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14 Best High Chairs 2022

14 Best High Chairs 2022 | The Strategist

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Having a sturdy, easy-to-clean high chair can be the difference between a manageable mealtime and a full-blown mess in the kitchen. And while we’ve written about lots of things to keep toddlers (and their parents) happy — including expert-recommended baby monitors, baby soaps, and baby-shower gifts — here, we’ve rounded up the best high chairs, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

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Cosco Simple Fold High Chair

From $65

4. 6 stars, 17,449 reviews

From $65

Reviewers could barely contain their enthusiasm that a high chair this durable and compact could exist at such a reasonable price. “Lightweight, easily cleans, sturdy, portable to Grandma’s house and easily folds for storage. I love this high chair I bought for my Grandson. The tray is easy to clean as well, the pattern is cheery too,” raves one reviwer, adding, “I would buy another in a heartbeat should I be blessed with another baby in our lives.” Another reviwer calls this “by far the best high chair on the market.” “I have 5 children and needed to find something that was quick, easy to use and folded up for storage. This does all those things and more,” says another. Another reviewer used all-caps font multiple times to express how pleased she was: “I bought two of these chairs for my twins and they’re PERFECT. It’s a GREAT price and it came ALREADY PUT TOGETHER. I literally had to put the triangle things on the feet and it just folded out ready to go!”

From $65 at Amazon


Graco Simple Switch Portable High Chair and Booster

4.7 stars, 5,213 reviews


Easy is a word that comes up in hundreds of reviews of this high chair and booster seat, starting with putting it together. According to one reviewer, “I assembled it in about 15 minutes with two children under two in the room. The instructions are clear and easy to understand and there aren’t any small, mystery pieces.” Dozens of other enthusiastic reviewers were equally pleased with how easy it was to clean this high chair after inevitable messes. One happy mother remarked, “The best part is the ease to clean; the seat cover is one piece (so no rogue food bits hiding underneath) when a simple wipe down isn’t enough the whole seat cover easily comes of and goes into the washing machine, even the straps easily come apart and can be thrown in the washer; air dry it all and the high chair is good as new!” Aside from its functionality, reviewers praised the high chair’s adorable appearance, with one going so far as to say her son “looks SO comfortable in this chair we say he looks like a king on his throne.”

$166 at Amazon


JOOVY Nook High Chair

$140 now 7% off

4.7 stars, 4,482 reviews


Reviewers of the Joovy Nook were thrilled about this high chair’s large and functional swivel tray, a feature that came up in hundreds of reviews. According to one very enthusiastic reviewer, “The swing out tray is an absolute lifesaver, no running back and forth to get the high chair ready and then grabbing the baby — I just put him on my hip, and I can swing open the high chair tray with one hand, it’s amazing.” Other reviewers agreed with this happy mom, who explains that the tray’s plastic top which is very easy to remove and wash: “The removable tray is a great feature, especially for messy meals. Just pop it off and you have less the mess.” The seat is also easy-to-clean. As one parent attests, “The seat cover is SO nice - I wish my car’s upholstery was made out of this stuff. It wipes clean but has this really cool leather look to it.”

$130 at Amazon


Graco Slim Snacker Ultra Compact High Chair

4.8 stars, 18,119 reviews


You can open and close this high chair with one hand, which means one reviewer “can easily maneuver with the chair while wrangling my wiggly 8-month-old, and folding it down is a breeze.” The folding design makes it easy to store in limited space, which one small-apartment-dweller appreciates. She also describes both feeding her son and cleaning the aftermath as “easy” with this chair: “My son sits comfortably and is at a level and height I can easily feed him. Cleanup is easy; a wet cloth or Clorox wipe, and all is right in the world.” The plastic tray and seat pads are easy to remove, which helps with that cleanup. “It survived our daughter’s first-birthday smash cake,” writes one reviewer, who says this “easy-to-wipe down” chair is also “pretty durable,” seeing as she has used it for both of her children. Even though it folds up at the yank of a strap, she adds that the chair’s tray still has “a ton of room for her food, and room for a slap on suction cup tray toy.

$70 at Amazon


Chicco Caddy Hook-On Chair


$50 now 6% off

4.7 stars, 765 reviews


“Hands down my favorite baby item I’ve ever purchased,” says one reviewer, who bought this hook-on high chair as a last-minute purchase for travel but has been using it in lieu of a standard high chair ever since returning home. “I use it at the table when we eat as a family and I’ll attach it to my kitchen bar. My daughter loves to sit in it and watch me wash dishes and cook,” she adds. Another parent hooks the chair “to our picnic table when we eat dinner outside,” and a pleased grandparent bought it “to have a place at the table for my grandson without adding furniture to my kitchen. Easy to store when he isn’t here. Easy to wash too.” Because it’s so compact, with no legs, it’s “easy to store” yet still “really secure. My 9 month old, 21 lb daughter loves bouncing around in it, but that sucker is so tight on the table that there are no worries.”

