If you have a baby, are pregnant with one, or plan on having one sometime in the near feature, chances are you're going to need a baby high chair.
With the use of a high chair, it can be scary thinking about your baby falling from one. Which is why it's important to buy a baby high chair that's sturdy and safe.
A study done by the Journal of Clinical Pediactrics found that high chair related injuries are on the rise. In fact, from 2003-2010, injuries have risen 22%. So, it's perfectly normal to be a little worried.
You might be wondering:
What is the best high chair? With so many out there, it can be a challenge to find the perfect one.
The good news is:
We at Faveable have spent hours researching the best high chairs, reading reviews, and talking to mommies and daddies to determine which high chairs can withstand even the most rigorous day-to-day use.
We even went a step further and categorized each one depending on what you're looking for. However, the high chair you ultimately decide on is up to you and your baby. We guarantee our list still has something you'll love.
An affordable high chair that is easy to use and reliable.
Legs can be difficult to remove when converting to booster seat. No cupholder in the tray.
Quality: If you're looking for a no-frill high chair, this is the one for you. It's built out of metal and plastic, while the seat cushion is covered with polyester. Which, is somewhat comfortable. The product feels solid and durable, and its simple design makes it a great option for any baby.
Safety: Keeping your baby secure during feeding is a top priority. The good news is, this high chair includes a convertible 3-point and 5-point harness. Plus, the buckle has the option of just being a lap belt.
Ease of cleaning: With a basic chair comes easy cleaning. The seat cover and straps can be easily removed and tossed in the washing machine.
Features: This is a simple and inexpensive high chair, so it doesn't come with too many fancy features. However, the two-position recline makes it nice and easy to bottle feed your baby. The best part about this foldable high chair is the 2-in-1 design. When the high chair's legs are removed, it becomes a booster seat. Another thing worth mentioning, it comes in three whimsical patterns. Our favorite is, "little hoot".
Price: The Graco brand is designed to provide you with a functional chair that won’t break the bank, and the Simple Switch is no exception! At $68, the Simple Switch is a great inexpensive option. Plus, the 2-in-1 design means you won't have to go out and buy a booster seat once your little ones grows into a big kid.
A lightweight and sturdy high chair for families on the go. This chair is perfect for camping, restaurants, picnics, or for taking to grandpa and grandma's house. If you want a high chair that you can keep in the back of your car for portable use, you must give this chair a try.
The most common complaint is about the tray. The attached tray starts sloping toward your baby over time, so food may slide right off. But this seems to be unavoidable for a fabric, fold-up chair.
Quality: For a cheaper high chair we were surprised at the durability of this chair. It actually holds up really well, even if you take it camping. You can expect the BPA-free material to hold up just about the same as a lawn or camping chair.
Safety: The Ciao Baby High Chair is ideal for baby's first year because the maximum weight limit is 35lbs. Of course, you can rest assured that your baby will be safe thanks to the T-shaped lap belt that holds them in place. However, reviewers did complain that the leg openings are somewhat small, so if you have a baby with chunky legs it may be a struggle to get them out!
Ease of cleaning: The great thing about this chair is that it's so lightweight, you can literally pick it up and shake out the crumbs. Of course, it's also quick and easy to wipe clean. The attached tray is covered in vinyl and can be easily wiped down.
Features: This high chair is one that should be in the back seat of every mom's car. It's perfect for picnics at the park, beach trips, visiting grandparents, or to use as an alternative to those gross restaurant high chairs. The Ciao Baby unfolds and folds back up in seconds, and it's super lightweight. In fact, it weighs almost nothing - 8lbs to be exact. Plus, it includes a carrying bag that makes it easy to tote around. As a bonus, this chair features a mesh pocket cup holder that's just the right size for your little one's sippy cup. It looks similar to a camping chair and you can choose from 9 unique colors ranging from navy to sage.
Price: If you're looking for a quality high chair that you can fold up and take with you everywehre you go, this is definitely worth the $60.While you may be tempted to buy something with a few more frills, this offers a pretty good value for what you get.
For families who don't have a lot of extra space in their home, this quality space-saving high chair is perfect. It has no legs, is ultra lightweight, and folds flat for easy storage.
Removing the cover for cleaning can be a bit of a pain. Snap on dining tray is sold separately.
Quality: Inglesina is an Italian company with a reputation for making quality baby products. This high chair is designed with twist tight couplings that can be used with almost any table up to 3.5 inches thick. We get it, it looks really scary to have your baby floating on the edge of the table. However, this chair is actually very sturdy and secure once attached. The tubular structure of the chair is covered with polyester fabric that is extremely soft and breathable. The deep seat features a thick cushion and high back rest. So, you're little one will be comfortable enough to finish those peas.
Safety: Although this high chair doesn't look the safest, it's actually very secure. Once you get your hands on it, you will see. Plus, it comes with a 3-point harness that buckles your baby in nice and snug.
