Both a high chair are indispensable purchases when you have a baby. We give here 5 good advice and tips for what you should be aware of and consider before you buy.
Another chair is the high chair. For the older child from about 2 years and up, a high chair is a wonderful place for both play, contemplation, and concentration. The high chair is also a practical piece of furniture that can be used around the home: in the kitchen, in the living room, in the hallway, in the children’s room – maybe even in the bathroom? Basically, a high chair can make good sense of all the places your child would like to sit.
High chair: A must at the dining table
There is no doubt that having a baby requires a lot of equipment. The list of purchases is long: Stroller, stroller, cot, clothes, toys, and so on. Some of these things are absolutely necessary, where you with other things can wait and see the need. However, there is no doubt – a high chair is one of the necessary and otherwise very useful acquisitions when you have to be a parent.
From the moment the child can sit by himself until he is around 6-7 years old, virtually all meals are eaten in the high chair. The high chair also helps to gather the family around the meal at the table, and for that reason alone the chair is so important. We come here with our 5 best tips for you who are going out and buying a highchair.
Tip-1: Safety, security, safety
Accidents can happen when your child has to get up and sit at height, and of course no one wants that. Therefore, you should go for a highchair that is designed with a focus on safety, and that likes to have different safety certifications.
Here are some other safety tips that you should be aware of – especially for very young children. The high chair should like:
- Be stable so it does not tip over
- Have rounded corners and edges, and lowered screws
- Wear a stomach brace and crotch strap so that the little child does not slip out of the chair
Tip-2: Can the highchair be used by older children?
A six-month-old baby has very different needs for a high chair compared to, for example, a 3-year-old child. Therefore, it is recommended that you consider a high chair that can be quickly adjusted and adjusted according to the child’s age and needs. It may be a good idea to research the following:
- Can a dining tray be mounted on the chair, which is practical for the small child, but which can be easily removed again?
- Does the chair have a crotch strap and abdominal brace that can be taken off and on?
- Does the chair have adjustable stops for the legs that match the age and size of different children?
Tip-3: Design and style
Sure, it’s the child who has to sit in the chair, but it’s us parents who have to look at it – every day, and for many years to come. Our recommendation is that you choose a chair that you think is nice to look at and that fits in with the rest of your decor.
There are several different options of highchairs, all of which live up to safety requirements, and which are also produced with design in mind. If you choose a chair you like, it will feel as if your interior has been nicely expanded with children’s furniture – and not that the children’s furniture has ‘taken over’ your home. With so many choices on the market, there is definitely also a chair that suits your decor, colors, and style.
Tip- 4: Choose a practical highchair
With a child also comes toys, children’s furniture, clothes, and teddy bears; most often spread throughout the home. And regardless of whether you live on 50 square meters or in a large house, it can be nice to have a practical highchair that can be stored a bit out of the way when not in use – for example when you have guests and/or when the kids are laid.
Here we would recommend the Klapp highchair from KAOS, which can easily be folded and placed behind a door, leaned up against the wall, or can be placed somewhere else away from the table where it does not fill. In addition to being a practical highchair, it is also an incredibly beautiful, modern, and simple highchair in incredibly high quality that can carry up to 230 kg. This means that it can also be used as a little ladder for adults. The Klapp highchair has also scored a high grade in this test from Pricerunner and is one of our most popular highchairs.
Tip-5: Are you on the go a lot? So get a travel chair!
Do you often visit friends, grandparents, or perhaps in the cottage or other places away from home? Or do you sometimes get guests at home, and need an extra high chair for their child/children? There is no problem with a travel chair in the back of your hand.
With the practical travel highchair from Inglesina, you can quickly get out the door or receive large and little guests yourself, without worrying about whether your or their child/children have a place to sit when you need to eat. The travel chair is easily mounted on the table and is easily removed again when the meal is over. The cover can be wiped off with a damp cloth and can also be removed and washed in the washing machine if necessary. When the travel chair is not in use, it is folded and stored in the bag that comes with it. Here it fills nothing, and can be stuck in the car, in the cottage, or in a drawer with you or the grandparents – and you always have a high chair at hand.