When you have a baby, a high chair or booster seat becomes a very visible part of your dining area, and a well-designed one can make all the difference. Safety and functionality are top priorities, but you don't have to sacrifice aesthetics for a good high chair. Here are a few of our current favorites.
- Monte Design: We discovered Toronto-based Monte Design when store owners Ralph and Michelle offered Apartment Therapy a glimpse inside their home, which is full of modern design for kids. The Tavo High Chair, $299, comes with a cushioned leather seat.
- Modern Kid Canada: Designed by Montreal-based Age Design (aka husband-and-wife duo Patrice Guillemin and Genevieve Grenier), this $300 chair transitions from a high chair into a chair for an older child. It covers ages six months to six years.
- Zac and Zoe: Based in New York, Zac and Zoe focuses on modern kids' furniture and sustainable products. The Anka High Chair ($180) is made from a wood frame with a phthalate and bisphenol-A free tray and PBDE-free cushion.
- My Precious Kid: This online store specializes in safe products for children. The $25 My Little Seat Portable High Chair is designed to be used when you don't have a regular high chair on hand. It straps to a standard chair back and keeps a baby sitting up straight for mealtime.
- IKEA: For a cheap, simple high chair, check IKEA. Their Antilop High Chair is just $25 and made Ohdeedoh's list of Top Ten High Chairs.
- Spunky Sprout: This online retailer has a big selection of modern high chairs and booster seats, including the Musty Grow-Up ($59), a cute flexible seat that comes in 6 colors.
- Overstock.com: Overstock's kids' section is pretty comprehensive, and they have a lot of high chairs and boosters for reasonable prices. This plastic Keekaroo Cafe Booster is $60 and comes in 5 colors.
- Amazon.com: Like Overstock, Amazon also keeps a large rotating inventory of baby furniture. We like the Prince Lionheart BoosterPOD, a modern seat with safety straps for about $40.
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Photo: Ralph and Michelle's One Big Happy Family Home