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Valco Astro-nomic giveaway

astro-high-chair-graphite-valco-baby-ast9920-fValco Baby has just introduced the right high chair at the right price at the right time. The Astro High Chair is a simple, lightweight, folding high chair that’s an amazing value at $150.

A little while ago, we had a visit from Shalom New, the head of Valco Baby in the USA. He brought his only sample of the Astro to our offices. Our demonstration started when Shalom walked in with a slim black bag slung over his shoulder. “Aren’t you here to show us a high chair?” we asked. Turned out, the high chair was in the bag.Β  We were impressed.

Once the chair was unfolded, we saw that the Astro is a full-featured high chair in a very tidy package.Β  The seat is large and comfortable, with a leatherette cushion that wipes clean. There’s a five-point harness, a slightly adjustable footrest and a deep, dishwasher-safe tray. The chair can accommodate children up to 44 pounds, and my little seven-month-old seemed to fit just fine when he tried it out.

With the wallet-friendly price and the super-duper fold, you sacrifice a few bells and whistles. The seat does not recline, nor is it height-adjustable. But depending on your needs, these might be a small price to pay. The Astro comes in four colors – ivory, graphite, chocolate and aqua.

What’s that? You say you want a giveaway? I love giveaways, and fortunately, so does Shalom. You can be one of the first to own an Astro high chair. Simply leave a comment on this post between now and March 23rd at midnight EST. We will draw a winner on March 24th. Good luck!


  1. What a great looking highchair! How small does it fold? Is the folding complicated? How heavy is it?

  2. I’m quite impressed that he was able to carry it in a bag, all folded up. I’m sure that carrying it around isn’t something people are going to want to do often – but when you have to….it must be nice to not have it take up the entire trunk of the car (or both arms!).

  3. How did you know this was the perfect giveaway for me πŸ™‚
    Have you SEEN my highchair πŸ˜‰ ??

  4. Fun high chair. Are there a lot of high chairs that fold up like that?

  5. Hi Sarah,
    When the Astro is folded, the dimensions are 31.5” x 22.4” x 6.7”. It weighs about 15 lb., and folding is very easy– just lift the release on the back of the chair, and pull a lever at the side. It will collapse nice and flat, and it takes less than 5 seconds!

  6. Oooh, it is very cool. I have twins and only one high chair. This Valco would be a great addition!

  7. I love the “leather” look. A soft seat that still cleans easily!

  8. That’s fantastic. With another one on the way (#3, with a 2yr old and 9mo old) that looks very handy! By the way, at what height is the tray?

  9. I love this idea! What a great highchair!!!

  10. i love how futuristic this high chair looks!

  11. Sounds like a great highchair for small spaces, especially when you have 2 kids who still need to use a highchair eat.

  12. I got very excited when I saw this highchair, seeing that I’ve spent the last few months researching one for my daughter on the way! This is the last thing I need to add to my registry, I need to do it fast with my showers approaching! After spending so much time and effort reviewing probably every brand on the market; I hate them all! When I saw this, I HAD to look into it seeing that I’m a HUGE Valco fan. I love their single all-terrain stroller, which I will be getting for my daughter. I love the design of it, how durable it is, can use it down the line with 2 children, and can’t beat it!

    I currently live in an apartment, so I NEED a highchair that will accommodate my needs. We want something that is easy to clean, will fold to a smaller size, 5 point harness, plus has a clean look to it without the goofy prints all over it. Well, looks like Valco did it again! This highchair seems too good to be true! Has a sleek/trendy look, folds smaller to a compact size that I could slide under my bed if I wanted to, made of a fab material for easy clean-up, and just overall seems amazing!

    I registered for a Chicco high chair yesterday, which I know I’ll regret with all its negative reviews, but I gave in and just picked it since I give-up on finding that ‘ideal’ chair. Looks like I FINALLY found the right chair to suit my needs, even better because it’s from Valco!

    I live closer to the Hingham store, is there on display there? I’m so excited about this product; I’d love to go check it out!

