Messy Me – highchair insert and splash mat review

Welcome to the first post of my weaning series! I thought I would start with what we are using for Darcie to sit in. We decided to get the Ikea Antilop with the tray for only £14! Ikea sell their own style cushion to go inside the highchair but Darcie’s legs wouldn’t fit in with that so I was on the hunt for something else.

Messy Me kindly sent me a cushion insert to try out! It is the perfect amount of cushion without being too padded. It fits in the highchair perfectly! If you have another highchair they also sell different sized inserts. This particular insert comes in grey stars, navy stars, pastel roses and blue daisies. The designs are lovely and I love the way it matches my living room.

The cushion is perfect to support Darcie while feeding, it’s wipe clean as also hard wearing. They’re also handy to take out with you when you’re given a wooden highchair in a restaurant.

I love how easy it is to clean and it’s ready for it’s next use. You do have to be careful with foods that stain as oilcloth does stain but if you wipe it off straight away it’s no problem.

We also have a Messy Mat again in the grey stars design. I love all things grey and stars! But it also comes in navy stars and pastel roses.

This mat was so much bigger than I imagined, literally no food will touch the floor it all ends up on the mat. Again it’s oilcloth and easy to wipe clean after use and it protects your floor or carpet. You can also put it in the washing machine occasionally on a 30 wash.

We have also used the mat in the garden as a picnic blanket and you could use it as messy play mat or play mat. I love products that have more than one use.

It folds up easily and quite small for storing away which is handy.

Both the insert and messy mat are long lasting and durable which is what us mums need in a baby product.

They are available for purchase from Messy Me

Antilop Highchair Insert: £22

Messy Mat: £24

You can also find other highchair inserts, covers, bibs, tunics, aprons, mini changing bags and oilcloth by the metre.

Thank you Messy Me for gifting us these products and thank you for reading.

Chloe x



  1. 18/09/2018 / 6:45 PM

    I really need one of these! Our high chair is so dirty and so hard to clean!!

  2. Jess
    18/09/2018 / 6:48 PM

    Her little face 😍 this looks fab! Great review Chloë xxx

    • Chloe Busby
      20/09/2018 / 5:36 PM

      Thank you!! Xxx

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