High Chairs - what to look for

What To Look For When Buying A High Chair

If your baby is starting to sit up and the lap-feeding is just not kicking it anymore, it’s time to invest in your little one’s first piece of dining furniture. Apart from all the other baby accessories, the high chair might be one of the first more permanent fixtures in your kitchen or dining room. Let’s take a look at what to look for in a high chair, and how it can fit in with your home’s interior.

High chairs come in a variety of styles, materials and shapes. It’s the ideal place for your baby to start experimenting with different tastes and textures while you supervise. Choose a high chair that’s sturdy and easy to clean, and most importantly; durable. These days high chairs have a much longer life span and will often convert into useful and beautiful children’s chairs for use up to 12 years of age.

What It’s Made Of

We are big advocates of quality furniture, and our ranges are exactly that. Solid wood features, paired with moulded seats, padded seat-pads and sturdy legs make for an aesthetically pleasing and sturdy high chair.

The beautiful Micuna Ovo high chair is a grande hit internationally and has recently won the award for Best Feeding, Cleaning & Changing product at the most important trade show for Baby Products in the UK, The Nursery Fair in Harrogate. Check out the new sleek Ovo City in black or stick with the white Ovo One. Ovo Combines superb materials with smart design and will accommodate your child for up to 6 years. With a durable moulded plastic seat, solid beach legs, a footrest and a comfortable poly-propylene security belt, your little one will feel comfortable and safe, while the high chair’s detachable plastic eating tray has raised sides to prevent spills and is suitable for cleaning in the dishwasher.

We have also just landed the Flexa range which features an adjustable high chair that lasts for up to 12 years. Scandinavian in design, made from high quality durable PP plastic with solid beech legs, this chair is super easy to clean, just remove the seat and pop it in the dishwasher – this chair is a winner in every sense! Its ergonomic design features a removable tray, 3 adjustable seat heights and adjustable foot rest making a handy addition to any breakfast bar or workstation for older girls and boys. The Flexa Baby Chair received the Reddot Design Award in 2013 for its functionality and unique design.

The Ovo and Flexa chairs both feature trays which are dishwasher safe but you may also want to find out whether the chair has wheels, is reclinable and adjustable and whether it features padded and/or cushioned seating. 


The Bloom Fresco Chrome High Chair range probably has it all, from a 360-degree swivel and pneumatic height adjustment to a mega-sized feeding tray – and on top of that its sleek design will make it look more than an art piece than baby furniture.

You might not feel that plastic or metal high chairs fit in with your home’s feng shui, which means a purely solid wood high chair would be the way to go.  The Royal High Chair is made from European Beech and will compliment any dining environment, the solid timber construction makes it durable and gives the perfect support for a growing child. It’s multi-adjustable and the feeding tray and sitting bar can be used for independent feeding.

Safety is Tops

It’s advisable to choose a high chair that has a built in or adjustable harness to provide additional safety and stability. Also look out for safety bars and padded straps. Make sure the legs are sturdy and adequately spaced

Spacing it Out

The size of your kitchen or dining room will also determine the type of high chair you will consider. If you have a lot of space available, a full-sized high chair is a good option as it will feature a sturdy base and ample space on the feeding tray. Many of these full-sized high chairs can be adjusted to different heights and can transform according to you and your baby’s needs.

For smaller kitchen or dining areas you can choose a more compact or foldable high chair.

Have a look at the rest of our high chair furniture available to purchase online from Clever Little Monkey.


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