How High a Price for a High Chair?

In about a month, we'll be starting solids so it was time I went high chair shopping.  I've learned that in the land of baby products, its very hard to get away from hideously ugly eyesores but thankfully that isn't the case in the high chair department.  There seems to be plenty of decent looking options.  Hooray for good design.

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So the question is - which one do I go for?  Ultra cheap Ikea Antilop, middle of the road Even flo Modern or high end Stokke Tripp Trapp?  Or maybe you have another suggestion?

I think I've ruled out the Ikea but the price is so low, its tempting!  I like how the Evenflo model folds should we want to put it away when company comes over. The Stokke's ability to grow with baby is a nice feature but I'm not sure how often we'd use it once she is able to sit in a real chair.

Whichever we buy, we will be using it a lot so I don't mind splurging if its worth it but the high end price on the Stokke does seem a bit much. Decisions, decisions.

Which one do you have?  What did you like and hate about it? What do you think?


99 comments:

  1. My daughter is six and still happily/comfortably sits in her Tripp trapp. I also enjoy having more chairs available for grown ups when we have company. Well worth the money, in my book!

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  2. We had a Fisher Price one that wasn't too horrible looking. In hindsight, I wish I had gone with something a little easier to clean. Ours had a removable cushion with straps that wove through the cushion. It was a nightmare to keep clean because food always slipped into the holes for the straps. At the same time, I LOVED our Fisher Price booster seat and wish I had never gone with a high chair to begin with - easy to clean, strapped to a regular kitchen chair and fairly low profile so it didn't scream "high chair!" http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000DEW8N

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    1. This exactly! We have the Graco version of the Evenflo & while it's great for the foldability--well, we never really put it away when company is over. It's sort of a pain to clean w/ the straps & cushion, though not sure of this Evenflo model will have the same issue.

      In hindsight, I would've just gotten just one of those Fisher Price booster chairs that strap on to a regular chair & can boost up to 3 heights (tray table included)! If you do go the highchair route, I do recommend ALSO getting one of those booster chairs for when you go to someone's house or some place that doesn't have highchairs available!

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    2. We LOVE our Fisher Price Booster seat. It doesn't have a cover so you can easily wipe it down after each meal, the tray is small enough to fit into the sink to wash (so you know you can really get it clean), it is small and foldable so you can put away when company comes, AND it travels well because it is so light. We have a peanut of a daughter and the adjustable straps, tray, and height have worked for us for every age. She is 2 now and sits in it as a booster seat w/out the tray. Number 2 is on the way and we plan to buy another one for her. I can't say enough good things about it!

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  3. The IKEA one is annoying because you keep on tripping over the legs that go past the seat. I stubbed my toes so many times at my in-laws place. We had the TripTrap for both kids. It was the best chair ever. We loved that it pulls right up to the table and the kids felt like they were part of family. We kept it until my second child turned four. They may be able to sit on a regular chair, however, most chairs are still too low, so you'd need some type of booster, plus the TripTrap is much easier to clean and doesn't wobble/fall over like a real chair can when they climb on it.
    It was worth all the money for us, because you also get a really good resale value on it on Craigslist even after years of use. We sold ours at 60% of original price after 5 years of use. If I may suggest one things: Skip the harness accessory, the bar is fine, unless you have a climber.

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  4. I have the Svan and love it. I recently bought a two pedestal table and am having trouble pushing the chair in but that may have happened with any of the above options. If I had to do it over again I would look at below options as well.

    http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/new-from-culdesac-the-ovo-high-157313

    Something similar to this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/151565697/shabby-chic-turquoise-high-chair?ref=shop_home_active

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  5. I just want to suggest that whatever you pick out is sturdy and safe for the baby (not crazy about the Ikea chair) and easy to clean. One of my babies was extra messy and I would hose down the chair outside in the summer or clean it in the bath tub...yes she was THAT bad.

