This was a safe and sturdy high chair; however, it was impossible to clean! Let's face it, babies are messy. Crumbs, pureed foods, etc. would get stuck in the creases of the padding and literally would not come out unless I washed it in the washing machine or with soap and the hose outside. The padding tore in the washer even on the handwash setting. If I had it to do over, I would probably buy a plain wooden highchair that could be easily wiped down.