FAQ /Frequently asked questions/

Feeding High Chairs

What accessories do I need for my high chair?

Most high chairs come with everything that you need – tray table, harness and seat padding.

If the harness supplied with the high chair has shoulder straps does that mean it has a five-point harness?

A five-point harness means that five points on the harness are attachable to the body of the chair, so one end of each of the shoulder and waist straps and also the crotch strap is anchored to the chair.

When can my baby start using a high chair?

When your child can sit up unassisted, they can start using a high chair. This is likely to be at around seven months. Make sure that the table is at the right height for your baby to use.

How to buy the best high chair? High chair shopping tips!

A high chair is one of the few essentials for an older baby, providing your little one with a safe eating place and a prime viewing position at the table during mealtimes. Once your baby is ready to use a high chair (usually between six and nine months) find the most suitable model. 

Types of high chair

High chairs come in a range of shapes, sizes and types. Children are usually ready to start using a high chair at mealtimes between six and nine months. Make sure the one you choose is the most suitable option.

Standard high chairs

A standard high chair is one of the most basic styles available, and tends to have one height position.


  • Tend to be cheaper than other high chairs.
  • Usually lightweight.
  • Can fold flatter than other types, so easy to store.
  • Basic, no-frills option – so you may have to buy extras separately.
  • Less versatile than other high chairs.
  • You won't be able to adjust seat height.


Multi-functional high chairs

With these you can adjust the seat height up, down and back according to where you prefer to feed your baby. Many have five or six height positions – particularly useful for mums, dads and all the family to be able to get involved at meal times.


  • Height adjustability offers extra flexibility – you can feed your baby at a higher level, and toddlers can sit lower down when feeding themselves.
  • Most are foldable.
  • Not much more expensive than a basic model.
  • Some models can be heavy and cumbersome to use and move.
  • Tend to be quite large, so not the best option if you're short on space.


Convertible high chairs

Often referred to as 'three-in-one' combinations, these can be used as a high chair for younger babies then converted into a child-sized seat or a toddler-sized chair and low table when your child can feed themselves. Most convertible high chairs are wooden.


  • Some toddlers feel more grown up – and eat more happily – with their own chair and table.
  • Wooden high chairs are a popular choice to match other furniture and decor.
  • Some larger models can be used as furniture for children up to five.
  • Not all convertible high chairs are foldable.
  • Some can be difficult to assemble.
  • More expensive than other options.


Choosing a high chair! The most important considerations when buying:

Ease of cleaning

Child comfort

Ease of storage (whether it folds etc.)


Ease of taking child in and out


A high chair that's easy to adjust can make mealtimes a lot simpler.

Have a go at adjusting the tray, undoing the buckle on the harness and folding up the seat. You're likely to repeat these actions more than once a day – and with a squirming child in the seat – so pick one you can work easily.

Folding high chairs

Not all high chairs fold up for easier storage. If you want one that does, go for one that folds out with minimal effort and can stand independently when it's folded (rather than having to be propped against a wall). With some high chairs you have to remove the tray before you fold it, which can be an added burden if you plan to put it away regularly.

High chair tray

As a general rule, the bigger the tray, the better. If the tray is equipped with dip for holding a cup оr bottle - this is an additional extra.

An adjustable and detachable tray can be useful as your baby grows to give them plenty of extra space, or to let them to sit up at the table.

High chair padding and comfort

Multi-functional chairs often have a lot of padding, which can be comfy for baby, but this makes more work for you when it comes to cleaning. Save yourself as much scrubbing time as possible by opting for one with as few seams, creases and crevices in the upholstery and on the frame of the chair as possible.

High chair harnesses

Secure your baby in the high chair at all times using a safety harness. The high chair harness should have a crotch restraint to prevent the child from slipping forwards out of the seat, and a waist strap and shoulder straps to prevent them from standing up.