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  6. We didn't have room for a high chair and use the fisher price booster, I love that it can tuck under the table. For a few months we had both girls in them :)

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    1. I like the booster seats but we often eat at our kitchen counter vs. the dining room table so its just not a practical option for us.

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  7. We used the IKEA one for two children and never had a complaint! Yes, it's cheap and probably could be better made, but it worked for us and I'd do it all over again.

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  8. We had a different Ikea one and were constantly tripping over the legs! Annoying! I'd get the Stokke--I know a bunch of people who love them and you can use it for many, many years!

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    1. Thats exactly what i dont like about the Ikea one. Im sure I'd kill myself on it!

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  9. If you really like the Tripp Trapp, have you considered a Keekaroo? It's similar in that it's an adjustable high chair that will grow with your child, and about $100 less. (Sadly, it doesn't come in that gorgeous aqua though.)

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    1. I don't really love the look of the Tripp Trapp - it just gets so many positive reviews, its hard not to consider it. It looks kind of weird to me :)

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  10. I have the one from Ikea (for at my parents house who live an hour away) and the Stokke for at home. The Aesthetics of the Tripp Trapp drew me in. Its also pretty easy to clean. I also purchased the tray. The whole thing was expensive, but I have a one bedroom apartment, so there was no place to hide something I didn't like visually. The Ikea chair (which I didn't know about when I bought the Stokke) is also really cute, cleans up so easily and is aesthetically pleasing. Those would be my two votes!

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  11. We have the Antilop and it is fabulous. Plus you literally cannot beat the price...anywhere. The only complaint I've ever heard about it is that people trip over the legs. Never been a problem at my house. The legs aren't any further apart than your second highchair option.

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  12. no baby yet so i cannot comment with real experience, but we went with a basic one from babies r us that can fold up, it's probably fisher price or something, i don't remember. while i really liked the look of some of the others (tripp trapp), i couldn't justify the price. the one we got can easily be folded up and put away, which was important to me (no closets on the first floor of our house, so finding room for baby storage has difficult!) one negative i have heard about the ikea high chair is that it doesn't have a place for baby to put their feet.

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  13. Another blog I follow has this one and it looks really nice:
    http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Sprout-Chair-Taupe-Birch/dp/B003AM8CLO

    Although now that I see it, it costs the same as the Stokke.
    I'd also consider those boosters that you attach to the table, Chezerbey uses one of those!
    I don't have kids so that's all I know :)

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    1. I have the Oxo one! We bought it for the 3rd/final baby because our old one was so nasty there was no way it could be saved. I have to say that I LOVE this one and cannot say enough good things about it. I am constantly so amazed that the white tray stays white- no matter how much red sauce (or whatever) is on there when he's eating. It never stains! Our old high chair tray was permanently stained and never looked clean. This one is amazingly easy to clean and looks really good- and I bought it from a local baby discount store for half the retail price!

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    2. We have the Oxo one too and it is super easy to clean, looks nice and converts into a toddler chair. Also love the ability to take the tray off with one hand. The brace between the legs keeps your baby from slipping down even if you don't use the straps. Agree about the ease of use to clean, everything from finger paint to red sauce comes off with ease even after 19 months of use!

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  14. Yeah, we used some kind of booster one for the longest time before we got a high chair. We started solids at 4 months and our kiddo wasn't really too solid on the sitting up unassisted front yet. http://www.mystrollers.com/shop/product.aspx?ref=froogle&sku=410411301&gclid=CPP5lpu6u7cCFfHm7AodF3IASw
    The Mamas & Papas Baby Snug is what we used and it worked out really, really well. We didn't have to go high chair shopping for like 3 more months!

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    1. Sorry...that non-hyperlinked link was supposed to take you to the Mamas & Papas baby snug!

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    2. I actually have the snug already - its great for her to sit up and watch us eat but the tray is really tiny so I'd like to have a little more of a splatter gaurd :) Plus we often eat at our kitchen counter so I wouldn't want to put her on top.