  13. hi ,
    i would love a new highchair. we are expecting a third baby and would love a new high chair.
    i love magic beans,
    cheryl gold

  14. What a great little chair, perfect for travelling, great for grandparents too!

  15. What a great giveaway! Since we haven’t bought a high chair yet…this would be a GREAT prize!

  16. That would be great for our new baby! Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

  17. Very cool! Love the non-crazy fabric.

  18. This high chair looks very stylish!

  19. This looks great. i could use a high chair like this.

  20. What an amazing high chair!

    I have been searching for one for my baby girl, and think this would meet her needs perfectly! I love the adjustable foot rest, leatherette cushion, and dishwasher safe table.

    What a great deal! This would be such a great prize to win!

  21. Beautiful chair, generous giveaway. Thank you!

  22. The high chair is awesome! Maude would love it.

  23. I agree with everyone else, that high chair looks really neat. It’s nice to see that manufacturers like Valco and others are responding to the real need many of us families have for baby gear that is both innovative and functional (all while not looking ridiculous in our homes, what a revelation!)

  24. I’ve been looking for a high chair and this one looks perfect! Thanks for reviewing it and for the great giveaway.

  25. Great looking high chair…hope I win!!!! πŸ™‚

  26. As highchair-resistant as I’ve been, I think that this chair is perfect! Finally, a clean-looking, practical highchair that will blend into the decor of our small place and clean easily. We’re starting solids in a month and I’m really into this highchair!!! What a great giveaway, thanks Magic Beans!

  27. i haven’t even begun to think of a high chair yet, i am expecting my first baby in september, but i like this one. The fact that it folds up nicely and is easy to clean are big things i would be looking for!

  28. I need one of these for my goddaughter!

  29. Now that is a highchair I would actually consider for my kitchen!

  30. WOo Hoo! What a great giveaway.. thank you! We really,really, really need this πŸ˜‰

  31. love this high chair! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  32. Looks like it would be a great addition to our home!

  33. Oh I’d love to win this! Am looking for a high chair right now for my 6 month old!


  34. I love the leatherette cushion that could be wiped clean easily.

  35. Wow! What a great looking highchair! I love that it folds up so compactly!! We would love this! πŸ™‚

  36. I would love to win this for my expecting sister.

  37. Cool chair. Love the simplicity and of course that its black! Hope to get one!!!

  38. What a great looking highchair! Definitely wouldn’t mind seeing it in my kitchen πŸ™‚

  39. I love this high chair. I am looking for someting for my 3 year old special needs little guy. He is at the age where a high chair isn’t fun but at only 17 pounds and very short sitting like a big boy isn’t ideal either. I had been looking into the boone high chairs but this one is much better. I would absolutly love it. I am sure my lil guy would too!! Especially since it’s not the typical baby high chair. He’s a big boy just a lil body.

  40. This is the coolest chair I have seen. Love that it folds so compact. This would be perfect in our kitchen.

  41. Style and function, in a neat, portable package – what more could one ask for? A 5-point harness you say? Got that, too. How very refreshing!

  42. this highchair looks like and sounds like a Volvo. HOT!!!

  43. Nice looking high chair — it would be perfect for #2!

  44. Much more stylish than the Rainforest animals that currently grace my kitchen.

  45. Great high chair! This would be perfect for our small-ish place!

  46. It looks great! Would like to see a pic of how small it folds…

  47. This page is always a reference for good and new things and trendy too for our babies!

  48. Very stylish!

  49. I love this chair!! This high chair will actaully match with the flow of my home!!

  50. The chair looks very stylish and comfortable. It would be a great prize for our baby due in July!

  51. Very sleek! Great price point, too…but of course the best price point is FREE, so thank you for the contest πŸ™‚

  52. Oh I love the chair, very sleek looking but also functional which is a great plus!! Also a plus would be getting one for free πŸ™‚

  53. We just haven’t been able to find the perfect high chair match. It would be great if this were it. Good luck to us, I hope we win!!!

  54. That looks so comfy and stylish! My DD would love this one! Thanks for this opportunity πŸ™‚

  55. I am sure that this chair would be great for my 8 month old son who refuses to eat food – maybe this would help him get over his aversion to cereals and veggies :-)? It looks like a great chair and would match my dining room perfectly!

  56. I really need this the little boy is due anyday now……YEAH!

  57. It’s great to see another option on the market, keep the new items coming! Valco makes amazing products and I am sure this will be just as wonderful with great features, value and cleanability.

