Monday, May 27, 2013

Go With Me Chair Review

Normally, I’m not the type of person to “gush” over things. However, the first time I saw this Go With Me Chair I could not stop talking about how cool and nifty it looked! It was even worse when we received ours in the mail. As soon as my husband got home from work I insisted he check it out too. As he looked it over and pointed out various aspects of it, I’m pretty sure I said “How cool is that?!”, and variations thereof, about 50 times. For me, this is one of those products you didn’t realize you needed until you had it. I don’t come across a lot of those!
            The Go With Me Chair is made by Kelsyus, who also manufactures canopy chairs for adults and older children, floating loungers, and more. They even sell floating coolers! The Go With Me Chair is suitable for children ages 3 months to 6 years or 75 pounds. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE products that are going to last me for years to come!
            Because your child will be able to use this chair for many years, it is very versatile, which I also love. There are three main stages to the Go With Me Chair: sitting, standing, and big kid. For the sitting stage there is a five-point harness to keep your child safe while using the chair, even if he can sit up on his own. (Like my daughter who tries to do “baby yoga” as I call it and bends too far forward and can’t sit back up sometimes.) For the standing stage, there is a flap that folds back on the seat portion of the chair with two leg holes and a basket/bag underneath to keep their feet nice and clean and safe from hazardous things while outside. Last, the five-point harness can be removed and the foot compartment rolled up and secured for the big kid stage!
            As if this weren’t cool and handy enough already, the Go With Me Chair also includes a convenient carrying bag for easy portability, a removable tray your child can use for snacks and toys, AND a removable sun shade. And did I mention it has a cup holder perfect for sippy cups and bottles as well? The durable fabric is also resistant to weathering and fading from the sun, so it is perfect to take camping, the beach, or just the yard. You can use it indoors too, of course.
            The Kelsyus folks were kind enough to send a Go With Me Chair for Myka and I to try out. I chose the green dot pattern because green is my favorite color and I prefer gender neutral colors for future use, but they do also offer a blue dot and pink dot option. It comes in a convenient carrying bag with handles, as I mentioned, and is very light weight!

            We’ve had several opportunities to try this wonderful chair out. I’m also planning on using it when I finally kick my lazy butt into gear to do some yard work! We always used the stroller before if we brought Myka out while we were doing things in the yard, but that’s kind of a pain, not to mention she doesn't look terribly comfortable in it, so the Go With Me Chair will definitely come in handy!
            As far as indoor usage goes, these chairs are a big help for playtime if you may need to come and go from the room your child is playing in. Nothing like knowing they’re safe and having peace of mind! This is especially nice if you have little rollers or crawlers to worry about.
Don't mind the Halloween tree in the background that never got put up. lol

            Since I only work part-time and am still home most mornings/afternoons by myself, I like to bring Myka in the kitchen with me if I’m doing dishes or cooking so she’s not in the other room by herself. The Go With Me Chair is a lifesaver because I always put Myka in her monkey bouncer before, but as you can imagine she is WAY too big for it now! Now I can continue to get things done and keep Myka entertained at the same time.

            In just the last month, Myka has decided to start sitting up on her own, rolling all over the place, and “talk”. She just started rolling while my in-laws were here, so it wasn’t really a problem for me to get ready for work in the morning since they kept an eye on her and played with her. Now that they are gone, though, I’m thinking, “Crap. What am I going to do with her in the mornings?!” since she can’t be trusted by herself. (The days of propping her up in the corner of the couch and putting Baby Einstein on are over. *sigh *) So, I decided to see how she did in the Go With Me Chair while I took a bath yesterday and she actually fell asleep in it! (She was like 8 feet away the whole time.) I’m glad I don’t have to worry about putting her in “baby jail” quite yet since it’s still being used as our changing table.
            Speaking of my in-laws being here, they, my husband, and Myka went fishing one day while I was at work and took the Go With Me Chair with them. My husband, of course, forgot to take a picture of it “in action”, but they said she sat there and played and was a happy little camper the whole time. My mother in-law liked the chair because it was light weight and didn’t take up much room in the trunk.
            As you can see, the uses for this chair are just about endless. There’s not really anything I DON’T like about it and would highly recommend it to anyone with young children.

Cup holder and hole where you pull the tray string through to secure.

This is where the shade canopy locks in. Very easy to get in and out and you’ll know when it is secure!

The foot bag rolled up and secured with the Velcro flaps underneath the seat of the chair.

The seat flap has snaps so it stays nice and secure!

Leg holes for your little one learning to stand.

Detachable 5-point harness.

One of my favorite features is the safety lock. You just push down on it until it’s straight across and won’t go down any further so you know that the chair is folded out completely!

            If you would like to purchase your own Go With Me Chair, visit Kelsyus’ website by clicking HERE. Also, be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the next week or two for your chance to WIN one right here!


  1. Thanks for reviewing our chair, Alicia! Very well written, informative review. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. I also 100% agree with this review. I love my go with me chair. The only thing I wish it had was lower harness shoulder strap holes and easier way to get baby in and out of harness. Buckles on top straps instead of sides would be great. Unless I'm missing something on the harness.