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  15. We have the Tripp Trapp and love it to death. It was such a stretch for us to buy it, but we haven't regretted it for a second. We used a chair that clipped to the table for about the first 6 months that she ate solids, then we moved her to the Tripp Trapp. We didn't have the baby attachment, she just went right into using the straps. I have a thing about her sitting with us at the table, not off to the side, so the tripp trap solved that problem. I love that she is part of the family and sits at the table with us. I also like that I don't have a separate tray to take off and clean each time she eats. After about a year of using it, the paint has chipped off a few places, but nothing major. Would buy another in a heart beat (but I don't think i'll have to as it will last for a very long time!)

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  16. We wish we would have just went for the kind that attaches to the chair. At only two my sweet girl prefers to be on the big girl chair on her own - and she can handle it. I didn't think the high chair or even the follow up seat kind was worth the splurge. We just didn't get tons of use out of it.

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  17. My niece didnt use her highchair for very long. Once she was a stronger sitter, they moved her to a booster chair with a tray that attaches to a regular chair!

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  18. I fed both my babies in their car seat until they could sit on their own and then we used the Ikea high chair. It's lasted through both kids and probably a third. I've loved it. And I didn't want to spend a lot because, like others have said, once they know the table is an option, they want to sit at the table!

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  19. If I had it to do over, I'd just get one that attaches to a chair.

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  20. We never got a highchair.

    I used a booster and loved not having an extra chair in the eating area. Example: http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Healthy-Deluxe-Booster-White/dp/B001GQ2RWQ/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header

    We also used a hook on chair when eating at the counter and going out (found most highchairs at restaurants were filthy).
    Example: Chicco Caddy Hook On Chair (http://www.amazon.com/Chicco-Caddy-Hook-Chair-Red/dp/B000A7V1EM/ref=sr_1_12?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1369837426&sr=1-12)

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  21. Best high chairs I loved were the ones that hung off the counter or table , second to that would be one that clips onto a normal dining chair, we had a couple high chairs with our kids but having done daycare for 10 years in my home the small ones are better especially so you can take them along with you , better option.

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    1. snap! we have the Phil&Ted Me Too & LOVE it! It clips to almost anything & when it needs a wash i throw it in the dishwasher! It's amazing & was such good value for money!

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  22. http://www.squidoo.com/hookonhighchairs
    awesome option

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  23. We're about to have kiddo #3, and I'm definitely planning to get the Tripp Trapp. We've always done the strap-to-another-chair sort of high chair, and the lack of style, plus difficulty to clean is such a bummer. I wish I'd bought a Tripp Trapp with #1, so I could've used it with all three. I've checked Craigs, though, and have seen some good deals on some in-good-condition used ones.
    If you go for it, you'll likely end up using it longer than you think. Our three year-old practically refuses to sit still to eat. A good strap 'em in contraption can work wonders.
    Take Care!
    alison g.

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  24. We bought a Svan 6 years ago and still use it daily. It grew with my little gal so nicely--infant seat, toddler seat (without the tray) and for the last few years as a junior chair--she's the appropriate height at the table which helps with spills and with posture. We'll be selling it in the next 4-6 months and I anticipate that we'll capture at least half the cost at resale, making this a pretty affordable product.

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  25. We have 3 kids and bought a cheap highchair that I did not love for my oldest....he LIVED in the high chair. He loved it. He ate in it, played with playdough while I cleaned the kitchen, colored etc. It was great. I would even take a quick shower while he was buckled in watching a 15 minute stint of PBS. It was used constantly and it was trashed. So with kiddo #2 I bought a very expensive one that I was more aesthetically pleasing and guess what...he barely ever sat in it. He used a booster with a tray a tiny bit and went right to a chair. What a waste! I think I used that one for child #3 too but I am not sure because there was quite a gap between them. It is possible that I bought 3 high chairs for 3 kids. Think about how much you will use it and how cleanable they are. One of ours stained and that drove me NUTS! They will get filthy and crusty so make sure you can wipe it down well.

