The 7 Best High Chairs of 2020

Give your baby a seat at the table

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Graco Table2Table 7 in 1 Convertible High Chair at Amazon

"This foldable chair has seven different settings and can literally grow with your baby from infancy through school age."

Best for Big Babies: Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair at Target

"With all the features of a high chair in half the space, this seat seems to provide more legroom for chunkier babies."

Best for Twins: IKEA Antilop at Ikea

"This easy-to-store high chair comes at a great price point for parents of multiples on a tight budget."

Best Long-Lasting: Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair at Amazon

"This high-quality chair will grow with baby even into adulthood and can support an adult of up to 300 pounds."

Best for Easy Clean Up: 4moms High Chair at Amazon

"Just one look and you’ll see that this high chair was designed with easy cleaning in mind, free of hard-to-clean fabric folds, nooks, and crannies."

Best Space Saver: Inglesina Fast Table Chair at potterybarnkids.com

"This portable, collapsible table chair weighs only 4 pounds and can go everywhere, keeping baby in on the action at restaurants and on vacation."

Best Portable: Summer Infant Pop and Sit Portable High Chair at Walmart

"Consisting of fabric rigged with harnesses that drape over a regular chair, this portable high chair can be used just about anywhere."

First feedings are messy, fun, frustrating, and did we say messy? By ages four to six months, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies are ready to begin eating solid foods as a complement to breastmilk or formula.

While you can certainly start with your baby in your lap, it’s important to have a safe place for baby to sit while they begin to eat. A proper high chair will help position them safely during mealtime. As baby grows, you’ll want your high chair to grow too, and accommodate your lifestyle, kitchen, and eating needs. Finally, you’ll definitely want a high chair that keeps the food where it’s supposed to and is easy to clean. 

To choose a high chair, take a look at your lifestyle, eating space, and preferences. For smaller spaces, a booster or clip-on chair might be best. If you have a few spots to dine in, a standalone high chair can be moved from room to room. No matter what you choose, focus on safety. Select a seat that has a three- or five-point harness, can be locked or secured in place, a crotch post so baby can’t slide through, and no pinchable or foldable parts that can snag a baby’s finger or chubby rolls. 

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Graco Table2Table Premier Fold 7 in 1 Convertible High Chair

It’s hard to find something this high chair can't do. The foldable chair has seven different settings and can literally grow with your baby from infancy through school age. For young babies, the seat reclines for safe eating while the five-point baby harness is easy to clip and unclip. If baby prefers to sit at the table, the seat turns into a reclining infant booster that can be attached to any kitchen chair and can sustain toddlers. 

As baby grows, the seat can be used as a traditional high chair — with five height adjustments to fit any table, a booster seat, and a toddler chair. If that isn’t enough, the seat also becomes a toddler table and chair, hoisting young kids up to six years and 60 pounds. If your family is growing, use it with two kids at once with the infant booster and the toddler chair.

Parents will love the wipeable plastic tray, parts, and machine washable cushion for those mega messes. It also folds to be relatively flat and weighs 17.4 pounds, so it is possible to store. 

Best for Big Babies: Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair

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Courtesy of Target.

While this seat is great for bigger babies up to 50 pounds, it’s also an excellent space-saving choice for any family. With all the features of a high chair in half the space, this seat seems to provide more legroom for chunkier babies and can be used with or without the tray.

The reclining seat and five-point harness keep baby safe and secure. It grows with baby, so eventually, it can be used as a toddler booster. As the name implies, this is a space-saver but does require the use of a kitchen chair. While some families would prefer a stand-alone seat, for those with limited space and a bigger babe, this high chair provides major benefits.

Best for Twins: IKEA Antilop

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Courtesy of IKEA.

A favorite high chair of seasoned parents everywhere, this budget-friendly option is perfect for parents of multiples. The small footprint, lightweight, easy-to-clean high chair is an example of simple functionality at its best. While it doesn’t recline, grow with your baby, or turn into a million and one pieces of other gear, it’s a comfortable, durable, easy-to-clean (yes, this is worth mentioning again) high chair at an amazing price point.

