Choosing from a never-ending selection of baby kit can be a minefield. So how do you know what’s right for you? Last in the series is the high chair
Perhaps not as imminent as the other big-ticket items, but when your baby is sitting unaided and has hit the weaning stage (around six months) the high chair is a lifesaver.
Things to consider
• How much space do you have to store it?
• Do you want it to come up to the table? Heights will vary, so be sure to measure.
• Is it easy to clean? Are the straps removable as well as the cover, if it has one?
• Does it feel sturdy? All high chairs sold in the UK must conform to safety standards – look for the code BS 14988-1 on packaging.
Adjustable seat height means you can move the chair closer to the tabletop.
Convertible high chairs grow with your child, turning into a toddler seat and later, in some cases, a chair for an older child.
Footrests can be adjusted as baby grows.
A reclining seat provides extra comfort and can be useful for bottle-feeding your baby.
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