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Wooden High Chairs

Updated on September 23, 2010

Wooden High Chairs are Nice for Today's Babies

You may think of wooden high chairs as being an old-fashioned household product from the past. This classic, timeless quality is one factor which gives the wooden high chair its appeal. Your little one will look as happy, hungry, and sweet, as little children did in days gone by. As quality never goes out of style, this is certainly true for these chairs.

In addition to its timeless beauty and character, it is also a safe choice. The solid wood and fine construction mean wooden chairs are built to last. You can feel confident knowing your baby is sitting and enjoying his meals in one of the safest chairs ever made. It is also strong enough to hold a toddler, so he will not outgrow the chair after he has passed infancy. In fact, it is so long lasting he may pass it down to his own children.

Beauty and quality are the two factors which turn an everyday product into a product you want to own. When you are considering a high chair for your new baby or for a gift, an all-wood chair cannot be matched. It will remain in excellent condition long after he has grown out of it.

Finding Great Antique Wooden High Chairs

It has always been said that what is old will become new again in the future. Therefore, if you were to hang onto an item long enough, it would be most likely sought after again. This is true about a great many things, even baby furniture. It seems that there has now been an increasing demand for antique wooden high chairs.

There are several places that you can go to find these high chairs of the past. Believe it or not, they are not as quickly tossed aside as the ones of today are. The high chairs of the old days were often times passed down through generations. This means that the item can be pretty commonly found at antique stores. Another great place that you could possibly come across an antique wooden high chair is at an estate sale. If you are lucky, it is possible that you will run into one at a flea market or thrift store.

Because of the fact that these chairs can be so easily refinished and restored, they are highly sought after items. It is quite possible to obtain a chair that is in very good condition already. It is all a matter of knowing where you should be looking.

Wooden High Chair Pads for Children

Adult wooden dining chairs have comfortable seating pads, so why couldn’t there be smaller-sized, wooden high chair pads for children? Rest assured, there actually are a variety of chair pads available that can be adjusted to fit all wooden high chairs. Better than their adult-sized counterparts, many high chair cushion manufacturers recognize the need to create and manufacture pads that are colorful and most importantly, stain resistant.

While some wooden high chair pads are available in separate back and bottom-seating cushion styles, others are sold are one, single unit. Fastening securely, the goal of the high chair pad is to help your infant and/or toddler maintain an upright seating position; which is required when eating. This is very important to ensure your child’s chances of choking or having an object caught in his throat are significantly reduced. Additionally, children need to maintain an upright position so they stay alert and interested while eating.

A secondary function, high chair cushions also help little ones dine in comfort. This helps parents make sure there is plenty of time to have their children eat, without the problem of a child becoming fussy in an uncomfortable chair. Before purchasing a wooden high chair pad, make sure you measure the child’s seating area against the pad’s dimensions; to ensure a perfect fit.

Wooden Baby High chairs

There is a reason that fine dining room furniture is made of wood. It is because wood stands for quality and lasting beauty. The first baby high chairs in the world were made of wood and most discriminating people feel that the class and elegance of a wooden high chair not only matches the established décor, the high chair actually adds to the ambiance of the room.

There are many different designers and manufactures of wooden high chairs. L.A. Baby is a division of Amwan, a maker of fine children’s furniture. Their L.A. Baby Pull Up model is similar to the wooden high chairs most restaurants use. This means two things. This model is easy to use, and it can take a lot of punishment. It is also a style that is easy to get a child in and out of.  Plus, it is a type of high chair that most children are familiar with. And if you have kids, you know how difficult it can be to introduce anything different into your children’s routine.

Wooden high chairs can cost anywhere from under fifty dollars to thousands for a custom made chair. No matter what your budget, you will find the high chair that is right for you, your dining room and your baby.


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      mailliw 39 6 years ago

      How do I find out the value of an antique high chair dating back to the late 1800's - 1910. It is wooden with carving on the back. In good shape but missing the tray and foot rest.

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      Laura 7 years ago

      is there a store/website that has these cushions? I have an old highchair and the cushion I got for it was ruined after one trip to the washing machine. I bought it on I don't see them selling them anymore.