Review: Mamas and Papas Baby Bud

Mamas and Papas Baby Bud review

I’ve been meaning to write up my review of our Mamas and Papas Baby Bud for ages, but as seems to often be the case with ‘posts I’ve been meaning to write’, life got in the way. But I love this product so much I think it’s only fair that I give it a little love on here and tell you why you need to go out and buy one – right now!

Mamas and Papas Baby Bud reviewWe bought the Mamas and Papas Baby Bud when Taylor was almost six months on a recommendation from my sister who loved hers. We had been weaning Taylor from four months (she never really liked milk) and had been using a Bumbo to feed her in whilst she was still tiny. In all honesty though, once Taylor was able to sit up on her own, the Baby Bud would’ve been fine to use before six months as it’s really snug and curved up the back so there’s absolutely no sliding down (as we find is the case with the majority of high chairs when we’re out.) So I’m not sure we ever really needed the Bumbo, but being first-time parents we were obviously keen to stick to the ‘rules’ and all that.

The great thing about the Baby Bud is that it’s suitable from six months and lasts up until age three, thanks to adjustable legs and clip-in tray which each have three different settings to adjust as baby grows. It also has a cushioned molded insert, which makes it super comfortable for young babies and can be removed to give more space as they get older.

Mamas and Papas Baby Bud clip-in trayAs you would expect from a booster seat, the Mamas and Papas Baby Bud fits to any chair and I love how simple it is to attach with one strap that clicks underneath and another that straps around the back. It’s also very lightweight and compact so it’s no problem taking it out of the house – we used to do this a lot when we ate out with Taylor and she was still that bit too small for the regular restaurant high chair. It was so much more comfortable for her to sit in and have her own tray to make a mess of.

There’s also an activity tray which can be bought in addition to the Baby Bud. It costs around £15 and attaches to the top of the existing tray. We never got this, but I think it would’ve been great for keeping Taylor entertained all those times we’ve been waiting for food to arrive/cool down (or when we realise she’s finished all of her food and we’re still waiting for ours to arrive!)

Baby Bud activity tray

Anther thing I love about it is how easy it is to clean. The plastic tray clips off and the cushioned insert is easy to wipe clean and can also be taken out if it needs more than just a quick wipe.

If you’re looking for a practical booster seat that looks good, is lightweight and will last past the first year, I really can’t recommend the Mamas and Papas Baby Bud enough! It’s available to buy in four contemporary colours – teal, raspberry, putty or lime for around £45 from the usual outlets…What are you waiting for?

Taylor loves it too…

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15 Comment

  1. Helen
    December 10, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Fantastic review – this is the kind of thing we’re looking for. Over the festive period we’re visiting lots of different people and obviously can’t take our highchair everywhere with us! #brillblogposts

    Helen x

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    1. Mum in Brum
      December 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks Helen – I really would recommend it, we love it! x

  2. Coombe Mill - Fiona Cambouropoulos
    December 13, 2015 at 12:38 am

    What a handy looking seat and great colours #KCACOLS

  3. Becky (@EducatingR)
    December 13, 2015 at 7:54 am

    We have it in teal. I love it. I do find it collects food underneath so have to take it off the seat and clean under regularly but like you say, it’s great for taking out and very comfortable and easy to use. We don’t use the tray now mini r is 18 months. He sits at the table which it’s also perfect for. #KCACOLS
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  4. Jessica Powell
    December 13, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    It looks so useful! I love that you can get an activity tray for it too x #KCACOLS
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  5. Mommy's Little Princesses
    December 13, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Great review for a great product. We bought Holly one when she first started weaning and she absolutely loved it. The Baby Bud is so much better than any highchair we bought the first time around for Ella. Xx #KCACOLS
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  6. Min
    December 14, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Ooh this looks like an updated version of the Mamas and Papas bumbo seat I got for Piglet. The trouble with that was a) no straps, so once he was reasonably mobile he could climb out and crawl off when he didn’t fancy eating his dinner (which was basically every night) and the tray came off really easily, hence he would take it off and start swinging it around his head, which for some reason was a much more enjoyable pastime than eating his dinner. Hopefully they’ve overcome those troublesome design flaws with this one!
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    1. Mum in Brum
      December 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Haha, yes this one has straps and the tray is definitely secure! We had one of the bumbo seats before this which I didn’t really rate either to be honest – for the exact same reasons as you.

  7. Something Crunchy Mummy
    December 16, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    This looks great – and a fab review! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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  8. Ellie @ Hand Me Down Baby
    December 16, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Great review and such a nifty bit of kit!
    Taylor definitely looks happy in it 🙂
    Thanks for linking up with #KCACOLS
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  9. My Petit Canard
    December 17, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    We have the Mamas and Papas Baby Bud too and loved it! We bought it when the little lady was around 12ish months for a family holiday in France and found it fantastic. Its great for carting it around when youre out to eat somewhere or away from home. Really comfortable, durable and easy to use. Great review! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

    1. Mum in Brum
      December 22, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Yep, we wouldn’t be without ours now! They really are great for holidays and so much better than a lot of the high chairs that are available when we eat out. x

  10. Life as Mum
    December 18, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I’ve heard good reviews about these! They look fab!
    Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky
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  11. Kaye
    December 20, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    How have I never seen this before? Genius! We didn’t have our Bumbo for very long at all so I love that this lasts until age 3! Shall definitely consider for the next bundle of joy that comes along. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    1. Mum in Brum
      December 22, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      We were exactly the same with our bumbo – I didn’t really rate it at all to be honest. But this really is a great buy and so versatile x

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