturally are curious and constantly want to learn new things, they can sit at the table together with everyone else in our High Chair. This fosters social and linguistic development and makes it easier and more fun for them to learn to eat and drink on their own.