Is your baby confidently sitting up on his own? He may be ready for feeding on a highchair. Having a high chair allows you to feed your child while you yourself eat at the dining table. It also introduces your child to eating as part of family life.
There’s a huge selection of highchairs available on the market and it is easy to get overwhelmed. Don’t let all the fancy features fool you. The most important things to look for are (1) safety(2) functionality and (3) comfort.
Look for an EN14988 Safety certification if you want to be sure that the product has passed the most stringent European standards for high chairs. Such products have been tested for stability, mechanical strength, and quality of parts used. Look for a 5-point harness that prevents your baby from falling out of the chair when you are not looking.
Some of the best high chairs for babies are designed for ultimate comfort. They have multiple height adjustments, meal tray positions, foot rest positions, and back rest positions to grow with your baby. Certain models even have recline angles perfect for resting or reading a story. There is adequate padding to ensure that your child can sit comfortably for long periods.
Life with a baby can be messy, so you want a high chair that is easy to maintain. Look for a high chair that can be wiped clean.A removable double tray an also be helpful if you want to be able to pop the tray in the dishwasher for thorough cleaning after a messy meal. If space is an issue, you might also need to find a chair that can be folded and stored. Choose a baby high chair with a smart folding function that allows you to pack it away within seconds so you can free up space in between meal times.