We surveyed 45 mommies who used a total of 8 different brands of high chairs. Here are our main findings:
- 35% of mommies are users of the IKEA Antilop, making it the most commonly used high chair.
- 15.6% of mommies are users of the Stokke Tripp Trapp, making it the next most commonly used high chair.
- The top 3 main considerations when purchasing a high chair are safety, ease of cleaning and the presence of a footrest.
In this article, we list the best high chairs you can find in the market, and where you can get them. Read on for their pros and cons now!
Who Am I
Hello! I’m Serene, a mom of one successful baby who went through Baby-Led-Weaning (BLW). I have tried several high chairs at home, at people’s homes and in restaurants or cafes. High chairs vary in weight, price and longevity. Some high chairs can grow with your child, while some are suitable for the first few years of a child’s life. From a BLW perspective, I have my personal favourite, the IKEA high chair. This could differ based on your needs.
To gather a more comprehensive view of high chairs, we surveyed 45 mommies who used 9 different brands of high chairs. With their help, we consolidated the different high chairs mommies use, and described their pros and cons for you.
Why Do You Need a High Chair?
Best Baby High Chairs
- Easy to clean (can wash down in the toilet)
- Simple Design (suits many house interiors!)
- Easy to assemble/disassemble
- No footrest (can be solved by buying accessories)
- Toddlers or adults might trip over the legs
- Lightweight & move easily
Hawker centres – they are commonly found in Singapore and food prices are more affordable. Just like hawker centres, the IKEA high chair was found to be the most commonly used high chair. It is also very affordable – SGD 35.
After considering its price and advantages, there is no doubt why 35.6% of our mommies love this very affordable high chair!
Mommies mainly loved the IKEA high chair because it’s easy to clean, affordable and lightweight.
Mommies mainly disliked the IKEA high chair for its lack of footrest. This can be solved by purchasing an add-on footrest.
- Comes with footrest
- Easy to wipe down
- Sleek design
- Safety aspect (stable)
- Durable, grows with the child
- Can slide under the table and be pushed in
Just like 1-star Michelin restaurants, the Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair is made of premium quality material and is pricier than most high chairs.
Mommies, who bought the Stokke Tripp Trapp, loved it for its footrest, and ease of cleaning. It helps that it can grow old with the child too. They loved the sleek design of it, and how stable and durable they were. However, they did not like how most accessories – baby set and 5-point harness – needed to be bought separately.
- Safety aspect (stable base)
- More affordable option for a high chair that grows with the baby
- Easy to wipe down
- Footrest included
- Baby set and 5-point harness included
- Can’t slide under the table for easy keeping
Decent Restaurants – premium food, but is usually more affordable than 1-star Michelin restaurants.
Just like decent restaurants, the HAUCK Alpha+ Wooden High Chair is slightly expensive and is the strongest competitor to the Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair. They are usually compared because of their similar wooden finishing, their inclusion of a footrest and the longevity of it – growing old with the child. They are strong enough to be sat by adults too!
Their main difference would have to be their price and the base of the high chair. The HAUCK is slightly cheaper, with accessories included, but it is bulkier than the Stokke. We would recommend going for the Stokke if you prefer the sleeker design and have the budget.
- Can be used to teach baby to sit
- Soft base
- Easy to clean
- Removable tray stores neatly under the booster seat
- Can be used on the floor as well
- Doesn’t grow with the child
Takeaways – can be brought around everywhere and consumed anytime. Just like takeaways, the Ingenuity Baby Base 2-in-1 is loved for its portability. It can be used anywhere in the house and can be easily carried somewhere else.
It is a baby booster and toddler seat in one. Mommies loved it because it is easy to clean and babies can use it from 6 months onwards when they are trying to sit upright. It can also serve as a portable high chair, giving you the ease of bringing it around when going to your friend’s, parents’ place, etc.
What to Look Out For When Buying a High Chair?
14 out of 45 mommies stated that safety and security is the first factor they considered when looking to buy a highchair. Other important considerations are ease of assembling and aesthetics of the chair.
Thoughts on High Chairs
We hope that through this article, we were able to give you the information you need to purchase a suitable high chair.
Frequently Asked Questions About High Chairs
When should I buy a high chair?
I personally bought a high chair when my daughter was around 6 months old. At 6 months old, babies typically sit on their own and start eating solids. I feel that would be the perfect time to purchase a high chair.
When can a baby sit in a high chair?
A baby can typically sit upright in a high chair once they are around 4 to 6 months old. They will often show some signs of readiness with regard to their posture, head control, ability to grab objects, and interest in food!
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