Best High Chairs

Is feeding time proving difficult? Finding the right high chair can make light work of what’s usually a messy affair. Our guide goes through different features of portable high chairs, so you can have a meal with your bub without a hitch. Continue reading...

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Redsbaby HILO

Redsbaby HILO 🏆 2024

4.6  (485) Summary
  • Price (RRP) $199 to $229
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Luca's mama
Luca's mamaWA
  Fair Incentive HILO²
Highly recommend for +5 monthsExcellent high chair. Cushion insert can be a little confusing but I googled it and found instructions that helped. Our 5 month old seems to like it. Show details
Ikea Antilop

Ikea Antilop

4.5  (256) Summary
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Nick
Nick7 posts
 
Little Lou Switch

Little Lou Switch

4.3  (399) Summary
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Yaz
YazQLD
  Fair Incentive
Nice high chairLove this highchair, so aesthetically pleasing and practical. So far easy to clean Show details
Star Kidz Bimberi High Chair

Star Kidz Bimberi High Chair

4.4  (70) Summary
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Georgeta
GeorgetaNSW
 
Love it!I have ordered the high chair for my first granddaughter, to use when she visits. I love the quality, the look and the many options you have in adjusting height, seat angle, foot rest. It is safe and comfortable and my little granddaughter loves it too! Thank you! Show details ·  1
Stokke Tripp Trapp

Stokke Tripp Trapp

4.3  (89) Summary
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DVodo
DVodoNSW12 posts
 
Babybee Noa High Chair

Babybee Noa High Chair 🏆 2024

4.6  (27) Summary
$249.99RRP
Danny
DannyNSW2 posts
  Fair Incentive
Little Lou Adapt High Chair

Little Lou Adapt High Chair

4.7  (23) Summary
Michellr
Michellr
 
Baby high chair has a very poor qualityWe assembled the high chair but it is very wobbly. We sent an online enquiry but they never get back to us. Poor customer service too. Don’t buy any little lou product Show details
Sab
SabQLD5 posts
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Phil & Teds Poppy

Phil & Teds Poppy

3.5  (31) Summary
Brianna
BriannaVIC4 posts
 
Love itLovely high chair, easy to pull apart and clean, light when moving around, I love that it can convert into a little chair when kids are older and aren’t using a high chair anymore Show details
Peg Perego Siesta

Peg Perego Siesta

3.4  (26) Summary
alanabttrfly
alanabttrflyVIC10 posts
 
Peg Perego Tatamia

Peg Perego Tatamia

4.7  (6) Summary
Nasha
NashaNSW9 posts
  Verified
Leander High Chair

Leander High Chair

3.8  (9) Summary
Beck
BeckVIC4 posts
 
Childcare Pod High Chair

Childcare Pod High Chair

2.1  (20) Summary
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Paul T.
Paul T.
 
Too hard to clean under the trayImpossible to get food out of the tray crevices and double layer of tray. Looks nice. Also needs 2 people to safely get child in. Wooden legs look good, but tricky to use it Show details
Joie Mimzy

Joie Mimzy

2.5  (11) Summary
Siddhu W.
Siddhu W.
 
Joie
Joie   DM   
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Ikea Blames

Ikea Blames

2.7  (9) Summary
CSK
CSKSA4 posts
 
Excellent quality and valueLove this high chair! Stylish, easy to clean and safe. Well worth the money I paid. I often used it without the tray so bub could eat at the table with the rest of the family.  Show details
Maxi-Cosi Minla 6-in-1 Highchair

Maxi-Cosi Minla 6-in-1 Highchair

5.0  (3) Summary
$399RRP
Jessica L.
Jessica L.
 
Best high chair we have used !!!Great highchair! Just pulled it out of storage to use again with my newborn. Show details ·  1
Cybex LEMO Chair

Cybex LEMO Chair

5.0  (3) Summary
$349RRP
Yang Y.
Yang Y.5 posts
  Verified
Ikea Ingolf

Ikea Ingolf

5.0  (3)
Mrs K
Mrs KQLD13 posts
  Fair Incentive
Nice chairIkea’s This high chair is very good price and easy assemble. And also you have more choice for color .
I bought this chair long time ago. My child already not using . But still I am using as step . And sometimes I use for decolate our house ,I put on vase on chair . Very recommend product. Show details
Mother's Choice Breeze Highchair

Mother's Choice Breeze Highchair

4.7  (3) Summary
Denis G
Denis GVIC16 posts
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Nanny Annie 3in1 Highchair

Nanny Annie 3in1 Highchair

2.3  (9) Summary
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Berna
BernaNSW3 posts
 
Worst chair on the marketBy far the worst chair on the market. We had multplie breakages and with little to no help from the customer services team. Don't buy this chair. Show details
Fizz II Geo

Fizz II Geo

3.7  (3)
RB
RBQLD5 posts
 
Great basic highchairThis highchair was exactly what we were after: easy to use, not bulky, and easy to clean. The tray detaches and is dishwasher safe, and the cushion insert wipes down easily. The only problem I have is that the tray is very hard to remove and I don't think the straps are removable for washing. I highly recommend this highchair.

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Ikea Agam

Ikea Agam

3.0  (4)
Dom
Dom
 
Natalie
NatalieSA3 posts
 
Great ProductI just love it. Saw them show casing on one of the PBC Expose and ordered one. Had some issues with the safety bar, a bit hard to get it in. Call the customer support hot line, they were more than happy to assist and even sent me a video link how to use it.

