minui HandySitt — A Brilliant, Portable High Chair


The Danes Know How to Design…

A few weeks ago, I watched Oprah tour homes in Denmark as she interviewed women in the “happiest country in the world.” The living spaces were sleek, small and almost sparse. There was no clutter, no chaos. The designs were clean and inspiring.

minui-handysittSo I am not at all surprised that the fabulous, versatile portable high chair – the minui HandySitt – is designed in Denmark and manufactured in Europe.

The HandySitt is ingenius! This portable high chair can serve as your primary high chair at home and also travel easily whenever you need to take a high chair or booster seat along with you.

It is made for children 6 months to 5 years old. When your child is about 3, you can remove the front guard and use it as a booster seat.

Keiki Enterprises, the company who distributes minui products exclusively in North America, sent me a chair this summer to test out with Olivia. I have been using it ever since! It is fantastic.

I love the sleek, European design. It is beautiful — and doesn’t stand out like a bright plastic booster seat. I have used it on numerous chairs, and the adjustable design fit all of them.

It only takes a minute to set up or remove the HandySitt, making its portability even more attractive.

The only problem I had with the minui HandySitt was the front guard. It can sometimes be awkard to slip in your child – especially if your child is refusing to get in her seat with a case of toddler rigor mortis.

BUT, no worries! The company has changed the design for its North American chairs. They now come with a three point harness instead of the front guard. Now, it really is a perfect space-saving, portable high chair.

Minui has also recently developed a chair that transforms the HandySitt into a complete seating system.


“With the introduction of the new Chair, our product is further differentiated from other modern, wooden high chair products. We’re the only one that offer a great looking, eco-friendly freestanding high chair for the home, but that also has a portable seat — which is a high chair in its own right when affixed to an adult chair — that families can take with them on outings.”
— Hardy Mogensen

The only aspect of this high chair that might be a change for some families is that it doesn’t come with a tray. The HandySitt is designed to be pulled up to the table so the child can eat with the rest of the family.

Olivia loves to use her minui HandySitt at our table. She is part of the action!

While I also still occasionally use her older, plastic high chair, (for us, it is helpful to have two seats available since Susan’s daughter Sophia is so often here too,) if Olivia gets her choice, she chooses the HandySitt!

The minui HandySitt has been awarded the influential PTPA Media Seal of Approval for excellence in parenting products in the Green Category.

If you have a child in the high chair or booster seat years, you really need to check out the minui HandySitt website. Those Danes, they know what they are doing!

Keiki Enterprises is providing one minui HandySitt portable high chair to giveaway in our Christmas Giveaway and an additional HandySitt for our Under the Tree program. Thanks Keiki!

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  1. See our Christmas Giveaway 2009 post to read more about
    participating in our Christmas Giveaway
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  3. Either link back to this post and include a Christmas Giveaway 2009 button in that post or on your sidebar, or link to the individual giveaways you choose to enter. We have a ton of different buttons and styles for you to choose from. Click here to get the button codes. (If you post and include the button, either in your post or on your sidebar, and link back here, you are good for all the giveaways. No more linking required.)
  4. You can check out minui HandySitt website and then come back to this post and leave one comment below telling us what feature you like most.

You may earn additional entries for the following:

If you are already subscribed and are on our newsletter list, you qualify for these two additional entries. Go ahead and leave your additional comments below.

  • Spread the word to your friends via your blog, twitter, etc.

Remember to leave a comment for each thing you do!

Entries are open until Friday, December 4th at 12pm EST.

Our winner will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winner Saturday, December 5th. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won a prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days. (If you want your prize to arrive in time — the sooner we hear from you, the better!)

This contest is open to US AND Canadian shipping addresses. Due to legal restrictions, this promotion void where prohibited.

Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules.

* I received the minui HandySitt for review purposes.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder, Janice Croze.


  1. says

    I have seen this chair around a few places before – it looks awesome and would be the perfect solution to our “need another toddler chair” situation!

