How To Choose A Highchair

Finding the perfect highchair isn’t always the easiest task. Many parents are strapped for space, while others don’t want to deal with the mess that often comes with reaching the self-feeding milestone in an overly padded chair. To help you find the right one for your tot (and your home décor,) we’ve outlined the questions you need to ask when considering a highchair and listed a few of our favorites.

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Around four to six months of age, your child will be ready to embark on an exciting (and undeniably messy) journey to the land of solids. Although it provides independence to both parent and baby, the process of choosing the right chair isn’t always simple.

For starters, there are a lot of variables to consider. From materials to configurations, one size does not fit all!

 

Questions to ask yourself when shopping for a high chair

 

  • How much space do you have to work with?
  • Is the highchair going to be out in the kitchen all the time? Or do you want one that packs away?
  • Does it need to be light enough to move outside or transport to grandma’s house?
  • Are you looking for one that can double as a lounger for a newborn? Or are you saving the highchair for when your tot can sit up?
  • Do you want a chair that’s going to grow with your child?
  • Would you like a plastic, metal or wood frame?
  • Are the materials safe? Are they free of harmful materials like BPA, BPS, Phthalates, Heavy Metals and PVC?
  • What’s your budget?

 

As parents of multiple children, it can be cost-effective and kinder to the environment to pass a high chair on from child to child, so quality and durability should be at the focus of your search. If you value products that grow with your children, you may want to consider something that transitions into a toddler or even adult chair.

When weighing your options, it’s imperative to consider comfort and safety for your child’s neck and back. Knowing when your tot is ready to sit up and what type of support they need is crucial to safely aiding them in a high chair. Since sitting up is typically something that happens around six months, you should be cautious if you’re looking for a high chair before your tot is at this point. Not to fret though; the brands we love do have options for infants that recline and support an infant’s neck.

In an effort to help you find the highchair for your family, we’ve listed a few below that we vouch for plus their key features. Bon appétite!

 

Monte Tavo High Chair – Maple & Walnut

 

Handcrafted and sustainably made in Canada from solid wood and 100% Enviroleather, the tray-free Monte Tavo High Chair is designed to fit seamlessly into your dining room or kitchen table decor. Easy to wipe down, it’s free of harmful toxins like BPA, flame retardants and heavy metals.

Age recommendation: Approx. 6 – 8 Months to 4 years

 

Monte Tavo High Chair - Maple White

 

Monte Tavo High Chair – Maple

 

$495

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Monte Tavo High Chair - Walnut Black

 

Monte Tavo High Chair – Walnut

 

$595

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Bloom Fresco Chrome High Chair

 

Bloom’s Fresco Chrome High Chair is total eye-candy. Featuring three recline positions and a removable tray catering for newborns and toddlers, it features hidden wheels that won’t mark your floors so you can feed your baby whenever and wherever you want. Free of lead, BPA, phthalates, PVC, formaldehyde & flame retardants, it’s designed with 360-degree swivel seat with removable 5-point safety harness.

Age recommendation: Birth to 79 lbs

 

Bloom fresco high chair

 

bloom Fresco Chrome High Chair

 

Ranging from $550 – $650

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Stokke Clikk High Chair

 

The epitome of sleek Scandinavian design, the Clikk features a removable tray and adjustable footrest making it perfect for growing kids! Another option that can be used right at the table, it’s a tried and trusted choice.

Age recommendation: 6 Months to 3 years

 

Stokke Clikk Highchair White1

 

Stokke Clikk

 

$169

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Stokke Tripp Trapp

 

Stokke is a renowned highchair for good reason. Made from solid beech wood and non-toxic finishes, this chair is designed to be used at your dining room table so you can place baby in the heart of your family. The best part: it transitions into a child and even adult chair, which means you baby could potentially take it with them to college! It’s even suitable from birth with the newborn set.

Age recommendation: Newborn to 20 lbs

 

Stokke Tripp Trapp Aqua Stars Grey

 

Stokke Tripp Trapp Complete High Chair – Aqua Stars

 

$367

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Cybex 4-in-1 Lemo Chair

 

The Cybex LEMO is also intended to grow with your child into adulthood. Super easy to wipe clean, it features a removable tray and baby set as well as an adjustable back and footrest. Available in multiple colors, it’s truly genius!

Age recommendation: Newborn (with bouncer) to 209 lbs!

 

Cybex LEMO Chair in Black

 

Cybex Lemo Chair

 

$299.95

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