How To Choose A High Chair? A Buyer’s Guide

Helen Skeates
Helen Skeates
6 min read

It’s critical that you spend some time in the high chair with your child once you’ve decided he or she is ready to begin solid food feedings. In order to have a safe and enjoyable feeding experience, both you and your baby need to be in the same chair. Babies are more inclined to try new meals when they feel secure in your presence. Eating and swallowing can be done safely and comfortably when significant (core) muscular support is provided by a chair that is well-designed.

How to Choose a High Chair

As a parent, it might be difficult to know which High Chair is best for your child. For the first few months at least, most new parents find it relaxing and comfortable to hold their newborn baby in their arms. Your baby will likely be too heavy and busy to eat in your lap by the time he or she is 4 to 8 months old. Now is the perfect time to begin planning for a high chair for your child. A wide variety of high chair models, styles, and brands are available for purchase at Bubs n Grubs Baby Store. Choosing a high chair for your child boils down to three factors: safety, convenience, and comfort.

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High Chair Safety

Safety is the most important consideration when purchasing any form of baby or toddler furniture. Before purchasing a high chair, consider your child’s age, weight, and activity level. You want to make sure that the chair is big enough for your child to sit comfortably, but also secure enough that they can’t get up or fall out of the chair themselves.

In order to keep youngsters safe and secure, all of our high chairs have adjustable waist and crotch straps or crotch bars. Aside from that, the tray helps keep your child in position. However, we advise not relying solely on the tray as a kind of security. Preventing injuries by using both the tray and restraints when the infant is seated is essential. In addition, parents must never leave their children alone in a high chair without supervision.

The Construction of High Chairs

A decent high chair should be stable so that the child does not fall out of it while they are sitting in it. The bottom of the chair’s legs should be wide enough to tolerate a little rocking or movement without the chair tipping. It is possible to customize several of our high chairs to fit your child’s height and weight. Before putting your child in the chair, double-check that all of the adjustable components are securely in place.

When purchasing a high chair, you should also consider the material. Models constructed of wood, plastic, metal, or a mixture of these materials are available. Make sure you pick a material that is long-lasting and easy to clean. In addition, you may want to think of the color scheme of your kitchen or dining room, and find a model that matches your decor.

A variety of high chairs are available…

Basic metal or plastic-frame highchairs

These high chairs are basic and inexpensive. Some dishwasher-safe trays are included in the package. Some may not be dishwasher-safe and may not have a “lip” to catch spilt food and drink. Others may not be dishwasher-safe. They are light and affordable. Some of them fold up for convenient transport and storage. Your infant will be less comfortable and more likely to create a mess while eating if you choose a less expensive option.

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Full-featured highchairs

Totally Uncut With the basic types above, highchairs also include additional amenities like soft seats and wheels that make it easy to maneuver about the house. They’ll have removable trays that can be put on and taken off in a matter of seconds. Protect and store trays safely in the dishwasher. They’ll be able to modify the height of the seat and, in some cases, recline it. This is a 360-degree rotation for some!

Hook-on highchairs

Many families like the convenience of a table-attached chair. Using the hook-on seats frees up room in a small location and is very easy to move about. As an added bonus, they’re less expensive than comparable highchairs with more features. some of these will rotate 360 degree’s so you can have baby face you whilst feeding.

Timber or Wooden highchairs

Timber / Wooden highchairs, especially collapsible variants, are a popular choice. For a long time, less expensive models had a seat that was too deep and a footrest that was too low for a child to sit in them comfortably. Good quality ones will also include a plastic type tray to catch food or a lip in the tray to catch spills, and these can frequently be adjusted to grow with your child.

High Chair Convenience

Since toddlers may be a real pain, we recommend looking for a chair with features that make life easier for the parents. For example, the Babyhood Tangy HighChair has a dishwasher-safe tray that can be removed. Using this method makes cleaning up a breeze. Castor wheels of the Babyhood Keira High-Chair make it easy to move the chair around. Having the ability to cook while keeping an eye on your child is a terrific perk for parents. When the chair isn’t being used, make sure the wheels are securely locked.

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If you know what you want, shopping for a high chair at Bubs n Grubs Baby Store is a breeze. If you’re in the market for a high chair, safety should be your top consideration, followed by quality and ease of use. Bubs n Grubs Baby Store provides the highest-quality high chairs with a variety of useful features at an affordable price.

We only sell products from reputable companies that make an effort to ensure that their products are safe and up to Australian Standards.

Our product specialists are experts in both our products and our clients’ individual needs, so don’t hesitate to stop by our shop or contact the team to get a personalized recommendation for you.

Helen Skeates

Helen Skeates

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