Everyone deserves a seat at the table … even baby. However, in all seriousness, it is very important to have a safe place for your little ones when they start eating solid foods. Safety aside, a high chair is a great way to teach meal time discipline and to get your baby used to sitting down for family meals with everyone else. Not to mention the food will be pretty messy for a while and cornering all the chaos in one place is a life changer.
What makes a high chair worth it?
It is true that your baby can eat anywhere, but you probably don’t want it. High chairs make feeding comfortable, a little cleaner, and position your little one in the correct upright position for safe eating. We totally feel if you worry about the chair sticking out like a thumb in your pretty kitchen, but with all of these modernized options, that shouldn’t be a problem.
It’s now available in every shape, size and style so you can find the perfect fit for your home. This is a baby kit that you really get your money’s worth. Mainly because you will be using it for around 6 months and up to 2-3 years of age, often even older with convertible high chairs.
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The best adjustable and convertible options
We’re going to start this list with a bang, and by that I mean the most commonly purchased type of high chair. These are your simple, comfortable and safe seats. They look pretty classic and can live in your kitchen for years to come. Each chair we’ve selected below is easily adjustable, and you can easily convert most of them for your toddler to use later.
The one who offers everything- Graco Blossom 6- in-1
We promise we have some very cool and unique options on this list, but we can’t help but start with the chair that has it all. You can easily rearrange this chair as your child moves on to new stages, and it even eventually becomes a booster seat with your “big kid” sitting right at the table next to you.
You can have the high chair and child seat assembled at the same time, which is amazing for all moms with children of the near age. Our favorite functions; Wheels so you can move the chair even during feeding, more comfortable reclining settings, footrests and one-handed tablet removal.
The most elegant all-in-one option – Chicco Polly
This chair is perfect to adjust when life changes. The footrest will get longer as your child grows. The seat goes up and down to adjust your high chair so that it comes right up to the table. The other great aspect of this high chair is that it’s super soft, but also easy to clean like it’s vinyl.
Best high chair for baby Led weaning – Ingenuity Smartclean Trio 3-in-1
A newly popular method of feeding your baby solids is baby-guided weaning. While we absolutely love this method, we can’t deny that it’s a little messier than traditional feeding. Instead of giving your baby a spoonful of food, allow your baby to ingest food and feed itself. This method doesn’t require a special high chair, but you want something that is easy to clean!
This high chair was made with cleaning in mind from the tray to the straps to the seat. The foam seat cushion can be thrown in the dishwasher!
Easiest to adjust to the table height – Graco TableFit Rittenhouse high chair
The Graco TableFit is a budget-friendly option that still has everything you need in a high chair. One of the best things about this seat is that it adapts to the exact height of your table. Adjust the size and your baby can join the rest of the family for dinner! It can be leaned back in 3 different positions and can have a 3 or 5 point belt. It can be folded almost flat and is easy to stow away when needed.
A high chair that also offers entertainment- Chicco Progress Relax chair
The Chicco Progress Relax is really suitable for brand new eaters, with attachable toys for the tray, the ability to sit back completely, and its padded 5-point harness. When the chair is fully reclined, your newborn will actually be put in the perfect position for bottle feeding, which can be very convenient. On the other hand, it easily transitions into a toddler booster. You can also use it as a youth stool, which makes it one of the most versatile high chairs around.
Our favorite booster seat
Not all families need a high chair, and that’s okay! You may be considering a booster seat for your little one. The Go Gaga Discovery Seat below is our all-time favorite. Plus, it’s just as important for keeping your little one entertained as it is for feeding them.
Go to Gaga Music & Lights 3-in-1 Discovery Seat and Booster
Don’t lie, one of the perks of having a great high chair is being able to eat yourself! This car seat will keep your little one entertained so they can finally sit and enjoy a meal, but it also provides a safe and easy-to-clean space to feed your baby. After all, mealtime should be fun for everyone!
One of our rookie mothers tested this chair with her 4 month old daughter London and loved the comfortable pad that supported her. London of course loved to see itself in the mirror! Another benefit is that this chair is light and easy to move around as life is hectic and you never know where the meals might be.
Tall chairs that you can pack up and bring with you
If your baby is particularly unsteady, there are times when you need to bring a high chair with you when you are traveling or visiting a friend. Below are two options that are easy to package and lightweight. They give you a safe place to plop your little one to feed no matter where you are!
Best high chair that folds away – JOOVY Nook high chair
If you don’t have a lot of space or just don’t want to constantly look at a high chair, we have that for you. This Joovy high chair is definitely one of the best high chairs for 2021. It has some great little features like an opening tray that makes it easy to take your baby out. It also has soft pads on its feet so as not to scratch the floor. When you’re done with the high chair, it folds up and even has a handy handle for carrying.
Rookie Mom # 1 Pick for On the Go- Inglesina Fast Table Chair
One of the best things about being a parent in 2021 is that there are so many devices out there that make it a breeze to be on the go. Of course, you’ll want a high chair at home, but not every meal is eaten at home. With this Inglesina Fast Table Chair you can have a high chair wherever you need one. It’s small and only weighs about 4 pounds, but it can clip onto almost any table. This means whether you’re going to see grandma and grandpa or on an exotic vacation, your baby has a safe place to eat.
The chair collapses and fits in an easy-to-carry bag. You can also easily wash this seat off even if you’ve had a pea disaster. In addition, your baby is always right next to you at the table and at your level.
Statement high chairs that are also functional
This is essentially a new piece of furniture for your home, but don’t be afraid unlike many other baby items. You can find a high chair that will blend in with the rest of your home. Below you will find the most aesthetic high chairs of 2021. However, we have checked for you whether these chairs are also fully functional.
For the modern mom Phil and Ted’s poppy-seed high chair
For anyone looking for a statement high chair, this is the one for you. It has everything you need to be functional. The tray is even dishwasher safe, as is the padded seat, because at some point you will think spaghetti is a good idea and then everything will be stained a light shade of red. It weighs a little over 8 pounds and folds up pretty small just in case you need to stow it away in a closet. It also adapts to a toddler chair.
Easily convertible & trendy- OXO Tot Sprout high chair
The sleek look of this high chair will add a little more pop to your kitchen. You have to love the modern wooden legs paired with a comfortable secure seat for your baby. It can be rebuilt until your child is 5 years old. It gives them a place at the table where they can get in and out safely. You can easily wipe the seat cushion for cleaning and it can be adjusted to different levels without tools.
Best high chair for small spaces- ANTILOP high chair with tray
This high chair has the perfect balance between classic and trend, so you may be a little jealous that your smallest family member has the coolest chair in your home. It’s not just aesthetically pleasing; It’s durable and easy to clean and take with you. You can just wipe the whole thing off with a wipe! It’s definitely an option to consider if you only have a small amount of space as it doesn’t take up much space.
Find the best option for you and your baby
The best option for you and your baby really depends on your lifestyle. However, our favorite pick is the Graco Blossom 6-in-1. This chair is great at every stage and well worth the money you put into it. We also love the child seat it comes with and we know it will find a lot of use in every household!
Do you have a favorite high chair? Let us know in the comments!
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