We’re gearing up to test and review a new batch of high chairs in the Which? lab – here’s a sneak peek at some of the models we’ll be taking a closer look at.
Browse our picture gallery – then follow the links below for our Coming soon previews…
1. Brother Max Scoop high chair, £280
New British baby brand Brother Max has launched the Scoop high chair as one of its flagship, and rather stylish-looking, products. It can used from six months with a seat insert, before transforming into a stool for kids up to five years old.
At £280, though, it’s certainly on the pricey side, so we’re hoping for big things from this high chair.
Read our product preview: Max Scoop high chair
2. BabyBjörn high chair, £180
BabyBjörn is best known for its baby carriers, but it’s also branched out to bouncers, travel cots – and this white and lightweight high chair. The model’s been in shops for a little while, and its drop-down tray means that you can slide your child into the chair from the side rather than having to lift them over the top.
BabyBjörn says its curved back rest was developed in collaboration with paediatricians, designers and parents.
Read our product preview: Babybjorn high chair
3. Cosatto Jam high chair, £180
Cosatto’s latest high chairs include the lively-named Trof, Jam (pictured above, left), Hiccup (pictured above, right) and Cookie. We’ll be testing out the Jam’s multi-height adjustability. It has six heights, five possible positions for the removable tray and two options for the safety harness – so it’s comfortable for weaning six-month-olds through to more adventurous toddlers.
Read our product overview: Cosatto Jam high chair
4. Mamas & Papas high chairs: Juice, £75 and Loop, £200
The £75 Juice (pictured above, right) is a two-in-one high chair. Once your toddler has outgrown the seat, you can remove the extended legs, safety harness and crotch post to turn it into a junior chair for kids up to five years old.
The Loop (pictured above, left) is Mamas & Papas’ premium-priced option – with the extra styling, build-quality and features you’d expect, including a 360 degree rotating seat that fully reclines for post-lunch snoozing. Of course, our tests will determine if those extras are worth paying for.
Read our product overview: Mamas & Papas Juice and Loop high chairs
5. New Bloom Fresco Loft high chair, tbc
The original Bloom Fresco Loft (pictured, above) is a popular choice with style-conscious parents – and we hear that an updated version is on its way into shops in early 2012, including an exclusive chrome version in John Lewis.
We’re keen to get it into our labs as soon as it’s available – in the meantime you can take a look at our full review of the original model.
Read the review: original Bloom Fresco Loft high chair
6. Chicco i-Sit high chair, £270
The i-Sit high chair is part of Chicco’s i-range, characterised by its sleek, minimal lines and stylish features (you can also take a look at our video First Look review of the corresponding Chicco i-Move pushchair). It’s available in green, brown or red – but at £270 is at the top end of the market.
Read our product preview: Chicco i-Sit high chair
7. Oxo Tot Sprout high chair, £200
American brand Oxo is best known for its home gadgets and kitchen utensils. It says it has applied the same design principles to its Tot range – products that offer ‘simple yet stylish’ solutions to everyday parenting tasks. Its flagship nursery product is the Oxo Tot Sprout high chair, which has a sturdy wooden frame, plastic and foam seat unit and several colour options.
The Sprout is another convertible model. It comes with two seats – one for infants that has a safety harness and another seat pad to use as a child’s chair.
Read our product preview: Oxo Tot Sprout high chair
Which? tests high chairs
We’ll be publishing full results from our high chair tests – which combine lab-based and real-life parent trials – early next year.
Our tests involve a range of rigorous safety and performance test, as well as asking a team of parents and children to give their hands-on feedback
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