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Best High Chairs

Best For: Baby

When your baby is ready to sit up on his own and venture into the world of solid foods, you’ll need to invest in one of the best high chairs. High chairs offer babies a safe place to master the art of eating, so they should be comfortable and well-constructed. High chiars used to be somewhat of an eyesore, but lots of the best high chairs these days will fit in perfectly with your home decor, whether it’s traditional or modern. So whether you’re looking for a high chair that’s sleek and modern, or a space-saver on a tight budget, here’s what to you need to know to find the best high chair for your baby.

What to look for

1. Safety. To keep baby safe while eating, you’ll want a durable high chair with a five-point safety harness and, if possible, a crotch post.
2. Ease of Use. The tray should be easy to remove and baby should be easy to seat since juggling your baby and dishes is no easy task.
3. Versatility. Feeding baby in different rooms? A high chair on casters or wheels is a good idea. Want a high chair baby can use well beyond her toddler years? Invest in a convertible seat.

Best Overall High Chair

svan high chair

Svan High Chair

Price: $260
Weight Limit: Up to 250 pounds
Get Yours: babyearth.com

Pros: Made of eco-friendly birch wood, the Svan is our top pick because it will last you a lifetime. The convertible frame serves as a high chair for infants, then turns into a booster seat for toddlers, then turns into a chair for older children. It also has an adjustable seat and footrest and the removable safety guard lets your child step up into the chair on their own. Talk about independence.

Cons: Moving this high chair from room to room isn’t easy because there aren’t any wheels. At $260, it’s also a budget buster.

Second opinion? Chosen as “Best Runner Up High Chair” by ConsumerResearch.com. One of “Top Five High Chairs” according to BabyGizmo.com.

Best High Chair for Tight Spaces

Nano Highchair

Price: $180
Weight Limit: Up to 50 pounds
Get Yours: amazon.com

Pros: Short on space? We love the flat-fold mechanism of the Nano high chair for fuss-free storage. Use in both up-to-table and traditional tray feeding modes, and pop that tray in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. It’s also a great way to brighten up a drab kitchen—it comes in fun colors, like bright orange and lime green.

Cons: This design doesn’t have wheels either. Also, some moms complain this chair is uncomfortable and causes their baby to slump forward.

Best Space Saver High Chair

fisher price space saver high chair

Fisher-Price Space Saver

Price: $50
Weight Limit: Up to 50 pounds
Get Yours: babyearth.com

Pros: Attach the Space Saver to virtually any chair, and it instantly becomes a safe seat for baby. This Fisher-Price model features include a three-position recline seat and large, dishwasher-safe tray. And when baby gets older, you can remove the back and cushion and use it as a booster seat.

Cons: The slim design makes for a tight fit for larger babies. Also, the armrests make it difficult to pull up to table when using as a booster seat.

Best Modern High Chair

boon flair pedestal high chair

Boon Flair Pedestal

Price: $230
Weight Limit: Up to 50 pounds
Get Yours: babies1st.com

Pros: The Boon Flair high chair is seamless. It’s easy to wipe clean and slides on casters that are designed to be gentle on the floors. But the coolest part is the pneumatic lift that allows you to adjust—and readjust—positioning for the perfect height.

Cons: Some moms have had problems with this high chair wobbling. Also, the brake can sometimes be hard to secure.

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