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Review: Evomove Nomi Highchair

Looking for a high chair for baby with an infant seat attachment? Look no further! Recently Evomove, who are fans of decor8, contacted me since they’d heard I was looking for a high chair. They’d recently worked with designer Peter Opsvik (he designed the iconic Tripp Trapp chair) to create a chair for them called the Nomi. Since the Nomi just won the “Red Dot: Best of the Best 2014” award, a prestigious international design award only given to 1% of 5,000 competing products, I was interested in receiving and trying out the chair and if I liked it, I would keep it and if not, I’d give it to a friend. My neighbor is expecting twins in August!

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Well, from these two photos it’s evident that I am KEEPING THIS CHAIR. I love the Nomi but more importantly SO DOES AIDAN. That should win an award on its own because Aidan is VERY fussy about where he is placed. He only falls asleep in his Stokke stroller, his car seat, his bed at night, or on one of our shoulders. That’s IT.

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Until today. He passed out in his Evomove Nomi Chair and that was enough convincing for me – in fact, it made me SO HAPPY that I snapped a few photos then ran over to my computer to write this post. When your baby falls asleep without any props, singing, rocking, motion, etc. it’s like OH MY GOD what did I do to deserve this? Did all of the volunteer work I did for years at Habitat For Humanity finally pay off? Because my baby fell freaking asleep ON HIS OWN.

A little about the chair… The Nomi can be used from birth until the teenage years (so from the time they want you around every second until they can’t wait for you to leave the room/house/this planet) because it has a fixed ‘stem’ with interchangeable sitting and lying elements. I selected the white version with the white oak stem and the Nomi Baby recliner (for babies up to 6 months) in sand AND later, I have the Nomi Mini restraint for when he is able to sit up on his own. This chair looks beautiful in my home and is so lightweight and easy to move around from room to room – it’s pretty awesome. My four-month-old son thinks so too… Just look at this face. TOTAL CONTENTMENT.

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Any negatives? Yes*. The first is that because it’s on wheels, you really shouldn’t pull the baby up to the table if his legs can touch the side because there is a chance that your baby could “push off” the sides of the table with his feet, and if he is a strong baby like our little guy, this could be a bad thing. So just be mindful of that. I wish the wheels locked. The only other negative, which is a really BIG negative so PLEASE don’t order this chair unless you read this… But the Nomi Baby Recliner has instructions on how to mount it on the stem but the actual cushion with the “T” strap on top with the belt does NOT have instructions. Not on the website or in the boxes, so BEWARE. If you put the straps in the belt once, the belt is not secure enough and the baby can EASILY slip right out onto the floor. It’s really dangerous. The trick is, and we had to spend over an hour just trying every possible idea to secure the belt/strap, is to loop the belt through on each side twice and really pull it through super tight so that it’s as strong as steel. I honestly think the design of this strap could have been better and when I looked at lots of the EvoMove pictures on Instagram from their customers, it looks like lots of the parents just sort of “winged it” and looped the belt through only once and that is super duper dangerous. My husband wasn’t pleased with this at all. So please, if you buy the Nomi with the baby recliner for the chair, make sure you really make sure that belt is secured well.

In the end, we are so happy with this chair and thank EvoMove for sending it to us. By the way, this is not a sponsored post. I didn’t promise them to blog about it – that’s not my thing, I don’t play that way… and I didn’t even plan to blog it – but Aidan is always so happy in this chair , we are finally able to eat at the dinner table again after 4 months AND well, seeing him passed out and happy in the chair today for the first time inspired me to blog it. I figure if it can make Aidan happy, it can most likely make lots of little cuties out there (and their parents) happy, too.

(images: holly becker for decor8)

*UPDATE June 19, 2014: Evomove now has manuals on their website and that will be included in their boxes which have specific instructions on how to mount the cushion and secure the belt. I’m very pleased by this. Also, the wheels on the chair have been tested and are indeed safe, another very good thing. See comments on this post for details. Thank you Evomove for making sure our children are happy and safe in your chairs!

Posted by decor8 in baby on June 18, 2014

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  1. Lidwine commented
    June 18th, 2014 at 8:05pm

    Hahaha!! I just woke my 1-month-old, who fell asleep on my chest (where else), by laughing too loud at your crazy enthusiasm about falling asleep!

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  2. Suzy Reeder commented
    June 18th, 2014 at 10:02pm

    Even if a product is wonderful beyond words, a safety issue should be a concern and reported so adjustments can be made…please, for the safety of your child and any others in the future!

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  3. Hazel commented
    June 19th, 2014 at 12:30am

    I think whenever you find a baby product that works and does exactly what it says you want to shout it from the roof tops! My little ones HATE sleeping so any tricks, tips and products that help are only a good thing! Xx

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  4. decor8 commented
    June 19th, 2014 at 6:20am

    @Suzy – Agree!

