Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
Your take? The Belkiz Feedaway
Belkiz Feedaway is an Aussie-built cardboard feeding chair.
It’s composed of recycled cardboard, is decorated with water-based inks and is covered with a nontoxic food-grade coating so that spills wipe off.
Supporting up to 44lbs, a three-point polypropylene safety buckle and webbing hold your kid in place.
Assembled, the chair stands almost 25 inches tall with a 24 inch depth and width.
When folded flat it’s about 2.36 inches thick, 24 inches long and 26.5 wide.
Recommended usage is for up to 6 feedings per day for 30 days, then disposing of the chair. It retails for AUD $40 each. More bad news guys, yet again this is a product apparently not yet sold in America.
The company bills it as “the ultimate portable solution to traveling and eating away from home” and suggests it can be “used for temporary situations or where space is at a premium.”
GrowingYourBaby.com calls it “economical, easy to assemble temporary feeding chair that is environmentally considerate.”
Thingamababy.com calls it “contributing to our landfill after 30 days when a durable fabric chair could last through years of feedings, occupy less space in a travel bag, and be passed onto another child when it’s no longer needed by its first owner. Fabric could be messy, but if your babe is messy, count on goop getting all over the floor, not just your cardboard. Invest in a good wipe-clean wooden chair, such as the kind typically found in restaurants you dine at while traveling, or just buy a used plastic feeding chair like the one our family has been using for six years.”
Thinga-readers call it…