The 10 Best High Chairs of 2018

Which one should you add to your registry?

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Mealtime with little ones is a bonding experience. It’s also a messy one, equal parts adorable and maddening. And while there are plenty of products out there to help control the daily dinner disaster, none are as important as the high chair. By necessity, a high chair should be sturdy, easy-to-clean, and safely securely a child ⏤ from size infant to toddler ⏤ so they can’t escape before you’re finished eating and/or feeding them. From there, it really depends on your needs, budget, and kitchen size. Do you want a convertible chair that grows with your kid? One with a small footprint? Or maybe one that packs flat and can come on vacation? There are plenty out there from which to choose.

But which ones are the best of 2018? To determine that, we took into account standard high chair features, special functions, price point, and how highly each chair is rated and reviewed. In the end, we came up with these 10 for every budget and decor.

Abiie Beyond Junior Y

Reason to buy: Converts for permanent use beyond baby years
This sleek, wooden chair offers all the typical features of a standard high chair ⏤ adjustable height settings, waterproof cushions, and an easily removable tray. What makes it special, however, is that it also converts to a dining chair (for small kids, big kids, even adults up to 250 pounds) in under 20 seconds.
Weight: 17 lbs
Height: 36 inches
Max load: 250 lbs
Dishwasher safe: Yes
Safety harness: 3- and 5-point

Buy Now $195

Evenflo 3-in-1 Convertible High Chair Dottie

Reason to buy: Multiple uses; low cost
It doesn’t get more versatile than the stackable Evenflo Dottie. First, it’s a standard high chair for infants and babies. Detach the seat from the base, however, and it becomes a low-to-the-ground feeding chair for smaller kids. And finally, the base is actually a table so your toddler has their own chair-and-table set for eating, drawing, playing, etc.
Weight: 12.2 lbs
Height: 38 inches
Max load: 40-50 lbs (varies by usage)
Dishwasher safe: Yes
Safety harness: 5-point

Buy Now $50

Inglesina Fast Table Chair

Reason to buy: Space saver; Built to travel
Equally effective as a space-saving permanent seat or a lightweight travel chair, this hook-on high chair attaches to the edge of pretty much any table (under 3.5-inches in thickness). Which means the kid eats directly at the table with everybody else. The couplings are scratch-free so your table top is safe, the chair folds down flat for travel or storage, and a companion clip-on tray is sold separately.
Weight: 4.2 lbs
Height: 11 inches
Max load: 37 lbs
Dishwasher safe: No
Safety harness: 3-point

Buy Now $70

Graco Blossom 4-in-1

Reason to buy: Can seat two kids at once, an infant and toddler
The coolest thing about the money-saving Graco Blossom is that it grows with your child ⏤ from high chair, to infant booster, to toddler booster, to seat for the kid who would rather watch Paw Patrol then eat dinner. Cooler still, it separates so you can use it with an infant and a toddler at the same table.
Weight: 31.8 lbs
Height: 41 inches
Max load: 40-60 lbs (varies by usage)
Dishwasher safe:
Safety harness: 3- and 5-point

Buy Now $150

Ikea Antilop

Reason to buy: Simple design, low cost
True to IKEA fashion, this lightweight no-frills chair is easy to assemble and disassemble, should you wish to throw it in the car for a trip across town.
Weight: 7.9 lbs
Height: 35.4 inches
Max load: unavailable
Dishwasher safe: Yes
Safety harness: 3-point

Buy Now $39

Kidsmill Up!

Reason to buy: Sleek wooden design
The compact design takes up a modest amount of floor space, and the adjustable height settings allow it to seat babies (starting at six months), toddlers, and small kids. Added bonus, it’s made of sturdy beechwood and looks pretty damn cool.
Weight: N/A
Height: 26 inches
Max load: N/A
Dishwasher safe: No
Safety harness: 3-point

Buy Now $196

Joovy Nook

Reason to buy: Tray swings open and has adjustable depth
The Nook’s big sell is that the tray either pops off or swings to the side ⏤ which is nice when carrying a baby in one arm and food with the other. Plus, the tray has adjustable settings to help close the dreaded gap between food and baby, making eating less messy, and the chair folds in half with a single release button for quick and easy storage.
Weight: 14.9 lbs
Height: 41 inches
Max load: 50 lbs
Dishwasher safe: Yes (table insert)
Safety harness: 5-point

Buy Now $80

Oxo Tot Sprout

Reason to buy: Sturdy, simple design
As if the wooden frame and plastic seat weren’t handsome enough, the Tot Sprout comes in 30 different color combinations to match any kitchen or dining room. Adjustable height settings means it’s good for kids from 6-months to 3-years-old, but also converts to a child seat. The removable rubber cushion makes clean up a snap.
Weight: 30.7 lbs
Height: 37 inches
Max load: 60 lbs
Dishwasher safe: No
Safety harness: 5-point

Buy Now $250

Fisher-Price SpaceSaver

Reason to buy: Small and portable
This booster seat straps securely to almost any kind of chair ⏤ so it’s good for home, restaurants, or grandma’s house ⏤ and boasts three adjustable heights to accommodate newborns, infants, and toddlers. It also has one-hand tray removal and three reclining positions, so kids can really relax and enjoy their meal.
Weight: 7.6 lbs
Height: 22.6 inches
Max load: 30 lbs
Dishwasher safe: Yes
Safety harness: 5-point

Buy Now $50

Stokke Tripp Trapp

Reason to buy: Puts your kid right at the table
This classic beechwood chair has remained largely unchanged since its debut in 1972, and its minimalist shape has clearly been ‘borrowed.’ Unlike newer copycats, however, the Stokke still has no removable tray. Instead, it’s designed to give children of all sizes a seat at the table. It offer multiple settings for the seat/foot rest and can handle adults up to 300 pounds.
Weight: 15.4 lbs
Height: 31 inches
Max load: 300 lbs
Dishwasher safe: No
Safety harness: 5-point

Buy Now $250

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