$47 at Amazon


Baby Trend Sit Right High Chair, Bobble Heads


4.7 stars, 3,755 reviews


Reviewers love that this versatile Baby Trend high chair features six different heights and three recline adjustments. “My daughter is 7 months old. She sits in the seat comfortably with room to grow,” writes one reviewer. “Adjustable heights mean I can push it up to the kitchen counter for my daughter to watch me cook, lower it for her to join us at the dining room table, or feed her while sitting on the couch. ” The height adjustments were also a bonus for another reviewer, who says you can “feed if you’re standing or sitting” and likes to lower it so their “other child can play with the baby at his height.” And one reviewer proclaims it to be “the perfect high chair” for its “easy-to-use lock-in seat belt” and “adjustable height and adjustable seat, which really comes in handy when you are teaching your little one how to use a sippy cup and they have to tilt their heads way back.” The chair’s detachable components mean it’s “super easy to clean from top to bottom,” they add, and when you’re finished with it, “you simply pull the handles up on each side and it folds to a smaller size for storage.”

$70 at Amazon


Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair


$55 now 15% off

4.7 stars, 9,829 reviews


This legless high chair securely attaches to other chairs of various sizes — including office and dining-room chairs — something that’s appreciated by more than 200 reviewers who live in small spaces. “This is great!” writes one reviewer whose cramped apartment didn’t have room for a full-size high chair. “We can use it on the floor and in a chair at the table. [It’s an] inexpensive option for a serious space saver.” They’re especially a fan of the chair’s adjustable back, which came in handy when their son “was starting to eat at 5 months but couldn’t completely sit up on his own yet.” Another reviewer calls it the “perfect solution for a small space,” as they don’t have a formal dining room. “A traditional high chair was a no-go!” They say this chair “fits nicely on our kitchen counter and is low profile enough to slide under the cupboards when we’re not using it.” And a third reviewer even went so far as to declare there’s “no reason to ever buy a huge, expensive high chair” after they purchased this one. They say this booster has worked wonderfully for their five daughters because “it does not take up any extra space, it just sits in a chair we already had. My [youngest] daughter is happy and comfortable in it and I could not be happier.”

$47 at Amazon


Evenflo Convertible High Chair


$69 now 10% off

4.7 stars, 4,645 reviews


“It’s a sturdy highchair (I was worried about how stable it would be, and it’s very stable), and converts to a perfect toddler size table and chair,” explains one reviwer, who notes, “I wish I’d had this for my other 3 kids.” Another reviewer reiterates the sturdiness, despite the convertible, two-piece design: “I have hyper dogs that run into it and I don’t worry that they will knock it over or collapse it like other ones. I like how it converts to a smaller high chair for when we eat in our living room (football games and such) and then into a toddler table and chair for later.” The multipurpose functionality also means this is a high chair that can grow with kids. “We began using it around four months and are still comfortably using it at over a year old,” says one parent. “The straps are convenient for keeping little one in a chair while we hangout outside, and the table allows him to do crafts and eat ‘like a big boy.’”

$62 at Amazon


Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 High Chair


$110 now 27% off

4.6 stars, 2,343 reviews


“Love that this chair rolls from room to room and that it can lean back,” begins one shopper, who appreciates that she can move around the house doing dishes or laundry while her daughter can “lie back or eat a snack. ” Those easy-to-move wheels come “with locks that can easily be fastened to disable moving,” adds another parent, who uses this chair daily and likes that the “legs of the chair are set very wide apart for maximum stability.” Many reviewers describe this chair as “stable,” including one who points out that people with especially squirmy babies should keep an eye on the chair when it’s in use but still feels her child “is safe and secure while in this seat, and he is quite all right with sitting in it.” Given its lower price point, some customers were initially skeptical about the quality, but at least one is now “pleasantly surprised!” They add, “It is well made, lightweight, and very easy to assemble.”

$80 at Amazon


Joovy Foodoo Reclinable High Chair


4.5 stars, 453 reviews


This Joovy high chair can recline into one of five positions with the press of a button, a feature many reviewers say makes feedings much easier. “I can feed my baby a bottle … And give my arm a rest,” writes one customer, who appreciates that the height of the chair adjusts for “standing or sitting” feedings. Another shopper, whose child holds his own bottle, “can give him a bottle while he’s in it, recline [the] seat, and go about what I was doing.” On top of all the functionality, this high chair actually looks nice. One parent found it “surprisingly hard to find a reclining high chair that looks nice at a decent price,” but this one ticks all the boxes and has a safe five-point harness system. “You only have to do one simple click,” they say. “I can comfortably cook with hands free and have my child pulled up within arm’s reach and have her feeding herself a bottle [while] watching me cook, and I know she’s safe. That is priceless.”

