Once your baby is ready for solid food a highchair comes in very handy
It gives your child a safe place to experiment with new tastes and textures, and makes it easy for you to supervise meals – and clean up afterward.
You’ll know when your baby is ready to use a highchair because he or she can confidently sit unsupported; probably from around the age of six months. Once ready to sit in a highchair it’s recommended that your baby is secured with either a crutch strap or a safety harness if one is available.
From a baby’s point of view it’s exciting being on eye level with grown-ups, having solids to eat (and throw around!) plus the opportunity to wriggle and make a lot of noise! You’ll love the concept of wipe-clean and it’s worth investing in a messy mat to place beneath your chosen highchair. Of course, highchairs are also fantastic for keeping growing babies busy playing with their highchair toys.
Check out the different types of highchairs – scroll through your options.
Pick one that is going to last
Highchairs come in a wide variety of styles and prices and you need to choose one that’s sturdy and easy to clean. Your highchair needs to be durable enough to withstand several years of daily use as your child may use a highchair up to the age of 3.
You can choose to suit your lifestyle
Highchairs come in a range of styles and materials to suit your home and lifestyle, from lightweight aluminium to colourful plastic and traditional wood. The type of highchair you choose will depend on your lifestyle as well as your individual child.
Always supervise your child in any highchair and use the safety harness if available. Children can be badly injured by falling out of a highchair so please make sure you read the manufacturer’s instructions to know the recommended weight & age limits provided.