Hello everyone and welcome back to www.ababysfirstshoes.com. Today our topic is High Chairs. I remember my 3 kids high chair. That’s right I said chair. It got passed down from one to the next. What can I say I bought a good one. OK enough about me. As parents, we know the importance of a good high chair.
You put the baby in the high chair and you look away and somehow they are squirming out of the chair. That is the way it used to be anyway. The high chairs in the 70’s ( when I had my kids ) were not quite as safe as they are today. There are several styles of high chairs and we will review each of them in just a moment. So without further a due lets get started.
Different Types of High Chairs
With all the brands out there you might ask What’s the best high chair?. There are several types of high chairs I will present you with four different types and the pros and cons of each. The First one will be the Graco Blossom LX 6-in-1 Convertible Highchair.
This is a High Chair the will grow with your child. The tray is easily removed with one hand. The Graco Blossom LX has three reclining positions along with six height adjustments that make feeding easy. The seat pad is premium leatherette it is machine washable and comfortable.
- Lots of configurations
- comfortable seat
- Grows with your child
- Convertible 3 and 5 point harness
- Lots of crevices for food to get stuck in
- Harness straps are rough woven making them a little difficult to clean
- For some the price
The next high chair up is the Cosco Simple Fold Deluxe High Chair. This design is timeless the materials have changed but not it’s classic design. This functional beauty has a fun Character Theme. It is easy to clean and folds flat for storage. Equipped with a three point harness it will keep your baby secure. Recommended up to 50 pounds.
- Easy clean up
- Folds flat for storage or take along
- The fixed position Leans too far back for some
- Seat does not recline
The Third type of high chair is the Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair. This model has everything that a full size high chair has only in a portable size. The tray’s deep dish design helps keep the food on the tray not on the floor, and the full size tray is adjustable. With a five point harness and a three position reclining back your baby will be safe and comfortable
Clean up is a breeze. The seat the tray and bonus tray insert are all dishwasher safe. The seat Padding and harness are machine washable. These features are important if you know how trying it can be transition from you feed the child to the child learning to feed themselves.
- Seat fits on most restaurant or dining room chairs
- Size makes it easy and convenient to take along
- Design makes clean up simple and easy
- Comfortable and functional
- There’s a gap in the side of the tray that may catch the tiny fingers
Last but not least is the Summer Infant Pop and Sit Portable Booster. This chair is perfect for a trip to a friends house. A day at the beach or the park. Perfect for camping or any out-of-doors activity. When you are done feeding your baby simply remove the tray and toss it in the dish washer for quick and easy clean-up
When it’s time to go just fold the seat place it in the carrying case and away you go no mess no hassle. This portable lightweight design makes it perfect for any active family.
- Pops open and sets up in seconds
- Lightweight and easy to transport with the over the shoulder carrying case
- Removable tray is dish washer safe
- Great for active lifestyle
- Seat harness is attached low on the back giving young ones a little too much room to move
As parents our number one priority is our child’s safety. Any product you purchase for your baby should not only be functional but safe as well. In the old days ( 1980’s ) High chairs we not as safe as they are today. The regulations were shall we say lacking .
It seemed as if Companies were more interested in making profit over Child safety. Thankfully things have come a long way. Safety regulations have changed and are still changing. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) directs the Commission to issue standards for durable infant or toddler products.
According to the Federal Register The Daily Journal of The United States Government. A high chair is described as follows. As described by American Society for Testing and Materials ” ASTM F404-18 defines a “high chair” as “a free standing chair for a child up to 3 years of age which has a seating surface more than 15 in. above the floor and elevates the child normally for the purposes of feeding or eating.” The ASTM standard further specifies that a high chair may be sold with or without a tray, have adjustable heights, or recline for infants.”.
It is important that you know these regulations and where to find them. Remember when asking the question What’s the best high Chair. You will also want to know is the high chair safe.
Our Favorite Ones
I am an old-fashioned type so my first pick is the Cosco Simple Fold Deluxe High Chair. My motto is if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. This Classic style has served babies and moms for decades now and there is no sign of it going away any time soon.
My second pick would be Summer Infant Pop and Sit Portable Booster. This portable folding makes life on the go that much easier. It comes with a carrying case and straps to attach it securely to any dining chair
My Final Thoughts
As you can see there are many different types of high chairs. I hope that I have answered any questions you may have had. I hope that with the information that I have shared with you that you are equipped with the knowledge to make an informed decision.
If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I will reply as soon as possible. Until next time have a blessed day.