Spotlight Product Review: Peg Perego Tatamia

Italians know their style. There is no denying that the Italian-made Peg Perego Tatamia looks great! It a beautiful high chair that is not only functional but will look great in any kitchen.

The new Peg Perego Tatamia is a multipurpose baby seat that is a triple threat in the world of baby gear.  This versatile seat does the duty of three pieces of baby gear that can be used from birth to preschool age.  The Tatamia works as a baby recliner, a swing, and a high chair.  This seat is perfect for those parents that don’t want to buy 3 separate pieces of baby gear and want to save space.

The first major feature of the Tatamia is the ability to use it as a baby recliner.  This option will give your baby a great resting place similar to a bouncy seat without the added features of vibration and music.  We love that this option gives baby a safe place to hang out while we enjoy a few hands-free minutes.  The baby recliner is recommended for use up to 6 months.

When your baby prefers a little movement, the chair transforms into a swing.  Now, it’s not an automatic swing but a manual swing that is similar to a soft moving pendulum. We found it easy to put the chair into swing mode but know that this chair doesn’t have a large swing like a traditional baby swing.  Even though the seat becomes a swing, it is missing the features of a full-size baby swing such as multiple speeds (remember you will be pushing this seat with your hand to get it to move), music and a baby tray.  The chair comes with a front bar that attaches to the t-bar for use when in the recliner or swing option for extra safety.  Like all baby swings, you should discontinue the swing use when your baby gets old enough to stick their arm out to try to stop the swing usually around 6-7 months.

Once your baby reaches high chair age – about 6 months – you can transform the Tatamia into a high chair to be used up to 50 lbs.  Overall, the Tatamia is loaded with features for both mom and baby.  The seat is roomy and complete with a 5-point harness and an attached t-bar to the seat for your child’s safety.  There is an adjustable footrest with three positions to grow with your child.

A beautiful leatherette seat cover easily wipes clean with a damp sponge and looks great in any kitchen.  It is available in three solid colors:  chocolate brown, white and cream/ivory.  Our favorite is the chocolate brown!

There is a one-handed recline (4 positions) in which the entire seat reclines including the footrest. It has nine different height positions to make it multifunctional and fit the height of your table or countertop.  You can also convert it into a youth chair when you remove the tray and push the chair up to the dining table.  The seat height adjustment is easy to do by pulling up on two large levers on either side to fit the chair to any dining table height.

The Tatamia sports a very large and spacious tray for plenty of room to eat and play.  There is a double tray for easy clean up with the top tray being dishwasher safe.  Note that the dishwasher safe tray may not fit in every small dishwasher because of the size.  We love that the tray cover completely covers the bottom tray and take a bit of pressure to remove.  This way our naughty little toddlers can’t easily remove the tray and throw it on the floor, or worse, at us.

There are two positions for the tray that can be changed with one hand by pressing the large button on the front of the tray with your palm and sliding back or forth.  One change we would make is to allow the tray to come a bit closer to our child so that all the food doesn’t end up on our messy eater’s lap.

So, now that some food has dropped onto your babies lap and into the seat, is it easy to clean, you ask? Well, yes and no. The fabric is easy to wipe down but the seat has many nooks and crannies to hold and hide food.

The tray is also removable with two hands by pushing the buttons on the underside of the tray and sliding it out.  For those parents that prefer to take off the tray to put your child in and take your child out of the seat, you might want to know that the tray is a bit sticky to take on and off and will take some getting used to.  It’s just not the easiest tray to put on and remove.  

Have a small kitchen or just worried about a large high chair taking up too much space?  The Tatamia has a fabulous compact fold!  This is our favorite feature!  The base of the chair has a spring loaded design that allows it to automatically fold up the base to a more compact storage size with the push of two buttons.  The tray also flips up for storage to allow you to store this high chair in a closet or pantry when not in use.  The fold really is amazing for storing this chair out of sight.

With all the plastic wheels on high chairs we have encountered and many scratches to our wood floor, we are very pleased that the Tatamia has quiet, rubber, mar-resistant wheels. We thank you! Our wood floors thank you!

A Tatamia Kit is sold separately and includes a soft, washable seat cover in orange or lime green, a multi-position ventilated hood for the recliner and a playbar toy attachment.

Even though we aren’t crazy about the “sticky” tray not being close enough to the child, the Peg Perego Tatamia is a great choice for a 3-in-1 multipurpose baby chair with its luxurious fabric, great safety features, one-hand recline, easy to do height adjustments, and fabulous compact fold!

To watch our full video review of the Peg Perego Tatamia, click the video below:

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Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in North Carolina where she is having a blast designing and decorating her new home.

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