Oh how I wish these were about when my previous three babies were born!
This is one of those pieces of equipment that you buy and think ''hmmm, a bit pricey, and the baby will grow out of it so quickly'' .
However, I have found, so far, that it has been worth every pound spent. It is just perfect for early weaning for that really awkward stage when your baby is too young to sit in a high chair and too big to be fed in the crook of your arm.
It really does free your hands and makes feeding a cynch.
It is also great for letting baby sit and watch you going about your business. I also put a baby gym in front of mine and she sits and happily bashes away at the toys. It is also brilliant to take out and about so the baby has somewhere safe, clean and suitable to sit wherever you are.
To me, the baby is safe and secure. I can't see, at this stage (5 months) how she can possibly fall out of it, although I can see that an older baby could easily reach down to touch the ground with their hand and topple out - but as I say, a much older baby who would probably be more mobile by then anyway. I would always recommend keeping it on the floor but if you must put it on a raised, flat surface, never take your eyes off it. Never put it on a soft surface like a sofa or bed as it would and does very easily topple over.
This is a more sturdy design with a wider base or footprint than the Lionheart BeBePod so I feel it has the edge in this regard. I also feel that if your baby is on the larger side or taller than average, this is a seat that you will get more use of.
I guess I can't possibly see a baby sitting in it up to the age of 14 months - they may actually fit in it still, but getting them to stay put would be another matter! So realistically you will get less than a few months reliable use of it - but what crucial months they are!