The Graco Swivi Booster Seat

In the latest of my Graco product reviews, I am looking at the Swivi Seat. It’s a stunningly simple concept: a booster sweet that swivels 180 degrees.

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Izzy stands guard over the Graco Swivi Booster Seat. It’s a versatile product for children from birth to three years of age.

When I first saw one of these, I immediately thought “wow”. When Izzy, our youngest daughter, was a small toddler we had a few issues at mealtimes and something like this could have helped.

Initial thoughts

Like many kids, Izzy wanted to follow in the footsteps of her big sister. At mealtimes this meant she refused to sit in a high chair.

I think the Graco Swivi Seat could have been the answer to our problems. Using its straps, it could have been firmly fixed to one of our dining chairs and yet maneuvered easily on its swivel base to allow her to get in and out.

The swivel feature also means we could have turned the seat so it was facing mum or dad. This would have made it easier for us to feed her when necessary.

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Izzy demonstrates the Graco Swivi seat in the recline position and turned round 90 degrees. The green lever bottom centre controls the swivel function while the large green button at the bottom opf the seat controls the recline.

The other stand out feature for me is the fact it has a multi-position recline. Simply push a button on the bottom of the seat and you can recline it to the required angle. This makes it easier for a baby to hold their own bottle when feeding.

Other features

In addition to the swivel base and secure fixings, Graco’s Swivi Seat boasts some other great features including:

  • A tray that can be removed with one hand
  • A removable lining and inserts that are machine washable
  • Three and five point harness that keeps your child secured.

Who can use this seat?

This seat is designed for use for babies up to toddler age. It has a removeable back and additional, removable supportive inserts for use with babies and very young children.

With the back and inserts removed, it converts into a basic booster seat. Set up like this, the Swivi seat is ideal for pre-schoolers.

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Izzy enjoys a snack sat at the breakfast bar. Note the back of the Swivi Seat has been removed.

I was first shown one of these seats back in October at a Graco event in London. At the time Izzy was three years old and she loved the Swivi seat and was able to use it with the back in place.

A few months down the line and Izzy has celebrated another birthday and grown a tiny bit. Even so, she fits perfectly although the back has to be removed.

That said, Graco recommends the maximum age for the Swivi is three years. I can see why. By that age most kids are sat at the dinner table quite comfortable so I can’t see many families wanting to use this with a child beyond their third birthday.

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The Graco Swivi Seat with the tray table in place.

In summary

The Swivi Seat is built from hard-wearing, durable plastic and designed to make cleaning an easy task. It’s a very straightforward concept and one I think would make the lives of most parents much easier, especially in the early years.

You can expect to pay around £79.99. Considering that you could use this instead of a highchair, I think that represent reasonable value for money.

More information, including information about stockists, can be found on the Graco website. You can also check out the hashtag #generationgraco for more information about Graco’s product range.

 

Disclosure: A Graco Swivi Seat was provided for review purposes. Thoughts and opinions entirely my own.

 

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6 Comments

  1. January 27, 2017 / 9:33 am

    This would have made life so much easier when my girls were younger

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 27, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Oh yes, Izzy was a little old for us to have got the most out of the Swivi. That said, she loves it and I think it would have been great when she was younger.

  2. January 27, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    I guess that’s a good price given it takes the place of a highchair.

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 31, 2017 / 10:11 am

      There is the benefit that you’ll need less equipment with the Swivi seat.

  3. January 30, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    That looks pretty cool – not sure I’ve seen one with the swivel and recline like that before.

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 31, 2017 / 10:02 am

      Yeah, they’re very nice features. I would recommend one if you have a kid within the right age group.