From your baby's first bite of sweet potato puree to your toddler's fun with finger foods, you need a high chair that's sturdy, comfy, easy to clean, can grow with your child and -- let's be honest here -- not a total eyesore. Our parent testers and gear expert put 18 models to the test to help you find the best high chair for your baby. Now, who's hungry?
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High Chair Stats
Weight range: 6mo. up to 3 yrs/50 lbs.
Chair weight: 21 lbs.
Dimensions: 43H x 23"W x 34"D; folded - 26.18"H x 21.26"W x 11.62"D
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Expert Review: The Graco TableFit may look like your standard, no frills plastic high chair, but it's got some features that make it stand out from the pack. An included infant seat pad and 3-position seat recline make this high chair ideal for beginning eaters, while the eight different height options mean your child join you at the table, no matter how high or low it is. Another highlight: the tray. The TableFit comes with a small, 5" x 14" snack tray as well as a large 19" x 10.5" tray which clips on top of the snack tray, has a built-in cup holder, a dishwasher-safe tray insert and three possible positions. The padded, plastic seat does a decent job of balancing comfort, style and cleanability. Two large, easy-to-access buttons fold the seat in half and it stands alone for convenient storage. At just over 20 lbs, the TableFit is lightweight and easy to move, and it showed no signs of tipping with our leaning toddler test.
Why we love it: large tray with built-in cup holder; compact fold up; stands on its own when folded; snack tray; seat recline
What we wish it had: a place to store the tray when high chair is folded
Great for: parents who need to fold up and store the high chair frequently; parents looking for an affordable high chair
Bottom line: An affordable plastic high chair with a good blend of features, comfort and compact folding.
"The high chair is so practical for everyday use! Not only does it move up and down to fit the height of the breakfast table or kitchen island, it also is able to lean back and forth in order to help with eating and drinking bottles."
"This has to be one of the easiest high chairs to clean -- there's a snack tray underneath which acts as a tummy harness and then a top tray with another tray that disassembles to clean after snacking. The seat is wipeable and machine washable and the tray itself is able to be cleaned in the dishwasher for very easy cleanup."
"It's super price friendly -- this is a useful high chair that won't blow your budget."
-- Eileen and her 8-month-old, from Delray Beach, FL