  58. This high chair looks great! It would come in handy for our future road trips with baby to visit family all over the US. πŸ™‚

  59. Looks amazing! Definitely am coming in to check it out. Thanks for introducing me to it!

  60. Super Fab! What a great option for a family like ours that travels a lot and doesn’t have a ton of extra space for large, cumbersome highchairs. Love it!

  61. This looks like a great highchair and space saver which for us is key. I would love to win this for our baby due in September.

  62. This chair looks perfect! We travel a lot and it looks very portable! I think it’s great that it can be used until my son is 44 pounds!

  63. “accommodates children up to 44 pounds” means it will hold my 9 month old and my 3 year old when he climbs up to try and feed her. I could also shove a fourth of my husband in this chair. Fun for the whole family, I hope we win!

  64. Thought my 2 year old’s highchair would be able to pass on to our little boy. Not so much…it’s been destroyed beyond repair. We’re in the market for a new one for the 4 month old and his up and coming adventures with table food. and this looks pretty nifty!

  65. Thanks for keeping us updated on the new and exciting products…it’s great to have someone trying this stuff out before we take it home…and this highchair would be a perfect fit for our growing family!

  66. Some ‘simple’ high chairs have crazy price tags…it’s so refreshing to find a chair that looks good, works well, cleans easily and folds for travel, but that doesn’t break the bank. Thanks Valco for figuring it out, and thanks Magic Beans for the great contest! Great idea!

  67. This highchair is amazing!….its worth it to have one..I love to win πŸ™‚

  68. What a beautiful chair; thank you for the give away!

  69. i love the fact that it doesn’t take up too much space. great product!

  70. I just checked this chair out in the store the other day. I thought it was really nice looking and I liked how lightweight it was. I also liked the rounded leg bottom – it doesn’t have four feet that stick far out and take up a lot of space. It seems like a nice product!

  71. Looks nice…I think my baby would love it!

  72. stylish and practical – love it! space-saver – even better!


    Very sleek and stylish and will easily blend with our furniture. It’s folding and slim features are an absolute plus and a necessity in our tiny condo. My baby girl will LOVE it!

  74. This high chair seems like a perfect fit for cond living where some of the larger high chairs take up too much space… stylish too!

  75. I knew I wanted one when I first saw it on amazon. It’s such a great looking chair! I can now get it at Magic beans.

  76. Courtney Stange-Tregear

    Ooh I love Valco! I love the Valco Stroller we have and I have been wondering what other products they make. This high chair looks super comfy.
    Thanks for showing this product.

  77. My sister has this for her baby and loves it would like one for my other sister!

  78. Looks easy to clean and love the space saving!

  79. I’ve been staring at this thing for weeks online. I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

  80. Looks great!

  81. Baby gear that my husband doesn’t hate – a true find for our wee one AND dad!

  82. I love that it fold up so compactly, and the design is very sleek looking. Neat new product!

  83. looks good to me! Sounds like it would be great for packing up when visiting friends for a long weekend or to take to the in laws

  84. So hard to find smartly designed high chairs and I love the color options! My little one is just starting solids and this would be a great addition to her feeding routine.

  85. I’m in! Sign me up for the giveaway… this is perfect for our city apartment and our first baby due in July πŸ™‚

  86. We don’t have a lot of storage space in our house and a chair like this would be perfect for us. I love the design and the color options.

  87. It folds and it looks great…love it!

  88. Wow! What a beautiful chair with all the features in a neat package. How much does it weigh?

  89. I work with kids and families around feeding problems, and this high chair would be a great addition to the “feeding tools” in my office. And, I am sure the parents will ask, “Where did you get this chair?”!

  90. My Baby M. is just starting to think about putting food in his own mouth, this chair would be heavenly!

  91. I was helping my cousin put together her registry and she didn’t think it was important to register for a highchair yet since she wasn’t due for another month. Well, her baby decided to come a month early, I would love to win this for her so she has one less thing to worry about!

  92. Look great we are just looking for a new chair and this one look like a fit!

  93. Love the modern look plus traveling will now be a lot easier.

  94. love it! so beats the chair i used for my first two. a stylish high chair? who knew that was possible?

