We Love, You Need: The Best High Chairs of 2013. Which One Should You Buy?

Ready to buy a high chair for Baby? Check out our expert and parent-tested reviews first! (19 Photos)

Kate Bayless on Feb 25, 2013 at 2:09PM

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Evenflo Modern 300


a Kate Bayless on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:26AM

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High Chair Stats
Weight range: 6 mo up to 40 lbs.
Chair weight: 22 lbs
Dimensions: 41.5 H" x 21.375"W x 30.75"D
Price: $85 
Get It Now: Target 

Expert Review: The Evenflo Modern 300, also sold as just the Evenflo Modern, is a simple, affordable high chair. The hard, white plastic seat is easy to wipe down, but the white or teal blue "pop foam" seat pad that it comes with offers very little in the way of comfortable padding. There's a crevice between the seat and the pad that attracts any and all crumbs. Six height positions and three levels of seat recline offer some versatility, but the two wheels make it tricky to move around the room. The tray is average size and comes with a decorative tray topper, but we found the topper difficult to remove. And while the tray offers four positions, they left the tray floppy -- especially the furthest out position, which allowed a whole inch of wiggle room.

Why we love it: affordable, simple

What we wish it had: a sturdier tray; more color options; easier to remove the tray topper; free-standing when folded; an easier way to move it around the room; smaller tray

Great for: a no-frills, no-fuss high chair; parents that don’t need to move it around very often

Bottom line: Though affordable, the Evenflo Modern 300 leaves us wishing for more user-friendly features.

Parent rating:  

"It's a very standard, plastic high chair with large, basic features, though it does have a cute tray design."

"While the material of the seat pad is very easy to wipe, cleaning the crevice between seat back and bottom is annoying…crumbs get stuck there. Also, I envision the nylon seat straps getting icky very quickly. Thankfully, those came out easily and seem like they can be thrown in the washer."

"Tthe tray is way too large. It doesn't fit in the dishwasher and is extremely hard to fit in my divided sink to hand wash. It's also hard to know when the tray is appropriately attached to the seat. There's no visual or audio cue to know it is safely fastened."

"The base/legs are too wide. It takes up too much space around the table and made it difficult for my other kids to get around it."

"I would have liked wheels on all four legs instead of just the front. We do a lot of moving around between rooms. This high chair was not easily mobile."

-- Keri and her 14-month-old, from Milwaukee, WI

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