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  26. We have the Keekaroo Height Right and love it. Easy to clean up, and sits right up to the table when you are not using the tray so baby feels like they are part of the family. It also can be used as a chair to hold up to a 200lb adult once my little guy is through with it. I looked at the Tripp Trapp and felt that the base on the Keekaroo was far wider and more stable looking since my son is so wiggly I was worried about him tipping it over. We bought the chair when my son was about 9 months old so I choose to forgo the cushy tushy padded seat that can be purchased and have not regretted that decision. The small pad that comes with it is easy to remove and washes up beautifully.

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  27. The Tripp Trapp is the best! I've had mine for 6 years and 3 kids. Just buy it. It is incredibly easy to clean, which is a *major* issue when you are dealing with kids learning to feed themselves (at least up to age 4)!

    Jessica

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  28. Like Aida, we never got a high chair and have been using the Fisher Price Healthy Care Deluxe booster. Before that we just sat our daughter in a Bumbo when we were first starting solids. I like the booster because it fits on a regular dining chair and is super easy to clean. Our daughter, at 17 months, can now climb up into it by herself.

    I have also used the Antilop at restaurants and like it a lot because it seems comfortable for the kiddo and can pull right up to the table. If I wanted to spend the money, which I don't, I would get the Tripp Trapp. Lucky for us, our daughter is very tall and will be able to graduate to a regular booster by the time she's two.

    In general, I've found that with baby stuff the more expensive things aren't always the best!

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  29. I strongly recommend considering a hook-on type high chair, such as the Inglesina Fast Chair. This is the version we use and love, but there are others. Depends how you think you will feed baby, but I could hook it on one side of the counter that had an overhang and stand across from her and feed her. Also hooks on our table, but depends how your table is built. The whole seat can go in the washing machine and you can put it away if necessary - doesn't take up any valuable floor space! We just transitioned to a booster in a regular chair when she was big enough to sit with us at meals.

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  30. We never made the highchair purchase, instead we opted for a booster seat w/ a tray that was neutral in color and could easily slide up to the table, as both my kids wanted to eat at the table like we did anyway, plus then I also didn't have a highchair taking up valuable floor real estate... just a thought... oh and it is great to take along to friends & family who don't have kids/high chair, on picnic's, and eating out - the germ thing sometimes got to me when we ate out and this solved that for me - plus mine fit into the dishwasher for easy cleaning! (Luv your blog btw)

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  31. We loved our tripp trapps. Hit craigslist for a cheaper one! You can get them for under $200

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  32. We have the Tripp Trapp and love it. Well, it is sitting in the attic now as our 'little one' is 6 feet 2 already ;-) We have used the chair for about four years so I think it was worth investing in. I am sure you can find a second hand one for a good price and with your painting skills you can turn it into the most funky high chair around!

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  33. We have the tripp trapp, and four years later, Chloe is still sitting in it every day. My sister's son still uses his and he's 6.5. My favourite things about the chair:
    - how it tucks under our dining table like a normal chair
    - its durability
    - its modern timeless design
    - colour options (we went with gray)
    - and how it grows with the child. We used the baby seat add-on too.

    What I don't like:
    - it doesn't have a tray option. This made for a very messy eating area in the early days when most of the food would be picked up and dropped on the table or floor.
    - its hardness. Chloe doesn't like sitting on it for a long period of time - guess we should really invest in the cushion pads! Even I like a soft chair so I can understand.

    Overall, I highly recommend it and would buy it again if we had a second child.

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  34. I bought an amazing expensive highchair when my daughter was first starting to eat. By the time she was about 16 months we transitioned into the Stokke. If I were to do it over, I would start with the cheap IKEA for when Aggie is young and spend the money on the Stokke. Tate is now 4.5 yrs old and still using and loving it.

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  35. Just went through this two weeks ago! Narrowed the field down to the Stokke or the OXO Sprout. Went with the OXO and love it!! Although the sprout is the same price on the surface, you don't have to purchase any of the add-on products like you do with the Stokke.

