While your favorite restaurant or diner might be able to provide you with a high chair for your baby or toddler to sit in while he or she dines the same is often not true if you are visiting friends or relatives (and not all eateries offer high chairs) It is in theses situations that a portable high chair can come in very handy. And while portable high chairs are not always suitable for the youngest babies if you have a baby who can already sit unassisted they can be a real lifesaver.
What to Look for in a Portable High Chair – Safety is the number one concern when shopping for portable high chair. Most portable high chair models either attach directly to a table or are designed to be fitted onto an adult sized dining chair, so it is crucial that you make sure that the mechanisms for doing so are sturdy and relatively easy to operate. Style and comfort are concerns as well but the primary focus should always be on the safety and performance of the portable high chair you choose.
When it comes to choosing the portable high chair that is right for you and your baby there are plenty of options available. To get you stared though here is a little about some of our favorite portable high chair models:
The First Year’s Newborn-To-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seat – This is one of several portable high chair models available today that is actually suitable for newborn to toddler use. It attaches easily to most regular dining chairs and offers several recline position so that whatever their age or stage of development your child can eat comfortably and safely. The height of the chair can also be adjusted according to Baby’s current needs.
The dining tray is removable and dishwasher safe and is imprinted with fun activities that will help keep toddlers amused. You do not have to use the dining tray of course, you can always pull this portable high chair right up to the table so that your child really feels like they are a “part of the action” at family mealtimes.
Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe Booster Seat – This portable high chair is a great choice for toddlers who do not want to miss a thing by being condemned to a separate high chair at mealtimes. This model attaches easily to most dining chairs and can be adjusted to three different heights to accommodate each unique child’s needs.
The dining tray is removable (and optional) and is crafted from a tough durable plastic that is easy to wipe clean or to simply toss in the dishwasher after a messy meal time. The feeding tray also features a snap on lid to help keep the feeding surface itself clean while you are on the go. When folded this portable high chair even features shoulder straps so it is even easier for parents to take with them wherever they go with Baby.