$270 at Amazon


Graco Blossom 6-in-1 Convertible High Chair

$200 now 30% off

4.8 stars, 10,411 reviews


“This awesome offering from Graco knocks everything else I’ve ever seen out of the park,” writes one reviewer of this convertible high chair. “Versatile is the key here,” they continue, explaining, “There are six settings that will, in principle, get your baby not only in a chair for feeding but also up to the table when the time is right.” Many other reviewers voiced similar compliments, praising this high chair’s versatility and ability to serve a variety of functions as a baby gets bigger. A mother of two says that after a year of use, her 16-month-old is “transitioning to the booster seat, so that her baby sister will be able to use the highchair function while she uses the toddler part. ” Another happy mom appreciates that this high chair “eliminates the cost of a booster seat and table seat down the road.” Plus, the wheels mean “Baby can eat anywhere, even with mom and dad as they watch the game.”

$140 at Amazon


Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair


4.8 stars, 1,404 reviews


“Most high chairs are extremely ugly, clunky, or look like something you’d sit on at the hair salon. I wanted something that wasn’t such an eyesore AND easy to clean,” one reviewer begins. They say they love the “super cute” design of this Stokke chair — and that they can get any food spills off it with just “a few swipes with a damp cloth.” Though it is certainly not cheap, another reviewer says the Tripp Trapp is very durable and can endure years of daily use. They’ve used it for six years and “stand behind the investment 100% … It truly grows with your child and it looks cool.” And a third happy reviewer thinks that this chair “is worth every single penny … It is a beautiful modern chair that actually looks nice in your kitchen (not an eyesore like every other high chair).” But they add that the “best part” is that “my child loves sitting in it! She hated sitting in her previous high chair. Tell every new mother to register for this chair!”

$299 at Amazon


Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair

$250 now 20% off

4.7 stars, 4,667 reviews


Many parents looking for more supportive high chairs turn to this wooden one, like one who explains, “We had a different high chair but my 12-month-old has never looked very comfortable in it from day one. He would slump sideways when eating and fuss to get out of the chair as soon as possible. With this chair, he sits with great posture and will now spend 45 minutes at the dinner table just sitting in his chair and playing with his food.” And many people like the natural wood finish, citing it as a draw. “I still love the look of this high chair and ease of clean up compared to plastic and fabric chairs,” admits one reviwer, while another says, “This is a well-built solid wood high chair. Its simple design makes for easy cleaning and use.”

$200 at Amazon


Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair


4.5 stars, 4,575 reviews


“This is hands down the absolute best highchair purchase I have ever made. It’s quick, easy, and so portable,” raves one reviwer, noting, “It fold up to the size of a fold up chair that you would use at a sporting event or camping. This highchair is so good, that it has replaced the actual highchair at our house and has become our primary one.” Several reviewers admit to keeping it in the trunk of their cars, so it’s always on-hand, like one who explains, “I have been asked many times where I got this as it’s such a handy thing to have! We just keep it in the back of our van so we always have a highchair on the go. I use it in restaurants (verses using the restaurant ones that are often times not the cleanest), at friend’s houses, camping - you name it!” And many other adventurous parents like bringing this along for camping, with one reviewer even noting its the thing that helped her friend actually take her baby into the great outdoors: “ She was worried bringing her baby camping. He loved it, she was calm and it was the first time in a long time the baby slept for 9 hours straight and he needed a nap in the middle of the day. The chair made camping so much easier as he sat around the campfire with the rest of us.”

$63 at Amazon


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Best High Chairs 2022

The best high chairs are equal parts aesthetically pleasing and seamlessly functional. They make feeding easier, help contain the crumbs and messes and support your little one in an upright position to eat safely.

These multitasking baby seats are also the secret workhorses of your baby registry. They can be used as a place for baby to safely sit if you need a minute or even as an entertainment center with the addition of a few age-appropriate toys. The best high chairs, such as our top pick the Lalo Chair, grow with your child, from baby bottles to purees and finger foods to sitting through family dinners.

We've rounded up the very best high chairs to make feeding time easier.


It shouldn’t be an eyesore, and it should be easy to clean, with thoughtful engineering that allows for convenient adjustments. Here is our curated list of the best high chairs that boast thoughtful practical details and serious style, from the best portable high chairs to those that are affordable or space saving.

  • Best High Chair Overall: Lalo The Chair High Chair
  • Best Easy To Clean High Chair: 4Moms Connect High Chair
  • Best High Chair Space Saving: Graco Slim Snacker High Chair
  • Best High Chair To Grow With Your Child: Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair
  • Best Portable High Chair: Summer Infant Summer Pop ‘n Sit High Chair
  • Best Affordable High Chair: Antilop High Chair
  • Best Hook-On High Chair: Inglesina Fast Table Chair
  • Best Countertop High Chair: Bloom Fresco High Chair
  • Best Travel High Chair: Chicco Caddy Portable High Chair
  • Best High Chair For Small Spaces: Fisher-Price SpaceSaver Simple Clean High Chair
  • Best Wooden High Chair: Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair with Tray

Best High Chair Overall

This Stylish Seat Is Also A Dream To Clean


Lalo The Chair

Collapsible: No | Harness: Yes | Weight limit: 200 pounds | Dishwasher safe: Yes

Special features: A no-tip base and a belly bar stays in place when tray is removed

Think of Lalo’s chair as a trifecta of awesomeness: It’s versatile, checks the easy-to-clean box and is really good looking. Our top high chair pick also just got an upgrade released in June 2022, and the new tweaks keep it ranking in the No. 1 slot. This eco-friendly high chair is made of BPA-free, food-safe plastic and responsibly sourced beechwood. It has a sturdy, non-tippy base but it’s also easy to move around a kitchen or dining room (it weighs only 10 pounds).