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  36. We have the Ikea and it has lasted through two kids. They also have a version that folds up if you want to be able to tuck it away. I really like the versions that attach to an adult seat, it would be nice for our high top table now that our little one is older.

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  37. We have the Ikea Antilop. I bought it purely because I liked the way it looked with my West Elm chairs. And now, I love its functionality. I LOVE IT! It still looks brand new, is sturdy, and wipes down easily. It isn't an eyesore in real life or photos. Big things for me. I second the need for a tray - I can't imagine having a little one in something without a tray all the time.

    We also have the Ikea Spoling in grey (to match our dining room because I am crazy...). It does not have a tray, so I don't think it's great for everyday use. I pull it up to our dining table during family dinners and he eats off a placemat on the table. It folds and usually lives in the closet until we have dinner shindig and I want him to be part of the group. :)

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  38. We use the Fisher Price space saver high chair that attaches to any regular chair. Great product that has lasted through 3 kiddos and doesn't take up as much room...less is always more when it comes to baby gear

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  39. we have the Ikea one (I have twins so I have two) and I LOVE them!! I haven't had any trouble with them. I love how easy the legs pop off so I can take them with me and my girls are 15 months and I STILL use them. I did recently buy boosters so they are mostly using these at home but I love how easy they are to clean and how small they are compared to other chairs.
    The price is amazing also - with so many things you have to buy for twins I definitely didn't want to spend too much on the chairs!
    good luck :)

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  40. Another vote for the Stokke - we have three (!) in the house and my oldest is now almost 13. They are great to transition as desk chairs and my kids love the 'footrest' feature.

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  41. We went the traditional high chair route for our first kid, then got rid of it, and bought this for the 2nd. So much better! http://philandteds.com/us/Buy/feed/metoo-portable-high-chair

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  42. I'd suggest taking Agatha (or a friend with a slightly older baby) with you and putting her in a few chairs to see how you like them. My biggest complaint with high chairs (and I've had many over the years) is that some of them leave a huge gap between the baby and the tray. Huge gap=huge mess with a lap full of food and a clothing change after every meal.
    Instead look for one where the tray fits snug against the baby's tummy and is adjustable as she grows. It makes a world of difference!

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  43. None of the above. We have the OXO Tot chair and absolutely LOVE it. It looks cool, is super sturdy, and silly easy to clean. Great price and looks fairly modern - check it out!

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  44. I have the Stokke, and we all love it so much. It pushes my daughter right to the table. We have already had to adjust her a few times, so it is really amazing how well it adapts to changing size. The coated cotton seat cushion is a lifesaver. It cleans up super easily, and it is not an eyesore. Lovelovelove it.

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  45. After three kids, and hating how my highchair was always in the way, I finally just got one that is a booster type but has a tray to use for when they are too little to eat from the table. Best decision as it doesn't take up any extra floor space.

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  46. We have two kids and two Stokke chairs. They are great, grew with the kids and they used them until they were 5 and 7, then they wanted to sit in "real" chairs. Loved that they pushed in at the table like a regular chair and that from the time they could sit up, they sat with us at the table. They are pricey, but you will use them much longer than a typical high chair!

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  47. We have the IKEA one and I love it!! It's super duper easy to clean and has a relatively small footprint. We just started using it without the tray and pulling Alice up to the table, great for that too! I cannot recommend enough for the price!

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  48. I had a fancy high chair when my first was born, almost 15 years ago (well, fancy at the time).. but my very favourite was the Antilop I got for our second son. SO easy to clean and so streamlined...

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  49. We have the Keekaroo that is similar to the stokke and love it. It's nice because our baby has always eaten at the table with us. There's no cloth so it's easy to clean. The foam insert for smaller babies works nicely to keep tiny ones in place, the plastic on the tray is dishwasher safe. Now that she's almost 2, she sits in just the chair pulled up to our table and seems to enjoy using it. I'd imagine she'll sit in it until she's 5-6. I'm considering getting a second one for our baby on the way.

