Messi® Highchair Food Catcher
Messi® Highchair Food Catcher
Messi® Highchair Food Catcher
Messi® Highchair Food Catcher
Messi® Highchair Food Catcher
Messi® Highchair Food Catcher
Messi® Highchair Food Catcher
Messi® Highchair Food Catcher
Messi® Highchair Food Catcher
Messi® Highchair Food Catcher

Messi® Highchair Food Catcher

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Introducing the Nibble and Rest Messi® Highchair Food Catcher, your trusty companion for those delightful but oh-so-messy mealtimes. As a family owned business, it has always been our mission to make mealtimes easier and hassle free for other young families. Hence, our tagline: Supporting Tiny Humans for Mealtime Success! 

The Messi® Highchair food catcher  is our latest clever accessory that easily attaches to your child's Ikea Antilop highchair, and it's not just any accessory – it's a creation by parents, for parents. Get ready for the mealtime magic! It's an absolute essential for baby-led weaning and introducing solids. The ingenious design works its charm by catching food spills from all angles – be it the sides or the front of your highchair.

How does it work?

The Nibble and Rest Messi® Highchair Food Catcher attaches to your Ikea Antilop Highchair by simply sliding onto the four legs of your highchair and connecting at the back. 

Benefits included: 

Rescues Your Food: Crafted from non-toxic, BPA-free, PVC-free, and food-safe materials, Messi® lets you safely retrieve those fallen bites (that would otherwise go to waste) and offer them to your baby again or save them for later adventures!

Protects Your Floors: Bid adieu to ruined carpets and stained floorboards! Our Messi® food catcher heroically captures dropped food, sparing your precious flooring.

Saves Your Time (and Physio!): No more crawling on your hands and knees for cleanup duty, and no more mealtime stress when your little one decides to experiment with gravity. Sit back, relax, and savour worry-free mealtimes with this ingenious food catcher!

Easy to Clean: Messi® is a trooper, built to be waterproof, stain-resistant, smooth edges, no crevices for food to get stuck thus super easy to clean! Install it once, leave it in place, and a quick wipe with a damp cloth is all it takes to prepare for the next meal. Should you feel like a deep clean is required, a spray with a garden hose or a rinse in the shower will do the job thoroughly. 

User-Friendly: Simple to install and stays out between uses. The bowl design collects mess at the base of the food catcher making it a quick an easy clean up. It also eliminates tripping hazards caused by highchair legs and takes up minimal additional space. Move around your home effortlessly with this versatile food catcher.

Durable Material: Made from the same tough material as most highchair trays, Messi®, our highchair food catcher, can handle whatever your little one dishes out.

Quick Installation: Slide onto the four legs of your Ikea Antilop highchair and then connect the tab at the back of the food catcher to create the food catching bowl.

Aesthetically Pleasing Design: One of the standout features of the Nibble and Rest Messi® Highchair Food Catcher is its unique oval/almond shape. This design is not only visually appealing but also serves a practical purpose. The shape allows for maximum coverage, ensuring that even the messiest eaters won't be able to escape its catchment area, the rounded edges also help to avoid leg scrapes and food getting lodged in corners- making it easier to clean. Unlike traditional food catchers, which often have limited coverage, this one covers a wider area, significantly reducing the mess that falls onto the floor.


Each Messi has a unique QR code that can be scanned for assembly instructions. If you are having any trouble with your installation, please email and our friendly team will be able to assist you.

All of our video assembly instructions (and troubleshooting videos) can also be found on our Youtube channel.

When kids get messy, parents get the Messi®…

Size: Approx 78cm in diameter

Australian Registered Design - 202313794

Australian Trademark - 2377394

Please note: The Ikea Antilop Highchair is not included.


We ship everyday from Australia (QLD) and aim to dispatch your order within 24 hours during weekdays on in stock items. If your order contains a pre order item the order will be shipped when all items are in stock. 

If you are dissatisfied with your Nibble and Rest purchase – firstly – we’re very sorry to hear! 

Returns and exchanges for change of mind purchases

If you would like to return or exchange a product for ‘change of mind’ or another similar reason you must contact us within 7 days of delivery of the product.

Please note that both the product and the packaging need to be in its original condition and unused when returned. We will refund you the full amount (net of postage costs) upon full inspection of the product(s) once we ensure they are still in new condition. If you received free shipping on your order, the shipping cost will be deducted from the refund amount.

We are not responsible if packages are misplaced or lost so we advise using a service that provides insurance or postage tracking as we can’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item. 

