What sort of highchair should I buy?

There are various highchairs on the market answering different needs. When making your selection make sure highchairs conform to current safety standards.

Lightweight folding highchairs

  • Value-for-money, easy to fold metal frames make these ideal for travelling and packing in the back of a car.
  • They fold down to 122 x 56 x 21 cm or 71 x 74 x 35 cm.
  • A lightweight pine version weighs 4.7 kg.
  • They may have a fixed easy-clean tray or a detachable one with three adjustable positions.
  • They have padded wipe-clean PVC seats for extra comfort.
  • Weighs between 5.4 kg - 8 kg.

Convertible highchairs

These have a long life as they are designed to work as a highchair for your baby before converting into a low chair and table as he/ she becomes a toddler up to the age of around three years old.

  • Low chair seat height from 25 cm - 28 cm. Low table seat height 43 cm - 45 cm.
  • Usually available in sturdy wood - either pine of beech.
  • A shaped wipe - clean cushion can be bought separately.
  • Comes with a crutch strap plus D-strings for securing a safety harness which may be sold separately.
  • Either has a removable wipe clean tray or a detachable wooden one.
  • Overall weight between 10.5 kg - 12 kg

Adaptable multi-level folding highchairs

Depending on how luxurious the model, it will feature four to seven height adjustments. This allows you to adjust it from a conventional highchair position to table level when your toddler is older.

  • Adjustable three position backrest and footrest for extra comfort
  • Padded wipe-clean seats
  • May be freestanding when folded
  • Frame easily folds flat for storage and travel
  • Seat height from 64 cm down to 29 cm
  • Weighs between 9 kg - 12 kg

Safety First

  • While in the highchair your baby should be secured at all times with the harness supplied or an approved harness complying with BS 6684.
  • Highchairs should also conform to BS5799.
  • Never leave your child in the highchair unattended.
  • Do not use the highchair on a slippery or raised surface. When folded it should be kept out of children's reach. Take special care when getting your child in or out of the highchair.
  • View our online range of highchairs here

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