Which Highchair is Right for You?
If your little one is ready to move beyond an exclusively milk diet, it’s time to start thinking about a highchair. According to paediatricians, babies can start solids such as oatmeal as early as four months but they must always chow down while upright. What should you consider when in the market for a highchair? There are a plethora of options to suit your home size, decor taste, and family’s needs. Here are a few things to consider:
Small Space Living
If you don’t have a ton of extra space for a highchair, look for one one that clips on to the table or sits on an existing dining chair. Your home will have no additional floor space taken up, but baby will be comfortable and safe at meal times. If you’re living in a small space, eating out, or traveling, these highchairs are ideal. Check out the Guzzie and Guss Perch Hanging Chair, the Phil & Teds Lobster Portable Highchair, and OXO Tot perch Booster Seat.
It’s no secret that the kids have taken over, but for those of us who still want to keep the decor as it was pre-kids, there are some very tasteful, sleek, and decidedly not kiddie options out there. Think about neutral colours or natural woods and what works with your existing decor. Check out the OXO Tot Sprout Highchair, the Stokke Tripp Trapp Classic Highchair, and the Age Design Hilo Highchair.
Best for Budget
Having a baby is a costly endeavour, and there are lots of places to save money. If you’ve decided that the highchair isn’t your spot to splurge, fear not! There are lots of cute, budget-friendly options, too. Check out the Keekaroo Cafe Booster Seat, the Bumbo Multi-Seat, and the Kidco DinePod, all under $100.