Best High Chairs in 2021
Updated 01-01-2021 – Lucy Walters
When your little one turns six months of age, they would have already started some form of solids, which means feeding starts to become a messy challenge. This is the ideal time to bring in a high chair. Because it frees you from having to hold your baby, it makes mealtime – for both the baby and yourself, a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.
Things to Consider When Buying a Baby’s High Chair
Here are the essentials you should consider when buying a high chair for your little one, followed by our list of the ten best high chairs available in the UK for 2020.
- BS 14988-1. Ensure that your high chair conforms to this British standard, as it entails they are safe and sturdy enough for use.
- Five–point harness. This means that your baby has five straps: two for the shoulders, two crotch straps, and a waist strap. It’s easy for you to attach, yet challenging for your child to get out off.
- Construction. It should be strong enough to carry your baby’s weight. The base or the frame should also be stable and not allow the high chair to topple off at any point.
- Brakes. Some high chairs have wheels, if you prefer one of these, ensure they have brakes that lock at least two of the wheels.
- Detachable parts. Make sure any attachments (trays, toys, etc.) are big enough not to pose a choking hazard, and that removal of any of these do not pinch nor trap any of your child’s tiny body parts.
Check for that sizes grow with your baby, especially if you plan on using the highchair for longer. You also want a chair height at the level of your table, for you and your baby’s comfort.
|Sweety Fox Baby High Chair||Best product||9.6|
|Peg Perego Prima Pappa Follow Me High Chair||Premium product||9.2|
|Bebe Style Classic 2-in-1 Highchair||Value product||9.3|
|Safety 1st Timba Wooden Highchair||Best for long-term use||9.1|
|Fillikid Baby Highchair||Best safety features||9.1|
|Ikea Antilop High Chair||Best for travel||9|
|Hauck Sit'n Relax, 3 in 1 Highchair||Best for newborns||9|
|Chicco Polly Easy Highchair||Best for storage & moving around||9|
|Badabulle Compact High Chair||Best chair cover design||8.8|
|Bella Mamma Maternity Pads||Best convertible feature||8.7|
1 Sweety Fox Baby High Chair
Sweety Fox is a Mauritius-based company specialising in maternity and infant comfort products such as sleeping bags, high chairs, car seats, and maternity pillows.
The Sweety Fox Baby High Chair comes in a bright, minimalistic design. You will find no patterns on this highchair, but they come available in eight delicious colours.
It is a versatile high chair in that it quickly adjusts into seven height positions, the backrest reclines to five different positions, and the footrest accommodates three different positions. This adaptability ensures both you and your baby’s comfort during feeding, and it means it grows with your baby, too.
Safety-wise, the chair has a five-point harness to ensure that your baby remains secure on the chair during meals. It complies with British standards for high chairs and is sturdy enough to accommodate kids up to 15 kg.
It comes equipped with a removable and dishwasher-safe BPA-free plastic tray that easily clips on and off to the similarly detachable high chair table. These features make your cleaning duties such a breeze.
If space is a problem in the home, this shouldn’t be a problem with the Sweety Fox high chair as it folds and unfolds in just over 10 seconds. The sides of the chair come with a doughnut-hole design, which you can use as a carry handle for convenient transport. It also has integrated super tiny wheels to help move the chair around.
If these features aren’t enough, the high chair also has a port for inserting a play arch (sold separately). This feature is handy in keeping your baby occupied after feeding so you can feed yourself, too!
We love the Sweety Fox’ minimalistic yet eye-catchy design, its abundance of comfort and safety features, the convenience of cleaning and assembly, and the price point is relatively reasonable. Plus, the company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee in case you aren’t satisfied with the product! For these reasons, this high chair takes the top spot on this list.
2 Peg Perego Prima Pappa Follow Me High Chair
Peg Perego is an Italian brand who changed the stroller and double buggy industry by being among the first to use rubberised fabric instead of the wicker and sheet metal materials traditionally used in these baby products.
The Peg Perego Prima Pappa Follow Me High Chair is an elegantly-designed high chair covered in eco-friendly leather, with a wide range of design choices available, from simple colour blocks to patterns and prints.
As the high chair name implies, the Prima Pappa comes equipped with four wheels, allowing your baby to follow you during feeds. These wheels have individual brakes on them, so you don’t have to worry about the chair toppling over or your baby moving far from your reach. It comes with a five-point harness for added security.
You can adjust the chair height into seven different positions according to your comfort, and the seat reclines to ensure your little one’s comfort, too.
Cleaning is easy with the double removable tray, and a dedicated cup holder is also in place to prevent cups from accidentally tipping.
When you’re done with feeding and need more space around the dining room, the Prima Pappa folds compact and stands on its own, so it’s easy for you just to put it on the side, or tuck away in the storage cabinet until the next mealtime.
The Prima Pappa Follow Me has a relatively higher price point. Still, if the features attract you, and it falls within your budget, who’s to say that this elegant-looking high chair isn’t a reasonable choice?
3 Bebe Style Classic 2-in-1 Highchair
Bebe Style is an award-winning London-based company manufacturing baby and toddler products for over 35 years. Other than high chairs, they also produce car seats, pushchairs, and change tables, among others.
The Bebe Style Classic 2-in-1 Highchair comes in a sleek, classic white style.
Although its design may be minimalistic, it comes with all the essential features of a baby high chair. It has a five-point harness ensuring your baby’s safety and security, and sturdy steel legs that can carry even the weight of toddlers.
The 2-in-1 factor comes from its ability to convert into a junior chair when your baby reaches toddlerhood. It means that you can retract the steel legs, to turn it into a toddler chair, which sits closer to the ground for added safety.
