With so many highchairs on the market all with differing styles and colours, finding the perfect highchair for your little one can be a bit of a minefield. To help you with your choice, here are my favourite highchairs that are not only safe, but also sturdy and easy to clean:
1 // Ikea Antilop Highchair, £13
Mums absolutely rave about this highchair. It’s incredibly good value with a basic design but it does a perfect job and is super-easy to clean. The tray is optional and without it the highchair can sit comfortably at most family tables. We have had this chair since Jack was a baby and I honestly can’t rate it highly enough. It’s easy to get your little one in and out of and transports easily (the four legs easily pop off). The only thing I will mention as a downfall is that Phoebe is pretty nifty at climbing out of this, at speed too, so you constantly have to be within arms reach. I’m hoping it’s just a passing phase but worth a mention.
2 // Babymoov Light Wood Highchair, £139.99
This highchair is ideal for families that are limited on space. Not only does it fold away flat when you’re not using it, it also has a removable, easy to clean tray that can be removed to ensure the chair fits snugly up to your table.
It’s available in two colours, taupe or zinc (my fave as shown above) and you can purchase cushion covers to make it even more comfortable for your little one.
The great thing about the Babymoov light wood highchair is that it grows with your child. The height can be adapted so it’s suitable from 6 months up to 40kg – making it great value for money. Jack currently uses this and loves it. It means he no longer has to kneel on a big chair to eat his dinner and he likes being closer to the table in comfort.
In the UK, Babymoov also offer a lifetime warranty on all their products.
3 // Cosatto 3Sixti Circle Highchair, Strudel, £155
This highchair is both pretty and functional. Available in a variety of eye-catching designs, your little ones can dine high or low with the smooth gas lift making it perfect for use in multiple rooms. The chair also features a six-position 360 degree swivel, and a three-position reclining back rest, perfect for an after-dinner rest!
The Cosatto 3Sixti features removable, padded wipe-clean cushioning that is a must for weaning and the tray pops off for an up-to-the-table mode.
4 // BabyBjorn Highchair, £149
For me, the biggest draw of the BabyBjorn highchair, apart from looking stylish, is the safety side of it. As mentioned above, it’s a real struggle keeping Phoebe sitting down in the Ikea Antilop, even with the lap strap on, but the BabyBjorn highchair table opens up and, when closed, keeps your child safely sitting down during mealtimes. This makes it harder for your little one to stand up and thankfully the table lock cannot be opened by your child.
Suitable from approximately six months to three years of age, It can be folded up for easy storage / transportation and the table can be adjusted as your child grows. The table also fits snugly against your child’s tummy to prevent food from falling onto their lap and the chair is incredibly easy to clean with a detachable tray that is dishwasher safe.
5 // Bloom Fresco Highchair, £470
Let’s not beat around the bush, this highchair is crazily expensive, but if you have money to burn it’s definitely one to consider. The stylish, contemporary design would fit seamlessly into a modern home, but it doesn’t only look good, thankfully it has a whole host of features to justify the hefty price tag.
As the world’s highest baby chair, the Bloom Fresco’s 3-position recline system, enables it to be used from birth until school age. In cradle mode, your newborn can be up and off the ground away from pets and other potential dangers and enables you to experience eye-to-eye contact, that is so important in those early months, without breaking your back.
The Bloom Fresco highchair features a large and adjustable feeding tray, with the addition of a second smaller play tray for convenience. Both of these trays are easily removable and dishwasher safe.
The 360 degree swivel ensures that the baby can be positioned at any angel without moving the entire chair, which is a great feature especially as the chair is pretty solid and heavy to move on a whim. The height is easily adjusted, with an easy-lift, pneumatic system allowing for infinite positions and the seat can be situated in multiple positions. There is also a huge choice of frame colours and seatpad colours to suit your home.
6 // Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair, £159
The iconic Tripp Trapp is a stylish, adjustable highchair that is suitable from newborn (with the addition of the Tripp Trapp Newborn Set) until adulthood. It’s designed to fit right up to your dining table promoting social and communication skills and parent/child bonding and grows with your child to maintain an ergonomic seating position. The seat is depth and height adjustable and the height of the foot plate adjusts to bring the floor up to their feet to ensure they remain comfortable at all times. The Tripp Trapp is incredibly easy to clean and is available in a wide range of colours with optional accessories.