Please contact to discuss your return or exchange.

Safety Warning: Highchair footrests are important as they help provide proper posture and comfort for your child. However, footrests may potentially make it easier for your child to push themselves up and out of their seat. Therefore, the footrest must always be used with the highchairs own safety harness fastened tight. You must always supervise your child in the highchair and DO NOT leave them unattended. When you have finished using the Footsi after each meal, please keep it out of reach of children. Lastly, please keep unused o-rings and suction locs out of reach of children. These items are not toys and are a choking hazard.


Can you send my preordered items separately?

We appreciate your choice to pre-order our products, as it allows you to secure your preferred colours for the upcoming highchair makeover. At times, due to fluctuations in stock levels, certain items may be temporarily unavailable, leading to the possibility of other product prints or colours selling out while awaiting the restocking of the last item.

Our standard pre-order processing time is up to three weeks (estimated ETA date is listed on the products), during which we diligently work to estimate the precise arrival date at our warehouse. We understand the importance of timely deliveries and strive to provide you with the most accurate information possible.

In our effort to optimize shipping costs, we generally consolidate all pre-ordered items into a single parcel. However, we acknowledge that this approach may not align with every customer's preferences. If you wish to receive your pre-ordered items separately and are willing to cover the associated postage fees, we invite you to contact our dedicated team at They will be delighted to assist you further and explore the options available to accommodate your preferences.

How much weight can be applied to the Footsi?

The Footsi has been designed as a footrest for babies (not a foot stand) therefore the suction lock & Footsi can not withstand the whole body weight of a child for prolonged periods. The Footsi has been designed to withstand the leg weight of children up to 3 years old (recommended full weight of child ~15kg / 33lbs). Always securely fasten child using the high chairs own harness system while using the Footsi. Repeatedly standing on the Footsi may cause wear and tear that PMHC Holdings Pty Ltd will not be liable for. Therefore, please DO NOT allow your child to repeatedly stand on the Footsi.

I can't seem to get my hook installed correctly, what am I doing wrong?

Please make sure you clean the area for the hook with rubbing alcohol and allow to air dry. With hook flicked, remove protective cover from suction lock. With hook flicked up, place suction hook below the lip of the highchair and apply a firm push around the edges of the hook to remove air. While holding the edges of the hook pull down the hook to lock it. WAIT 30 MINUTES BEFORE USING FOR A FIRM LOCK

The hook is a specially designed vacuum seal application (so isn't a sticky hook, nor does it require any additives such as glue). Once installed correctly, the vacuum seal creates the suction. Each hook has been manufactured & quality tested by a 100% owned and operated German factory in China. The hook is extremely strong once it is installed correctly.

We have lots of installation videos as saved stories in our Instagram. Here is a link to our YouTube videos. Make sure to turn the volume on.

Installation of our patented suction hook:

If you are having trouble with your hook soak the suction pad in boiling water for 30-45 seconds, this will help remove any dirt or creases and prepare the hook for reapplication.

Which highchairs does the Footsi® go with? 

The Footsi® footrest has been tested on multiple high chairs for appropriate fit and makes a great addition to either the Ikea Antilop, Kmart Pandium, Big W Uno, Target Snacka, Aldi Mamia, or similar. These chairs are all very similar designs. The suction hook needs to be applied to a non-porous surface, therefore there are some highchairs the Footsi won't suit. See our videos above on how to install the suction hook on the back of the highchair.

What foot placement is optimal?

Regarding feet placement, you don't need all of their feet covering the Footsi® high chair footrest initially, if they even get part of their heel on, it would be giving them comfort and support, knowing they have something to rest their feet on during mealtimes. The optimum position they’ll eventually get to is hips at 90 degrees, knees at 90 degrees and ankles at 90 degree (90/90/90).

The Footsi can be used by your little one as soon as they hit the highchair, however they may also require the complementary inflatable cushion to promote trunk & chest support and correct posture (which we stock), up until they are old enough to sit upright without help (usually at about 10-12 months - I know that’s when our daughter no longer needed the inflatable cushion) or are too big to fit in the highchair with the cushion. For this reason we have also started producing matching Footsi cushion covers.

If your baby is 5-9 months old they are only starting to learn how to sit in the highchair. You may need to guide their feet to sit flat on the Footsi® and as they grow they will get used to using it. We have to remember at only circa 6 months, bubs have no idea how to use a footrest, but we know it’s good for their trunk stability so we have to teach them how and why it’s important. It’s kind of like feeding them vegetables, they may not like them just yet, but we know it’s good for them!

