At some point, your baby will start getting his or her three square meals (plus what feels like a gazillion snacks) and you want a high chair that is comfortable, easy to clean and looks nice in your home. Whether you want a convertible chair (the latest trend) or something more classic, here are the best and best looking high chairs around.
Steps Chair by Stokke - $279 (plus accessories)
There's a reason Stokke's Trip Trapp (top) has been around since the 70's - it's a versatile product with timeless good looks. The company has finally introduced another high chair—Steps—with the same core mission: to grow with the child. Steps is designed to be used in conjunction with Stokke's Bouncer and Baby Set to work for a child from birth through the toddler years.
Tavo High Chair by Monte Design - $345-445
With an upholstered leather seat and maple or walnut base, the Tavo is the most handsome high chair out there. It's designed to be pulled right up to the table so your child feels part of the meal right from the start. Also comes in black leather.
Poppy High Chair by Phil & Teds - $119.99
In cranberry, lime and bubblegum pink, the Poppy has an attractive curved tray and can be stored away easily by popping off the rear legs. To extend its life in your home, the Poppy converts to a child-size chair.
Sprout High Chair by OXO - $249
OXO makes two high chairs (the other is the Seedling), but the Sprout is a much more attractive option. It grows with your child in two ways - it adjusts to three heights and then becomes a child's chair.
Stack 3-in-1 by Chicco - $129.99
The Stack hopes to be the only child's dining chair you'll need as it converts from high chair to booster to youth stool with optional backrest. This chair comes in three colors, is relatively affordable and is exclusive to Toys R Us.
The HiLo Chair - $399.99
The HiLo, created by Canadian company Age Design, debuted back in 2008 and is now sold in the US by Joovy. The chair seat flips over to convert quickly from high chair to child chair. The chair comes in 7 colors.
ANTILOP High Chair by IKEA - $19.99
IKEA sells a (slightly) more expensive high chair, but the ANTILOP is a great high chair so why spend more. Easy to clean with a simple, modern look.
Juice High Chair by Mamas & Papas - $149.99
Another high chair that converts into a youth chair, the Juice comes in three juicy colors - teal (shown), pink and apple green.
High Chair by BabyBjorn - $299.99
This chair is folds up and can be put away easily making it a nice choice for small homes. The rounded tray is designed to fit snugly around the baby's belly to minimize mess. Rather than slide out, the tray pivots downward to make room for getting the baby in and out and the tray cover can be easily removed and put in the dishwasher.
Nano by Bloom - $99
Although not as flashy as the Bloom Fresco, the foldable Nano is both affordable and ideal for small homes and apartments. It comes in 10 colors.
Bentwood High Chair by Summer Infant - $179.99
Looking for something less modern? This chair is good looking and a great value. The height adjusts to four positions and the seat reclines for napping. And, apartment dwellers take note, it folds up for storage.
Taste by BabyHome - $169
This is a good basic chair - lightweight at just under 8 lbs. and it folds flat for stowing away. The tray swings out to one side for easy in and out for your baby. The Taste comes in 5 colors.
Not only is the Lobster a great travel chair, if you live in a small home you should consider foregoing a traditional high chair and go for this legless version. It attaches right to your table and can be used with or without the food tray. Also available in red and holds children up to 37 lbs.