highchairs... which one?????

Simone - posted on 06/26/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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we need to get a high chair n thought id throw it to u guys. what do u use? why did u get the one u get?



and do u know any online stores that have good high chairs at good prices???



thanks heaps... :O)

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Malinda - posted on 06/26/2009

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Oh, one more thing about the vinyl covers. They do clean up much easier than cloth, but they also made my son sweat a lot. They don't breathe at all. We placed a burp cloth behind his head for a while, which helped, but isn't practical as they get bigger.



Good luck - I think this was the one item that frustrated me the most!

Malinda - posted on 06/26/2009

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If I had it to do over again I would have splurged on the Tripp Trapp or the Boon Flair.

We have the Chicco Poly and while it has a lot of features I like (5 point harness, lots of recline/height positions, folds pretty flat, etc) it has WAY too many seams and food gets encrusted everywhere. There is no way to get it completely clean without a toothbrush, a toothpick, and a pipecleaner. Oh, and while the ads say the tray is machine washable, it's far too big to fit into any dishwasher I know of. Truthfully we never really used the recline feature, and the other two have height adjustments as well which is nice if you want to just use it at the table instead of with a tray.



I say spend the extra money... it's worth it!

Jenni - posted on 06/26/2009

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definitely look for one with uncomplicated fasteners! and one that's easy to clean, like the ones with all plastic covering... dont get one with material covering whatsoever... save urself the extra laundry...

i have the fisher price rainforest healthy care one... and personally i love it!

Lindsay - posted on 06/26/2009

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Quoting Lindsay:

the best thing i can suggest is... mine were plastic. mostly because if anything got on the seat or wherever it was easier to wipe off, not having to wash anything ( seat covers) in the washer. and it wouldn't get stained up easy from juice or whatever. plus since it is easier to clean it is also easier to keep disinfected from germs. also, the last one i got, i got it from wal-mart. it was cheap ($35) but was perfect for what i wanted.


 

Lindsay - posted on 06/26/2009

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the best thing i can suggest is... mine were plastic. mostly because if anything got on the seat or wherever it was easier to wipe off, not having to wash anything ( seat covers) in the washer. and it wouldn't get stained up easy from juice or whatever. plus since it is easier to clean it is also easier to keep disinfected from germs.

Helen - posted on 06/26/2009

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Think about how easy it will be to clean. You need one with straight lines, no gaps, creases, joins, screws heads/covers, etc for food to get stuck in. Look under the padded seat as well and look what it is like there because food gets EVERWHERE! I have a mamas and papas one and I hate it. There are so many places for food to get stuck in (remember baby will be sick in it, learn to feed themselves in it, throw food in it, have a tantrum in it, etc).

User - posted on 06/26/2009

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http://www.albeebaby.com/
...has good prices and free shipping on anything over $100. There is also a coupon code there right now that you can use on any non-discounted item.

We have the Fisher Price Rainforest high chair and really like it. The pattern is really loud...but we like the wheels and the recline feature was nice when LO was tiny.

Esther - posted on 06/26/2009

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We have the Stokke Tripp Trapp. It's not the cheapest high chair out there and it's a little unusual in that it doesn't have a tray. However, that is EXACTLY why I like it. It has allowed our son to sit at the table with us from the moment he was able to sit up on his own and that's just been so nice (plus, as it is really almost like a regular chair, you can just push it up against the table like any other chair and it doesn't take up any space). It is also ergonomically correct so it helps with the child's posture. In addition, it will last forever, as it can be height adjusted and even holds adults. I could not be happier with it.

Angela - posted on 06/26/2009

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We have a small townhome and a 2 month old and haven't bought one yet because we don't have the room for one. But at both grandmother's house we have the Fischer Price Space Saver chair that attaches to a regular chair. It works as an infant seat and a high chair. It comes with a tray but can also be put at table level. I love it and will probably end up buying one for my house when my son starts solid foods. I love it because we like to eat outside a lot in the summer on the deck and can easily move the chair around. It wasn't that expensive (around $60).

Jessica - posted on 06/26/2009

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i got a second hand Mamas and Papas highchair where you can take the top tray off to wash and let your little un play with their toys on the tray underneath and the seat leans back which helps if my son falls asleep cos we can extricate him easily. the tray also completely comes off so he can sit at the table with us when he is older and the covering comes off and is easily washable! it folds in neatly for easy storage aswell. the only problem i have with it is that i can't detach the straps from the chair so i have to clean them with cotton buds instead of in the sink! Depending on where you live i recommend



www.babiesrus.com



www.mothercare.com



www.mamasandpapas.com



www.vertbaudet.com



Hope this helps!

Jessica - posted on 06/26/2009

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i got a second hand Mamas and Papas highchair where you can take the top tray off to wash and let your little un play with their toys on the tray underneath and the seat leans back which helps if my son falls asleep cos we can extricate him easily. the tray also completely comes off so he can sit at the table with us when he is older and the covering comes off and is easily washable! it folds in neatly for easy storage aswell. the only problem i have with it is that i can't detach the straps from the chair so i have to clean them with cotton buds instead of in the sink! Depending on where you live i recommend



www.babiesrus.com



www.mothercare.com



www.mamasandpapas.com



www.vertbaudet.com



Hope this helps!

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