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Babyhood Home

Babyhood Home

3.0  (3)
Emma
EmmaBrisbane
 
Mother's Choice Munch Highchair

Mother's Choice Munch Highchair

3.0  (2) Summary
$199RRP
Kellie
Kellie4 posts
 
Jol
JolACT17 posts
 
Jeet
JeetMelbourne11 posts
 
Perfect High ChairThe best high chair I bought through Amazon. 5 in 1 convertible high chair. You Wouldn't be disappointed. Good quality. Worth buying. Value for money. I was not sure about the product intially but I found it to be awesome chair.
$299RRP
Yatrik N.
Yatrik N.QLD5 posts
 
Best value for money baby productWe got our Ava High Chair 6 years ago. 3 children later and still going strong. Fully adjustable for all the 3 kids as they grew from the time we started solids. Especially loved how easy it is to keep clean with the dishwasher tray and machine washable inserts.

If you are in the market for a high chair this is a must have. Show reply

Pitpat
PitpatTAS147 posts
 
Jayme
JaymeAdelaide
 

A child sitting in his high chair and eating pasta off a plate.

When is my baby ready to use a high chair?

Most babies can start using a high chair when they can sit upright unassisted. This is usually when they’re around 6 months old. They should have enough strength in their neck to support themselves and they should fit the high chair, which means they should be big enough to not slip through.

Some parents use an infant-to-toddler booster seat before their child is ready for a high chair. This is a portable seat that clips directly to a dining room chair.

High chair safety

Children can suffer a variety of injuries when using high chairs that are unstable or don’t have a safety harness. Children falling when trying to stand up in or climb in or out of the chair are the most common type of injury involving high chairs. Other dangers include body parts being trapped between the moving parts or gaps of a high chair, or children choking on easily detachable small parts.

The Australian Standard for high chairs (AS4684:2009) recommends features like a 5-point harness and warning labels on the high chair. However, this standard isn’t mandatory, so there are many sold in Australia that don’t comply with this standard. Some parents also look for the more comprehensive European Standard (EN 14988).

Look for a chair with a 5-point harness. This goes over your child’s shoulders, around their waist, and between their legs, and should be used at all times when they’re in the chair. If you choose another restraint system, make sure that it effectively restricts the child from standing up or slipping from a seated position.

How to use a high chair safely

  • Always use the harness or restraint system and make sure it’s adjusted to fit your bub.
  • Always supervise your child when they’re in a high chair, take them with you if you leave the room.
  • Stop your child from standing in or trying to climb out of or into the high chair.
  • Position the high chair at least half a metre away from windows, doors, curtains, cords, stoves, and any electrical appliances.
  • Don’t move the high chair while your baby is in it.
  • Make sure your baby’s hands and feet aren’t in the way when you adjust the chair.
  • Don’t use a high chair for nap time, as they’re not a safe place for your child to sleep.

What to consider when choosing a high chair

Type of high chair

This guide focuses on regular high chairs which have tall legs and a harness or restraint system to keep a baby upright. However, there are other types of chairs that might be useful to know about.

  • Hook-on high chairs are portable seats that can be attached to the edge of a dining table. They help free up space in a small area, are usually less costly than regular high chairs, and make for a great travel high chair.
  • When your child is a little older and doesn’t need a harness to sit upright in a chair safely, a junior chair can replace your high chair. These are elevated, small seats that let your child sit at the table with the family.

Construction

Look for a feeding chair with a sturdy build that can support the weight of your child. Consider the following points.

  • A high chair with a wider base profile may be more stable and balanced.
  • Legs that spread outward further than all the other parts of the chair are more stable than completely vertical legs.
  • Push on the seat and backrest of a high chair to see whether these squeak, move out of position, or collapse.

Adjustability

If you want a high chair that grows with your child, look for adjustable components that can accommodate your child as they grow bigger. Adjustable height, adjustable footrests, and a large or adjustable seat will be useful if you plan to use the chair for some years.

Adjustable height is also useful to make the chair match the seat or table you’re feeding from. You should also make sure that the mechanism that you use to adjust the height is out of your child’s reach and isn’t easy for a child to adjust.

A seat that can recline is also useful for younger babies who cannot sit upright for long. However, a reclined position should never be used when feeding your child solids.

Wheels

If you need a high chair with wheels, look for one with a brake lock, so you can keep the high chair in place while your bub is in it.

Tray

Look for a tray with a lip to catch spilled food and drink. A removable tray will let bub join you at the dinner table - just make sure the height of the chair is suitable for your dinner table so your baby isn’t left out of meal time.

Cleaning and maintenance

Your bub will probably be making plenty of mess in their high chair, so think about how easy a high chair will be to clean. Inspect the chair for nooks and crannies where food may get stuck and difficult to clean out. While lots of cushioning may make for comfy feeding time for your child, it’s often harder to clean.

Some high chairs also have trays that are dishwasher-safe and padding that’s machine washable.

Ease of use

If you’re going to be constantly moving the chair and storing it, make sure it’s not too heavy.

If you have mobility issues or suffer from back pain, then try looking for a high chair with better ergonomics so that it’s easier for you or a carer to get your child in and out of the high chair.

A foldable high chair is useful for easy storage. Check that it’s easy to fold and unfold, and whether it can lock in both positions.

Material

The aesthetics of your high chair may not be a huge priority, but you’ll find there to be a range of fabrics, colours and patterns on the market. Vinyl is easier to wipe clean, while darker colours and patterns may make stains less noticeable.

Cost

A baby high chair can cost anywhere from around $30 to over $600 for premium brands and models. You don’t have to fork out big bucks for a decent chair though; many of the top-rated high chairs on ProductReview.com.au cost between $150 and $250.

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