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samroberts2 Sat 06-Jun-15 13:19:04

hi, which highchairs does everyone recommend?? xx

Trinpy Sat 06-Jun-15 13:22:54

ikea antilop if you have an ikea near you.

We don't so got a basic one from mothercare that is easy to clean. You need one that doesn't have too many crevices for crumbs to collect and that is light enough to be moved out of the way.

Pointlessfan Sat 06-Jun-15 13:25:02

One that's easy to clean and has a good harness. DD escapes from them and stands up in highchairs - very scary! The Ikea ones are good.

BikeRunSki Sat 06-Jun-15 13:33:05

I second the Ikea Antilop. I had a mahoosive m&p one that cost around £200 and the £15 IKEA one. IKEA one far better. If you're not near an IKEA, then there are usually lots of resellers and used ones on EBay.

RedorBlack Sat 06-Jun-15 13:34:50

I bought a mamas & papas one from argos for £50. Dd has used it for 15 months & loves it, different height setting, reclines (she's fallen asleep in it more than once!) good harness and after a lot of use still like new - after a good clean grin

Jemimapuddleduk Sat 06-Jun-15 13:35:50

Ikea £15 one.

Picklesauage Sat 06-Jun-15 17:37:23

Ikea antilop all the way. It can be hosed down, put in the rush washer and cheap enough to buy two (one for parents house too). I will confess the insert wasn't avaliable when we first bought ours, so we just wedged her in with tea towels for a month or so!

The legs come off relatively easily, but it is a bit inconvenient , so if you plan to fold it up the antilop is not as good as others. I still wouldn't change ours for the world.

Buglife Sat 06-Jun-15 17:37:51

You can buy the Antilops on Amazon.

OriginalHugsy Sat 06-Jun-15 18:00:33

IKEA antilop one, I originally had a more expensive one but it broke and I got the ikea one as lots of people recommend it on here and I wish I got it first. Easy to clean high chair is more important than you know before you have any dc.

Latium123 Sat 06-Jun-15 23:08:22

Definitely the Ikea Antilop. It is so cheap and really easy to clean which is so important when you're busy cooking and cleaning up after a little one. You can buy an inflatable insert cushion for it which you can adjust for the size of your little one. The cushion cover also washes brilliantly in the machine.

skankingpiglet Sun 07-Jun-15 20:43:23

I have a Baby Bjorn at home and an Ikea antilop at the GPs. The antilop is great for the money, but the Baby Bjorn is much better IMO. It has no nasty straps to gather food grot (the baby's locked in with the tray, quicker and easier than straps), no hard-to-clean corners, the tray fits tight to DDs tummy so she doesn't lose food down the gap, and it folds up easily and fairly small. It's compact enough we've taken it to restaurants on quite a few occasions, especially when she was just starting to wean and we found the ones out to be disgusting and too big. She also seems more comfortable having a footrest, rather than dangling legs like in the antilop.

WLondonMum Sun 07-Jun-15 20:52:47

I didn't like the Baby Bjorn when I used it as it seemed just too tight on my baby's tummy. I love the Antilop though, I removed the lap strap and put John Lewis reins on instead (threading the rein through the lap strap gaps) so my very strong and wriggly baby couldn't escape! I have a lovely Stokke too but it's a complete pain to clean, although it has come into it's own with an older child so I say get an Antilop now and a Stokke (which will last years and years) later.

wigglesrock Sun 07-Jun-15 20:53:04

I like the IKEA Antilop one too. I had big, fancier ones for my eldest two, I found them a real cod to clean. I bought the Antilop one for dd3 and it was like I'd rediscovered the wheel smile

Sparkles23 Sun 07-Jun-15 20:59:31

They're not cheap but Stokke Tripp Trapp is brilliant, grows with the child. We got one for DS who is still using it now at almost 5, we got a second one for DD as he was still using it. You can get them on eBay for reasonable price (we got our second one on here).

The IKEA ones are quite good for the price, we have one for my parents house but it is annoying in that the legs stick out at awkward angles but for the price you can't go wrong!

LissieD Sun 07-Jun-15 21:00:17

The antilop is nice and easy to clean but I find the tray quite small and an awful lot of finger foods ended up flying off onto the floor. We've got an antilop at dgps and I've got a joie one with a big tray which is a pain to clean but is really comfy, a lot less food is lost and I don't have to use the straps as the tray keeps dd safely trapped in there.

OhEmGeee Sun 07-Jun-15 21:53:43

Ikea Antilop

eurochick Sun 07-Jun-15 21:58:06

We have the baby bjorn and I think it is great. So easy to clean. The tray come off to go in the dishwasher. wLondon there is a switch underneath to adjust the tray. I really don't see how it could be too tight. Friends had their 2 year old in ours.

Orangeisthenewbanana Sun 07-Jun-15 21:59:34

Ikea Antilop. Cheap. Sturdy. Easy to clean, assemble/dis-assemble. Doesn't take up loads of space. Used it 3 times a day, every day, for DD and it still looks almost new.

Orangeisthenewbanana Sun 07-Jun-15 22:01:30

Should say, we went to a booster seat when DD was 2, so can't comment how it is for an older child.

stargirl1701 Sun 07-Jun-15 22:02:52

Ikea Antilop or Stokke Tripp Trapp.

eviloops Sun 07-Jun-15 22:11:06

Oxo Tot Sprout is an amazingly versatile chair, that looks lovely me it's part of your own furniture so you so t need to fold it away. Looks good, very smart and grows with your child and can be used up to 5 year old. Excellent removable tray and moveable steps for child/baby to use independently. Comes in two great wood chuck lours and a treat to clean! Highly recommended!

AuditAngel Sun 07-Jun-15 22:12:59

We had a fisher price one. Did 3DC, and then when I sold it on (to a grandmother who lived nearby) she couldn't believe it was 10 years old.

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Sun 07-Jun-15 22:14:40

Ikea Antilop.

Anything I have seen with padding gets grotty over time and starts to smell. It gets food in the plastic stitching.

Antilop comes apart easily and even goes in the dishwasher. Or take the legs off and stick in the shower when it needs a good clean.

A fraction of the price of most others.

AuditAngel Sun 07-Jun-15 22:21:25

The cover and straps of my Fisher Price went in the wash.

elQuintoConyo Sun 07-Jun-15 22:24:19

Ikea Antilop here, too. Easy to clean, easyto get in and out, didn't cost much.

We were on a very, very tight budget and our DS outgrew it at 2yo, preferred sitting on an adult chair. Glad we didn't spend too much money on a different one.

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