How do I wash stains out of and generally care for my Footsi®?

Wash your Footsi® in a cold machine wash in a washing bag or hand wash. Place it flat and allow it to air dry. Do not use bleach or fabric softener, do not iron, dry clean or tumble dry. For tough stains, you may also want to use some Napisan (or equivalent) spray or powder to soak in before washing. You may want to ensure you wash the Footsi® separately, for at least its first wash. You can also wipe your Footsi with a wet wash cloth after meals. 


How do I wash my cushion cover?

Wash your cushion cover in a cold machine wash in a washing bag or hand wash. Place it flat and allow it to air dry. Do not use bleach or fabric softener, do not iron, dry clean or tumble dry. For tough stains, you may also want to use some Napisan (or equivalent) spray or powder to soak in before washing. You may want to ensure you wash the cushion cover separately, for at least its first wash. You can also wipe your cushion cover with a wet wash cloth after meals. 

I forgot to enter my discount code?

PLEASE remember to enter your welcome discount code at checkout (if you have joined our mailing list). Unfortunately we cannot provide refunds for discounts post purchase. If you have missed using your welcome discount we are happy to provide a discount code for your next purchase. 



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Mila K.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product


This product takes the mess out of meal time, helps to save food, or reoffer it straight to my baby. Highly recommend!

Toni M.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Absolute game changer!

Wow just wow, very easy to clean, food doesn't end up on the floor or being eaten by our 2 pet dogs. So very happy now.

Shaye M.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Amazing product!

Has been a game changer for cleaning up after meal times. The fact that it’s circular means no food gets caught in corners and it’s super easy to wipe. Definitely a worthwhile purchase!

nibbleandrest Messi® Highchair Food Catcher Review
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Best food catcher, keep floors mess free

Best purchase I have made for my own sanity, keeps the floors clean and just take this outside and give it a spray when done, simple. Love it. Great invesntion guys! Absolutely recommend it.

Frances M.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Looove not having food all over the floor!

My little one has recently started dropping his food on the floor which means the floor is always covered in food. I used to have to wipe the floor after every meal which was such a pain. Now the Messi catches the dropped food and the floor is clear! Easy to wipe clean too. It doesn't help with thrown food but you can't have everything :) Also, it's worth noting that the Messi sits about halfway up the high chair legs so you will reach a stage where the foot rest can't go any lower as it's hitting the Messi. So might not work with taller kids.

Taylah J.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Love this product!

Easy to set up, saves my floor and the dog eating things they shouldn’t. Even makes it easy to recycle dropped food haha

Rachel SVG verified by SHOP

Super strong quality

Rachel SVG verified by SHOP
Australia Australia

Amazing product thankyou so much!!!

Rosie P.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Game changer

Great - first I thought these were a bit of a gimmick but it’s actually been so helpful. We have carpets everywhere so it’s nice just being able to wipe stuff off the plastic instead of working it out of carpet.

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Leah P.
Australia Australia

Clean floors

Very happy how this helps keeping my floor clean

Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Great design

I previously used a similar product from another brand but found that it was hard to clean due to it's square shape which had corners where small food scraps would get stuck. The design of the Messi is far superior and easy to clean due to it's concave shape so all the food scraps can be easily swept into the middle and has no hard to reach corners. Highly recommend this product.

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Merie D.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Messi high chair food mat

I bought this for my niece who had her first born son he’s 8 months old so you can imagine most of the food ends up on the floor she absolutely loves the food mat nothings on the floor anymore

Dan R.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

It is all setup and working a treat.

I won't send any photos, but the product is awesome. It's really helping us keep our floors clean. It's also so easy to wipe up food because of the concave shape.

Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Good product

I purchased the footrest and Messi food catcher. They came with separate instructions which resulted in me having to redo the assembly process THREE times before getting it right. Safe to say I did not enjoy that part but I am enjoying not having the need to mop my floor everyday.

Abby C.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Really easy install and keeps floors clean

Loving this already only after 1 week, keeps the mess (Messi) free and the shape of it means can be easily wiped, food doesn't get stuck in corners. Go team! Abby x

Sara M.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Could close up better

Pros are that it looks good, it’s easy to clean and it catches most food. Main issue we have is that the catcher doesn’t close up well at the back and keeps popping open or leaves a gap. I don’t know if we got unlucky with the specific catcher we got or if the closure design needs improvement. It means there’s always a gap at the back/bottom where food and liquids that land on the catcher dribbles out to the ground because the catcher curves downwards in its design.