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What highchair to get???

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MumToBe2015R Mon 04-Jan-16 19:58:03

LO is 5m & I am looking into highchairs now. Ive started him on some farleys in the morning past 2 days but it's abit difficult feeding him in the lap.

Could any one suggest a compact highchair?

We want something that can fold up & be put away when not in use.

Thank you x

KP86 Mon 04-Jan-16 20:05:57

I was going to say cheap IKEA but it doesn't fold.

How about a booster-style seat that straps to one of your dining chairs? We got one from Babies R Us for around £20-25. I'll come back with a link shortly.

Whatever you end up with, go for hard plastic without lots of padding because it is horrible to try to keep clean. Babies/children don't sit in them long enough that padding is a huge issue.

KP86 Mon 04-Jan-16 20:07:14

Actually, this is ours:


Eminado Mon 04-Jan-16 20:07:37

Re the ikea one, ive always wondered if it is sturdy enough? Is it not too lightweight for a very robust and fidgety say 11 month old?

Eminybob Mon 04-Jan-16 20:09:15

No, my extremely wiggly, wannabe escapee 18 month old is absolutely fine and secure in the IKEA one.

DanaBarrett Mon 04-Jan-16 20:11:15

IKEA one is fabulous, and can't be beaten on price or endurance, mines still out there somewhere, onto at least its fifth baby now lol!

bishboschone Mon 04-Jan-16 20:12:28

IKEA one is brilliant . I had a £200 one for my dd , it was so hard to clean . For my ds I got th IKEA one . It's bloody brilliant!! I used to take it in the garden and hose it down ( he was really messy) .. I think it's £9 at the moment !!

bishboschone Mon 04-Jan-16 20:13:04

IKEA doesn't fold but they legs pop out for storage .

MariaV0nTrapp Mon 04-Jan-16 20:13:46

We got our 5month old dd the Joie Mimzy snacker. You can fold it with one hand! It's great. Really light and the smallest (when folded) highchair I've owned. I have 9 kids so I've had a few high chairs too grin

Watto1 Mon 04-Jan-16 20:16:05

The Ikea Antilop is fabulous! It doesn't fold but the legs can be removed for storage. At that price, it's no huge loss if you find out you don't like it. You could always have a trial run in a cafe as they all seem to have them!

MintyBojingles Mon 04-Jan-16 20:24:36

We had the joie mimzy snacker, great chair in many ways, but no good if you have a messy eater. Good gets stuck under the flap for easy fold, and is impossible to get out without taking the cover off. We ditched it and got an IKEA antilop. Takes a bit more room, but perfectly sturdy and easy to clean

Sprink Mon 04-Jan-16 20:31:02

I never found much time between feeds to put away the high chair. I admire your ambition.

MumToBe2015R Mon 04-Jan-16 20:42:25

Wow lots of replies. Firstly thank you for that!

I've seen the ikea one as a friend of mine has it, and it's a great highchair and all but I really need a fold up one because our flat isn't to big. Can't get a booster chair as we don't have a dining table.

Will have a look at the Joie

GuybrushThreepwoodMightyPirate Mon 04-Jan-16 20:47:50

Ikea one is brill. If you want really compact and portable you could try a Phil & ted's me too. It clips onto the endge of almost any table. Job done for holidays/grandparents' houses etc. very handy.

Vedamakesthebesttoast Mon 04-Jan-16 20:50:35

We had the same concerns about space and folding (we have twins too) we got the mother are folding wooden one... Hated it, ditched them and got the idea ones. Love them!!! So easy to clean. Good luck

MrsJamin Mon 04-Jan-16 20:54:58

I was going to suggest a handisitt as it folds up really small but you say you don't have a dining table. I am probably being a bit cheeky but would you consider fitting one in your home? Eating together at a table is much more sociable and children learn manners etc?

MockTheWeek Mon 04-Jan-16 20:56:23

I have a cossatto one and it's a nightmare to clean. My mum recently bought one of the fold up booster chairs and I wish we'd had that from day one. It's so compact and means we can feed DD anywhere. It comes with a tray so doesn't necessarily need to be at the table but also means she can have her tea on the living room floor if we're feeling a bit lazy. Not sure of the make but I think they're all much the same.

Jw35 Mon 04-Jan-16 21:02:18

I've got a wooden one which turns into a table and chair when not in use. I don't know how to do links but it was new from eBay £30 they have a few colours

catsofa Mon 04-Jan-16 21:03:51

Ikea Antilop just take legs off in between uses it's v v small that way

Artandco Mon 04-Jan-16 21:45:34

How about the mama and papas bud? It's a booster seat so can go on a chair or on the floor. Has own tray

However I would say best option is the Stokke trip trap as lasts baby- teen, but you do need to get a table. Where do you eat? Where will baby eat once 2+?

MumToBe2015R Mon 04-Jan-16 23:26:35

We are considering getting a dining table, (we had one but got rid during pregnancy as was to large) will get a small dining table as we live in a small london flat so not much room as you can imagine shock

MrsJamin Tue 05-Jan-16 07:01:46

I totally get that it's tricky to fit one in, but even if you had one with leaves and fold up chairs it would really help in the weaning process.

BugritAndTidyup Tue 05-Jan-16 07:13:33

Bear in mind that even the folding high chairs still take up quite a bit of space when folded. Maybe if you have a cupboard to slot one into, but if you're thinking of leaning it against the wall it will probably be a pain in the arse, get in the way... Etc etc.

The antilop is really pretty unobtrusive.

Also don't discount the faff factor of having to fold it up and down every time you want to use it.

happytocomply Tue 05-Jan-16 08:56:57

IKEA all the way. We have one in a tiny one bed flat. Think realistically about folding, you are very unlikely to want to fold the chair up and down 3+ times a day and high chairs are often pretty bulky even when folded. The IKEA one is very unobtrusive and so easy to clean.

HeadDreamer Tue 05-Jan-16 09:07:29

You can't just have a fold up highchair leaning on the wall with a crawling baby. They will pull it down. Do you have a narrow space that you can wedge the fold up highchair into?

I had a ikea too and it's onto baby number 2. I think all the fold up high chair are a pain because the foldy bits are very very hard to clean. They are really messy eaters. And tbh, both of mine were fed every 2-3 hours. I admire you having the energy to actually to clean and fold the thing up.

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