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can anyone recommend a highchair??

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Moomin1000 Sat 07-Apr-12 21:32:03

Hi, I live in a small house and im looking for a highchair that will fold away small and is easy to clean??? Also not too expensive. Any help greatly appreciated xxx

tootiredtothinkofanickname Sat 07-Apr-12 22:15:47

Ikea Antilop. Very cheap and easy to clean. It doesn't fold away though, but you can remove the legs very easily.

RandomMess Sat 07-Apr-12 22:16:43

Ikea Antilop seconded, get one of the removable trays too.

redspottedfrog Sat 07-Apr-12 22:19:02

I second the Antilop. Once the legs are off its not too hard to store, though ours is just in the middle of our tiny kitchen, always being tripped over!

It's the only highchair that DS has always looked comfy in. And it's dirt cheapsmile

KittieCat Sat 07-Apr-12 22:19:10

Ikea Antilop for us, too. Fab, fab, fab. We were set on a Bloom but tried it and hated it. Tripp Trapp are good but IMO not worth the extra ££.

WhispersOfWickedness Sat 07-Apr-12 22:19:49

Another vote for the Antilop! We have just become proud owners of a second one for dc2 (dc1 still very happy in his) and I was very happy to chuck the huge, difficult to clean and store one we were using in the shed grin it's also very cheap smile

KittieCat Sat 07-Apr-12 22:20:07

Is it official, the Antilop is the MN highchair?!

snala Sat 07-Apr-12 22:20:10

Another vote for the ikea one! smile

Firawla Sat 07-Apr-12 22:20:25

i agree too - ikea antilop. much much better than any of the other more expensive highchairs i had previously

DizzyCow63 Sat 07-Apr-12 22:21:27

I had quite an expensive one, all fancy features, reclines, changes height level etc, crap! Nightmare to keep clean! Got the ikea antilope, fab!

MegMogAndOwl Sat 07-Apr-12 22:25:33

I've got the ikea antilop this time round which is brilliant to clean but it doesn't fold.

With my ds though I had a Cosatto Slim Jim one which would fold up small enough to store behind my sofa. It wasn't too bad to clean. A quick wipe down was enough usually but the seat pad and harness can be removed for a really good scrub!

MegMogAndOwl Sat 07-Apr-12 22:27:19

I've just realised that the cosatto one is much more expensive than I remember, I sold mine on eBay though so maybe look on there?

RandomMess Sat 07-Apr-12 22:29:13

Stokke tripp trapp is fab too but costs ££££££££££££££££££££££££

The other thing I used and loved is one that clips onto the table or breafast bar.

blondieminx Sat 07-Apr-12 22:31:26

Not one by mamas and sodding papas bitter sad TWO split cushions ffs angry

FairyPenguin Sat 07-Apr-12 22:33:39

Phil&Teds metoo - clips onto table, no legs to trip you up / wipe down! Can be washed in sink, comes out great!

26Walker03 Sat 07-Apr-12 22:41:17

Definitely the Ikea Antilop. I got a stupidly expensive one to begin.. But it was a nightmare to clean!! I used the Ikea one at my SIL's and it was a miracle! DS couldn't keep sloping back like he did in his old one and also it is SO easy to clean. Using own a dishwasher but I've heard others say they take the tray off and put it in their dishwasher. Can't recommend it highly enough and very cheap untrue!!

26Walker03 Sat 07-Apr-12 22:42:10

Sorry, that should say *I do not own a dishwasher

OlivesTree Mon 09-Apr-12 09:56:05

I am also in a teeny tiny house and have recently bought the Graco Contempo which folds down to a width of approx 17cm. I am really happy with it as it is very secure for my 6 month old. It does have quite a few crevices for food to get stuck in though.

SleepySuzy Mon 09-Apr-12 09:56:59

Ikea Antilop!! I love it's wipe clean ability!! gringringrin

oreocrumbs Mon 09-Apr-12 10:03:07

Another one one with a huge expensive highchair and replaced by the Ikea one!! I think its about £11 and the tray is a couple of pounds more.

wonkylegs Mon 09-Apr-12 10:06:51

We don't have much space and went for a stokke Tripp trapp because it's a proper piece of furniture so we don't have to put it away (I've got nowhere to put it, even if it did fold away)
Yes it's expensive but it grows with your kid and my DS (nearly 4 ) is still using , but now as a a chair. One of the things I really don't regret spending money on.

Flisspaps Mon 09-Apr-12 10:09:05

Chicco Quickseat. Hooks onto a table, comes apart and you can put the seat in the washing machine.

SleepySuzy Mon 09-Apr-12 10:16:04

Oh, realised you want it to fold. The ikea one doesn't but it's legs come off.

usingapseudonym Mon 09-Apr-12 10:20:26

Some silly questions . . . (I'm on child 2 but have forgotten everything!) We are wondering about Ikea or stokke which does feel like one extreme to the other! I can't quite imagine my 4 month old sat in it. Is it just that they can sit by 6 months and all is well or do they need cushion inserts?

RandomMess Mon 09-Apr-12 10:29:26

Why do you want your 4 month old to sit in confused

One of the key indicators is a babies ability to sit up in a chair?

The seat is quite small tbh which helps.

I'd suggest an antilop to start with when they are messy as I love having a tray to carry all the debris into the kitchen then get a tripp trapp once they've outgrown the antilop/past that stage.

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