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Choosing the Right High Chair for your Baby: How Much Money Should You Spend?

Updated on July 27, 2011

So Many Choices

A high chair can be a significant purchase for a parent. It's only used for a short time, but needed daily for those few months. There are so many different styles on the market with so many different gadgets that it can be overwhelming. How do you pick out the right high chair for your baby?

Consider Your Needs

I was given a beautiful wooden high chair for my daughter. I loved it but it wasn't practical. I was able to use it while I fed my baby, but when she started feeding herself, it didn't work as well. It was harder to clean and didn't have any restraints to keep her from climbing out of it. I could buy straps for it separately but I decided to replace it with a high chair that was more practical. Now I realize that not all high chairs are the same and you have to find the one that fits your needs best.

I would recommend choosing a high chair that is easy to clean, has seat restraints and a padded seat for your baby. Other considerations would depend on your personal preferences. Do you want a portable high chair to take to relatives or friends' houses? Some models fold up small enough to fit in the trunk of a car.

Consider the size of your kitchen. How much room do you have for a high chair? You not only have to allow room for it to fit but also to be able to manuever around it when it's not in use. There are slim high chairs that work great in apartments or small kitchens. And then there are the mini-vans of high chairs that come with a lot of accessories but also take up a lot of room.

You will also want to think about how you will use it. Will it just be for eating or will you put the baby in it while you work in the kitchen or other parts of the house? Some models come with wheels to make them easy to move. They also have larger trays so that you can put toys on them. Of course, the more additions that come with the high chair, the higher the price. That's why it's important to know what features you need and what you won't use.

Booster Seat vs High Chair

Some parents prefer booster seats they can put in regular chairs instead of high chairs. That way, the baby can sit at the table with the other members of the family. This is a great option, but there are things to consider here, too. The baby will have greater reach for what is on the table. They will also be able to toss their food onto other plates. On the plus side, they will be able to interact with everyone else and learn table manners by watching others. A booster seat doesn't take up as much space which can be a priority in a small home. Once again, you have to consider what works best for you and your child.

Going Shopping

Once you decide what type of high chair you need, the next step is to shop around. There are many brands that have the same features at a lower cost than their fancier competition. Getting the most for your money is every parent's goal. That way, you know you got the right high chair for you and your baby.


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      7 years ago

      Good hub

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      Reynold Jay 

      7 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I admit it--I don't neeed a high chair at all--however

      Keep up the great HUBS. I must give this an “Up ONE and Useful.” I'm always following you! RJ

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