Choosing the Perfect High Chair

Choosing the right high chair is a crucial step in your baby-led weaning journey. It’s not just about having a place for your baby to eat; it’s about promoting a safe, comfortable, and engaging environment for your little one to explore and enjoy a variety of foods.

Here’s a guide to help you select the perfect high chair for your baby-led weaning adventures.

1. Safety First

The safety of your child is paramount. Look for a high chair that comes with a sturdy base to prevent tipping. A good high chair should also have a secure harness system—preferably a 5-point harness—that keeps your baby safely in place without compromising comfort. 

2. Comfort and Adjustability

Your baby will be spending a significant amount of time in their high chair, so they must be comfortable. Look for chairs with adjustable seat heights, backrests, and footrests. These features can accommodate your growing baby, ensuring they’re always in the right posture for eating. A padded seat might add extra comfort, but ensure it’s easy to clean. Choose a chair with detachable food tray so that it is easy to clean.

3. Ease of Cleaning

Baby-led weaning can be messy, so a high chair that’s easy to clean will make your life much easier. Look for high chairs with smooth surfaces, few crevices where food can get stuck, and removable trays that can be washed in the sink or dishwasher. Some high chairs also have seat covers that can be wiped down or removed for washing.

4. Space and Storage

Consider the size of your dining area or kitchen when choosing a high chair. If space is limited, there are compact or foldable models that can be easily stored away when not in use. Some high chairs even convert into toddler chairs or booster seats, providing a versatile, long-term investment.

5. Budget

High chairs can vary significantly in price. Determine your budget beforehand, but remember that the most expensive option isn’t always the best. Focus on the features that are most important for your baby’s safety and comfort, as well as the chair’s overall durability and ease of use.

Some of our favourite high chairs are: