What makes a great high chair? One that’s easy to clean, easy on the eye, simple to pack up and sturdy and safe for precious tots. Scroll on to discover the high chairs we think epitomise great design and tick all the boxes.
The gorgeous Habitan elephant high chair by London designer Alex Swain is sure to send your toddler wild with joy when they get to take a ride every meal time! You’ll love it too when you realise how easy is it to clean with a simple wipe down.
The clever Evolu 2 high chair literally grows with your family. Or rather it shrinks while they grow! Either way you’ll be glad of its sleek looks, since this is an investment that lasts the distance and will be tucking little legs under the dinner table for many years. It’s suitable for kids aged six months to six years.
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No high chair roundup would be complete without mention of Stokke. Their height adjustable, wooden Tripp Trapp was the game changer on the market when first released, and its Scandinavian good looks are no less striking all these years later. But their recent release, the Stokke Steps all-in-one seating system, takes convertible kids’ seating to the next level. This modular system transforms with your child, from bouncer, to high chair to children’s chair – and every incarnation looks as good as the last.
Ah! The beloved Bumbo, a boon for small spaces. The redesigned Bumbo Multi Seat can be used on the floor or safely clipped onto a chair with its three-point harness and retractable chair attachment straps. It’s for tots from five months to three years old.
If it’s versatility you’re looking for the Leander high chair (pictured above and top) will not only suit your growing child but will fit nicely into your decor too. It’s available in black, white, natural, white wash or walnut. As your baby grows you can lower the level of the seat and foot rest to accommodate longer limbs.
Another top choice for small spaces, the SUPAflat high chair really lives up to its name. It has a single handle to open or close and once folded up is only four centimetres thick, so a cinch to store behind a door or in that nook next to the fridge. No surprise that it won a prestigious German design award – the Red Dot Award for product design. It’s suitable for children aged six months to three years.
Step into the future with the Nomi high chair, an elegant chair that will comfortably fit your child from newborn to teenager. Now that’s a hard working high chair! Available in multiple colours, you can design the right fit for your family by customising your Nomi online.
If it’s sleek clean lines you adore then the Ovo High Chair might just be for you. Winner of numerous international awards for its style and functionality, the Ovo even transforms into a desk chair once it’s done with family meal times. The seat is available in white or navy with fabric cushions sold separately in a range of gorgeous colours including pink, red, blue, beige and white.
If your family meets around the breakfast bar, then the Fritsforkids is the perfect chair for you with its adjustable legs accommodating the tallest of tables. But it doesn’t stop there – this four in one design wonder can also be adapted to a normal kitchen table, or use the smaller legs to use it as a child’s seat. With appealing bright colours, your child will be scrambling to sit in this gorgeous seat.
The two high chair offerings from Oxo Tot, the Seedling (left) and the Sprout (right) cover all the bases. The Seedling is suitable from infancy, is height adjustable and super comfortable with a reclining option if your bub dozes off. Plus, it’s on wheels, making it easy to move around when you need to. The Sprout, which is suitable for six months and up, has the good looks of a wooden chair, with the colourful (and comfortable) cushioning which will make it a hit right through to school age. It’s height and depth adjustable too, with a variety of different coloured seats.
You can guarantee a quality product if the name Baby Bjorn is involved and this high chair is no exception. The Baby Bjorn high chair is a winning combination of smart safety and modern design. No harnesses or straps to tangle with, just a neat little table that clicks in place to keep kids safely seated for meals. It’s available in white as well as light pink and turquoise.
We love the phil&teds sleek looking Poppy high chair, with a fantastic wide tray for catching food. The wide legs prevent the chair from tipping in case your child loves that timeless game of pushing against the dining table. Keep it in the family when the high chair is no longer needed by converting to a toddler chair. Suitable for tots from one to five years, this cute high chair is available in Blue Bubblegum, Lime and Cranberry.
With three very different high chairs in their collection, Svan has the market covered for kids from just sitting all the way to school age and beyond. Their Bentwood chair is a traditional, wooden folding style, and their Signet range (pictured above) are convertible and available in five finishes. Since it transforms from booster to a chair that can support an adult, there’ll be a place at the table for this chair for years to come.
Finally, the brand new Blames high chair from Ikea takes all the clean functionality of their previous plastic high chair and lifts the bar even higher. They’ve kept the easy to clean plastic tray, but the Blames’ smooth wooden frame is a perfect piece of Scandinavian design, without a hefty price tag.