K.B. asks from Charlotte, NC on July 10, 2008
What Is a Good High Chair
Does anyone have a good recommendation for a high chair that has worked well for you and your baby? We need to buy one and I have not done a lot of research yet but I have noticed that you can spend a lot of money on some of the chairs and I am wondering if it is worth it. Specifically, I noticed the Chicco Sahara Highchair looks really nice but it costs almost double some of the other options and I would like to know if the quality is worth the price. Thanks!
So What Happened?™
Thanks for all your responses! We ended up buying the Fisher-Price Space Saver chair and it arrived just a couple of days ago. So far so good! It has made mealtime a lot more simple and easy to clean up!
B.R. answers from Asheville on July 12, 2008
I have twins, and have the Fisher Price Rainforest high chairs. We LOVE them. They are so practical, easy to use, have a fun toy for the kids, trays that can go in the dishwasher, adjustable everything, and are about $100. You don't have to spend a fortune to get a great chair!
C.T. answers from Knoxville on July 11, 2008
We have the fisher price rainforest chair and it is great. It has different positions for height and for the straps. It also has tilt for younger babies and it comes with a musical toy that attaches to the tray that My baby girl just starting to press the buttons by herself! I belive it wasn't expinsive it was deffenatly worth the cost. WE love it!!! It comes with removable tray that can go in the dishwasher and removeable pads that can be wiped down or can go in the washing machine.
M.C. answers from Charlotte on July 11, 2008
DON'T Buy one of the beautiful wooden high chairs. I have an Eddie Bauer one that looks really nice but is difficult to clea, and from which my 15 month old son was able to escape. (They don't have shoulder harneses.) I ended up buying a Safety First one from Target which is plastic. It does not look nearly as nice but it's safer and MUCH easier to clean.
E.A. answers from Louisville on July 11, 2008
I absolutely recommend the Chicco highchair! We bit the bullet and went ahead and got it for our first child and loved it from day one. It kept him secure, was very easy to clean, and was sturdy. We liked how the seat reclined and the height was easy to adjust in case we were sitting next to the breakfast bar or at the table. We never had any problems with it and it was still in such excellent condition that we were able to use it for our second child two years later and it still looks like it has many years of usage left in it.
R.S. answers from Fayetteville on July 11, 2008
I highly recommend the Stokke Tripp Trapp. Yes, it is a little expensive but such a great chair that will grow with your child. It is fully adjustable in both height and debth. You child will be able to sit right up to the family table which helps with good eating habits. It has a harness which is what we use all the time. I ordered the cushion and rail as well but I do not use either. I removed the rail at about the 11 month mark and the cushion at about the 10 month mark because my son kept getting food on it; I had to wash it every day. You can find more information at www.stokkeusa.com
A.J. answers from Raleigh on July 10, 2008
I also use the highchair that attaches to a chair. We got if off our registry at babiesrus. I was there last night and I know they still sell them. I think around 50 dollars. I have woven chairs, which it sits on. My daughters feet have scratched up my chair a little bit at the end, but that is to be expected I guess. I really like it b/c I do not like a lot of clutter :) (so the freestanding high chairs did not appeal to me... being one more baby thing sitting around our house.) The tray is also easy to clean. It is also easy to adjust the back of chair.
S.S. answers from Lexington on July 10, 2008
with my daughter i had a little chair that straped to the regular chair. it tilted back for a small baby, and then sat up when she was ready for finger foods. later you could take the tray off, and push it up to the table and use it as a booster seat. for my son i had a graco seat, that folded up almost flat for storage. it leans for small babies and is hight adjustable. after having both, i dont think that i would ever buy a full size highchair again. they are very expensive compared to the ones that sit on a regular chair. i also find that we are all always tripping on the regular high chair, and it is just in the way. there is a new portable one out, i cant remember the brand, that has all of the padding of a regular seat, and tilts back for a small baby, and i think that it runs less than 50 dollars.
T.C. answers from Nashville on July 11, 2008
A.B. answers from Charlotte on July 11, 2008
I actually have 2 high chairs. The one that I used primarily when my daughter was first eating solids is a Chicco, which worked well, except for the fact that it made her look like Alice in Wonderland sitting in a chair that was way too big for her. I now use a Fisher Price chair that snaps onto a regular chair. I absolutely love it! There's no high chair that takes up a ton of room, and when she's ready to eat at the table instead of off of a tray, I don't have to go buy a booster seat. Also, it's super easy to transport and carry to restaurants or on trips!
K.C. answers from Charlotte on July 11, 2008
Hi! I seem to be the only one that has the chico sahara one- but I love it! It tilts back for smaller babies, and the entire seat moves up and down, making it easy to use at the table when he's ready to have the tray removes. I was looking for a booster seat recently since he's old enough to use a real chair, but I decided to just pull to high chair up to the table (our little table in the kitchen only has two chairs- one for me, one for hubby). Good luck! K.
W.M. answers from Nashville on July 11, 2008
With our first child we had a regular high chair that we got at Baby's R Us. With our 2nd child we got one of those feeding seats as a gift. It is a seat that attaches to your chair at your table. It has a tray, belt, and it adjusts to the level that they need. As an infant it lays back a bit and then as they grow the back can come forward to sit them up more and the seat of it goes down as they grow taller. It is great b/c you don't have to have an extra spot for the high chair, they sit at the table with you, you can take it with you to restaurants, etc We gave one as a gift and they praised us for saving them from having the high chair in the way. You can find them online or in Baby's R Us and I am sure some at Toys R Us. Some are better than others. Make sure to get one that the back moves up and back and the seat they sit on moves up and down as they grow taller. The tray detaches so you can pull them up to the table to eat or they can use the tray. Try it!