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Top five high chairs for 2018

By Hannah Fox

A great high chair will be safe and stable for your child, and easy to clean after messy mealtimes. Here are our five best for all parents and babies.

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Find the best high chair for your needs and budget from the top five models below. 

They've all been through our rigorous tests and emerged as Best Buys, so you can be confident they can withstand many a messy mealtime.

Our top picks include high chairs to suit every need: from the best travel high chair to the best convertible model, which you can turn into a toddler chair when your little one grows out of it. 

As some high chairs can cost hundreds of pounds, we've also included our cheapest Best Buy to show you don't have to spend much to get a brilliant design. 

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Top 5 high chairs

Typical price £120.00
Which? score 88%
Reviewed Feb 2018
Making adjustments:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Assembly, folding, portability and storage:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Ease of cleaning:
5 out of 55 out of 5
High chair safety:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Stability:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Type:
Member exclusive
Folds:
Member exclusive
Seat height:
Member exclusive
Removable tray:
Member exclusive
Wipe clean:
Member exclusive

This high chair is a lightweight, folding chair designed for babies and young children up to the age of three. It’s certainly a good design, but what else did we find in our high chair tests? Read our full review to find out. It’s well padded and easy to clean and to store in narrow spaces.

Typical price £25.00
Which? score 86%
Reviewed Sep 2009
Assembly, folding, portability and storage:
4 out of 54 out of 5
Ease of cleaning:
5 out of 55 out of 5
High chair safety:
3 out of 53 out of 5
Stability:
4 out of 54 out of 5
Type:
Member exclusive
Folds:
Member exclusive
Seat height:
Member exclusive
Removable tray:
Member exclusive
Wipe clean:
Member exclusive

This travel high chair is a simple folding seat that attaches to a range of different chairs. In a series of tests, we compared its safety and ease of use with that of other travel high chairs.

Lowest price (in stock) £169.00
Which? score 77%
Reviewed Mar 2012
Making adjustments:
4 out of 54 out of 5
Assembly, folding, portability and storage:
4 out of 54 out of 5
Ease of cleaning:
5 out of 55 out of 5
High chair safety:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Stability:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Type:
Member exclusive
Folds:
Member exclusive
Seat height:
Member exclusive
Removable tray:
Member exclusive
Wipe clean:
Member exclusive

The manufacturer claims this high chair 'balances baby's comfort and grown-ups' design sensibility'. It's available in a selection of colours and can be used from six months until the age of three.

Lowest price (in stock) £93.75
Which? score 75%
Reviewed Feb 2018
Making adjustments:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Assembly, folding, portability and storage:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Ease of cleaning:
4 out of 54 out of 5
High chair safety:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Stability:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Type:
Member exclusive
Folds:
Member exclusive
Seat height:
Member exclusive
Removable tray:
Member exclusive
Wipe clean:
Member exclusive

Opt for this high chair and you'll have plenty of options for how you can position your baby. It’s stylish, sturdy and comfortable too.

Typical price £45.00
Which? score 73%
Reviewed May 2017
Making adjustments:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Assembly, folding, portability and storage:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Ease of cleaning:
4 out of 54 out of 5
High chair safety:
4 out of 54 out of 5
Stability:
3 out of 53 out of 5
Type:
Member exclusive
Folds:
Member exclusive
Seat height:
Member exclusive
Removable tray:
Member exclusive
Wipe clean:
Member exclusive

This budget high chair has a range of useful features, such as a footrest, adjustable height and a storage basket. We subjected it to tough durability tests to see whether it could break during use. Find out whether it’s a real bargain in the full review.

One high chair to avoid

Typical price £80.00
Which? score 47%
Reviewed Feb 2018
Making adjustments:
2 out of 52 out of 5
Assembly, folding, portability and storage:
2 out of 52 out of 5
Ease of cleaning:
5 out of 55 out of 5
High chair safety:
2 out of 52 out of 5
Stability:
5 out of 55 out of 5
Type:
Member exclusive
Folds:
Member exclusive
Seat height:
Member exclusive
Removable tray:
Member exclusive
Wipe clean:
Member exclusive

This high chair is suitable from six months, and the seat, footrest and safety brace can be adjusted as your child grows. It's designed with features to prevent it from tipping, but do they work? We sent it to our high chair test lab for safety and usability testing, and gave it to a panel of parents, to find out.

(Table last updated in February 2018)

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We have a range of Best Buy high chairs for different budgets. They've all passed our independent, rigorous safety checks and been scrutinised by our lab experts, and they all impressed our parent testers.

Our specially designed high chair tests will help you sort a sturdy, safe and easy-to-use high chair from one that is rickety, fiddly and possibly unsafe for your child. 

We look at all the key features of a high chair, including harnesses, trays and footrests, and check how easy each one is to assemble, adjust, fold and store. We also subject high chairs to tough stability and impact tests so you can find out whether the product you're considering will stand up to countless mealtimes.

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