The weaning journey can be a challenge, so you need all the help you can get. Whether you go for the baby-led process or the more traditional puree-based method, you need somewhere your little one can sit to eat. That should be a safe, secure space where they feel comfortable, so investing in a good quality high chair is essential for all parents. We've hand-picked 12 brilliant high chairs of all different types, shapes, and sizes so that you can find the perfect high chair solution for you and your family.
Hauck Alpha+ Wooden High Chair
Available in grey, white, or two kinds of wood finish, Hauck's Alpha+ is a chair that will work for a child from six months to teenage years. This is because the seat and footplate can be adjusted in height and depth to suit your child as they grow. The beauty of this chair's design is that your little one can sit at the dining table with you, or alternatively, you can buy a specially designed tray accessory to transform this into a standalone high chair.
Graco Snack N' Stow Compact High Chair
The Graco Snack N' Stow highchair is a simple solution ideal for families with limited space. It's very lightweight at just 5.4 kilograms and folds up when not in use, measuring only 15cm wide. When you do need to use it, there's a sizeable adjustable tray that can be removed for easy cleaning, an adjustable footrest, and the seat material is wipe-clean. From a safety point of view for younger babies, this has a five-point harness.
Bebe Style Classic 2-in-1 High Chair
Our most affordable choice, the Bebe Style Classic High Chair, is an excellent option for families on a budget. It has an all-plastic seat, which is a very hygienic design, a five-point safety harness, and a removable tray. When your child grows out of this high chair, you can take the tray off, remove the lower parts of the metal legs and it converts into a handy junior chair.
Zopa Wooden Dolce High Chair
Available in a range of lovely, muted colours, this modern designer option is one of the best looking high chairs we've seen. Aside from its good looks, it has a three-position adjustable tray, two position/height options and can be turned into a small chair by taking away the tray and removing the lower part of the legs. On a practical note, the tray top can go through the dishwasher, and there is a safety harness.
Red Kite Baby Feed Me High Chair
Another compact, foldable option, this closes down to just 123cm by 66cm by 15cm and weighs in at a lightweight 5 kilograms. The padded vinyl seat is excellent for baby's comfort but is also practical as it can be wiped clean. The tray has a handy flip-over design, and there is an adjustable footrest too. The specs are completed with a full five-point safety harness. We've picked the pink option, but other colours are available also.
Bebe Style Hilo Multi-Function Foldable High Chair
This cheerful option has a handy removable tray with a cup holder that is sectioned, so perfect for baby-led weaning to put small portions to hand for your little one to grab. There is a three-position reclining seat that's fully padded and made of wipe-clean vinyl. This offers six height adjustments and folds up for easy storage. This can also convert to a low chair when your child gets older.
Safetots Simply Safe Folding Wooden High Chair
Suitable from six to 36 months, this option from Safetots is perfect for anyone looking for a wooden chair that folds up. Made from strong and durable natural wood, it has a wipe-clean tray that has a flip-over design, so you can choose the use the tray, or have your baby sit at the dining table with you. It comes assembled and ready to use and has a five-point safety harness built-in.
Chicco Polly Easy 4 Wheels High Chair
Suitable for babies aged from six months up to a maximum weight of 15 kilograms, this high chair's USP is its four-wheel, which makes manoeuvring it around a lot easier. It folds up for compact storage and boasts three backrest positions and three footrest positions. The tray is removable for easy cleaning, and it has a wide, comfortable seat that wipes clean and available in a unicorn design, or this neutral leaves and birds pattern.
FoxHunter 3-in-1 Baby High Chair
This unusual-looking option has a clever three-in-one design. It can be used an ordinary high chair with a tray; then the tray can be removed so that this can be pulled up to a dining table. Finally, the chair comes apart, and the bottom section can be separated to be used as a tiny table that's perfectly proportioned to the chair. The tray has a removable top layer, and there's a five-point safety harness.
Maxi-Cosi Minla Baby High Chair
This high-end option is pricey, but it can be used from before your baby is sitting properly, thanks to the soft and supportive newborn inlay right up to around the age of six, so you can enjoy years of use from this chair. It's also incredibly adjustable with five different recline positions, four tray position and nine height options. The chair has water repellent fabric, and the zip-off cover is machine-washable. This also folds up if you need to tuck it out of the way.
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Mamas and Papas Snax Adjustable Baby High Chair
With six height and three recline positions, this is another flexible option that boasts back wheel casters for easy manoeuvrability. There's a five-point safety harness, an adjustable tray with an insert that can be removed for cleaning or when you want to fold this down for storage. This high chair has a net storage basket underneath, handy to keep wet wipes and the like in, and the charming rainbow seat cover is made of PVC coated fabric.
Summer Infant Sit 'n Style Booster Seat
Finally, we're highlighting a slightly different product for anyone who is super short on space or wants a portable high chair option. This is a feeding and booster seat in one that folds down for easy, one-handed carrying. There's a three-point restraint system with chair straps for safety, and you'll find storage space under the seat to keep your feeding essentials.
Which high chair is right for you and your little one is going to depend on how much space you have and what kind of style you like. If you have the space to have a high chair out all the time, our overall staff pick, the Hauck Alpha+ Wooden High Chair, comes recommended as an item of furniture that looks great and will grow with your child.
If you need a solution that will fold down to be tucked away when not in use, then you have a lot of really great options open to you. Our favourite is the Graco Snack N' Stow Compact High Chair which is lightweight at 5.4 kilograms and folds down to a compact 15cm.
Alternatively, if you're looking to invest in something that can be used after your baby no longer needs a high chair, the FoxHunter 3-in-1 Baby High Chair breaks down into a child's table and chair set when you're done with the high chair side of things.