“I love that it’s extremely easy to wipe down, and its seat is table height, so I can pull my baby right up to the dinner table,” says Nina Carbone. “Even better, the design is chic but simple, so it blends seamlessly into our kitchen décor.”

Other pluses: The cushion is detachable and machine washable—if you choose to use your chair with a cushion, that is—and you can easily buy replacement parts on Lalo’s site. I love that the straps detach for washing, too. The Lalo also converts to a booster seat, making it accommodating to growing families. Purchase the booster conversion kit separately.


  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Eco-friendly
  • Easy to clean/Machine washable


  • Easy to trip on wide base
  • Not collapsible for storage

Best Easy To Clean High Chair

This Sleek Chair Has A Dishwasher-Safe Tray And Minimal Crannies



4Moms Connect High Chair

Collapsible: No | Harness: Yes | Weight limit: 60 pounds | Dishwasher safe: Yes

Special features: Easy tray removal and neutral colors blend with decor

Ever try to unlatch the tray of a high chair one-handed? This option from techy baby company 4Moms is a standout because of its magnetic tray attachment. In other words, it’s a one-handed latch that makes maneuvering extremely easy. “The tray has a dishwasher-safe, removable top layer and the whole tray can be released with one hand, which is super helpful when cleaning up meals,” says mom Molly Boyle. The 4Moms Connect High Chair can also be used as a toddler chair for children who weigh up to 60 pounds.

This chair is also a winner at cleanup time. “It has rounded edges and minimal nooks and crannies, so it’s super easy to wipe down after a meal,” says Boyle. “Plus, the foam seat insert is easy to wipe off and comfortable for the little ones. I also love that it’s white and gray and easily slides right under our kitchen island so it’s never an eyesore.”


  • Large weight capacity
  • Easy to clean
  • Stylish


  • No wheels
  • Wide base

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Best High Chair Space Saving

An Affordable High Chair That Folds Up And Out Of The Way


Graco Slim Snacker

Collapsible: Yes | Harness: Yes | Weight limit: 40 pounds | Dishwasher safe: No

Special features: It folds away quickly and offers an attached storage basket.

If your space is limited, a high chair that folds up quickly to stow between mealtimes is essential. This popular Graco high chair, which has north of 20,000 reviews on Amazon, earns our best high chair space saving award. It may not win the most stylish award, but you really can fold it down with one hand in just about one second. It also stores upright and only weighs about 17 pounds, so families can stash it in a pantry.

The Slim Snacker’s big tray table and storage bin underneath the seat for bibs or feeding supplies are perks. I don’t love that it lacks the ability to adjust its height, but there are three recline positions. For around $80, this sturdy, functional high chair packs in a lot of features.


  • Lightweight and easy to collapse
  • Affordable


  • Not height-adjustable
  • Food can collect in nooks and crannies of seat cover

Best High Chair That Grows With Your Child

Scandinavian Seating That Looks Natural At The Table


Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair

Collapsible: No | Harness: Yes | Weight limit: 242 pounds | Dishwasher safe: No

Special features: Adjustable seat and foot plates allow for growth

Since it was first released in 1972, this Stokke high chair has been at the top of many parents’ wishlists because it offers ergonomic support, convertible features and it’s attractive enough that you may actually want to keep it well into your baby’s childhood. “The Stokke Tripp Trapp evolves as your child grows, so you can use it for years,” says mom Olivia Lublanecki. It has cool capabilities such as adjustable seat and foot plates, so you’ll get lots of mileage out of it, and you can even use the high chair as a place for your newborn to rest (long before they’re eating solids) if you purchase Stokke’s newborn set ($149). 

Lublanecki also appreciates that the Scandinavian-style chair—made from beechwood or oak—is available in 15 colors. It also scores major points for wipe-ability, because it’s easy to scrub off pureed peas and there aren’t any nooks and crannies for crumbs to hide in. Additional standout features include the ability to pull it right up to the table, so your baby or toddler really feels part of mealtime.


  • Convertible
  • Stylish
  • Ergonomic


  • Expensive
  • Five-point harness challenging to adjust and clean

Best Portable High Chair

Moveable, Collapsible Seating For Little Ones


Summer Infant Summer Pop 'N Sit Portable High Chairs

Collapsible: Yes | Harness: No | Weight limit: 45 pounds | Dishwasher safe: No

Special features: It folds up compact enough to make it extra portable

This chair’s look is reminiscent of a soccer-mom-on-the-sidelines seat, but it’s actually a conveniently compact portable high chair for your baby. Reviewers love that this space saver weighs only 5 pounds and comes with a carrying bag—perfect for popping in your car for travel to your Airbnb, the grandparents’ house or just to the park. Other useful details include machine washable chair fabric, a dishwasher-safe tray, a back storage pocket, wide base and three-point harness.

