High Chair Buying Guide

High Chair Buying guide

When it comes to your child’s safety while in a seat, you may be wondering what kind of high chair you should purchase for mealtimes. While this is not something that new mommies have to worry about just yet—one of the many perks of breastfeeding —choosing the right high chair for your baby is definitely something that is on the horizon.

Once your little one moves on to chewing his or her food, it’s time to consider one of the many high chairs that are on the market. When deciding which high chair to buy for your growing baby, here are a few features to look out for:

  • Extra seat padding to keep your little one comfortable while eating
  • Can be folded and easily stored, a key feature if your kitchen space is a bit tight
  • Adjustable height and footrest to keep up with your baby’s growth
  • Removable tray and an easy-to-clean seat cover to make cleanup time a little bit easier

So, is your baby ready to graduate from the liquid diet? Here are a couple of 2020’s top high chairs that moms are falling in love with.

2021 High Chair Picks

Graco Blossom 6-in-1 Highchair

Graco Blossom LX 6 in 1 Convertible High Chair, Raleigh

One of the best features of this high chair is its ability to keep up with your child’s growth from infant feeding to toddler years. With its 3- and 5-point harness, reclining seat, and 6 height and footrest adjustment options, this high chair has it all!

The wheels and one-hand tray removal make transporting your baby and removing him or her from the seat as easy as can be.

Inglesina Fast Table Chair

Inglesina Fast Table Chair - Award-Winning Convenient Baby High Chair - Use at Most Tables or Restaurants Without Leaving Scratches {Black}

Talk about an all-purpose high chair! This seat is unique in that it clamps to the end of most tables, perfect for using at home or for dining on the go. This high chair easily folds and fits into its own carrying bag and weighs only 4.2 pounds for quick, stress-free transportation.

Enjoy dinners out and family vacations with this travel-friendly high chair that both you and your baby will love!

Maxi-Cosi 6-in-1 Minla High Chair

Maxi-Cosi 6-in-1 Minla High Chair, Essential Graphite, One Size

The Maxi-Cosi 6-in-1 Minla High Chair is full of possibilities. With its five recline positions, four tray positions, and eight heights, you can use it as a relaxed infant seat thanks to the cozy inlay, as a high chair, as a cool booster seat with tray. The possibilities to have your child right there with you at the table are endless. While we cannot guarantee less of a mess from the birthday cake or vegetable puree, we can guarantee less trouble in cleaning it all up. The high-quality materials and zip-off seat pad are easy to wipe down or throw in the laundry. When finished with your meal or planning a party, you can easily store away the Minla thanks to its compact folding ability.

Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair

Stokke Beech Wood Ergonomic 2019 Tripp Trapp Chair, Oak Greywash

This chair is a unique option. First designed in 1972, the Tripp Trapp grows with your child (even a 300-pound adult could sit in it!). Though it’s not for babies under 6 months because it doesn’t recline, it does allow older babies to sit right at the table with the rest of the family since there’s no tray. The iconic seat actually comes with a guide that helps you best position the seat and footplate based on your child’s age.

The Tripp Trapp is made from solid wood and water-based non-toxic paint, and it is free of harmful substances such as phthalates and bisphenol. You can also pick up accessories, such as a cushion, to customize the seat. Down the road, the footrest serves as a ladder so your little one can seat himself. When you no longer need a high chair, it converts into an adult chair or a stool.

Chicco Polly Highchair

Chicco Polly Highchair, Orion

The convenient Chicco Polly Highchair is packed with easy adjustability to comfortably accommodate growing children. A three-position reclining backrest with one-hand adjustment creates a comfortable space for younger babies who are still bottle feeding. Seven height positions and fold-away armrests make it easy to bring growing toddlers up to almost any table. For meals away from the table, a large tray snaps easily onto the armrests, then slides neatly onto the rear legs for storage. A removable tray liner and wipeable seat pad make cleanup a breeze, and four swivel wheels are easy to maneuver from room to room. A space-saving 8″ fold stows away conveniently for compact storage between meals.

Lalo 2-in-1 High Chair to Play Chair

Built to last, The Lalo 2-in-1 High Chair to Play Chair is a 2-in-1 high chair + play chair combo that shrinks as your little one grows. The Lalo starts as an easy to clean, sleek designed high chair and transitions to a toddler chair once your baby is out of the confined eating stage. You can wipe down all surfaces of The Lalo chair and the tray is top-rack dishwasher safe.

Joovy Foodoo High Chair

Joovy Foodoo High Chair, Reclinable Seat, Adjustable Footrest, 8 Height Positions, Charcoal

From the company that brings you some of your favorite strollers comes this sweet seat: the Foodoo, designed for little foodies from birth up to age 4. The swanky padded leatherette seat is extra soft and comfy, and it features an adjustable 5-point harness for safety. You can easily adjust the height, recline, and even footrest for maximum comfort.

You can easily wipe the seat clean, and the tray is dishwasher-safe. The rubber wheels make it easy to move this chair from room to room. You can also fold the seat using one hand. Talk about convenience!

Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair 

Fisher price high chair

At an affordable price and half the size of a normal high chair, this seat allows your little one to sit just about anywhere. It fits on most dining and restaurant chairs and can turn into a booster as your little one grows.

Oribel Cocoon 3-Stage High Chair 

Oribel high chair

The Cocoon has a very unique and modern design, making it fit in with your kitchen space better. The seat is very easy to clean. Plus, the feeding tray can be attached to the back of the chair with magnets when not in use. It can fit your baby from 6 months to 3 years old.

Baby Jogger City Bistro High Chair

Baby Jogger City Bistro High Chair, Graphite

Take back your kitchen with the City Bistro High Chair, the most compact folding high chair*, perfect for families looking for a sleek and slim high chair that quickly folds away for storage in the smallest of spaces. The tray simply clips onto the back of the high chair to keep all the pieces together while folded, and the tray insert can be placed in the dishwasher for cleaning. With 4 different height positions, this high chair will grow with baby and provides added comfort with a plush, premium seat pad for children up to 40 lb.

Ikea ANTILOP 

At 7.9 pounds, the IKEA Antilop is much lighter, smaller, and easier to move around than most high chairs but still sturdy, durable, and comfortable. Its smooth plastic-and-steel construction is simple and functional, lacking the grime-collecting fabric or crumb-catching crevices that cause problems in other chairs. The price, at around $20 currently, is impressively low, but you’ll have to buy the chair in person at IKEA or else pay extra for shipping.

Keekaroo Height Right High Chair

Keekaroo Height Right High Chair, Infant Insert and Tray Combo, Natural/Cherry, ONE Size (0051401KR-0002)

You can’t outgrow the Keekaroo Chair! From 6 months to 250 pounds, the Keekaroo Height Right High Chair is your stylish seating solution. You can’t outgrow the Keekaroo High Chair. Keekaroo’s wooden high chair offers the safe seat your child needs during mealtime. Adding the infant insert to the chair offers a soft, structured cushion for your baby.

In Conclusion

Regardless of the high chair you choose, ensure that it accommodates your baby’s height and weight so that they don’t slip and slide during mealtime. And don’t forget to look for easy-to-clean features! Messes are inevitable with a baby, especially when they eat, so be properly prepared with an easy-to-clean high chair.