For parents of twins, the seats can stack for easy storage and the legs quickly pop off if you want to travel or put the high chairs away. Pull this IKEA wonder right up to the table or add a simple, inexpensive tray for baby.

For younger babies, IKEA sells inflatable support pillows to add some cushioning to the seat. Parents of twins are inundated with expensive gear that takes up lots of space and room in your budget. Make your life easier and purchase two of these high chairs to keep your sanity and budget balanced. It'll support babies up to 33 pounds.

Best Long-Lasting: Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair

This chair will last for years and can support an adult of up to 242 pounds, a claim that most high chairs can't make. The minimalist design high chair is well made and a high-quality seat. To use it as an infant seat, you’ll need to buy an add-on plastic seat and optional tray, but it does come with a harness strap.

The simple wooden seat itself is easy to clean, but can be hard on baby’s bottom, so many parents purchase a cushion to go along with it. The straps, infant seat, and tray are a bit harder to clean since there are lots of nooks and crannies that are ripe for spills and crumbs. The chair has a small footprint, but at 17 pounds it's not exactly portable and does not fold.

With its iconic design, this is a piece of furniture that is made to last, has numerous accessories to add on, but it comes at a higher price point. Consider your high chair priorities and if you’ll really use this one into childhood (or beyond) before buying. 

Best for Easy Clean Up: 4moms High Chair

Just one look and you’ll see that this high chair was designed with easy cleaning in mind. There aren't any fabric folds to clean or nooks and crannies for food to get stuck in, but the foam seat insert doesn’t skimp on comfort. The sleek seat is powered by magnets, which guide the tray in place. Ease the tray down, even while one-handed, and it’ll click directly where it’s supposed to go.

For babies who are self-feeding, magnetic plates, bowls, and utensils are sold separately so they stay on the tray while baby eats. With three height positions, this high chair can work with most kitchens and will support children up to 60 pounds. It’s recommended for babies six months and older and doesn’t recline, so it’s not an option for the youngest set. 

Best Space Saver: Inglesina Fast Table Chair

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Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids.

Parents love how this seat can literally go anywhere. The portable, collapsible table chair weighs only four pounds and allows for easy mealtimes on-the-go or at home. Many parents may find they initially purchase one to use at restaurants or on vacation, as it easily fits in a suitcase, but then use it as the primary seat at home too. The only drawbacks to this seat are that it’s only recommended for babies six months or older, has a weight limit of 37 pounds, and can only fit tables up to 3.25 inches thick.

If you dine out, travel a lot, or eat your meals at a high counter or kitchen island, this seat is the perfect way to let your little one join in on the fun. There’s something very inclusive about baby being able to sit at the table with everyone else and not isolated in a high chair away from the action. 

Best Portable: Summer Infant Pop and Sit Portable High Chair

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Courtesy of Walmart.

There are many options for portable high chairs, many of which consist of fabric rigged with harnesses that drape over a regular chair. The nice thing about the Summer Infant Pop and Sit Portable High Chair is that it can be used in any situation, whether you are visiting family, on vacation, or taking your baby to an outdoor picnic.

Designed so that it can be folded up and stored in an over-the-shoulder bag, the Summer Infant Pop and Sit Portable High Chair features a three-point harness, a BPA-free hard plastic tray, and machine washable fabric. It also accommodates children up to 40 pounds.

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Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She's a mom of a 9-year-old son, 6-year-old son, and 2-year old daughter. As a mom of three (mostly) ravenous kids, she's been gifted and has borrowed, bought, and shared many high chairs. She has yet to find one that makes dinner and cleans up messes after eating.

Dwyer Frame, Verywell Family's senior editorial director, has two boys and owns the Fisher-Price SpaceSaver at her primary residence (a cramped Brooklyn apartment), the Ikea Antilop at her beach house, and the Graco Table2Table lives at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

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