    We've also used a cheap fisher price one that straps to the chair. I love it as a booster (my daughter does too) and it seems easy enough to clean (tray goes in the dishwasher). The tray is smaller. Might be a good option for your shore place but not my fave for everyday use.

    Also, we used baby led weaning/solids method to introduce solids and I can't say enough good things about it. Just thought I'd pass that along in case you were looking for more things to research! :)

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  50. We fell in love with the modern look (and affordable price) of the phil&teds Poppy Highchair. We love that it converts into a regular kid chair when those high chair days are over. We also have a Chicco hook-on chair for eating out because we're not fans of restaurant high chairs.

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  51. My two cents: 1. I love the Stokke in theory, but it is just so expensive and there are various safety concerns with it (easy to flip backwards), 2. We decided, why not just do a booster seat from the beginning? Cheaper, plus you can take off the tray and scoot it up to the table (like the Stokke).

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  52. We LOVE our IKEA one, exactly as you have pictured. I was just telling David how it was the best $20 we spent in regard to baby items! It's modern, minimal, and so easy to clean.

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  53. As others have mentioned, we too have the OXO Sprout http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Sprout-Chair-Orange-Birch/dp/B003AM8CL4
    Comes in a few colors, I like the neutral taupe/birch combo.

    My girl is still too young for the high chair, so I can't speak to it's functionality.

    I know many design blogs love the Stokke, but to me it looks harsh and uncomfortable. Also, with the add-on parts it ends up being more expensive.

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  54. We had the ikea one and eventually bought the tripp trapp. 4 years later it's still in use and doing great. They can eventually be desk chairs a 'la the moma offices.
    #enabler :)

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  55. With twins, I didn't have the room for two HC's-we wound up with two hook-on chairs from a local restaurant supply place. They were portable, easy to clean, and lasted forever!

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  56. Love our OXO highchair, looked at the Stokke too (we have their crib system). Regardless what you choose, best advice given to us was to find one with a big & deep tray table. Babies like to explore their food and at every chance to dump everything out (water/food, etc.)

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  58. Not sure if these are available state side but the BabyDan Danchair Wooden Highchair is half the price of a stokke but with softer edges which I prefer - same skandi design though, looks great and a bargain compared to stokke. Just checked you can get it £125.00 http://www.amazon.com/BabyDan-Danchair-Medium-Highchair-Natural/dp/B000NUR3U2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369902024&sr=8-1&keywords=BabyDan+Danchair+Wooden+Highchair

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  59. I would go with the even flo but I would buy the Ikea to have a spare. The other is too expensive unless you plan on having another child only then would it make sense to me.

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  60. We use the Keekaroo which is similar to the Stokke. It is built well, adjustable and pretty neat looking. The deciding factor for me was that that it can be used for so long. By the time #1 is ready for a chair, #2 will be able to use it. I figure that the one chair will be around for about 6-8 years so spending $200+ is well worth it. Better that buying a high chair and then a booster seat later.

    If you go with one of these types, make sure that the tray has a plastic cover. Some of the slightly used ones are all wood and don't hold up to the amount of liquid that a tray needs to handle. The current models all have a plastic cover that can be removed for serious cleaning.

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  61. I have an IKEA highchair and I love it. it's super easy to clean and not a complete eyesore.

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  62. We love our Svan chair. Been using it for almost 4 years and no plans to stop using it anytime soon. Very easy to clean (no hidden nooks and crannies for food to hide) and you can throw the cushions right in the wash. We were able to choose a wood finish to match our decor. Glad we picked the Svan over the Stokke - love the option of the plastic covered tray and less of a tipping hazard. Used the tray for about 6 mos but since then our daughter just sits at the table with us and can climb in and out of the chair on her own.

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  63. We had a highchair for a week... it was all covered in fabric (peg perego) and was a pain to clean... Especially since we did the Baby Led Weaning.. there was food everywhere after each meal!

