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You don't need this piece of equipment until your baby begins to eat solid foods, usually around six months of age. Still, you might want to start evaluating the many options. For instance, do you prefer wood or plastic? Some models can be folded for easy storage or adjusted to accommodate a growing child. Some have wheels, while others are stationary.
In general, look for a sturdy, easy-to-clean high chair that features a strong safety belt. Also check out the locking and release mechanism for the food tray -- it should be easy for an adult to operate, preferably with one hand, yet hold secure while your baby is eating.