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Time To Find A High Chair

By EmilyBMalone |

This IKEA chair is a steal at only $20!

Now that Cullen is five months old, I’m thinking more and more about starting to add some solids into his diet.  My hope is to keep him exclusively on breast milk until month six, but there is still some preparation that needs to be done before we can start.

First and foremost – where is this eating going to be gone?  We need a high chair!

Because his legs are rather chubby, he doesn’t fit in his Bumbo seat very well.  I put him in and then literally have to shake him (slowly!) up and down to help ease the seat off his tush when he’s ready to come out.  So I think our days in the Bumbo are very numbered, if not over already.

We have a nice big dining room table, and I love the idea of all three of us sitting at it for family meals once he can be an active participant.  I’m open to either a seat strapped onto a chair, or a separate high chair unit.  My top priorities are cost (not expensive!), safety (not a death trap!), and space (not gigantic!).

A few moms have recommended the Fisher Price space saver chair, as well as the IKEA Antilop – are there any others I should look into or consider?  I’m hoping to get something in the next few weeks so that we can sit down for our first family dinner as a group of three!

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18 thoughts on “Time To Find A High Chair

  1. Beth says:

    The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 high chair is what my cousins registered for for their first baby and we bought for them. Convenient throughout infant/toddler ages and can be used with more than 1 child!

  2. Tara says:

    We have had great luck with the fisher price booster seat. A friend recommended it when my baby fussed in the big Chicco high chair that we has. It’s super easy to clean and goes on any chair. I figured we would give it a shot since its only around $25. We love it!

  3. Tara says:

    We have had great luck with the fisher price booster seat. A friend recommended it when my baby fussed in the big Chicco high chair that we had. It’s super easy to clean and goes on any chair. I figured we would give it a shot since its only around $25. We love it!

  4. Guajolote says:

    we did Ikea chair. We also did baby led weaning, resulting in a mess. $20 chair, $5 tray, and $20 splat mat. Everything goes into the tub after a meal, sprayed down with the shower head, and drip dries before the next meal. Super easy.

    I didn’t want anything with any upholstery. Even if the chair sits and doesn’t get attended to until the next meal time or next morning – it’s solid non-porous plastic. Everything brushes right off!

  5. 100200 says:

    We used the Anka high chair from Scandinavia Child. It’s really low profile, sturdy, but foldable and feels like a piece of furniture. The seat cover can go in the washing machine and the tray cover into the dishwasher. Or you can remove the tray and pull the chair right up to the table. This chair was great for us.

  6. Danielle says:

    Also love the Fischer Price booster seat. We also had a big high chair, but didn’t like it nearly as much!

  7. Marie says:

    Check out Joovy! Love it!

  8. Sara says:

    I have the OXO Tot Sprout. I absolutely love it, but it’s definitely not in the inexpensive category.

  9. Mari S. says:

    Something to consider is sturdiness once your little man becomes more mobile. A good friend of mine had a simple high chair, but they switched to a strap-in seat as soon as their daughter started climbing and pulling herself up on things as it became quite a safety hazard!

  10. m says:

    We have the Ikea…so inexpensive. The problem I’ve found though is that the legs really stick out. I guess this is needed to make it sturdy, but it takes up more space than it seems like it would. We have a small apartment, so if I were to do it again, I would get a booster instead. Just my two cents.

  11. Katie KS says:

    We have Graco – contempo I think. Don’t see the pattern we have. It is sturdy and a good height. The tray goes on and off easy and it is easy to wipe down. I can’t imagine showering my chair but maybe that is because our shower is upstairs! We use the fisher price chair too. Our 3 yo is still in it as a booster.

  12. lauren says:

    go for the fisher price booster! it’s the best!

  13. Lauren says:

    Def get something with an attached tray…..I have a traditional wooden high chair with plastic tray and a seat that attaches to the table and baby eats off table…much easier to clean the tray!

  14. Bre says:

    I got a stokke Tripp Trapp and it’s so hard to clean! Nothing ruins a nice wood finish quite like chewed up solids & purees. So we got the Ikea one for a trip we took and we’ve used it ever since. It’s the best and it’s super easy to clean.

  15. Ro says:

    We really wanted a wooden chair, and ideally one that could transition into a toddler chair and beyond. Since the Tripp Trapp and other wooden ones are so expensive, we went with a Keekaroo Height Right. With the tray and infant seat, it was about $200 at a local shop. Not cheap, but less than the other wooden ones + accessories we found. We’re happy with it so far. A plus is that the infant seats come in bright colors (adding a nice accent to our dining room). A minus is that the center strap often falls through the hole in the infant seat and it’s annoying to fish it out.

  16. Maria says:

    We also have the OXO tot sprout. It’s not cheap, but I love how well it blends in. We got it in dark wood, so it matches our kitchen table. It has been pretty easy to clean so far.

  17. Alexandra says:

    The Oxo Tot Sprout! It is easy to put together, wash, and it grows with baby.

  18. Aya says:

    Wasn’t this the high chair that was recalled due to a dodgy fastening?!!?!

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