The Pop ’n Sit works for kids up to 45 pounds. Something to note: The leg holes are quite small and some parents report that it takes some maneuvering to get older toddlers in and out.


  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Portable for traveling


  • Lots of fabric to get messy
  • The leg holes are small

Best Affordable High Chair

A Basic Chair For Just $30



Collapsible: No | Harness: No | Weight limit: 33 pounds | Dishwasher safe: No

Special features: The legs easily snap on and off to make it easy to move or store.

Ikea is known for churning out stylish home gear at an affordable price and that extends to its Antilop high chair. This high chair is an impressive $25—well below the competition. And, while it doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, it gets the job done, especially for older babies. One of our editors purchased this Ikea high chair just to keep on the deck for summer meals. It lacks a full harness and the ability to recline the seat. There is a safety lap belt. Purchase the seat cushion separately to give your baby some padding.

A raised edge around the interior and exterior of the tray keeps spills contained while the polypropylene shell vs. fabric make for easy cleanup. It’s also easy to disassemble this high chair to transport it or stow it in a closet for future use.


  • Affordable
  • Easy to clean
  • Portable


  • Not suitable for young babies
  • Seat cushion is sold separately
  • Seat is not adjustable

Best Hook-On High Chair

Portable Counter Or Table Seating For Babies On The Go


Inglesina Fast Table Chair

Collapsible: No | Harness: No | Weight Limit: 37 pounds | Dishwasher Safe: No

Special features: This portable high chair includes a travel bag and attaches easily.

You could say Inglesina’s chair is the gold standard of hook-on chairs and travel high chairs. It’s sturdy, easy to use just about anywhere (including restaurants and your kitchen counter), and it packs well (it weighs 4 pounds and comes with a travel bag). It’ll securely attach to almost any tabletop up to 3.3 inches thick. Many parents use it as their go-to high chair at home.

Here’s how it works: Rubbery twist-tight couplings screw the chair to the top and bottom of a tabletop (no scratches in sight). “I absolutely love that it attaches right onto your table or island so it doesn’t take up as much room as a [freestanding] high chair,” says parent Mary Beth Rockwell. “It also comes with an easily removable tray, which makes cleaning a breeze.” It works for kids up to 37 pounds and comes in nine colors.


  • Durable
  • Easy to attach
  • Travels well


  • Fabric not recommended for washing machine

Best Countertop High Chair

A Pretty Chair With Seamless Adjustments


Bloom Fresco High Chair

Collapsible: No | Harness: Yes | Weight limit: 79 pounds | Dishwasher safe: Yes

Special features: Adjustable height options and a 360-degree swivel

The Bloom Fresco has a decidedly chic, high-end aesthetic and looks sort of like a high-tech cocoon. It’s also seamless to use. It swivels a full 360 degrees (not common in the high chair department) and adjusts from table to counter height in seconds. The initial purchase is pricey, but it works for kids up to nearly 80 pounds. If you have a newborn, you can put the baby in the seat’s recline cradle position. If you have a toddler, you’ll be happy to know that the chair comes with two trays—a larger one that works better for play and a smaller one for eating. Both sets work in the dishwasher. The fabric cushion is machine washable. The harness slips off with the push of a button are more of our favorite features.

“The Bloom Baby Fresco is a dream,” says parent Anna Maib. “This chic-looking egg takes your little one from a cozy newborn pod all the way to a functional stool. I love how easy it is to clean and—let’s be real—photograph. I also like that for newborns the pod sits higher, rather than on the floor.” 


  • Versatile
  • Grows with your child
  • Stylish


  • Expensive
  • Heavy (30 pounds)
  • Bulky (stubbed toes are a possibility)

Best Travel High Chair

This Hook-On Chair Folds Flat For Portability


Chicco Caddy Portable Hook-On High Chair

Collapsible: Yes | Harness: Yes | Weight limit: 37 pounds | Dishwasher safe: No

Special features: Seat cover snaps off for cleaning and it folds flat for travel

This Chicco chair has a few features that make it our best travel high chair. It folds flat and can easily be stashed in your trunk, carry-on luggage or suitcase for convenience on the road. It also hooks onto most tabletops (0.75- to 1.5-inches thick) with a twist-to-tighten design you can feel good about using, whether you’re at a restaurant, hotel or rental home. The seat cover snaps on and off, allowing you to toss it in the wash for quick cleaning. A cushioned back and three-point harness keep your little one snug and secure while they nosh, while soft-grip arms won’t scratch surfaces. The seat is good for kids up to 37 pounds who can sit upright without help, so you’ll need a different option once your child is older. Choose from among five color options.


