In the past, the selection of highchairs available was limited to garishly coloured plastic monstrosities or impossible to store clumpy numbers.
Thankfully, the highchair market has expanded, offering parents more developed choices and models to suit all families.
A highchair is an essential piece of equipment when you have a young child, so it is important that you make the right choice.
I recently reviewed the Brother Max Scoop highchair and, while we all loved this highchair and it remains my personal favourite, I thought I'd take a look at some of the other options out there.
A lot of the highchairs on the market at the moment boast modern designs, with sleek curves and glossy plastics. While these are perfect for contemporary homes, they could stick out like a sore thumb in a home with a more traditional interior design. However, there are some great wooden highchairs available from retailers like Safetots that will fit right in with even the most classically decorated home.
The wooden safety highchair is a great option for those looking for a more traditional design. The walnut effect finish teamed with extra-long feet, safety harness and quick release strap combines both safety and style.
Another offering from Baby Dan is the angel highchair - perfect for those that are short on space. Boasting wide set legs to ensure complete stability, this highchair has been designed with safety in mind, so you can rest assured knowing that your little angel won’t come to any harm. Plus, you can simply fold it away when it’s not in use, freeing up essential space in your home.
The only downside to this highchair is that the comfort cushion is sold separately, adding an extra drain on your bank balance.
Every parent has experienced the nightmare of using a highchair that is too tall or too low for the table. This is a thing of the past with the Boon Flair Highchair. Along with a wide circular base, the chair has a built-in pneumatic lift so you can easily adjust it to the required height. In addition, the streamlined design means there are no cracks or crevices for food and dirt to harbour, improving hygiene and cleanliness.
It is available in a variety of colours, but I love the white and orange combo. I think it would look perfect in a contemporary kitchen or dining room, plus it’s a safe choice if you don’t know if you’re having a boy or a girl yet!
The Daily Mail recently reported that it costs a whopping £148,000 to raise a child till they are 18 years old. It is no wonder then that parents are keen to knock down this figure wherever they can. The Poppy highchair is a great way to do this as, rather than stashing it in the garage once your child has outgrown it, you can convert it into a child’s seat that is suitable for any child from 6 months to 5 years old.
If you’re looking to save even more money, you can find a number of these highchairs on eBay. The highchairs are new, so there’s no need to worry about what exactly ‘used’ will mean when it gets delivered.
What was your highchair of choice?! Would you recommend it to others? As always, I'd love to hear from you!