  95. I only know of their strollers, but this looks like a very nice chair. I can’t wait to check out the other colors in the store, especially aqua!

  96. This chair is perfect for our 3 month old girl Peyton. What I love about it is that it has a modern sleek design that will not screm baby furntiure if we leave it in our dining room.

  97. A baby chair actually in black? Finally! The best part is that it helps out folks like us who live in extraordinarily small apartments to actually have a high chair!

  98. The Valco high chair looks Astro-nomicly cool!!! I hope o win it, my baby is starting solids next week. Perfect timing!!!

  99. This is EXACTLY what we have been searching for. We have purchased a real high chair yet because of the amount of space it takes up. Instead, two of our chairs are being occupied by booster seats and it is not working of us! This would be perfect – not taking up seating space, but also not taking up walking space since it can be folded!

  100. Would be perfect for us!

  101. I would love to have this!

  102. Woooo Hooo What a cool high chair! Jack would love it!

  103. I would love to win this!

  104. We love our Valco stroller and this looks like an other great Valco product.

  105. Sounds great for apartment living. We never got a highchair for our 2 year old because we did not have the space.

  106. This looks like a great highchair! I love the design and the fact that it can be folded compactly.

  107. Perfect for when the grandbabies visit!

  108. Very cool. A big step up from IKEA, but not in price.

  109. Would love this for our apartment! Looks like it will actually fit!

  110. I would love this for my new modern kitchen!

  111. This sounds perfect for urban-dwellers with limited space!

  112. I’d love to have this! My daughter is just about to the age where she’ll be using a high chair… πŸ™‚

  113. I would love this!!!

  114. wow! so slim and sleek! and just in time, i must agree! we were about to shell out for a fancy pants one, and this is so much nicer!

  115. Just the perfect thing for everyone (including me) who lives in a small space and keeps searching for compact baby gear.

  116. we were going to buy one of these bad boys this week! winning it would be even better!

  117. We love Magic Beans! We are a military family away from home for a year. This would be awesome!

  118. OOh, we need a high chair. I love this site!

  119. Magic Beans & Shalom,
    This high chair is PERFECT for our nine month son! We have been looking for a portable high chair that is easy to pack up and take to grammy’s.
    I hope that we are chosen to be the lucky owners.

  120. This high chair would be awesome to have for my new son. It is so cute and practical.

  121. Baby #2 on the way would love to win in the Astro-nomic Giveaway!

  122. this would look great in our kitchen! thanks for the chance to win!

  123. I’ve had some really “good” high chairs in the past made by top manufacturers and found them annoyingly large and unwieldy. This one, however, seems just right for our family. Can’t wait to check it out in person!

  124. Very practical and stylish

  125. I always trust your picks and would love to win this highchair for our 8-month old.

  126. Wow that looks and sounds really amazing! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    samanthajocampen at gmail dot com

  127. I love this highchair. It is much cooler than the one my wife wanted to buy. I really need to get chair for my son that is not the typical baby highchair. This is the coolest seat ever!!

  128. If it works for your seven month old, it works for us! Love you picks and your store. This chair looks great.

  129. This highchair would be perfect for my small house, and my budget! I like the styling and think the compact fold is great. Thanks!!

  130. I was considering an inexpensive highchair from ikea, but saw this one and really liked it much more, just wasn’t sure if it was in the budget. Winning it sure would be nice! What I thought it had over the ikea chair was comfort (padded seat), the slim design without legs that stick far out beyond the chair (taking up space, and tripping people!), the super fold for storing away, and looks. Thanks for carrying this chair Magic Beans.

  131. Thanks Magic Beans for choosing to stock this great chair. I would love to win one for my grandkids!

  132. What a great high chair it would make life easier in our small apartment,

  133. This high chair looks wonderful! We live in a VERY small apartment our with 2 kids (Micah is 5 months), 2 border collies, a cockatoo, and salt water fish on our land until we build a house in the next year. It also looks sturdy so our 3 year old would be less likely to tip it over. We have been looking at cheaper ones but they don’t look to be very comfortable and seem to be less stable. I REALLY hope we win this one!!

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