  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Folds flat


  • Low weight limit
  • Table required for use
  • Can be too roomy for smaller toddlers

Best High Chair For Small Spaces

This Seat Secures Onto Your Dining Chairs


Fisher-Price SpaceSaver Simple Clean High Chair

Collapsible: No | Harness: Yes | Weight limit: 50 pounds | Dishwasher safe: Yes

Special features: This space saving high chair secures to a dining room chair.

Baby gear takes up a lot of space and, when space is already tight, you need to get creative. Enter the SpaceSaver. This handy high chair is specially designed to take up as little excess room as possible and can even be strapped into your existing dining room chairs. Enjoy three reclining positions and four tummy adjustments to allow your chair to grow with your child. It also features a deep tray to prevent spills and a removable tray liner that you can easily unsnap and toss in the dishwasher. The seat pad is machine washable, too. A five-point harness keeps your little one nice and secure while they nosh.


  • Five-point harness
  • Deep tray
  • High weight limit


  • May not work with all armed dining chairs
  • Straps can be tricky to undo while tray is in place

Best Wooden High Chair

A Sturdy Chair With Nearly Endless Seat Adjustments

Editor’s Pick


Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair with Tray

Collapsible: No | Harness: Yes | Weight limit: 250 pounds | Dishwasher safe: Yes

Special features: The adjustable harness can go from five- to three-points.

The Abiie Beyond high chair has a similar look and feel to the Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair. But, at half the price, it’s a much more affordable pick. The Abiie features a slew of adjustments to allow your child virtually any height position without the need for added tools. Like the Tripp Trapp, it can be used from babyhood to adulthood and even can serve as a traditional dining chair for older children. Adjust the straps from a five- or three-point harness restraint—your choice. Stain-resistant and padded cushions make it easy to wipe this chair off. I’ve used this chair for several of my children and love how easy it is to adjust the seating height. The one-hand tray removal is also nice when you’re holding other plates or a baby.


  • Affordable
  • Comfortable
  • One-handed tray removal


  • Some crannies are hard to clean
  • Heavy

How We Chose The Best High Chairs

To choose the best high chairs, we found the most popular chairs on the market with the best ratings and analyzed them for factors like ease of use, how cleaning friendly they were, safety and value. We also polled parents and relied on our own firsthand experience and use of high chairs, including our top pick from Lalo.

Chairs with dishwasher-safe trays made the cut, along with ones that meet unique needs, like small spaces and tight budgets. We looked at materials, harness style, portability and how easily (or not) these chairs work to integrate a new baby into family mealtimes.

We asked parents why they love particular chairs and heard about those that fold easily or into tight spaces, ones that are nice to photograph, such as the Bloom Fresco (remember a lot of milestones happen in this chair, including first foods, funny faces and sometimes their first birthday cake).

What to Consider When Shopping For A High Chair

As far as safety goes, the AAP recommends seeking out a sturdy high chair and making sure the high chair cannot be tipped over easily. The organization recommends that high chairs have safety harnesses (and parents should actually use them). If you’re using a hook-on seat, ensure that the seat locks firmly onto the table and that your child can’t kick against the table (and potentially dislodge the seat).

Also consider factors such as:


Your child is only going to continue to grow, and you’ll want a high chair that’s the right size for them—and you. Some high chairs have adjustable heights and adjustable footrests to accommodate babies and children of different sizes and different dining setups, including the Bloom Fresco high chair. Height adjustment can also be helpful to prevent you from having to stoop over every time you want to feed your little one. But some high chairs don’t adjust. If you’re willing to pay a little extra, this level of convenience may be worth it.


Do you plan to have your high chair take up permanent residence in your kitchen, or will you want to take it on the road? Some high chairs have a collapsibility feature for quick transportability. Others are designed to be assembled and stay in that shape. And, if the high chair you love isn’t very portable, you may want to consider investing in a travel high chair.


There are different types of harness options, including five-point harnesses (which restrains your child at the shoulders and hips) and three-point harnesses (which have two shoulder straps and form a Y shape). But some high chairs have non-harness designs. These typically include a lap band or adjustable tray to help secure your child. These are designed for older babies or toddlers.


Babies and toddlers are naturally messy eaters, so expect your high chair to need regular cleaning. Sauces, purees, cereals, drinks and more will get splashed and ground into your seat, making easy cleaning a must. Removable parts, like a tray, that you can put in the dishwasher are always nice, along with upholstery or seat materials that can be easily wiped down or tossed in the washing machine.


High chairs are designed to stand up to years of use, making them good household items to pass down to future children. But you’ll want to consider things like weight limits (not all high chairs will work for older or larger children as they grow) and options that will allow you to adjust the chair as your child gets bigger. Some high chairs, like the Stokke Tripp Trapp, can even become a full-sized, adjustable chair that can seat adults.