  2. Sheryl says

    The baby keeps getting out of our plastic- attach-to the chair-booster seat so I really need this. It’s a matter of safety but the really great look of the chair will probably mean it gets left out and used a whole lot!

  3. Wendy M says

    I love how it is so compact and easy to use. My mom has been wanting a small compact highchair to use in place of the one that takes up so much floor space, and this one would be perfect.

  4. says

    What a great high chair. We have a small kitchen and our great big highchair takes up so much room! This chair is so small and compact it would solve my space problems easily! I also like that it is potable and can come with us to Grandmas, or to a resturant! (dont get me started on the yucky resurant highchairs)
    Thanks for giving one away!

  5. aimee c. says

    i totally love how it grows with your child! with such small space at our house, multipurpose products are always a plus! thanks!

  6. says

    Never saw this before. Would be handy for John. He’s ready to come out of his high chair!
    Blogged about the giveaways / Button up on Sidebar

  7. says

    Very nice. I like that it’s materials are so responsible it can be safely licked clean by your toddler – because you know they will!
    I have the holiday button

  8. says

    I love this chair and this blog entry comes at just the right time. We already have a high chair at home but my son no longer wants to use that and prefers to sit on the big chairs.

    I love that this is both a booster chair and a freestanding one too. Love it..

  9. Aura says

    I really like how pretty it is and portable. Perfect for grandmas house who can’t stand baby looking things laying around

  10. says

    I love that it folds flat so you can toss it in a closet or trunk, hang it on a wall, or pack it in a suitcase.
    I have your buttonhttp://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com/

  11. says

    I love the fact that you can use it from older infant age to older toddler, it’s perfect for the younger child who wants to be like the older child who gets to sit at the table and not in a highchair

  12. Jen says

    This would be great for the family dinners at my parent’s house, where there is only 1 highchair, now that there are two new grandchildren only 6 months apart in age.

  13. Heather says

    Oh my gosh! I love how the chair grows with your child. Love it when my daughter is incapable of outgrowing something within a few months. Crossing my fingers and wishing on a star.

  14. says

    I love the portability of it. I would love to take it to restaurants so my daughter wouldn’t have to sit in the nasty high chairs. I also love the colors and the adjustability, thanks!

  15. Cee says

    How wonderful! We have been searching for a high chair that is portable that would accommodate a larger child, and this looks like it would perfectly fit the bill. Thank you for this chance!!

  16. says

    oh my goodness.. Please enter me. We are in desperate need of something like this for baby. She will soon be eating solid foods and I had given our chair away thinking I wasnt having anymore little ones. 7th one is a surprise but we love her soo.


  17. Heather Turner says

    I love that this chair fits up to age 5. I also noticed that these are in Starbucks and TGI Fridays in the UK. I wonder when we will start to get them in restaurants here…Hmm

  18. says

    What a neat idea! We have booster seats but I have to use them like a highchair because the kids can’t get close enough to the table.

  19. Heather N says

    Wow..my 1 yr old and I would love something like this! We are using the same booster type seat that our other two kiddos used it works and serves it purpose but not very good. Have wanted to break down and get something different but just couldn’t do it..this would be nice!

  20. beth k says

    this looks like a great chair! i’m sure my 1 1/2 yr old would enjoy sitting at the table with the rest of us. thanks for the chance to win!

  21. says

    I love that it fits on nearly any chair! We’re looking for a booster for our little girl–this is perfect! :) (I’ve already blogged about the giveaways and have a button in my sidebar…)

  22. Aniela says

    I love the versatility of the seat. I have a 7 month old, so I love that I could start using it now and get several years of use out of it. The design is great too, simple and blends well with regular furniture.

  23. Jessica Kaufman says

    I like that it is sleek, those bulky chairs can get annoying when you have to drag them around on vacation or out to dinner.

  24. Eileen says

    Love how versatile and safe it looks. IT would be great to have at any grandma’s house. My MIL would really love to have this there, as she has no high chair!!!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  25. Jessica says

    I love how portable they are. We don’t have alot of spare room in our house for our high chair, so anything that is small and portable is great!


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