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The Best High Chairs For Baby

by Bethany Braun-Silva


The Best High Chairs For Baby
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As you start to gather your list of baby gear needs, you might stop to wonder about whether or not you’ll need a high chair. After all, the baby will be bottle-feeding or breastfeeding for the first few months, and then you can probably just put them in a regular chair or hold them on your lap right? Wrong! A high chair is an essential item for families that makes mealtime much easier to manage. Babies are messy, especially when they’re eating, and the use of a high chair can be a lifesaver by helping to keep your baby’s food off the floor. It’s also the safest and healthiest option for your child while she’s eating. High chairs feature 5-point and 3-point harnesses, convenient trays and properly position your baby while he or she is eating. Plus, it offers parents a bit of relief knowing that their baby is securely strapped into their seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While we can’t guarantee a completely mess-free mealtime, we can confidently say that it’ll be so much easier with the right high chair. If you worried about space (hello, city dwellers), there are so many high chairs that are small and compact. There are even ones that can be folded up and stored when not in use. Check out the types of high chairs below to decide which one is right for your family.

 

Types of High Chairs

 

  • Stand-Alone Chair:

This high chair is a standard chair with lots of bells and whistles. They are usually on the bigger side and can accommodate babies as they grow.

 

  • Convertible High Chair:

These chairs can stand alone or be placed on top of a dining room chair. They include safety straps to ensure your that chair won’t slide forward and act as a standard high chair would.

 

  • Portable High Chair:

These chairs can be attached to any table via clamps, but do not come with their own tray.

 

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Best Overall High Chair

Graco Blossom 6-in-1 Convertible High Chair

Price:$190.00

As its name suggests, this high chair can be used six ways. The back reclines, which makes it perfect for infant feeding. When your tot is ready to try solids, merely adjust the back of the seat and the footrest to the corresponding position, and you’re good to go. The 5-point and 3-point harness can be adjusted for use as your child grows. The tray can be easily removed with one hand for easy cleaning. When your child gets older, you can take the tray off the chair, so your kid can dine at the kitchen table. It even has wheels so the chair can easily be moved from the kitchen to the dining room and back again. Plus, one of the best features is that the high chair comes with an added booster seat, meaning it can accommodate two kids! Well worth adding to your Walmart Baby Registry!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Best features: three removable trays. One hand tray removal. Easy to move around thanks to wheels. Very sturdy frame. Seat can be moved to a chair very easily.”

“This high chair is so great. I like how sturdy it is. I like that it has wheels and I can roll it around our dining room/kitchen. I love that the top of it comes off to clean it and I can even put it in the dishwasher.”

“Awesome high chair. I love the fact that it will grow with my daughter. We started putting her in this around 2.5 month old. Since the backrest reclines, we can feed her a bottle while we are sitting at the table to eat.”

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Best Splurge High Chair

Peg Perego Siesta High Chair

Price:$300.00

You will get the most out of this high chair because it can be used for babies in the infant stage. The seat fully reclines and also lowers all the way down to the floor. The soft seat is comfortable for babies and easy for parents to clean. There’s even a handy storage pocket on the back of the seat for storing bibs and utensils. The chair also has floor-friendly wheels that won’t scratch and even folds down when not in use. If you’re looking for a multi-feature high chair, this is the one!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“One of the best baby items we have purchased to date. It is so simple to use and since it can be lowered you can sit in your comfortable chair to feed your little one. Seat is easy to clean.”

“I love this high chair. I purchased it because the highest setting is counter height. It wipes down easily and is very quick clean up.”

“LOVE this high chair. It is awesome in every way. I love that it is so adjustable, comfortable, sturdy, attractive. We use it for way more than feeding him and he loves it!!”

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Best Affordable High Chair

Ikea Antilop

Price:$23.00

Simple, modern and affordable, this chair is a great option if you’re looking for a great high chair and don’t want to spend a ton of money. Plus, this chair is lightweight and incredibly easy to clean. The plastic doesn’t contain any nooks or crannies where crumbs can get stuck. All you need is a baby wipe or two and the high chair will look as good as new after each meal. Because it’s so affordable, many parents opt to purchase an extra for a family member’s house.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We’ve had this high chair for years and just bought a second one since we just had twins. Easy to transport, stackable, easy to clean.”

“My family has used this high chair for over a year now after envying a family members for over a year. I love this unfussy, easy to clean high chair!”

“This chair is not only extremely easy to clean, its modern look makes it very stylish. Also, the price cannot be beaten.”

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Best Durable High Chair

Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair

Price:$260.00

Unlike other chairs on this list, the Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair doesn’t have an added tray. This chair is meant to be pulled right up to the table so that baby can eat with the family, though a tray can be added if purchased with the bundle package or separately. It’s made of a durable beechwood and comes in a variety on colors that will fit any home’s aesthetic. The chair is free of chemicals and is safe for baby to use. This chair will grow with your child as the footrest can be adjusted to many different positions and your child can also use it as a seat once they are older.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Baby can eat with the family. NO tray needed”

“just bring the chair right up to the family dinner table. We've been using it since baby started eating solids at 7 mos.”

“I love the simplicity of the design, the multiple options for seat and footrest adjustment as your child grows, I love the fun color options, and they are super easy to clean w a baby wipe after each meal.”

“The little platform the baby puts her feet on makes it so that her legs are not dangling. She looks comfortable in the chair. She’s now 7 months old and having her pull up to the table is awesome because she has baby conversations with us while we eat.”

