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csemum Tue 26-Jul-11 08:28:11

Hi there! I am currently weaning my DD. I am about to buy a highchair but I'm rather overwhelmed by all the options. Ideally, I would like a chair which is collapsable (I live in a small flat) and is wipe clean. Any suggestions would be GRATEFULLY received!
Thank you!

Geordieminx Tue 26-Jul-11 08:32:45

Ikea ektorp. It's not collapsable but the legs come off to it is easy to store.

It is the best and only highchairs you will ever need. No awkward crevices for food to get stuck in, not complicated bits for fingers to get trapped in. And it's cheap to. Less than £20 I think.

Geordieminx Tue 26-Jul-11 08:33:30

Sorry it's antilop. Ektorp is the sofa

Geordieminx Tue 26-Jul-11 08:35:29

here. £11 for highchair, £4 for tray and £5 for cushion if you need although a rolled up towel with work just aswell wink

LilRedWG Tue 26-Jul-11 08:36:58

Definitely the IKEA Antilop. Fantastic value and easy to clean - you can even bung it in the shower or hose it down.

VampiresReflection Tue 26-Jul-11 08:37:40

Antilop is great. Easily cleaned, simple to store and very sturdy. All rolled into a price of less than £15. smile

BikeRunSki Tue 26-Jul-11 08:39:02

I second Ikea Antilop too.

WalterFlipschicks Tue 26-Jul-11 08:43:27

Agreed ikea, i had a chicco happy snack for ds1, pita to clean... Actually impossible, sold it recently with food still in the crevices despite trying to clean! Will be going to ikea for two highchairs for the twins when the time comes grin

TittyBojangles Tue 26-Jul-11 08:45:52

I third, fourth and fifth the Antilop. I have tried my son in plenty of other highchairs at restaurants and friends' houses and the tray is either too high for him to eat comfortably off, the seat is too wide so he ends up listing to the side, or they have no post between the legs just a strap so he ends up sliding forwards and so is too reclined (some of the highchairs aren't actually upright at all which is a bit odd as the baby is permenantly reclined). The antilop is just so perfect that I've become really critical of other highchairs smile

HarrietJones Tue 26-Jul-11 08:47:07

Antilop! Well worth the three hour drive for us! Dd3 struggles in a lot of high chairs as they tilt back

TittyBojangles Tue 26-Jul-11 08:48:19

Reread my post and realised it might sound like I am trying to feed my DS when he can't sit up i.e. too young, DS is nearly 9mo and can sit up just fine on his own, just seems to go all 'slidey' when in a highchair and concentrating on eating. grin

TittyBojangles Tue 26-Jul-11 08:51:29

Sorry for ANOTHER post, but just to add that I find the inflatable cushion thing handy to take out with me and put in the enormous highchairs they often have in restaurants and it slides round much less than a towel or blanket, and takes up much less space once deflated.

<I really don't work for Ikea!>

TheWolfpack Tue 26-Jul-11 08:57:37

Definitely the Antilop.

We had a Chicco one that was over £100 shock. It was all padded, with two different seat stages, it reclined, was height adjustable, collapsible, had a removable tray for cleaning, footrest, etc, but really, does anyone need any of that stuff?? How long is your child in it for!

I weaned ds in his bouncer chair anyway!

MissRedIndie Tue 26-Jul-11 13:47:43

I have a Little Helper, which looks almost identical to the Antilop, but is a bit more pricey (think I paid £30 for mine). Legs can be made shorter to make it suitable for low tables too. Would have happily bought the Antilop had I known it existed. Only downside is that it looks as cheap as it is, so I constantly feel I need to justify how good it is as a chair!! Pushes right up to the table, or you can attach tray. Agree it's great to have a chair with no crevices, and one that sits up straight! What are reclined high chairs all about anyway?! wink

jandmmum Tue 26-Jul-11 19:03:08

Another vote for the antilop here. So grateful to the lovely ladies of mn for recommending it.

EPPP Wed 27-Jul-11 10:44:14

Antilop. It doesn't matter that it doesn't fold as you can take off the tray and tuck it up to the table. Being foldable is a red herring in highchair design, how it is in use is sooo much more important for something that gets sat in for up to 3 hours a day (dc3 takes ages to eat).

HeidiKat Fri 29-Jul-11 16:18:27

A quick word of warning about the antilop, I was watching a friend's DD the other day at soft play while she went to the toilet, friend's DD was sitting in an antilop and I took my eyes off her for literally seconds to see to my own DD and turned back around to find that she had squirmed out of the lap belt and was now standing up in the seat, she is only 10 months old. I almost had a heart attack, luckily I managed to quickly grab her before she took a head dive, but after witnessing that I would have serious second thoughts about getting an antilop and get one with shoulder straps too rather than just a lap belt to keep them in more securely.

arfanarf Fri 29-Jul-11 16:38:37

I always used a separate harness that clips onto the d-rings on the lap belt.
Easier to clean than shoulder straps - just bung in the washing machine now and then.

breatheslowly Fri 29-Jul-11 16:41:15

We love our Antilop - it is our 3rd high chair and the other two are crap in comparison.

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