    So we opted for the Fisher Price booster that we just put on one of our regular dining chair.. Our daughter was 6 months then and we used it up until she was 2.. It was just so easy to clean! Plus.. didn't take any extra space in the room!

    When she turned 2, we changed for the Keekaroo Cafe Booster.. love it!!
    http://www.keekaroo.com/booster.html

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  64. I have the tripp trapp and love it so much, it looks nice in our kitchen and it's easy to get my baby in and out of and I plan on using it for years so I don't mind the price at all, but I also have the ikea high chair that we keep in our camper when we go camping and grandma has one too, it's not an eyesore and cleans up super easy!!

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  65. Fisher price healthy care booster. Hands down, I would buy this and skip the bulky high chair. You strap it on to your regular dining chair and it tucks in when not in use. Throw the whole thing in the dishwasher. Take it to restaurants easily and avoid their not-so-clean kid seats. It isn't for the 4-month old, but a bouncy seat you probably already have can work until you can stuff rolled towels next to her in this booster. You will probably want to buy this seat anyway - so if you can avoid a separate high chair - this is the way I would go. $25 bucks and done.

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  66. IKEA. That thing is great. Save the $220+. You can do way more interesting things with that sort of cash...

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  67. IKEA. ALL THE WAY IKEA!!

    Or hound Stokke on Craigslist.

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  68. As a mom of 3, personally, I would invest in the Stokke if it's an option. Primarily because I have a traditional high chair, and my kids only used it for a little while, where as the Stokke grows with them and would get a much longer use. Price-wise, you could consider the cost of also buying a booster seat later, or a special chair that's easy for a child to sit in, etc.

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  69. None, we have the Inglesina table chair. It's wonderful and portable! It's nice because our daughter can sit at the table with us and we can take it to restaurants so she doesn't need to sit in the nasty high chairs. You can also pull a chair under it so it blends with the other chairs at the table. It holds up to 37lbs and is around $55.

    http://www.amazon.com/Inglesina-2011-Table-Chair-Marina/dp/B004BSFOYO/ref=sr_1_4?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1369968383&sr=1-4&keywords=inglesina

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  70. We have a Tripp Trapp each for both our kids (4 and 6.5) and love them. They are sturdy and easy for the kids to climb on to. My oldest still likes having a footrest even though he could sit on a regular chair (only with feet dangling, though. And I also love that crumbs mostly land on the chair and footrest vs. on the floor...

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  71. We have a Tripp Trapp each for both our kids (4 and 6.5) and love them. They are sturdy and easy for the kids to climb on to. My oldest still likes having a footrest even though he could sit on a regular chair (only with feet dangling, though. And I also love that crumbs mostly land on the chair and footrest vs. on the floor...

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  72. Look at the table chairs. It'll be great once she is old enough to sit and eat dinner at the table but until then, they recline back a little to support early stages.

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  73. Like others have said, we love our stokke chairs! We have two and my kids still sit in them (aged 9, 6 and 4). It's like a nice peice of furniture rather than a highchair, plus you'll use it for years. It's a good stool in the kitchen as well when kids are helping you cook. Best of luck with the decision!

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  74. I've had several high chairs for my three boys, but i'm OBSESSED with my IKEA Antilop! At 18 months old, my son still loves it. It's the easiest thing to clean EVER and I love how it looks!

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  75. My little ones are grown so I can't weigh in on what is best but personally I think Agatha deserves that extremely pricey but ever-so-stylish Nest high chair. The tangerine orange is a dee-lightful color as is the bubble gum pink. Agatha would certainly settle for the white or black one of you must! :-) There is currently a used black one up for auction on eBay.

    Good luck!

    Ciao,
    Dee

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  76. We got the Stokke chair for our son when he was around 6 months. We love it. He is 11 years now and we still use it. It's really an adult chair that you can just temporarily adjust for 6 months and up. I used it in his Tween room re-design that I just finished and I think it still holds up.

