High chairs for baby food: how to choose the most suitable?

Is it the right time to buy a high chair? The choice is never easy but here are some suggestions that will help you choose the best for your child.

The table is an important place. In addition to being the place where you feed, it also represents a moment of meeting and interaction for the whole family. Your child should always take part in it too! For this reason, high chairs for baby food are a very useful accessory even if a can bulky.

Guide to buying high chairs for baby food

When buying a high chair there are several things to keep in mind. Let’s see which ones.

When to buy the high chair?

First of all, when should I buy a high chair? The right age is when babies sit alone and start weaning, so let’s say around 6 months of age. Before this date they generally do not need a high chair, unless you want to create a place at the table for your little one when the whole family is gathered to eat.

In this case the best solution is to buy a reclining high chair, the best for small children since they rest their back and allow them to sleep without the head falling forward.

The alternatives of more practical high chairs are not suitable for small children, at least until the child is well seated. When the child is older, you can also buy seats to hook to the table or chairs, certainly less bulky and useful when going out of the house.

Features of a good high chair

To choose a good high chair, consider that it must be:

  • Safe–Regardless of the model you choose, make sure it has all the guarantees of safety. For example, if it is a classic high chair, it must have a wide opening of the legs in order to guarantee stability, while the seats that attach to the table or chair must have an absolutely rigorous anti-rollover coupling system. Safety belts and shoulder straps must always be present as they give safety to the child and the parents (even if the child must never be left in a room alone in the high chair). The chair and the tray must not have sharp edges or angular points and the materials with which it is made must be safe and of high quality. Unless it’s a high chair that you leave with your grandparents for occasional meals,do not save on the quality of the product tags. Quality often goes hand in hand with the safety of the structure and the materials used.
  • Comfortable – The padding of both the seat and the harness must be comfortable and soft, preferably breathable. The seat must possibly be reclining, at adjustable heights and without insidious cracks where food can get stuck. Some high chairs come with cup holders for toddlers and adjustable/removable footrests.
  • Practical – This feature could also be labeled portability. A good high chair should therefore be easy to open and close and also practical to move and store. To ensure this, many high chairs have ingenious closing and folding systems.
  • Easy to clean – Since the high chair gets very dirty, it is good that all its parts, (seat, harnesses, tray, footrest) are easy and quick to clean and wash. For this reason it would be better that all parts are easily removable.

High chairs for baby food: models and prices

On the market there is such a wide variety of models to meet the needs of everyone, even those who do not have a big budget available. Generally, however, high chairs are divided into two large categories: plastic high chairs and the choice depends on the tastes of the parents.

High chairs, plastic/metal

Plastic high chairs are the most common choice. Practical and easy to handle, they clean well, are modern in style and perhaps are lighter and less expensive than wooden ones. Here are some of the

High chair New Polly

A classic among plastic high chairs is the Chicco New Polly, much appreciated by mothers and among the most popular plastic high chairs. It is a 2-in-1 model, in the sense that it acts both as a high chair for the little ones and as a seat for being at the table with the adults when the child grows up. Hat adjustable heights, reclining and removable.

High chair Peg Perego Tatamia

If you are looking for a high chair with a particular and modern design, the Peg-Perego Tatamia is ideal. It is a model much appreciated by mothers. It is a 3 in 1 (it is bouncer, rocking chair and multifunctional high chair), with height in
Age: from 0 to 36 months.

High chair Hauck Sit

The Hauck Sit high chair is really nice and versatile. It is a 2-in-1 model for use from birth with the bouncer and as a high chair up to 15 kg. allows you to place the baby in any board from birth. Thanks to the wheels it can be moved from one place to another and when not needed, it closes compactly. The fantasies available are many and all very nice.

High chair Antilop Ikea

After having shown you classic, modern, evolutionary high chairs, here is a spartan but functional high chair like all Ikea products. It’s called Antilop and I’ll show you why it’s a simple, practical, easy to clean and disassemble high chair, therefore also useful for outings, but above all it’s very cheap!


High chairs for wooden baby food

For those who do not like plastic can always choose a wooden high chair. In addition to being aesthetically beautiful, wooden high chairs integrate better into home décor. In addition, there are so-called evolutionary models that allow you to take advantage of the high chair even when the child is large. This is because thanks to appropriate accessories, they turn into comfortable chairs helping the child to get well at the table according to age. Here are some of the most interesting wooden high chairs:

Foppapederetti high chair

Among the most traditional wooden high chairs there is the Sediolone Foppapedretti. It is a closable model with solid wood structure that can be positioned at two heights. The window sill is foldable and the backrest adjustable to two positions. It has ahygienic padding made of PVC supplied. Stable and safe, it can be positioned at two heights. It closes completely taking up very little space. Complies with European Regulations.


High chair Atelier Kinderkraft

Definitely more modern in style and design is this Atelier high chair. The model is a 2 in one that is once it no longer serves as a high chair it becomes a comfortable chair. Adjustable in two heights, washable, it is produced with quality materials (beech, polyethylene and polyester wood). Cheap price.

High chair Tripp Trapp Stokke

The Tripp Trapp is one of the first high chairs that dictated the fashion among wooden high chairs. It is practical and comfortable and thanks to the numerous accessories it can be used differently from 0 months until adulthood! The seat and footrest are adjustable in height and depth, so the high chair is perfectly adaptable to the measurements and growth of the child. In addition to being made of quality materials, it is durable, stable and robust, easy to clean and easy to assemble.

Hauck Alpha Evolutionary High Chair

Another beautiful wooden evolutionary high chair is this one proposed by Hauck. It’s called Alpha and it’s a 4-in-1 model: together with the Alpha Plus high chair, there is the Bouncer 2 in 1 Deluxe bouncer, which can be used both as a seat fixed on the high chair, and as an oscillating bouncer. The accessories included are: a soft pillow, a safety arch and the five-point belt. It is possible to change the height and depth of the seat, as well as the position of the footrest, adapting the components to the age and height of the child. Suitable for babies from 6 months and for adults up to 90 kg!

These are obviously just some of the best high chairs for baby food that you can find on the market. So consider well what your needs are both for space and budget and remember our advice. Happy shopping!

Kathryn Barlow is an OB/GYN doctor, which is the medical specialty that deals with the care of women's reproductive health, including pregnancy and childbirth.

Obstetricians provide care to women during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, while gynecologists focus on the health of the female reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, vagina, and breasts. OB/GYN doctors are trained to provide medical and surgical care for a wide range of conditions related to women's reproductive health.

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