How to Choose a High Chair
What to Look For in a High Chair
Baby meets food somewhere between four and six months (make sure to check with your own pediatrician). So before that happens, you’ll need a high chair. Like most baby gear, there’s a whole slew of factors to consider, so let us walk you through it all with everything to consider when selecting a high chair for your baby.
High chairs can have a larger footprint than you anticipate. If you’re short on space, opt for one that hooks on to a table/island/counter. You’ll also use it when you go to restaurants. Or go the booster seat route and plop it in a kitchen chair (don’t worry, they securely strap on and have a harness).
Some are minimalist and sleek, some are a bit larger but oh-so functional. Decide what’s more important to you. If it’s the former, choose one that either goes with your home decor style or can be stashed away easily.
Some high chairs grow with your child and can be turned into toddler seats or boosters with a separate conversion kit. Definitely a bonus, but not a must, so decide what's important to you before you purchase.
Do you plan on having more than one child? If so, it may be worth investing in a solid high chair with all the bells and whistles.
Is the tray dishwasher-safe? Is the seat part wipeable or washable? Are there nooks and crannies where crumbs and food could get stuck? Take a good look.
Bells & Whistles:
Do you want storage space for toys/books? Do you want one that moves easily? If so, be sure it has wheels or gliders. If you and your partner have a big height difference, you may want the chair to be adjustable.
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