Top highchairs for small kitchens
When space is at a premium in your home, the thought of a highchair can send shivers down your spine! Yes, there are certainly some grand options out there, but there’s also plenty of choice for those with limited room for baby or toddler meals.
You could be looking for an easy-to-fold, small-when-stowed highchair to pack away after each feed. Alternately, you may just be after a neat package that doesn’t have a large footprint and is compact when in use. Whichever approach works best for you, we’ve got it covered in our round-up of the 10 best space-smart highchairs…
Finally, before you decide a thing, make sure you read our highchair buyer’s guide and round-up of key highchair types on the market.
Baby Bjorn Appetite highchair, £128.99
The Appetite is modern in looks and modern in the way it functions – it has no fiddly harness but still keeps your baby securely in place. In use, the chic Appetite is small (lasting up to 2 years of age, not 3), with a compact footprint. It’s also very easy to fold down to a small size for stowing between meals or travel.
Read the full Baby Bjorn Appetite highchair review
Buy the Appetite from Amazon
Ikea Antilop, £14
The cheapest seat in the collection is by no means the least. The complete Ikea Antilop highchair with tray only costs £14, however, if you wanted to save even more on space and cost, you can get the chair alone for £9. As you would expect from an Ikea product, the chair is easy to assemble and take apart, which is essential because it doesn’t fold, but once taken apart can fit almost anywhere.
Read the full Ikea Antilop highchair review.
Buy the Antilop from Amazon or Ikea
Bloom Nano Urban, £100
The Nano Urban highchair boasts a stylishly curvy frame that “almost disappears when folded” or so says our MFM reviewer. Winning a great 4 out of 5 stars in the review, the highchair is easy to assemble it, has three tray positions, comes with a 5-point harness and has an adjustable footrest.
Read the full Bloom Nano Urban Highchair review
Buy the Nano Urban from Amazon
East Coast Nursery Folding Highchair, £74.99
Wooden and classic in looks, the East Coast Nursery Folding Highchair can fold up in a jiffy to give you more space. Ideal for families after something sturdy and timeless, but who need something they can stow, too.
Read the full East Coast Nursery Folding Highchair review
Buy the East Coast Highchair on Amazon
Stokke Tripp Trapp, £174
One of the oldest highchairs consistently in production, the Stokke Tripp Trapp has been available on the market since 1972. Developed specifically to make sure dinnertimes are comfortable for children, the chair has been re-relased many times in different colours and trend options, but its much-loved design has hardly changed in the last 40 years. The standalone seat is compact when folded, durable and ideal for families share dinner together around a table.
Read the full Stokke Tripp Trapp review here
Buy the Stokke Tripp Trapp from Mothercare
OXO Tot Sprout highchair, £185
A darling of the feeding world, OXO Tot, is a brand that blends beautiful form with total function. MFM’s seasoned reviewer went so far as to say the Sprout is “so beautifully made it deserves to be called a piece of furniture.” It’s easy to clean and lasts until 5 years of age because of its ability to transform into a child dining chair. While it doesn’t fold away (with those looks, you won’t want to), it is a tidy package with a modest 61cm x 48 cm footprint.
Read the full OXO Tot Sprout highchair review
Buy the OXO Tot Sprout from Amazon
Cosatto Noodle Supa highchair, £100
This versatile highchair not only folds up flatly to save on space, it adjusts to six different heights and has three recline positions so it can be used from six months to three years. The Noodle Supa comes with two removable trays, a cup holder and adjustable calf support.
Buy the Cosatto Noodle from Amazon
Phil & Teds Lobster, £65
If you’re seriously tight on space, looking to an option that’s primarily designed for travelling and meals out can open up a whole new world. The trick is to make sure it’s durable enough for frequent use, as well as small when in use and quick to pack away. The sturdy Lobster fits that bill perfectly. It has no legs to get in the way when it use and is fast to set up.
Read the full Phil & Teds Lobster clamp-on feeding seat review
Buy the Lobster from Amazon