The perfect high chair isn’t really a big deal to bite your nails over when you’ve got a newborn on your hands. However, when they hit that 4 to 6-month mark, you’re really going to need one as you introduce them to more solid foods. Why not make sure your newborn is comfortable during this huge transition to solids, and give yourself an easier time handling them while you’re at it.
There’s a huge list of things to check off when it comes to high chairs, with durability, tray types and portability being top deal makers and breakers- and that’s not even counting the various types of high chairs out there! Hopefully, this list might give you less of a headache for what makes the cut and what doesn’t.
Graco Table2Table promises it can do it all with its special design for infants right up to toddlers. It’s reclinable so you can feed your baby at their tiniest and when they start sitting upright, you can use it as a traditional high chair! The Graco Table2Table is just under 18 pounds and foldable, so it can definitely hold your baby safe while still being easily portable and storable. It’s an expensive spend, but durability is a huge factor in having this high chair for years to come. It supports children up to 40 pounds and the toddler and youth position supports up to 60.
The Boon Flair high chair is wipeable from top to bottom if you don’t count the straps- making it an excellent choice for messy babies. It’s effortless to handle with adjustable heights and a smooth glide no matter what direction. Not only that, but you can prevent it from sliding all over the place with a lock to keep where you want it. It can seat babies as young as 3 months and has a weight limit of 50 pounds.
Peg Perego Siesta High Chair
The Peg Perego Siesta High Chair goes from bassinet to toddler seat; easily adjustable to the point where it grows alongside your little one. It has a total of nine-seat heights and five recline settings so you can use it from birth and up to 45 pounds. Whether you want to bottle feed your baby or have her hang out with you while you’re busy wherever you are, you can be sure the Peg Perego Siesta High Chair can support your little one. Its plush inserts are easily wiped down and you can just throw the tray in the dishwasher without worry. It’s very compact, modern and stylish, but if you really need to space, it’s also easy to fold and put away.
Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair
Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair is a great investment if you’re looking for the best for your baby without breaking the bank. It attaches to most dining chairs and can transform from a regular high chair to a toddler booster with a 50-pound weight limit. It’s got two height adjustments and three reclining positions and weighs less than 8 pounds, so while it’s not as versatile as others on this list, it’s ideal for travel.
Space can be a luxury for many families, and that’s where the Chicco Polly high chair comes in with its ability to fold into a tightly compact 8 inches so it can be wheeled into storage whenever you need that space. During mealtime, the extra-large tray provides enough coverage to catch all the mess baby makes from crumbs to spills. It’s only downsides being the tray can be a bit too large for smaller dishwashers and it only has a limit of 40 pounds. Otherwise, it’s a considerable choice to go for!
Cosco Simple Fold High Chair
Another cheap choice that stands up to many quality high chairs, the Cosco Simple Fold High Chair folds flat for easy storage while also having a three-point harness to make sure your baby is secure at all times. The tray and seat are easily wipeable and the high chair can be used for kids weighing up to 50 pounds, while the chair itself weighs under 14 pounds.
4Moms High Chair
If you want your kitchen as streamlined as possible, 4Moms High Chair may be perfect for you. Its magnetic tray attaches to the high chair just by placing it down, so there’s no need to fumble with any clipping of sliding the tray in place. It’s really just snap and go. There’s also magnetic plates, bowls and utensils carried by 4Moms that make it hard for baby to throw their food around. It’s also easy to clean with the entire chair being wipeable and the tray dishwasher friendly. You also really get bang for your buck as it can manage kids up to 60 pounds.
Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair
This is one heavy-duty chair if you’re looking for something that definitely lasts. It can support a weight limit of 250 pounds, so even you can take a seat in this highchair without worry. This versatile, stylish high chair comes with so many handy features meant to make your life a little easier from it’s stain-resistant, waterproof cushions to it’s three to five-point harness. All with a tray you can toss in the dishwasher and forget about.
Graco Blossom 6-in-1 Highchair
The Graco Blossom 6-in-1 Highchair is designed for ultimate versatility. It’s got the perfect setup for ever stage of your child’s development from baby to big girls and boys. It’s truly a choice investment cause it works as a traditional high chair, infant and toddler chair, as well as a youth chair. You can manage this high chair one-handed, with thoughtful little features like a convertible three- and five-point harness and several height and footrest adjustment options. You can even remove the tray with one hand or hold two kids at once with the included booster seat for bigger kids.
Baby Jogger City Bistro Highchair
For the ultimate space savers out there, check out the Baby Jogger City Bistro Highchair for parents who love the idea of a full-size high chair but don’t have room to accommodate one all the time. It can fold down to 80% of its original size so it’s super compact and easy to tuck away when you’re done with it. The seat is plush and comfy while also being stain resistance and machine wash friendly. It’s also got a dishwasher-safe tray, five-point harness and calf support- making it a strong contender when it comes to high-quality chairs that last. To add to that space-saving concept, it features tray storage on the back that clips in place wit folded to keep everything compact and organized. Best of all, the chair stands on its own even when folded.