With lots of great high chairs on the market, you’ll want to focus on the features that are most important to you, like: ease of cleaning, price, ability to grow with the child, foldability & storage, small footprint for tight spaces, and whether it works for close-in-age siblings. Below are our top picks for high chairs in 2019 and the reasons why we love them.
photo: Skip Hop Skip Hop Sit-to-Step High Chair
Converts to a kitchen helper
Your child can use this clever high chair from 3 months to 3 years, after which you can convert it to a toddler step stool so older kids can help out in the kitchen. The step stool accommodates up to 200 pounds, so some parents can also use it to reach high shelves. The modern high chair has beechwood accents and an adjustable seat with three reclining options for infant feeding. The removable seat cover wipes clean and is machine-washable, and the removable tray has a dishwasher-safe insert. It folds up for storage and even has a back hook for holding bibs.
Available at skiphop.com, $200.
Oxo Tot Sprout Chair
Comfortable & convertible
Oxo is known for kitchen utensils and containers that blend excellent functionality with sleek design, and the company's high chair is no different. The chair's height and depth are adjustable to grow with your child, and the seat, back and cushions are contoured for comfort and better posture. It's designed for children from 6 months to 5 years and comes in 12 colors, including neutrals and brights.
The clever constructions means it converts easily, without tools, from a high chair to kids chair. We appreciate the focus on safety and comfort, as well as the stylish color combinations.
Available at oxo.com, $249.99.
photo: Infantino Infantino Grow-with-Me 4-in-1 Convertible High Chair
Add more fun into mealtimes
Kids who aren't excited about mealtimes, or high chairs, might love this welcoming option from Infantino. The cute fox is cushioned with foam padding for comfort and is easy to wipe clean, as is the removable meal tray. You'll get extended use from this chair, since it functions as a high chair, space saver, booster chair and toddler seat. The front wheels make it easy to maneuver around your eating area.
Available at infantino.com, $99.99.
photo: CYBEX CYBEX LEMO High Chair
One-handed height adjustment with easy assembly in less than 3 minutes
European brand CYBEX is all about sleek design and intelligent functionality for the modern family, and their LEMO high chair typifies this. With just four screws, the LEMO high chair is incredibly easy to assemble even for the least handy amongst us (raises hand here). Combine that with one-handed adjustment of the height and depth, and this chair is a winner for parents looking for a product that will grow with your child and is uber easy to use.
The chair features anti-tilt wheels to reduce tipping over, and boasts 4-in-1 seating and matching attachments so you can use from birth up until adulthood. Scoot it right up to the table or use the convenient tray. Choose from olive green, black or white.
Available at cybex-online.com for $299.95
Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair
Smart construction that grows with your child
The Tripp Trapp is a perennial mom favorite for good reason: This stylish high chair holds a baby safely and adjusts easily to a child and adult chair (up to 242 pounds), and it tucks in comfortably at your dining table. The seat and footrest offer numerous heights to adjust to your growing child, and the chair frame and cushions come in a variety of colors and patterns to match any decor.
The focus on design is matched only by the attention to child safety. The beech wood chair and newborn and child accessories are well-made and sturdy. Also, included plastic gliders attach to the back legs of the chair for increased backward stability, a big plus with squirmy toddlers.
Available at stokke.com, $199.
BABYBJÖRN High Chair
Smart safety features
The BABYBJÖRN chair features a childproof lock, and the tray locks on as well for added protection. This lightweight chair folds for easy storage and travel and has a smooth surface with no nooks where crumbs can collect. The curved backrest helps with proper posture, and the tray can be adjusted for your child's comfort. Currently available in light green and white, it will also be available in a powder pink/grey (see image above) and white/grey later this year.
Available at babybjorn.com, $299.99.
Peg Perego Siesta
Multifunctional & amazing accessories
This Italian-made high chair boasts a number of key features: Five reclining seat positions, including a full recline for young babies, and nine height positions that accommodate a growing child and any table height. Castor wheels mean easy movement around your home, and they lock automatically for safety. A compact fold makes it suitable for small spaces, and a mesh storage net on the seat back keeps bibs, wipes and toys in reach. Add a padded baby cushion or booster cushion or an attachable mobile for baby's comfort and entertainment.
Available at amazon.com, $299.99.
Joovy Nook High Chair
Compact & convenient
Basics done right. The Nook requires no assembly, has a tray that swings open so you can easily get your child in or out, and features a one-handed supercompact fold for storage. The leatherette seat cover wipes clean without harsh chemicals and comes in five cool colors: turquoise, charcoal, black, coral and red.