Your Lifestyle

All in all, when choosing a high chair, it’s worth considering your lifestyle. Do you eat at a countertop and a table? You’ll likely want an adjustable high chair. Do you travel a lot? You might want something smaller that’s easy to pack. Did you just remodel your kitchen? You might want to splurge on aesthetics. How much time do you have to clean the high chair? Consider a tray that can go in the dishwasher and a seat fabric that can be thrown in the wash. The best high chair may be different for everyone, but there are plenty of options on the market and a range of price points that satisfy parents’ needs.

Frequently Asked Questions On High Chairs

Is A High Chair Necessary?

Your child needs a place to eat. Regardless of how you seat your child, keep in mind that supervising him or her while they eat and ensuring that they are able to safely sit upright while feeding is important. Many parents find that while high chairs are something of an investment, they are a practical and valuable one that provides a safe place to sit and eat.

High chairs also tend to be rugged enough to last for many years, so the purchase can pay dividends if you have more children later. It can also be passed on to other family members or even resold for close to its original value, assuming you take good care of it.

What Age Is A High Chair Good For?

Most parents begin using a high chair for their baby at around six months and keep using it until about the age of 3. It may be useful even longer, especially if you’ve purchased a convertible chair.

Six months is just an average recommendation. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping an eye out for four developmental signs that your baby might be ready to eat solid foods, and thus, use a high chair:

  • Your baby should be able to sit upright and hold their head up with good control.
  • Your baby might open their mouth when food is near them or they might seem eager to eat when you are eating around them.
  • They’re able to move food from a spoon into their throat.
  • Your baby has doubled their birth weight or weighs 13 pounds or more.

Do Toddlers Need A High Chair?

Most kids start to squirm out of a high chair and may be ready for something else around 18 to 24 months, though this timeline is different for every child. And don’t forget that many high chairs are convertible models. These high chairs turn into an ordinary chair or booster and may last much longer. After a child grows out of a high chair, a standalone booster seat might be an option. You can add a box under a seat to serve as a footrest, or if you have a chair that adjusts, sometimes the footrest adjusts as well.

High chair, when can I start?

When can your child sit in a high chair?

Every baby will be a little different, but most parents can expect their little one to be ready to sit in a high chair between 4 and 6 months of age. You may be able to start a little earlier with a reclining highchair.

Many parents look forward to this time because moving into a chair can free you up a bit in the kitchen and at the table. It also allows your child to participate in some family activities, which is very beneficial for social development. In order to know when the time is right, there are a few key things to look out for before putting your baby in the high chair.

Each chair manufacturer has an age recommendation for each chair. Most recommend waiting until your baby is 6 months old before using a high chair. This is a good starting point, but you need to make sure your child is ready. After all, every child develops at a different rate. For security reasons, take your time.

It's easy to tell when your baby is ready to sit upright. Her physical development between 4 and 6 months should begin to show that she can sit well with some support. When seated, it should show fairly good stability and control, with only a slight sway. The ability to hold your head is also necessary.

Using a highchair with a reclining backrest

If your child has not yet reached this stage and you want to start using a highchair, consider purchasing a reclining highchair. They can also be used vertically, so you'll get a lot of use out of them as you grow.

Many parents find the recumbent position to be convenient as a resting place for their child. Perhaps a reclining highchair makes for a nice seat with a view while Mom or Dad cooks dinner. It can also work for those rush moments when you bottle feed your baby with one hand while eating dinner with the other.

It is not recommended to use the lying position when you start feeding baby food.

Choose a good quality high chair

Whether you choose a reclining chair or a standard high chair, be sure to explore all the options. You want something strong and durable for at least two years of use. It should also be easy to clean and use. In the prone position, a five-point safety harness is a must for young children. When seated, a well-secured seat belt should be used.

Be sure to write down the brand and model number of your child's high chair after purchase. It's also a good idea to register it with the company. This is a simple step you can take in case a manufacturer has recalled a product for safety reasons or for any other reason and will allow you to take immediate action.

Putting your baby on a high chair

A great tip for starting solid foods is to teach your baby to sit on a high chair a few weeks before you start eating solid foods. Let her take the chair for a "test drive" and let her settle into her new throne. Give her a plate, cup, and spoon to play with and you'll have one less obstacle when it's time to start.

As important as it is for the child to feel comfortable in the high chair, it is equally important that anyone who will look after the child during meals is familiar with its operation.

  • Is it foldable and where is the locking mechanism?
  • How are the child restraint straps adjusted and secured so that the child does not slip out?
  • How fast does the tray come off?
  • Is it easy to make a child sit down and get up from a chair without touching the little fingers of any of its parts?

This is not something you want to learn when a child is sitting in a chair. These are also things that you will want to show to everyone who will be around at the time of the baby's meal.

High chairs on wheels are very convenient, especially if one of the parents is alone at home with the child and needs to perform several tasks at the same time while the child is eating. Be careful to test the wheel lock mechanism and know how to do it on the fly.

For some infants, engaging in social interaction while eating is key to ensuring that everyone can eat in relative peace. Make sure the chair is set up so that the child can see you and feel like part of the party, but not within reach of hot or sharp objects on the table.

