The 8 Best High Chairs to Buy in 2018

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A high chair will likely be one of the most important things you purchase for your baby. Along with safely supporting your child as they eat, a high chair is also a great place to read or sing to your child, or to place them when you need to run to the bathroom, given that it keeps them secure and immobile.

There are many things to consider when buying a high chair. Do you want a high chair that will grow with your child as he learns to sit on his own at an adult table? Do you want a high chair that fits in with the rest of the décor in your home? Is space your most important concern, given that you don’t have much room to spare in your home? Do you have multiple kids, and need a high chair that is easy to clean because, well, time? Remember that a high chair will likely be in every adorable picture you take of your child covered in her meal—so along with the furniture being functional, you probably also want it to be something you don’t mind looking at. Below, we round up the best high chairs for any occasion.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair With Tray

This good-looking high chair covers every basic need for your child. Designed to convert from a traditional high chair to toddler chair, and eventually to a normal dining room chair, the Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair is constructed from attractive microbial-repellent wood and can be adjusted in twenty seconds or less. Even better, the chair has been designed so that it is easy to clean. Stain resistant cushions that keep your baby comfortable and secure are waterproof and can be cleaned with a single damp cloth. And the clear plastic tray is dishwasher safe.

For parents worried about security, the Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair has a dual-restraint system that can be adjusted from a 5-point harness to a 3-point harness. The high chair has been constructed so that does not tip over or move from its position; for this reason, the chair is a favorite among parents with highly active children, and occupational therapists treating kids with special needs.

“I love this chair!” wrote a five-star reviewer on Amazon who identified herself as a pediatric speech pathologist and feeding and swallowing specialist. “It provides great support and stability, which is key to proper oral motor functioning when eating and swallowing.”

Other reviewers raved that the high chair had a narrow footprint in small spaces, and looked great in their homes. Overall, despite a steeper price point, reviewers felt the Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair was worth the money.

Best Budget: Ikea Antilop

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Along with being one of the most inexpensive high chairs on the market, the Ikea Antilop is also one of the highest rated. Weighing just 7.9 pounds, the Antilop is easy to assemble, and even easier to move. Additionally, its clean, simple white lines are an attractive addition to any dining area; even better, they’re easy to clean. If your baby spends a lot of time at grandma and grandpas, this is a smart choice for its budget-friendly cost. One thing to note, the tray is not removable so you'll need to wipe down your baby's mess instead of rinsing it off in the sink.

The high chair can accommodate children up to 33 pounds or around 3-years-old. For when they are just starting to eat, you can add a support pillow (sold separately) that will help keep them more steady in the chair.

Best for Small Spaces: Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair

Designed to have all of the features of a standard sized high chair, the Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair can be securely attached to a kitchen or dining chair to save room in your home. The tray and seat lining are machine washable, and the back is convertible from a reclining position for newborns to a booster seat for toddlers.

Reviewers have commented that this is easy to clean with one person saying this is a great option for twins since it takes up such little space. Plus, it's easy to detach and throw in the car if you need to use this on the go.

Best Portable: Summer Infant Pop and Sit Portable Highchair

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 Highchair 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 Highchair features a three-point harness, a BPA-free hard plastic tray, and machine washable fabric. It accommodates children up to 40 pounds.

Along with being Amazon’s #1 choice in baby highchairs, the Summer Infant Pop and Sit gets rave reviews from families with active lifestyles, with one mom saying she loves to use it in the backyard when the weather allows.

Best Clip On: Chicco Caddy Hook On Chair

Another great option for saving space is a hook-on high chair, which can be attached directly to your table. Designed in Italy, the Caddy Hook On is lightweight and easy to clean. Constructed of nylon fabric and rubberized hippo grips that won’t pinch fingers or mark furniture, the Caddy Hook On fits on most standardized tables.

Designed to be used every day, the Caddy Hook On is also great for traveling. One five-star reviewer on Amazon raved that the chair is not only a breeze to assemble, but also beloved by babies. “The baby will sit nice and close to the table and feel like he or she is part of whatever action is going on.” Other reviewers shared that the seat can be moved from countertops to dining tables, but that users should avoid using it on unsteady, or two-legged, tables.

Best Convertible High Chair: Evenflo Convertible High Chair

It makes sense that if you are buying a pricey piece of furniture, you want it to last for more than just your baby’s first year of life. For that, the Evenflo Convertible High Chair is ideal. Designed so that it starts as a standalone high chair, and can be converted to a chair that sits on the floor with an accompanying table, the Evenflo Convertible will give your growing child a sense of independence. When the chair acts as a standalone chair it can hold up to 50 pounds.

Best With Wheels: OXO Tot Seedling High Chair

An underrated feature of a high chair is its ability to be easily moved, from the kitchen table to a countertop so that you can cook or clean while feeding your baby. The OXO Tot Seedling High Chair comes with wheels, which makes it easy to move. Other features include tool-less assemblage, machine-washable fabric that is easy to remove, and three reclining positions to accommodate your child as he or she grows.

The chair also has five different levels that you can set it at—without tools—making it easy to move from the kitchen counter to the dining room table without a big gap of space. And another neat feature most don't think about is that when you take the tray off, it will lie flat on a surface so any spills won't leak over.

Best Splurge High Chair: Stokke - Tripp Trapp High Chair

First launched in 1972, the Stokke Tripp Trapp is a classic designed to grow with your child from infancy to adulthood. Constructed out of mold-resistant wood, the chair can be pulled up to any table, or used as a standalone high chair. Its only downside is its relatively high price point—which only increases as you add on features such as the infant seat and the detachable tray, which are both necessary if you plan on using the high chair for a baby.

Reviewers on Amazon almost universally agree that the chair is worth the splurge, because it is durable, grows with the child, and has an heirloom quality that can be passed down.

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