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The 20 Best High Chairs for Every Style of Family

Katie Kavulla
July 16, 2015

Whether you want a high chair that's sleek or one that has all the bells and whistles, these are the best high chairs to choose from.

Choosing a high chair can seem incredibly daunting, especially with so many to choose from. Here are some of the best high chairs available, with some tips from experts who are in the trenches of parenthood -- flying peas and all.

"The high chair will be one of your most heavily used and messiest items, so choosing one that saves you time every time you use it is important," says Chad Carter, the co-founder and editor of Dads Who Diaper, an online resource for parents. "Look for a seat that's made of a continuous piece of plastic or cloth, which eliminates places for food to hide. Also, look for high chairs that have removable components for deep cleaning."

Another thing to consider is the chair's ease of use. "Find one that you like, that's not too heavy and that's easy to pull the tray on and off with one hand," shares Anna Lane, the creator of Misadventures in Motherhood. "You don't realize the value of the one-handed operation until you have a child, but trust me, it's a necessary feature." Keeping in those tips in mind, check out these top 20 picks.

For Families Who Need Room
 

  1. Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair
    A high chair that pulls right up to your kitchen table is the perfect way to save space in your kitchen, so try the minimalist Tripp Trapp Chair, which grows with your child.
     
  2. Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair
    You'll find all the functionality of a full-size high chair in the Space Saver High Chair, but in a version that fits right on one of your kitchen chairs.
     
  3. Chicco Polly Double-Pad High Chair
    Fold the Polly Double-Pad High Chair up when it isn't it use -- it has a super slim eight-inch profile that you can easily tuck away in a closet.
     
  4. Mamas and Papas Pixi High Chair
    The Pixi High Chair easily folds up and just as easily unfolds when your little one is ready to eat.
     
  5. Evenflo Convertible 3-in-1 High Chair
    If you put longer legs on your favorite booster seat, you'd get this Convertible 3-in-1 High Chair that is great for small kitchens.


For Families Who Love Modern Design
 

  1. Ikea Antilop Highchair With Tray
    You can't get much cleaner or simpler than the Antilop Highchair with Tray that leaves the frills at the door and goes strictly modern.
     
  2. Babyhome Taste High Chair
    There's something so chic about the babyhome Taste High Chair that seems to just float above the ground. It's certainly one of the best high chairs for modern families.
     
  3. OXO Tot Sprout High Chair
    Combining wood with a bright pop of color and sleek, simple design, the Tot Sprout High Chair from kitchen brand OXO is a can't-miss.
     
  4. BabyBjorn High Chair
    Available in both white and red, the modern BabyBjorn High Chair is good looking and functional, as well as easy to clean.
     
  5. Phil & Teds Poppy High Chair
    The Poppy High Chair looks like it walked straight out of the future and into your kitchen with extra-long legs and mod-style seat.


For Families Who Want to Splurge
 

  1. Fresco Chrome High Chair
    Not only is the Fresco Chrome High Chair gorgeous and modern, but it's the highest baby high chair in the world.
     
  2. Peg Perego Tatamia High Chair
    The Tatamia High Chair rivals any other piece of furniture you have in your home and is available in four pretty leatherette colors.
     
  3. Posh Tots Sleigh High Chair
    When you're looking for a serious splurge, this elegant hand-carved Sleigh High Chair is the way to go.
     
  4. Joovy HiLo High Chair
    With a cool modern design, the HiLo High Chair looks like anything but baby gear, and grows with your child.
     
  5. Newport Cottages Provincial High Chair
    A high chair that looks like it is fit for the Royal Baby herself, the design of the Newport Cottages Provincial High Chair is a classic style at a high price point.


For Families Who Are On-the-Go
 

  1. Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe Booster Seat
    The ultimate in travel high chairs, you can fold the Healthy Care Deluxe Booster Seat down into a smaller travel-size high chair to keep in your car.
     
  2. Chicco PocketSnack Booster Seat
    The PocketSnack Booster Seat has a ton of options, like three adjustable heights, and it comes in the best colors available for an on-the-go high chair.
     
  3. Foundations Secure Sitter Tip and Slip-Proof Feeding Chair
    The Secure Sitter Tip and Slip-Proof Feeding Chair is a simple, easy-to-clean high chair that you can take with you on vacation without having to worry about clean-up.
     
  4. Ciao Baby Portable High Chair
    Perfect for families who love to camp or spend time outside, the Ciao Baby Portable High Chair will make being on-the-go with your baby easy.
     
  5. Chicco 360 Hook-On High Chair
    With a cool swivel movement that allows your little one to eat in different positions at the table, the 360 Hook-On High Chair is great for dinner out.


Katie Kavulla, a mom of three, has been through a few high chairs in the 10+ years she's been a parent. These days, however, you can find her trying to get her kids to simply sit still for a meal on Instagram or on Twitter.

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