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.

Tripp Trapp® Storm Grey.

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



Available in more colors




Monte Tavo High Chair - Walnut Black


Monte Tavo High Chair – Walnut



Available in more colors




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

Available in more colors




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



Available in more colors




Stokke Tripp Trapp


The iconic Tripp Trapp® was the first chair of its kind when designed by Peter Opsvik in 1972. Made of solid European beech wood, its intelligent design grows with your child, providing a comfortable, ergonomic seat at any age. It has been made to fit right up to your dining table to bring your baby into the heart of your family, allowing your little boy or girl to eat, learn, play and develop alongside you.

Age recommendation: 3 years +


Tripp Trapp Chair in White


Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair



Available in more colors




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



Available in more colors





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