    Katja @ Shift Ctrl Art

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  77. I didn't know about the Tripp trap whenBought our high hair but wished I had. I like the streamlined design and that it grows with the child. We went to play with my sons four year old friend and he still happily uses his......

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  78. We have the ikea one and love it, I couldn't resist the price! I spraypainted the legs gold and it looks so much better that way!

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  79. Love our Stokke. It is easy to clean. My son has not managed to tip it over, despite trying. It's easy for him to climb in and out of by himself. Plus, it functions like a normal chair--so when we have company over, I often sit in it instead of hiding it away and pulling out another chair.
    We also have the Keekaroo. Which I don't really love. It's harder to clean. Does not slide easily on our floors. (Which I guess some could consider a positive.) And I don't think it adjusts as well as the Stokke. I am using our Keekaroo right now for my 6 month old. But I'm planning to get another Stokke for him in the very near future.

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  80. I had an expensive high chair and it had so many hidden crevices that I didn't think of that it was always such a production to clean. We bought the Ikea one unsure of how it would do since it was so cheap and we adore it. It looks so sleek and it's so easy to clean. Plus, it's incredibly light. I can lift it one-handed and take it anywhere and it's very easy to store. Another option though is one of the chairs that straps on top of one of your own kitchen chairs. Like this one http://www.walmart.com/ip/17201568?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227009309449&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=&wl3=13223510830&wl4=&wl5=pla&veh=sem.

    They are great space savers.

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  81. In my experience, choose something that is easy to clean, and that you can pack a way when you don't need it any more. the middle one on your photo will be a crumb trap, I promise! Happy shopping :)

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  82. My four year old still sits in her Stokke. We just ordered a second for our second baby.

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  83. My four year old still sits in her Stokke. We just ordered a second for our second baby.

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  84. We love our Svan Signet Complete High Chair... a great alternative to the Stokke!
    http://www.svan.com/products/high-chairs/signet-complete/

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  85. I have friends who have the Ikea one and love it. Seems to hold up just fine. We have the Stokke in a dark walnut color. LOVE it. Kid is now 3 1/2 and we use it everyday. Perfect. We ordered the tray and baby buckling in thing to use when he was small- actually we just took off the baby part and use it as a chair right now.

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  86. I have the Tripp Trapp for my 2.5 year old daughter and I am about to purchase another one for my 5 month old daughter. We never bought the fabric cover (too much of a hassle to clean and the wood isn't that uncomfortable), so the chair is super easy to wipe down. It fits right to the table eliminating the bulky and ugly tray. This also means your daughter will get to eat right at the table with everyone else and learn proper table manners. My older daughter loves her chair and it's wonderful for meal times, but also craft times at the table. She is very comfortable in it and actually still has the baby attachment on it. I think it is well worth the money! The family I used to nanny for has three chairs for their 3, 5, and 7 year old children and all of them still use it!

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  87. I can't believe your wee one is nearly ready for solids - how time flies!! We bought the Tripp Trapp for our daughter and loved it! The fabric seat was great when I was in control of the spoon but once Sprout started feeding herself I stored it as it was too difficult to keep clean. My parents both bought the Ikea highchair so that we didn't have take any kind of highchair with us when we went to stay with them. We also ended up purchasing one so that when friends came over to eat we could seat their child too. At £15 (UK prices!) it was too cheap not to. Hope that helps you make up your mind!

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  88. Look at the Boon Flair - the reviews say it all! http://www.amazon.com/Boon-Pedestal-Highchair-Pneumatic-Tangerine/dp/B001DLJVPA. I happily served 3 children in this high chair. It has adjustable height, no cracks or crevices and it glides on casters making it a breeze to move around.

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  89. I say go with the frugal options (and wish I had had a helpful post like this when I was planning for my baby last year). Here's my take on the 3 frugal high chairs I wish I had opted for when getting all my baby gear (and the Ikea and Fisher-Price Space Saver models are on the list).: http://hintmama.com/2013/09/26/todays-hint-3-frugal-high-chairs-to-consider/

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