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10 Best Highchairs for Your Baby Registry

By michellehorton |

I didn’t put a highchair on my baby registry. I didn’t put any feeding products, in fact, because the thought of feeding my fetus solid foods felt like lightyears ahead.

And then, in what seemed like a blink, we needed a highchair. And fast. There was no research or price comparisons — we just needed something accessible and in stock. Luckily my mother-in-law found a Fisher Price highchair on the side of the road. It was in great shape, even though it was pretty bulky and plasticy. But aren’t all highchairs?

Well no, they’re not.

After testing dozens of the best highchairs for Babble.com, that plastic monstrosity (that ended up being recalled) went straight to the curb. Because while it worked perfectly well and got us through years of feedings, there are easier, better looking, more functional highchairs out there. Yet many of the highchairs currently on the market don’t measure up to these 10. And yes, many are affordable:

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10 Best High Chairs for Baby

OXO Sprout Chair, $249.99

I adore everything about this highchair. I'd recommend this to anyone.
Read our full review.

See ALL of our favorite highchairs in the Babble Best Highchairs 2011 feature.

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Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “10 Best Highchairs for Your Baby Registry

  1. Joy says:

    Uhmm the Stokke Tripp Trapp thing looks kind of…dangerous? It’s sad when your sense of style is more important that your child’s comfort or safety…just sayin’.

  2. Lauren says:

    FYI the Graco Blossom/Bombay is not really available. I tried to register for it and when someone went to buy it for me, it is not available for purchase online, only in stores, and only in a few stores in the whole country. It was discontinued. I really liked the look of it, but not that great for your list, since you can hardly purchase it at all. Any suggestions how to get one?

  3. Courtnay says:

    actually joy the tripp trapp is the best. most occupational therapists reccommend it for kids with autism and other conditions cause its ergonomically correct. you buy a harness remember? you should really research before you say such rude things.

  4. Nadia says:

    The Ikea highchair is definitely awesome! It is so cheap, and really durable. I love Ikea furniture!.
    http://www.fitandpreggers.com

  5. michellehorton says:

    @Lauren: The Graco Blossom is the line (which we recommend), the Bombay is just the style. There are several styles at Toys R Us: http://www.toysrus.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=graco%20blossom&origkw=graco+blossom&f=Taxonomy/TRUS/2254197&sr=1

    @Joy: There’s a harness for bigger infants and toddlers, and there’s also an attachment for small infants.

  6. Kelly says:

    I’m a little chary of Phil & Ted’s given that another one of their clip-on high chairs was recalled due to falling and amputation hazards (yikes!). And also, they went along with the recall grudgingly instead of doing it quickly to avoid more injuries. That doesn’t speak well for them IMO.

    Right now we have a Safety 1st seat that buckles on to a dining room chair. Not crazy about it, to say the least. We are currently expecting #2, and plan to go with the Antilop. The Safety 1st will be set aside for travel and occasional use, which is really what it’s best for.

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