Last month, I reviewed my Joovy Nook Highchair. Since then, I’ve seen several questions about how to remove the seat. It is very difficult to remove! If you don’t have one of these chairs, you can stop reading now.
The strap that holds the crotch part of the seat belt is tough to get through the plastic. I don’t think it’s possible to pull the latch part through the seat, it seemed necessary to remove the strap from the plastic and then slide the non-plastic part through the padding. I pulled very hard and eventually wedged it out. After washing the seat, it was even more difficult to put together again. I gave up, and my husband spent quite a while with some pliers to get it done. He says he pulled it straight, rather than wiggling it from side to side.
The rest of the attachment points took a little thinking, but I didn’t have much trouble sliding everything loose. A couple thoughts I have on how to do this in the future:
- Just wipe the seat really well. This is my current fix. To get the crumbs out, I just tip the seat forward and wipe them onto the floor. The seat does clean pretty well with a wet cloth.
- Cut the plastic a little to make the slot wider. I’m hesitant to do this, because I don’t want to overshoot and allow that strap to slide through when my child is in the chair.
- Cut the padding and do some sewing magic to make the fabric slot wide enough to slide the buckle out. This may be the best long-term solution, but I am personally not capable of sewing magic.
- Cut the fat part of the strap off and make some sort of removable stopper on the end. I don’t have a great picture of what that would be, and it seems like as much work as the sewing magic with more questionable results.
If you take any of these suggestions, please let us know what you did and how it worked. If you have another idea, we’d like to hear that, too.