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Chicco are one of the first brands I think of when it comes to baby products. Having been around for over 60 years, and being in over 120 countries, their reputation is huge! I was so pleased when they asked if I’d like to review the Chicco Baby Hug 4 in 1 Air. MyBump2Baby have previously recorded a Next 2 me forever crib review and Bumbo multi seat review too. We love reviewing the latest products and days out.
Who are Chicco?
Chicco was created after the founder, Pietro Catelli, became a father in 1958 to his son, Enrico- affectionately nicknamed Chicco.
He soon realised what it was like to be a parent and went about creating a brand of products that would help to make parenting easier- and would cater for newborns right through to three years.
They have developed and adapted over the years to create new products, which have gone on to become household staples, including toys, feeding products and sleeping items (such as the highly commended next to me crib).
Over the years they have received feedback from parents and applied it to make their products better- in addition to figuring out what parents need, to make their lives easier, and bringing those ideas to life. The Chicco Research Center works with parents and experts to ensure that products are the best they can be for our little ones.
Chicco Baby Hug – One Product with Four Uses!
I was gifted the Chicco Baby Hug 4 in 1 in the lovely titanium colour combo. This is a genius idea as it’s suitable from birth right through to 36 months: three years of use in various methods!
It features four different configurations, all of which are height-adjustable. It really can be used in various different ways to help make life easier. I feel this will really help me to care for my newborn, and toddler in the following months.
Unboxing the Chicco Baby Hug
The seat itself came really well-packaged with all bits held together in one piece- via cable-ties- to ensure that it was all there and safe during delivery. It came with an instruction manual, which at first was a little confusing as it was just picture directions, that did seem clear, but as we started to put it together we did get a little confused; it didn’t want to go into the bassinet-mode, which was required to fit it together. However, I think we were just a little scared of snapping the clip; just a little brute force to lift the clip for the first time and it did the job. It is now very, very easy to lift with one hand and change the configurations as required.
I love that this sturdy seat is on wheels, and I also love that it adjusts to any height you desire, no matter the configuration. It is very easy to adjust the height- you just simply push down the back foot pedal with ease and then lift your foot from the pedal to secure it into place. Having this is a really good feature; it means I can put my newborn in there and raise her up out of the way of poking toddler fingers from her sister!
Daytime Crib Configuration and mattress
The bassinet-style daytime-crib features mesh side panels to promote airflow, helping to keep your little one cool and comfortable. This also helps parents to see their child through these panels. The removable insert adds an extra layer of comfort for your new baby, and is also machine washable, making it easy and convenient for daily use. The Chicco mattress is a thicker mattress than other similar brands I have used before. Accessories such as breathable, fitted sheets can also be purchased to go with this product.
The unit can then be changed into a recliner seat- for when your baby is ready to sit up more and look around at their surroundings.
The Chicco baby hug 4 in 1 air also features a light and sound entertainment bar, which also has toys hanging from it. The toys come in a modern design and colouring but are easily recognisable. The sounds include lullabies to help the baby go to sleep.
This will all help keep a child engaged and entertained whilst they are in the seat and is great for a baby’s development.
First High chair for Mealtimes
The recliner seat configuration can also be pushed back a further setting to make it more upright and can then be used as a high chair, making it the perfect seat to allow baby to join in with family meal times.
Being height-adjustable, it can easily fit under any table. The Baby Hug Mealtime Kit can also be purchased to make it even easier. This kit includes a tray and Terry cloth cover- for the seat itself- to ensure any messes made can be easily cleaned up. The tray table is dishwasher safe and the cover is also machine washable.
Independent Play Seat
The final configuration allows the Chicco Baby 4 in 1 Air to be used as a first-play seat, so your little one can use this as a first chair and read or colour or play all in the comfort of this now very familiar chair.
In the Chicco Crib & Recliner
Due to the configurations, the seat is suitable from Birth to 6 months old or approximately 9 kg max. When in the Highchair & First Chair configuration, it can be used by children aged 6 months to 36 months old- or approximately 15 kg max. However, of course, always check your configuration is securely locked into place and your child is safe and secure and strapped in with the harness provided.
Would We Recommend Chicco Baby Hug 4 in 1?
Overall, this product is well-made and very sturdy. It easily moves around the room and can be used wherever required. The various configurations and settings mean it is a chair that will really last and become a key item in your day to day life with your child. I love this innovative product.
If you’d like to find out more or to purchase please follow this link: https://www.pramworld.co.uk/chicco-4-in-1-baby-hug-air-titanium