Make room at the table! From the first foods to meal nights in the years to come, there are sure to be so many wonderful family memories made around the dining table. Although your little one will graduate to a full-sized chair soon enough, quite a few meals will be taking place with a high chair at the table.
Here’s how to find a high chair or booster seat that works for baby—and you:
1. Do you have a small space? If your dining table already feels crowded with chairs, don’t worry about adding a new one—just opt for a compact high-chair option that can be securely attached to an existing chair.
2. Do you plan to use it long-term? Once your little one is ready for a full spot at the table, they may benefit from a bit of a boost. Search for a convertible high chair that can be used with its own tray or transformed into a booster for kids up to 50 lbs.
3. Are you going to need another high chair soon? If you’re planning or hoping for another baby to come along in the in the next couple of years, look for a convertible chair where the high chair portion can be used separately from the booster seat.
4. Is it simple for you? With how often you get little ones in an out of high chairs, it really helps to find one that will make your job easier. Look for trays, reclining functions and straps that can be adjusted with one hand.
5. Does it fit your aesthetic? It’s hard to avoid feeling like your space is now overrun by baby items—but it doesn’t always have to look that way. If you want to maintain the vibe of your dining room, go for a classic high chair with a wood base and neutral colors.
6. Do you want something portable? Rather than have friends and family store a high chair of their own for dinners over at their place, it can help to have a compact seat and tray combination to bring along for the littlest dinner guest.