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  5. Marie Solveg commented
    June 19th, 2014 at 8:37am

    Hello,

    I love this highchair, thanks for the hit:-)
    Must have one myself:-)

    Enjoy the day.
    Marie
    Marie Solveg´s last blog post ..Iste er godt i varmen og godt for ammende kvinder :)

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  6. Evomove commented
    June 19th, 2014 at 8:58am

    Thank you Holly for telling about Nomi – a highchair with focus on functionality, ergonomics AND safety as the most important issue! Nomi has been tested by different authorities and complies with the latest international safety standards. Recently the Nomi High Chair was even approved by the german “Geprüfte Sicherheit – TÜV”, who does is some of the most demanding tests worldwide. The wheels on the rear legs are actually “anti-tilt-wheels” with the purpose to reduce the risk of tilting backwards in case the child pushes himself away from the table by the hands or the feet – which was an issue with other highchairs in the past. About the instruction: In your case obviously something was missing in the box – there is a clear instruction with drawings how to mount the belt! You would normally find it in the box with the baby recliner. If it wasn’t there it seems there was a lack at packing… Of course we are very sorry for the mistake – wish you had called us on that. The instruction is also online: http://evomove.com/uk/about-nomi/user-guide.aspx
    To all of Holly’s readers – you can learn more about Nomi on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpF0EgZO6XI and http://www.evomove.com
    Thank you once again, Holly, for sharing Nomi on your blog – we really appreciate your time and effort! Best Regards Evomove A/S

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  7. Tanya commented
    June 19th, 2014 at 10:22am

    He is soooo cute Holly! Interesting post on the chair, it still doesnt look all that safe, say he was sitting up on his own, is the belt very low down, i dont like that theres nothing around his shoulders? Just a thought…x

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  8. decor8 commented
    June 19th, 2014 at 2:18pm

    Hello Evomove,

    Thank you for leaving your comment and for calling my office, it was nice to speak with you this afternoon.

    The document you’ve linked in your comment, however, was not on your website last week when the chair arrived nor was it included in the boxes. The only manual on your website at that time was for the “Nomi Highchair Baby” with 28 pages, the final page showing how to attach the infant seat but no instructions on mounting the cushion or belt.

    The Nomi Highchair Baby manual (dated May 28, 2014) that was on your website and in our boxes was recently removed from your website and replaced with two new manuals, “Nomi Baby” and “Nomi Highchair”. I am happy to see that the “Nomi Baby” manual has instructions in it for the infant cushion attachment and belt on the final page. This is very important and was a huge concern of mine that it was missing in the first place. As a writer, I could not sleep at night if I reviewed a product that ultimately could injure a small child which is why I stated what I did about my concern for lack of instructions for the baby cushion/belt.

    Thank you for letting me know about this manual and that the instructions for the belt/cushion are there now.

    I hope you will include this manual in all of your orders going forward so that parents can have the most recent guide which includes the cushion/belt instructions. Children’s safety must always come first as we discussed on the phone!

    Very best,

    Holly

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  9. Jane commented
    June 19th, 2014 at 7:50pm

    How is a free chair not a sponsored post? Just curious, as many bloggers make the same claim.

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  10. decor8 commented
    June 19th, 2014 at 8:29pm

    @Jane – A sponsored post is when a company writes to you requesting that, in return for product, you write a post about it on your blog if you end up liking and keeping it. They may also give you the product AND payment for the post – which is standard for large blogs to accept product, payment or both.

    If a company sends you a gift, as a fan of your blog, this is different. For instance in this case Evomove reads my blog regularly and noticed that I once mentioned that I was looking for a highchair and asked if I would like to have a chair from them as a gift. I decided to give it a try to see if it was good enough for Aidan and our needs. They asked me to select the color and type that I would like as a gift from them to Aidan – I could keep it whether I liked it or not and they did not expect anything in return.

    I accepted the gift stating that this wasn’t going to equal a review. Not my way of blogging. In fact, I did not plan to review the chair at all since I receive many gifts from many people – fans, readers, friends, companies that never make it to decor8. In fact, 99% of everything I receive never gets blogged. In this case though, I was SO happy with the chair, Aidan loves it and readers are always asking what Aidan is using (chairs, beds, toys, etc.) so that I thought this could be super helpful to my readers. As a mom, I personally LOVE when a blogger I respect and follow blogs about a product that they love for their child. Goes a lot further for me than an Amazon review from a stranger.

    Another note: A sponsored post would RARELY if ever contain any “negative” notes as mine has. Another way to see clearly that this opinion was all my own and that I blogged it from my heart, not my wallet.

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  11. Am commented
    June 22nd, 2014 at 7:28pm

    Hmm, looks like a very cosy seat but I wonder if there’s a non-fabric option for when he’s eating solids?

    My little guy gets his food EVERYWHERE and I can’t imagine having to wash or scrub stains out of the fabric multiple times a day. So we just went with the popular Ikea version. Cleans up like a dream : ) .

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  12. Hannah commented
    June 23rd, 2014 at 2:50am

    Your post made me LOL in a major way holly.
    Your ‘fussy’ baby, who falls asleep in no less than FIVE places? Hilarious!
    My son is the same age and only falls asleep in his bed or on the highway (never when driving around town). THAT is fussy, especially when I can’t really make plans for a day out because I know he won’t sleep and will then get overtired. More than one appointment in a day? Nightmare.
    You are lucky.

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