Baby Snug Review

The Mamas & Papas Baby Snug gives busy parents a safe and comfortable place for baby to sit throughout the day. Available in five different colors—red, plum, teal, raspberry, and apple— the seat has a simple, modern design that makes it as fashionable as it is functional. The included attachable tray offers a space for baby to play and eat, and the soft seat insert is removable so the seat can grow with your baby. The ergonomic design of the Baby Snug makes it ideal for babies who can independently support their heads but are not yet able to sit up, but it can be used well beyond the first year.

As the mother of an active ten-month-old boy, my baby’s safety and comfort are top priorities, and the design of the Baby Snug provides a superior level of both. The wide, round base offers extra stability and support, making it difficult to topple over even when my baby forcefully pushes himself back and forth with his feet. Wide leg spaces accommodate his chunkier legs and allows me to easily pluck him out of the seat without getting stuck.

Because the Baby Snug is lightweight and portable it works well as a high chair on-the-go for picnics in the park or road trips to the in-laws. On a recent trip to the park, my little one happily ate his lunch off the tray without me having to hand him one bite at a time or spread his food all over the blanket. It also comes in handy when I need a nearby spot to set him when moving about the house tackling dishes and laundry. Just make sure to have a sturdy spot on the ground to place it as it is not recommended for chair or table top positioning.

When it comes time to clean up, it wipes clean with soapy water and minimal scrubbing. And because it doesn’t have all the nooks and crannies and straps that are typical of a high chair I don’t waste time trying to pick dried carrots or peas out of crevices.

While the Baby Snug has many competitive features when compared to other baby positioners, there are a couple items that could be improved upon. Most notably, while it is hard to tip over, older, more mobile babies are able to push themselves out of the seat and with some practice can learn to pop off the attachable tray. Because my baby is enjoying the freedom mobility has granted him, he has very little patience for just sitting. As soon as he becomes bored he can push off the tray with enough shaking and then roll himself out of the seat. If you are hoping to keep your mobile baby stationary the Baby Snug will not do that.

Additionally, for as great of an on-the-go seat as it is, the Baby Snug is bulky and awkward to carry, especially when trying to wrangle a baby in your other hand. Transporting the seat and baby becomes either a two-person or two-trip undertaking. And since it functions so well as a portable high chair, including a buckle system that attaches the seat to a chair would make it even more useful.

There are a few options out there for baby positioners, but when it comes to choosing the safest one with the greatest longevity the Baby Snug is your best option. At $59.99, it is priced competitively, especially when you consider the attachable tray and removable soft seat insert are included in the purchase. If you have a baby that is just learning to sit with assistance you are at the optimal time to begin using the Baby Snug. Buy it early on to maximize usage because in my experience, the older and more active your baby becomes the less she will be content to just sit.