Highchairs you rate and recommend
What makes a good highchair? Well, that really depends on what your needs are, so we’ve created a checklist on how to choose a highchair that will suit your needs. If you’re thinking about a booster seat, then check out our buyer’s guide to boosters and travel highchairs.
Here, we reveal our award-winning highchairs and parents picks, that have scored the best in our comprehensive reviews…
1. Peg Perego Siesta, £190, MadeForMums Awards Gold Winner
Feeding time can be stressful, but Milan-based brand Peg Perego’s innovative throne has lots of helpful features for when your little one is ready try their first foods.
This stylish highchair comes with a premium price tag but our judges were wowed by its fabulous multifunctional design. It is suitable from birth thanks to its unusual five-position reclining backrest, which adapts as your child grows. There are also nine height positions, a three-position footrest, a padded anatomic seat and a five-point safety harness.
As they get older, you can remove the double tray to bring the chair close to the dining table for daily mealtimes, and its non-scratch wheels make it easy to move around the house.
There’s even a practical rubber storage net on the back of the seat – great for stashing some ‘distraction’ toys to pull out while you’re preparing meals or cleaning up after.
The chair can be folded down when not in use, so it’s great for smaller homes. Choose from five colours.
What our MadeForMums Awards Judges say about the Peg Perego Siesta:
“Love this. Really awesome. If I was going to spend the money it would be on this.” The Crown actor and dad of 2, Daniel Ings
“Very cool looking high chair that is really easy to use and comes practically already assembled. It can be used at different stages and doubles up as a cradle so would save you buying a separate one for downstairs. I would recommend it if you can afford it and can use it from an early age to get the most use.” Mum of 1, Kelly
“I LOVE this chair! I have a five-month-old and it’s lovely for him to be able to sit up at table height with the rest of the family, and ideal to be able to recline him if he gets tired. The fact that it can be wheeled around is a great help. The varying heights are also great – if I am sitting down at my son’s small table to play with him I can have the baby in his chair beside us. I just wish I had known about this product sooner!” Mum of 2, Rachel
You can buy the Peg Perego Siesta from Trendy Baby
2. Phil & Teds Lobster, £70, MadeForMums Awards Joint Silver Winner
Phil & Ted’s compact design is joint winner of our silver award this year. Great for smaller homes, holidays, and restaurants, this space-saving travel high chair flat packs into its own carry bag, measuring a wee 35 x 34 x 8cm.
You can clip the ‘lobster claws’ on to almost any table or worktop at home so your little one can sit right up at the table to join in family meals.
The fabric is wipe-clean and the dishwasher-safe food tray slides between the clamps to protect your table surface from food spills. There’s a four-point harness to keep little diners in their seat throughout the meal.
What our MadeForMums Awards Judges say about the Phil & Teds Lobster:
“It can be taken anywhere and it is a fantastic idea that babies can sit at the table right alongside parents. It saves so much space in the house and stops the need for having a huge, chunky high chair. It also feels very sturdy when attached and I felt confident it would be safe for my daughter. I loved how you can take it out with you as I really hate how dirty many highchairs are in restaurants. It looks sleek and modern.” Mum of 1, Kathryn
“This is a really handy item and extremely easy to transport wherever you are going. I used it with my 14-month-old and it was very easy to use. My son was comfortable in the seat and the harness was very easy to adjust. It’s also very easy clean which is a huge bonus!
I thought the quality was amazing and would say it’s definitely made to last.” Mum of 2, Amanda
You can buy the Phil & Teds Lobster from Kidly and PreciousLittleOne
3. Cuggl Deluxe Highchair, £49.99, MadeForMums Awards Joint Silver Winner
Our joint silver winner is the Cuggl Deluxe Highchair, with a luxuriously padded seat that converts to a reclining baby seat, table and chair.
Parents can tailor it neatly to their baby’s comfort as they grow, as it has no fewer than six seat height positions, three recline positions and three tray positions! There’s a five-point harness to keep your little one safe, and Cuggl helpfully include two removable, wipe-clean dishwasher-safe trays.
When your little one has finished eating (or throwing food on the floor!), you can wipe the upholstered seat clean, and fold it away.
What our MadeForMums Awards Judges say about the Cuggl Deluxe Highchair:
“I absolutely love this highchair – it was a complete blessing when we starting weaning and has become a ‘can’t live without’. There is nothing I can fault it on. It’s the perfect move up from the bouncy chair – strap her in while I’m cooking and we can chat. It is a breeze to clean and easy to wipe down, and the adjustable seat makes naptime easier.” Mum of 1, Gayle
“Lovely looking highchair. My son fits in it perfectly and is very happy.” Mum of 1, Lizzie
You can buy the Cuggl Deluxe Highchair from Argos
4. OXO Tot Grey Sprout Highchair, £205, MadeForMums Awards Bronze Winner
The price tag on our bronze winner may give parents food for thought as they tot up the ‘new baby shopping list’, but bear in mind the Sprout promises a sleek chair that’s really built to last.
This ergonomically designed wonder has three height and depth settings, durable fittings and removable fixtures, meaning you can adjust it for children aged up to five years old.
It has sturdy foam cushions to provide support and comfort (encouraging your dinky diner to sit up straight), and its compact footprint is a great space-saver.
What our MadeForMums Awards Judges say about OXO Tot Grey Sprout Highchair:
“I like this guy – I do think £200 is expensive for a highchair but it is great.” The Crown actor and dad of 2, Daniel Ings
“I absolutely love the quality of the product and the ease of putting it together. We have a Stokke Tripp Trapp but much prefer the OXO after having our toddler test them. We are now considering buying another for the other twin so they have a chair each. I love how the food tray can slide in and out with a simple button under the tray. I would definitely recommend it.” Mum of 3, Jenny
Available from: Kiddies Kingdom