Available at joovy.com, $99.
Abiie Beyond Junior Y Chair
This eco-friendly, ultra-modern chair gives you lots of options. It converts from a baby seat to a toddler seat to an adult chair in seconds, and the restraint can be adjusted from a 5-point to a 3-point harness. You can also choose a color combo to suit your style or home: It comes in a mahogony and lighter wood frame, with a seat back and cushion in blueberry, cream white, olive, pearl black or raspberry. The included tray cover can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy clean-up.
Available at abiie.com, $194.95.
IKEA Antilop High Chair
Amazing value & portability
The Antilop’s low-key style works with any decor, and you can take off the chair’s legs for travel, visits to friends' houses and restaurant meals. The price can't be beat, and the polypropylene seat and tray are a cinch to clean. You'll be tempted to buy a second one to keep at grandma's house.
Available at ikea.com, $22.99.
Boon Flair Pedestal High Chair
Adjustible & easy to clean
This chair works with most dining tables thanks to a pneumatic lift that adjusts the seat's height to the perfect spot. The removable seat pad and one-piece seat mean fewer crevices to clean (a big plus with messy eaters), and the sleek chair glides in all directions so it's easy to move around
your dining area and tuck away when not in use. Comes in eight slick color combinations.
Available at amazon.com, $249.99.
4moms High Chair
Magnets = less mess
The tray on this ingenious high chair attaches with magnets so you can lift it off to clean and replace it easily. Those magnets also come in handy with 4moms magnetic bowls and plates—baby can’t knock them off! There’s also a removable foam insert, three height positions and two tray positions for your child's dining comfort.
Available at 4moms.com, $299.99.
Ingenuity SmartClean Trio Elite 3-in-1 High Chair
Great for siblings
This three-in-one chair cleverly converts from a high chair to booster seat to a toddler chair. Its unique design means you can put baby in the booster while an older sibling sits in the toddler chair.
The seat pad and straps wipe clean and can be tossed in the washing machine, and the tray and tray insert are dishwasher safe. The tray locks in tight in four positions to adjust to your growing child.
Available at amazon.com, $99.99.
Joovy Foodoo High Chair
Compact fold & easily movable
With five reclining positions, an adjustable footrest and eight height levels to work with any table, the Foodoo offers continued comfort as your child grows. Its rubber wheels mean you can move it around your home easily, and the compact standing fold is key for storage.
Available at joovy.com, $199.99.
Graco Blossom 6-in-1 High Chair
Great for growing families
The Blossom easily converts from an infant high chair to a traditional high chair, infant booster seat, toddler booster seat and youth chair. It not only grows with your child, it can also accommodate two siblings using different stages of the chair at the same time. There are six height options and three recline positions, and sturdy wheels mean it moves easily around your home. Locking rear casters prevent it from moving when you don’t want it to. The tray is removable with one hand and features a dishwasher-safe insert for even more convenience.
Available at gracobaby.com, $189.99.
Evenflo 3-in-1 Convertible High Chair
For more than mealtimes
When stacked, this is a full-size high chair, perfect for meals at your table. Split it apart and you have a low-to-the-ground chair where baby's feet touch the ground or a table and chair for independent playtime and snacks.
The budget-friendly high chair is recommended for use from 6 months to 40 pounds, the chair at 8 months to 50 pounds, and the table and chair is intended for walkers up to 50 pounds.
Available at walmart.com, $49.99.
Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair
Great for restaurants & travel
This compact chair straps to a kitchen chair or restaurant chair and features two height positions and three recline positions. It's all about convenience with a dishwasher-safe tray, machine-washable seat and a spot to hang bibs and toys on.
We love that it boasts the features of a traditional high chair but is more portable and easier to store. And that it grows from a reclining seat for newborns to a booster seat for toddlers.
Available at amazon.com, $49.99.
Graco SimpleSwitch High Chair
Value & versatility
This 2-in-1 high chair converts to a booster seat and features three reclining seat positions. The seat pad is machine-washable and the tray can be removed with one hand.
Best of all, when it's time to convert the high chair to a booster seat, the legs store within the footrest to keep all parts together, so they're easy to find when it's time to sell, donate or use the chair with a new baby.
Available at gracobaby.com, $79.99.
—Eva Ingvarson Cerise
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