Best highchairs for a smaller budget
Finding a highchair that not only meets your needs, but also your budget, isn’t an impossible task. Whether you want a designer-looking contemporary chair for feeding, after something compact and foldable, or even a sturdy wood highchair, you can do it for less than £50.
Here, we reveal 10 top highchairs with price tags ranging from £13 (yes, really) to £49.99. While the prices shown are correct at the time of publishing, these do vary and with a bit of hunting online, some of these models can be found for even lower prices. That said, make sure you’re confident with the e-retailer you’re buying from.
So how to you decide what style will suit your lifestyle? Use our step-by-step highchair buyer’s guide to discover what will work for you and check out our round-up of the key highchair styles you’ll come across.
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Head to our full highchair reviews section if you’re just browsing or seeking a specific brand.
IKEA Antilop highchair, £13
Scoring an impressive 4.5 stars out of a possible 5 stars in our MFM review, IKEA’s budget offering is a great option for those after a simple, functional highchair without a tray. And it never goes out of popularity.
Easy to clean, the Antilop has just the one height and seat position, and while it doesn’t fold, you can remove the legs to store it away. You can also buy a soft cushion for an additional £6.
Read the full IKEA Antilop review.
Buy the Antilop from IKEA or Amazon
Chicco Pocket Lunch, £49.99
The Pocket Lunch is lightweight and easy to fold away, so very portable. It’s also comfy and has a rubber feet for extra grip, which is probably why it was named as the Best Highchair Under £70 at the 2013/2014 Prima Baby Awards.
Buy the Chicco Pocket Lunch for a reduced price from Argos
Red Kite Feed Me Compact, £30
The smallest chair in the Red Kite collection, hence its name, the Feed Me Compact is suitable from 6 months, has a 5-point safety harness and is easy to clean.
The chair is available from most supermarket retailers at the low price of £30, but some even have it on sale for the much lower price of £22 online – so get surfing.
Buy the Red Kite Feed Me from Argos
Mamas & Papas Confetti Spot, £49.99
A robust, stylish and flexible highchair sold by Mamas & Papas through Argos. Unlike many of highchairs at this price, it offers multi-height options and converts to a reclining baby seat and low chair. It also folds flattish (not the most streamline when it’s folded) and comes with two trays and three tray positions.
Buy the Mamas & Papas Confetti Spot from Argos
East Coast Nursery Cafe highchair, £44.99
Made of wood, this stable highchair has simple functions. While it can’t be adjusted or folded, it looks good enough to leave out like a dining chair for your toddler.
Available from Amazon
Mamas & Papas Bop 2-in-1, £39.99
Another M&P highchair that can convert into a shorter seat as your child grows older. Boasting a modern egg-shaped style and coming in three eye-catching colours, this seat won’t look out of place in any minimalistic kitchen.
The Bop also has a 5-point safety harness, comes with a removable tray, footrest and cup holder.
Buy the Mamas & Papas Bop from Argos
Graco Lenny The Lion, £29.99
The Lenny The Lion chair is light and can be folded down to a neat size for those tight on space and the best thing about it that it is freestanding when collapsed.
The tray is removable and can also be adjusted to three different height positions as can the footrest.
Buy the Graco Lenny the Lion from Toys R Us
Ikea Blames, £45
A sturdy and more stylish wooden option from Ikea, the Blames will bring a bit of class to any dinner table for a very small price. It can be used with or without the tray, which clips on and off when needed.
However, it doesn’t fold, recline or have height adjustment, with that said there’s a padded insert available if you want a more cushioned seat.
Buy the Blames highchair from IKEA
Joie Mimzy Snacker, £49.99
Folds compactly, lightweight and with 3 tray positions and recline (although only one height), this is a portable, yet sturdy highchair. Joie’s Mimzy Snacker is wipe clean and suitably padded for young babies as well as toddlers.
Buy the Joie Mimzy Snacker from Babies R Us
Mothercare Strawberry, £35
Good value, the Strawberry is wipe clean and folds flat – although you only get one position for your money. There’s a neat storage basket underneath for toys.
Buy the Strawberry from Mothercare