What to Look out for When Choosing Your Highchair
There are several highchairs available these days and it can be tricky to determine which is best for you and your family. Safety and comfort are the key considerations but there are a few other factors you’ll want to ensure mealtimes are as simple and fuss-free as possible!
When choosing a highchair, look out for chairs that meet the current Australian/New Zealand standard, AS 4684-2009, as these have been rigorously tested to ensure your child is kept safe during mealtimes. You should also opt for highchairs with a wider base – as an example, Boori highchairs feature a triangular wooden frame for optimum stability.
It’s also important that your highchair features a safety belt or harness to keep your baby secure - you’ll be amazed how much a baby can wriggle when they’re demonstrating their distaste for certain foods! Our expertly crafted highchairs feature a unique 5-point safety harness that attaches securely to the seat for complete peace of mind.
Mealtimes with a baby can be rather wild, so it’s important to consider whether a highchair is practical and if it’s going to help make things easier for you as a parent. Water resistant seat covers are a must so that any spills can be easily wiped up, you’ll also want the entire chair to be made from a material that can be quickly wiped clean after a messy meal.
The tray should be removable so that baby can be placed in and taken out of their chair with ease. It should also be adjustable to keep your baby comfortable.
Look out for furniture that will last beyond the baby phase, some highchairs have the ability to transform into a junior chair or even a chair that adults can use like our . Not only does this offer better value but also reduces wastage as you won’t be discarding your highchair after only a couple of years!
Although not as important as safety and comfort, your baby’s highchair is going to be on display in your home so it’s understandable to want the design to fit in with your interior style. Something will add a welcome pop of colour, or you may want to consider something a little more understated like neutral tones and real wood grain.
We hope this helps you find the perfect highchair for you and your family. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.