Babble Best Picks:
Shopping for highchairs can be an overwhelming experience when faced with all of the choices, features, and high, high prices. Luckily, we broke it down for you, testing and comparing over 20 of the most talked-about highchairs on the market. Here are our top picks for any budget and lifestyle. (Make sure to check out the Readers' Choice section for even more of our favorites!) Did we miss one? Nominate it, and tell us why it deserves a spot. - Michelle Horton
Parents-to-be typically buy convertible baby gear (whether it’s a crib-to-toddler bed, single-to-double stroller, or infant-to-child highchair) because they want their purchase to last as long as possible. This Stokke Tripp Trapp will certainly last – and not just for a couple of years. We’re talking forever. The Tripp Trapp, which is an attractive, solid wooden seat, adjusts to fit an infant all the way up to an adult (which is perfect for extra dinner guests or last-minute seating). It’s designed to be pulled right up to the table (no highchair tray is included), but you can purchase a contoured, harnessed baby seat for unstable sitters ($70), as well as a washable cushion for extra comfort ($45). (Note: The baby seat is a little on the small side, so you might not need the extra purchase for pro sitter-uppers.)
And although assembly is more time consuming than for other chairs, the strong, durable wooden design (made from recycled materials) is sure to last. The Tripp Trapp is one of the few baby gear items that you’ll continue to use until your child is an adult.
If you like the idea of a solid wooden highchair that grows to adulthood but you really want a highchair tray, check out the Svan High Chair.
Get it from Giggle, $250 – $380