It comes with a removable tray that is super easy to wipe and clean. If you would instead share the dining table with your little one, this is easily achieved by flicking the tray table behind the chair itself.
If budget is a significant factor, but you don’t mind a simplistic design, you can’t go wrong with the Bebe Style Classic 2-in-1 High Chair.
4 Safety 1st Timba Wooden Highchair
Best for long-term use
Safety 1st started in the early 80s as the company who pioneered the “Baby on Board” car window sign. They have since evolved into producing other infant safety products, including baby night lights, bed rails, and car seats, to name a few.
The Safety 1st Timba Wooden Highchair features an adjustable seat and footrest, to ensure the chair’s stability and your baby’s safety as they grow. It is made of paint-free natural wood, so you don’t have to worry about any harmful paint chemicals getting in contact with your little one.
As an added safety feature for younger babies, it has a built-in safety bar which easily detaches when your little one grows older. The removable tray is also easy to remove and wipes clean.
If you are looking for a chair that you can use for years, the Safety 1st Timba highchair may be a contender on your list of options. It is because the best feature of this high chair is its capacity to adjust and accommodate children up to 30 kg.
5 Ikea Antilop High Chair
Best safety features
Ikea is a global household name when it comes to easy-to-assemble furniture. Included in their line of products are high chairs and other furniture and toys for babies and children.
The Ikea Antilop High Chair is a BPA-free plastic-based chair that clips on to four sturdy steel legs. True to its brand’s culture, this is perhaps the easiest high chair to assemble (and disassemble), which makes it the perfect choice if you are looking for a high chair that is compact and travels with you.
It comes equipped with a 3-point seatbelt to ensure your little one’s stability and security while on the chair. It also has a removable tray that is BPA free, so you don’t have to worry about food getting in contact with the tray surface. And because it’s plastic, cleaning is as simple as wiping.
6 Hauck Sit’n Relax, 3 in 1 Highchair
Best for travel
Hauck is a German company specialising in the design and production of various baby products, such as cots, pushchairs, and more.
The Hauck Sit’n Relax High Chair is a 3-in-1 chair as it can accommodate newborns, older babies, and toddlers. Although babies don’t start feeding until they are about four months and older, this high chair has a newborn feature, allowing you keep your baby within arm’s reach even while you enjoy your meals on the dinner table. This attachment carries babies up to 9 kg, while the high chair itself can accommodate toddlers up to 15 kg.
Another unique feature of this high chair is its under-seat storage, for toys, baby wipes, or other things you may need within your reach. It also has a detachable toy arch to keep your little one entertained while you eat. Like most of the chairs on this list, you can adjust the height and the backrest of the chair.
The Hauck high chair also comes with integrated caster wheels making it easy for you to move with your baby around the dining room or kitchen.
7 Fillikid Baby Highchair
Best for newborns
Fillikid is an Austrian company that designs and produces products for babies and toddlers, from bath seats to cots and prams.
The standout feature of the Fillikid Baby Highchair is its safety features. First is its ability to convert from a 5-point harness to a 3-point harness to ensure your baby’s safety as they grow. Second is the base design, comprising of two front non-slip padded feet and two back wheels, ensuring the chair doesn’t tip over, and your baby is secure and stable.
It also has an extra-large detachable tray that locks in three positions, giving your baby the space they need as they grow. The tray insert is dishwasher safe, to help make your cleaning tasks more manageable.
8 Chicco Polly Easy Highchair
Best for storage & moving around
Chicco is an Italian brand well-known for its wide range of infant products, including baby carriers.
The Chicco Polly Easy in many colourful design choices, but all chairs come armed with four wheels that each have their brakes on them. The chair folds compact and is free-standing when folded. The combination of these three features, make it the perfect choice if you are looking for a wheelchair that you can move around at home and easily store when needed.
Other features include a large seat, which is handy when your baby grows older, and an adjustable footrest and backrest to keep your baby comfortable while on the chair.
The tray is also detachable, allowing your little one to join the “big table” during mealtimes.
9 Badabulle Compact High Chair
Best chair cover design
Badabulle is a French brand specialising in a range of childcare products, including baby bouncers and nappy bags.
The Baudabulle Compact High Chair comes with features like most of the chairs on this list: adjustable footrest and reclining backrest, five height adjustments, removable and easy-to-clean tray, and a secure, five-point harness.
The standout feature of the Badabulle High Chair is its removal seat cover and cushion, which is machine washable, which helps you maintain a hygienic chair for your little one. It also folds compact and is lightweight, so it may also be an option if you’re looking for an easy to store chair.
10 Galactica New 3in1 Baby High Chair
Best convertible feature
Galactica is an Amazon retailer of baby high chairs. The Galactica New 3in1 Baby High Chair features an easy-to-assemble, primarily plastic, convertible high chair.
You have a few options with the Galactica in terms of colours and designs, from vibrant animal prints to bold colour blocks.
The notable feature of the Galactia High Chair is its ability to convert from a high chair into a toddler chair and seat combo. If you are looking for a more affordable alternative for a chair that you can use longer, this may appeal to you.
When in high chair mode, the backrest reclines to provide your baby comfort. It comes with a dual-tray design, which makes cleaning easier. When your baby reaches toddlerhood, you have an option of detaching the seat and laying it on the floor with the attached tray table. Another option is removing the tray and using the chair and seat combo, which is excellent not only for feeding but also for your child’s other activities such as drawing or playing. For more home and safety products, check out our guide on the best stair gates.
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