Ease of cleaning: When you're a busy mom, cleaning a high chair everyday is the last thing you want to do. Luckily, the cover on this chair is removable and machine washable. Just be sure to air dry it if you want it to last longer. And, in between washes you can wipe it clean with a damp cloth. Most moms say they wash this chair roughly once per week. That's totally doable, right?
Features: When it comes to hook-on high chairs, the Inglesina doesn't disappoint. This chair includes a handy rear pocket perfect for storing snacks or toys. And, hidden under the seat is a drawstring carrying bag. Although, we do wish the bag came with a shoulder strap - perhaps on next years model. Also, this chair comes in 9 vibrant colors to choose from - our favorite being cream.
Price: Not only is this a small high chair, but it comes with a small price tag. And, we like that. At $69, this high chair is one of the cheapest on our list. Which means you can justify buying the $12 dining tray (or two). Trust us, it's a must.
Note: As with all Hook-On chairs, it is important that the Inglesina is not attached to glass tables, flimsy tables, or a pedestal table with one base.
A beautifully-made quality high chair that is reliable and long-lasting. Perfect for families looking for a high chair that doesn't stick out as a piece of baby furniture.
Can't be placed on rough tile or carpet as it may tip over. Tray and infant insert sold separately.
Quality: The Tripp Trapp doesn't disappoint when it comes to quality. This modern high chair looks like a fancy sculpture, but functions as a solid spot for feeding your little one.
It is made out of European beech wood which is known for being strong, solid, and durable. Trust us, it's stronger than it looks. In fact, it can hold up to 300lbs! This means it can hold your mini me as a baby, toddler, and big kid too. And if taken care of, you can even hand this high chair down to your grandkids.
Safety: The Tripp Trapp will definitely do its job at trapping your kiddo, thanks to the 5-point safety harness. Unfortunately, it is known to twist and be a struggle to get on. But, nobody's perfect right?
But, we do love that they went the extra mile to get a safety certification from JPMA. Nice job, Stokke.
Ease of cleaning: Aside from the drying, this high chair is pretty easy to clean. What we mean is, since these chairs are made of water-based paint and wood, they tend to crack if they aren't dried properly.
The good news is, you won't find any food crumbs wedged between any annoying crevices because there are none. Also, this chair should be kept out of the sun as it will fade.
Features: The seat and footrest are completely adjustable so no matter what age or size your baby is, this chair will be perfect. Plus, the 11 gorgeous colors are pretty much amazing.
Price: This is definitely an expensive high chair, coming in at a pricey $250 for just the chair. Although costly, keep in mind that this chair is an investment, just like any piece of quality furniture. And, it's versatility will allow you to use it as your baby grows.
Not to mention these chairs will last forever. We're not even kidding. Many reviewers claim they have handed their Tripp Trapp's down to their grandkids - that's over 25 years of use!
This beautifully-made, foldable high chair is one of a kind. The 5 reclining positions, 9 height positions, floor-friendly wheels, and sleek design make this a favorite among moms everywhere.
Quality materials make this high chair a little on the heavy side, and it has a high price tag.
Quality: A quality high chair needs to be well-made and solid. Check and check. Quality and craftmanship is extremely important to the Perego family, as they started making baby products out of their tiny home in Italy. And, its pretty obvious once you take a look at this beautifully-made high chair.
From the auto-lock, floor-friendly wheels, all the way to the adjustable recliner and footrest, the beautiful craftsmanship of this chair shines throughout. We were incredibly impressed with it's first class leather-like seating. Additionally, the combination of metal and plastic that make up the frame of the chair keep it nice and sturdy.
Safety: Your baby will be safe buckled up with the 5-point harness and crotch bar that are built in. The gray straps are thick and pretty heavy duty, keeping in even the squirmiest toddler.
Ease of cleaning: The seating of this high chair really is something special. It's not only nice to look at, but it's stain resistant and removable. Of course, it's also quick and easy to wipe clean. You may still find crumbs from last nights dinner in the cracks and crevices of the chair. However, that typically happens with any seat cushion.
Cleaning the tray and snack liner are a breeze, as they are both dishwasher friendly.
Features: If you want options for the perfect high chair, this is definitely the one for you. With 9 height positions, 5 reclining positions, and 3 footrest positions, it's easy to customize this chair for your baby through all stages of growth.
Your baby can watch you cook, eat, nap, and play all from the comfort of this chair. Additionally, you can choose from 8 beautiful shades from cocoa to raspberry.
Having a dinner party? This chair folds flat for easy storage. And, stands on it's own when folded. If you're not in the mood to fold, you can always wheel it smoothly out of the room thanks to the 360-rotating castor wheels.
Price: At $300, this is a slightly pricier high chair than others out there. However, if you want luxury, quality, and versatility, it's definitely worth the investment. Not to mention, you're going to be using it every single day. In fact, multipe times a day. So, don't you think it's worth getting a chair that's going to last and has all of the bells and whistles?
Marina is a California girl and former Idaho resident who is currently living her best life in the Seattle area with her husband and newborn baby. She has a BA in Journalism from Boise State University, as well as a M.Ed from Western Washington University.
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