Are you looking for a high chair which won’t break the bank? If you don’t plan to spend a lot on a high chair are plenty of basic, cheap high chairs on the market. They don’t come cheaper than the ones in this list, which are all under £50.
Let’s face it, these chairs aren’t all singing and dancing like those designed for the mid-range or high end market. However we’ve researched what’s out available to find the ones which make the cut in quality, durability and practicality.
If you want to save big on a high chair, check out our top picks.
5 Best Cheap High Chairs
1. Keter Smart Seat
Pros: Durable, easy assembly, convertible, travels well, unisex
Cons: no padding
The Keter Smart seat is our best value for money option. Not only is it a high chair but it converts into a booster seat and small child’s chair, all for under £50. Although it doesn’t fold it does travel really well, simply remove the legs and store them under the seat. You’ll get a lot of use out of this chair throughout your baby’s childhood.
It looks really modern and a lot more expensive than the price tag. Safety isn’t compromised for looks, as the chair is very sturdy and comes with a 5 point harness. It also comes with a removable tray and seat liner which makes it very easy to clean.
2. Obaby Cube
Pros: Convert to table and chairs, durable, easy assembly, wipes clean
Cons: non cushioned, harnesses not included
The Obaby Cube is our best affordable wooden option. We love that this high chair can also be converted into a small table and chairs for toddlers as they grow. It takes a bit of assembly, however isn’t too complicated and easy to use once up.
The chair doesn’t come with a harness or a padded insert, but these can be purchased separately for fairly cheap. The chair itself is really robust and sturdy which gives you piece of mind for safety. Plus it comes with a 5 year guarantee which is always a sign of a quality brand.
3. Kiddicare Crunch Pears
Pros: foldable, adjustable, padded, reclines, 5 point harness
Cons: cover not machine washable
The Kiddiecare Crunch is our favourite funky high chair. The best thing about this chair is that it can be adjusted to 6 different potions, from high right down to a child’s chair. It’s very easy to use, portable and fold away fairly compact.
We love the thick sturdy crotch post on this chair which gives extra security for baby especially when coupled with the 5 point safety harness. The cover is nice and padded for baby’s comfort, and with a recline feature means baby can have small naps in the chair. The cover isn’t machine washable but it can be removed for an occasional deep clean of the chair.
4. Joie Mimzy Snacker
Pros: Lightweight, compact, storage basket, recline
Cons: Two hands needed for tray
The Joie Mimzy Snacker is our top cheap space saving high chair. This chair is just perfect if you have a small house or if you want a chair which you can take to the grandparents’ house. It’s designed to be ultra-portable, and fold really compact to store in the house or take in the car.
The brand has put a lot of effort into ensuring safety for your baby. With the 5 point safety harness, sturdy crotch post and sturdy legs it’s a durable choice. For convenience the cover and tray are both machine washable to save time. We love the storage basket so you can keep toys, bibs and wipes close to hand.
5. Babyway Cyane Apple A Day
Pros: Sturdy, easy to assemble, easy to clean, 5 point harness
Cons: large gap between tray and seat
The Babyway Cyane is our most affordable option, coming in under £30. For that price it has a lot going for it, being sturdy, easy to clean and assemble. It’s rather lightweight making it portable around the house, and can fold away to save space.
The chair is spacious for larger children, although you may need a cushion for supporting a young babies back. We love that the tray can be folded over to the back and the chair pushed up to a dining table so older children can start eating alongside the family.
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