Choice matters

Highchairs come in three main categories.

Traditional fold-up styles tend to be very adjustable, but most will only be suitable for children from six months to three years.

They are being superseded by the second option, chairs that evolve as your child grows – even into adulthood.

The third option is a pedestal design – essentially a plastic cocoon, akin to a scooped-out egg, on a support stalk.

Tasty trends

Because many people now prefer a highchair to be a feature of their kitchen, not something to be packed away between meals, the trend is towards cleaner, contemporary designs.

Unlike previously gaudy fabrics, seat covers are more chic, and they feature more metal or wood, rather than plastic, in the in the overall construction.

BEST FOR...  INNOVATION 

Oxo Tot Sprout
£195, oxouk.com

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chico

BEST...  DESIGN 

Chicco i-Sit
from £190, chicco.co.uk

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cosato

BEST FOR...  TREND SPOTTERS 

Cosatto 3Sixti2 Circle
£150, cosatto.com

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east coast

BEST FOR...  LONGEVITY 

East Coast Nursery Multi-Height Highchair
£80, eastcoastnursery.co.uk

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concord

BEST FOR...  SPACE SAVING 

Concord Spin
£130, concord.de/en

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contempo benny

BEST FOR...  COMFORT 

Graco Contempo Benny & Bell
£97.99 graco.co.uk

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nanofold

BEST FOR...   OCCASIONAL USE 

Obaby Nanofold Hi Lo
£65, obaby.co.uk

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Written by Alex Pell

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