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06/10/2013 at 08:29
Sorry, I know this has been done loads.
Would you recommend yours? I know the ikea one is well regarded here, but I was wondering what age / size it will last us until and if I might be better buying something that will grow with our big baby? I like the wooden ones as they would blend in well with our kitchen table, is the main prioroty a removable tray? Is comfort an issue for the ikea or wooden ones? Does baby need to be cushioned at all?
Anything else I should consider?
06/10/2013 at 08:59
I found cushions just meant cleaning was a nightmare as food stuck under it, we had the ikeas one and at 12 months we put Isaac in the booster seat and L was in the ikea one till 18/19 months
06/10/2013 at 09:06
We have a Stokke Tripp Trapp and love it. It'll grow with her, even adults can use it! No tray as it just pushes right up to the table which is what I wanted. I didn't want a tray as I wanted E to feel part of our mealtimes. You can get cushions for it, but we don't have them, seemed like an extra thing to get dirty.
06/10/2013 at 09:56
I had the Ikea one and can't see past it. I'm getting it again for this one. I had a Cosatto all singing and dancing number for A and it was a nightmare to clean. The fancier they are the more places for food to stick! When L was 6/7 months I stuck a folded towel under him for comfort then that went in the wash, whereas with A I had to take the seat apart to remove the cushion to start cleaning it. Such a faff!
Also the tray comes off if you want them to sit right at the table.
06/10/2013 at 10:23
We have the oxo tot and would highly recommend. Wooden, small footprint, lasts till 4 or 5 I think (or maybe older actually) and looks nice.
We use the ikea ones when out though and H sits well in them if that helps
06/10/2013 at 10:28
Alex at 2y4m still fits in the Antilop but getting him to sit in any highchair is hassle so he just sits at the table on a normal dining chair now, I can't remember the last time he sat in a highchair anywhere tbh, so I don't think they'll outgrow it as such.
I thoroughly recommend the Antilop, I lasted a week with a Chicco one, but it was so big and a nightmare to clean. If you're prepared to spend money on a highchair I know the Tripp trapp comes well recommended. I think Kiddicare do a cheaper version although I don't know anyone who has one yet to recommend.
06/10/2013 at 10:34
We will use the antilop for no3 but also have cheap version of trip traps which my 2 use as bigger chairs at dining table x
06/10/2013 at 10:48
We have a Tripp trapp which I love. My son is now 4 so I wouldn't get him in a high chair but he's quite short so if he sits on a normal chair he tends to kneel up which I wouldn't want for every meal, with the TT he is at the perfect height at the table.
This time I'll probably get an antilop for the baby then when she's big enough can go in the TT and Jude can use a proper chair.
06/10/2013 at 17:15
Thanks everyone. Sounds like the Ikea is the best one for us then. I like the Trip Trapps but don't fancy paying anywhere near that much! Sam is very long so it sounds like the highchair will do until he's had enough of it and can then sit at the table. A rolled towel sounds like a good plan too for the early days. Thanks.
06/10/2013 at 19:59
Mine went from the antilop to the dining table on a cushion at just over 2 I think.
06/10/2013 at 20:17
When we got our antilop we got an inflatable cushion thing to use with it. I'm sure ikea still sell them! We got 2just I case but only used one, so now we have a brand new one for the baby.
06/10/2013 at 23:17
We still use the ikea 1 with our 20 month old just pushed under the table without the tray. Still use it with a cushion behind her so she's closer to the table & can't see her growing out of it for quite some time but then she is a petite little thing
07/10/2013 at 08:09
IMO yes E needs to be cushioned, she spends a lot of time in there, and she eats naked too. So I don't like the idea of putting her in something that isn't s bit cosy.
We've got the cosatto 3sixty. Best features of it are, it can go up and down so E can eat with us at the dining table level, at the breakfast bar level and at sofa level. The chair also had 3 recline positions, and you can spin it too, so if i had it in the kitchen I can spin her so she can see me cooking then spin her back to the table to eat.
It's also got a removable large tray, and also a second tray insert over the top which is fab for when she has something messy as i can remove the bulk of the mess left on the top tray and use the second tray to hold her in while I clean. I also personally needed something that had a 5point harness as E is like a little houdini and can escape that, let alone just a lap strap! Ours also had a big plastic bit in the middle which supports her and stops her falling down and under with a lot of the cheaper highchairs done have. I find our plastic removable padding fab too as I can just pick it up and carry it to the bin, one wipe, and it's done. But, i also like i can take it off and turn it into an ikea type smooth plastic number too if ever i needed to.
09/10/2013 at 21:18
I've just bought the mothercare my hi for number 2. We had a padded one last time but they're bulky, dirty. The my hi is much like ikea one but come in lots of colours. It was £19.99 with the tray
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