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Best Lightweight High Chair

Baby Bjorn High Chair

Price:$300.00

BabyBjorn is known for its ergonomic designs, so it’s no surprise that this chair is incredibly well made despite being so lightweight. It can also be folded down when not in use. The tray of the chair acts as part of the restraint system so kids cannot stand up when they’re done eating (this is amazing). It also helps to lessen the amount of food that gets dropped onto baby’s lap, again, amazing and can be folded down with the click of a button. While the chair is small, it does accommodate children up to 3 years old. It is BPA-free, so it’s safe for your baby.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“What I love: child sits upright and allows better posture”

“food does not fall down the gap between table and tummy”

“baby can't squirm around and therefore is focused on eating - this is so important.”

“Don't let it's small footprint fool you... it looks different from other chairs because it is different. Little ones sit upright with proper posture and the tray comes right up next to their tummies, so food doesn't spill down into the seat and their laps.”

“This high chair is so easy to use and, even better, so easy to clean! It’s low-profile, sturdy, stylish and quick to fold up and store.”

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Best Portable High Chair

Inglesina Fast Table Chair

Price:$85.00

Even if you have no plans to travel, this high chair can make eating with baby so convenient. The clasp fits most tables and has a high back and padded seat for baby’s comfort. While it is small, it be mighty and can hold up to 37 lbs. It has a storage pocket in the seat and and is perfect for trips to a restaurant or to even use at home, if you don’t have a lot of space. It can easily be removed from the table and folded up into a carry bag for easy storage. The seat cover is also removable and fully washable, which you probably need to wash every week.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We don't have a lot of extra space in our home but do have a center island that we can hook our chair up to. This chair is very secure, comfortable for our daughter, and even though the fabric gets pretty mucked with food - it can be easily wiped clean with soapy water and a dish towel.”

“This is a great high chair if you have a small dining space or if you don't like the idea of keeping a standing high chair at your dinner table for 3 years. It also works well for traveling, or if your baby enjoys spending time with you as your work at your desk.”

“Love the chair. The snaps are covered so less food gets stuck in them. Easy to clean , very durable fabric and well made!!”

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Best High Chair For Small Spaces

Fisher Price SpaceSaver High Chair

Price:$50.00

This high chair takes up no floor space but has all the features of a standard one. The entire high chair can be placed on top of a regular chair and comes with secure straps to ensure that it won’t slip. The seat reclines to three different positions. The tray can be removed with one hand and put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. The seat converts to a booster chair when your babe is ready to join the family at the table. Plus, the seat can be adjusted to two different heights!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is extremely sturdy. I feel much better with it attached to the chair than if it was a full highchair. Also, the tray is worth its weight in gold. It is beyond convenient and the best feature by far.”

“Very easy to set up on a dining room chair. Attaches securely. Tray is easy to clean, and take on and off. Chair material wipes off easily.”

“Love this high chair doesn't take up much space and super easy to clean as well as get baby in and out of. We don't have a huge eating area so size was a big factor for us.”

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Best High Chair To Keep Clean

Boon Flair High Chair

Price:$230.00

The design of the Boon Flair High Chair is modern and seamless, which means there are no cracks and crevices for crumbs or sauce to get stuck in. The straps and the removable seat pad come off and are able to be washed. Meanwhile, the tray can go right in the dishwasher! The large base is sturdy and sleek and can also be wiped down easily. The height adjustment button is located on the base of the chair so height options are virtually limitless. It glides smoothly on most surfaces and comes in really fun, bright colors.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It's sleek and SUPER easy to clean. I like that the tray liner is so easy to remove and clean. The straps are great too.”

“Great chair, easy to clean and well put together! Solid seat and rolls very nice. Tray pops in and out. The seat pad is squishy foam and looks comfortable.”

“One of the best features, (the best ever!!!) is that the chair doesn't have any creases or crevices for leftover parcels of food to get stuck in. One solid body piece, so a few good wipes to collect crumbs and spills and you are done!”

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Best Adjustable High Chair

OXO Tot Sprout High Chair

Price:$250.00

Parents love this high chair for its mess-free tray. Any veteran parent will tell you that removing a high chair tray is only half the battle, especially if said tray is full of juice, milk, spaghetti, cheerios or all of the above. This tray stays flat when it’s taken out, meaning nothing will spill out until you’re ready to clean. It’s a total lifesaver. The OXO Tot Sprout High Chair is also designed to grow with your child and converts into a chair for kids. To adjust the height of the seat and footrest, just slide each part in and out of the grooves. No tools needed!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a very solid high chair. We are using it all over again with our second baby now and it still almost looks like new. Our first baby was very active and it is so well made it won't tip over. I also like the modern design.”

“I am in LOVE with this chair! It looks great, wipes clean easily and is adjustable to grow with your child!”

“Beautiful functional high chair with awesome adjustment and customization options. Our son loves it. Pros - removable tray that sits flat, removable straps, removable cushions, beautiful aesthetic, tons of color and finish options, five point harness.”

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Best Foldable High Chair

Joovy Nook High Chair

Price:$120.00

The Joovy Nook High Chair folds down completely flat, so it can easily be stored when it’s not in use or taken along on car trips. One really cool feature is that the tray swings open, so your hands are free to help your baby, instead of having to place the tray down first. The leatherette seat is easy to wipe down, or can be thrown in the washing machine for those really big messes. It’s also ready to be used right out of the box and no assembly is required (thank goodness!).

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a great, space saving and money saving high chair. The super modern design and sleek design make it so that the chair isn’t an eyesore. It also doesn’t take up much space and is a great option for someone with a small dining area or living in an apartment.”

“I have taken it over to other people's houses for holidays and it fold up super compact and stores easily in my Kia Soul. It's store-ability makes it so easy for me to clean my kitchen floors.”

“It is simple (no multiple levels, no reclining, etc) and not bulky like many others. It is simply a comfortable, safe, high chair. The only "fancy" feature it has is the swing open tray, which I LOVE!”