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Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 2:33pm

Highchair advice

Hey Ladies

Am about to start weaning LO and need to buy a highchair but before I do I would love some advice on what others have found useful etc. I dont want to spend a lot (about £50).

Any advice would be much appreciated

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Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 3:06pm

Hi there,

a few threads on this in DO need advice on Baby highchairs

personally I would definitely recommend the cheap Ikea one, found in abundance in restaurants, cafes, etc!

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Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 3:22pm

Hi hun

We got a Graco one from the Asda baby event for £25,it has a slightly padded seat, it folds up and wipes clean.


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Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 3:34pm

I would recommend the Ikea white plastic one, it's £15.00 and you can hose it down! No padding or nooks and crannies to collect food as it is moulded plastic. OK, not the prettiest of things but I am doing BLW and I actually just sold my Chicco Happy Snack one because it was such a pain to clean! No frills, but my daughter is very happy in it.

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Thursday, July 21st 2011, 3:36pm


Was coming on to recommend the Ikea one too, easy to clean, not to big to tuck out of the way when not in use and cheap to boot! x

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Thursday, July 21st 2011, 4:37pm

We've got a Tripp Trapp that I absolutely love but it wasn't cheap. When we were away in Wales the house had provided an Ikea highchair that Meg used and it was really good. I'm thinking of getting one for my in-laws house for her when I'm back at work.

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Thursday, July 21st 2011, 4:43pm

I too would recommend the IKEA high chair. I have had half a dozen or more over the years the most expensive being £150. It was a total waste of money, they are big & bulky, they look nice but if it's practicality your after you can't beat the IKEA highchair. I always find the padded ones rip & the straps get mucky , I spent more time cleaning them than the babies were in them xx
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Thursday, July 21st 2011, 5:06pm

I bought a nice wooden one (which is sitting in William's room holding a teddy) and a white, plastic IKEA one which I wouldn't swap for anything.

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Sunday, July 24th 2011, 8:51pm

I have a chicco jazzy, it has a tray, folds up nice and neat to keep in the kitchen and it's around £40.
Seat is nice and padded and am really pleased with it. Only niggle is LO sometimes looks a bit lop sided but this is because the seat is quite wide which I see as a bonus as it will last him. Ikea one is good too, used these in restaurants and much prefer them to the wooden ones you get. I don't think you can fold the ikea one so it's not suitable for us at we have a living/dining area and fold he highchair up when we are not using it. Don't go for the ones that go up and down, I bought one initially and ended up sending it back to kiddicare to get the jazzy as it was too big and bulky.

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