Highchair Safety Tips

When transferring your baby to a highchair, remember a few important safety tips:

  • Always fasten infants with a five-point seat belt or seat belt.
  • Take a moment to inspect the chair before each use. Make sure everything is in place and the chair is not damaged.
  • Always keep the highchair close to you. You must see your child wherever you are. Make sure it is out of reach of the table or countertops.
  • Never leave babies on a high chair unattended.

Once your baby is ready to sit on the high chair, it will make meal times much less hectic for mom and dad. You may even be allowed to finish your meal for a change. Just make sure your child (and you) are ready for this important step.

When do you need a high chair?

December 16, 2020

Feeding a baby is a serious process that requires special attention, patience and time. Comfort for the baby during meals plays a paramount and most important role. A baby can be fed much easier and faster if he sits in a comfortable chair.

Of course, you can put your baby on a regular chair with a pillow or on your lap. Not all parents immediately buy a chair for feeding. At what age should you start using a chair? - moms ask pediatricians a question and study all kinds of ratings. In the meantime, the choice is not made, parents feed the children where they have to - on the sofa in the living room, in the crib, etc. This is inconvenient from all points of view - the baby is distracted all the time, playing, food falls on the floor, clothes get dirty. There is a high probability of a fall and injury to the child and the formation of an unhealthy posture.

When should I buy a high chair for my baby? Experts give an unequivocal answer - immediately, when complementary foods begin. Advantages of special models adapted for children:

  • anatomical shape and body support in the desired position;
  • convenience for children and parents;
  • the possibility of maintaining cleanliness in the house and neatness of clothes;
  • safety.

What else you should pay attention to when choosing - you can find out from this article

How much do you need a high chair? It is better to buy a suitable model immediately after the birth of the baby and seat him in a chair when he begins to sit up on his own. Parents can leave their child behind such a chair without worrying about his safety. Babies do not turn over cups and plates on the floor, do not fall onto the floor, reaching for toys, etc. , a small armchair and a convenient removable table in the form of a tray. The design features of the product are a large seat height, the ability to adjust and fold the chair for storage.

When to buy a high chair? Please note that the child will grow rapidly. Therefore, parents need to take care of a comfortable seat in advance.

It is wiser to choose a multifunctional model that can "grow" with the baby.

The restraints prevent the baby from falling, and thanks to the convenient removable table, the child can play and eat. Such a transformer is at the same time a chair for feeding the smallest, serves to form a healthy posture and develop the habit of sitting correctly. It has undeniable advantages over conventional chairs, hanging models, boosters, etc.

Therefore, the answer to the question - what time you need a high chair, sounds like this - buy a high-quality "growing" chair as soon as possible, which will last for many years.

Before buying, you should study the ratings and read the reviews. When compiling the list of the best "growing" models, many parameters were carefully taken into account - safety and structural strength, ergonomics, manufacturing materials, the possibility of adjusting the product for anatomical features, age, height and weight, environmental safety of the coating, duration of operation, particular care for a particular model, etc. .

How to choose the right growing chair, you can read in this article

Why you need a high chair for feeding - the opinion of children's orthopedists and will prevent the development of many negative consequences of improper sitting at the table.

How to choose a high chair. Expert Tips

If we sum up all the recommendations of specialists in different fields, the advice will look like this:

  1. Production materials. Pay close attention to the quality of the material. Children are not suitable for affordable furniture made of cheap and harmful plastic or boards made from toxic sawdust and shavings impregnated with binders in the form of formaldehyde resins.
  2. Settings. Chairs for children are selected based on the possibility of adjusting the back, seat and footrest. Only in this case the child will be able to maintain the correct posture. Parents can easily adjust all the necessary parameters if necessary.
  3. Security. The product should be free of sharp corners and poorly processed surfaces with burrs. The design itself must be stable and reliable. This will prevent the possibility of accidental injury and damage.
  4. Fittings. Components and accessories are one of the important characteristics of a quality model. Serious manufacturers use the highest quality parts. Good fittings do not go out of service after a couple of weeks or months and serve for many years without requiring replacement.
  5. Coating. In the manufacture of children's furniture, only safe finishing materials and water-based paints are allowed. They do not emit harmful fumes into the space and exclude the possibility of developing an allergic reaction, both in the child and in all family members.

Important! Often in the manufacture of ordinary children's chairs and chairs used toxic paints and varnishes, cheap and harmful materials, as well as unreliable fittings that quickly break down. In addition, the product has to be replaced very quickly, as the child grows.

Conclusions. Highchair and child's age

Highchair - when is it needed? From five to six months or even earlier. Such models have adjustments based on the anatomical features and age of the child and are able to withstand a sufficiently large load. Please note that compact and lightweight plastic products, which are very popular with parents, can withstand light weight and cannot be used as the child grows up.

Reputable manufacturers have taken care of additional comfort for little users and their parents.

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