The 10 Best Baby Chairs

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Whether you’re looking for a secure spot for your child to enjoy his or her meals or to be soothed and entertained while you throw in a load of laundry, our selection of baby chairs has a solution for you. Many conveniently come with adjustable designs to accommodate kids well into toddlerhood and beyond. Note that seats like bouncers and rockers are not safe places for infants to sleep. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Babybjorn Bouncer Balance

2. Abiie Beyond

3. Fisher-Price Rocker

Editor's Notes

June 07, 2020:

Whether you’re looking for a sturdy high chair that makes feeding time both comfortable and convenient, or a soothing bouncer or rocker, our list of baby chairs has you covered. In addition to the Abiie Beyond and the Peg-Perego Siesta, which are designed to grow with your child, today we added in another high chair model, the GracoSimple Switch. This model conveniently can be used as either a full-size high chair or a booster seat for toddlers. The removable legs can be stowed inside the footrest when not in use, to help ensure they don’t get lost elsewhere. The padding is conveniently machine washable, so it’s easy to keep clean. We also added in the well-designed Ciao! Baby Portable, which resembles the durable adult-sized chairs you often see on the sidelines at soccer games, as well as camping and picnics. This one, however, is made for a baby and comes with a built-in feeding tray. It features a five-point safety harness and folds up compactly and comes with a carrying bag. It won’t take up much storage space in your trunk, should you choose to keep it in there in between outings.

Like baby swings, a bouncer or a rocker can be both entertaining and soothing. There were a couple of popular choices on the list, but we also rounded things out by adding in the budget-friendly, yet reliable, Bright Starts Bouncer. This battery-operated choice produces soothing vibrations to keep your tot calm and happy, and it comes in your choice of either a flamingo theme or one featuring colorful jungle animals. The activity bar features colorful hanging toys and a mirror for entertainment. We kept the Babybjorn Bouncer Balance in a prominent spot on our list, since it automatically responds to your child’s kicking and other movements by rocking gently. It’s highly stable, thanks to a counterbalanced design, and provides ample support for an infant’s neck and back. It also collapses for compact transport, which makes it easy to take to grandma’s. It’s quite an investment, but you might consider it well worth the cost if it will be used by multiple children over the years.

No matter model which you go with, be sure to adhere to the manufacturer’s age and weight requirements. Only use a bouncer or a rocker on the floor, and never carry one with the baby in it, to eliminate the chance of injuries from falls. Note that bouncers and rockers are not designed to be used to put your child to sleep, and the American Academy of Pediatrics advises to put babies to sleep on their backs, on a completely flat surface, to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

Special Honors

My First Anywhere Chair Featuring a carrying handle, this lightweight, well-padded chair is easy to move from room to room to create a special spot just for your little one. It’s made with a durable slipcover that has a zipper closure with Velcro webbing inside. The insert is manufactured in the United States with recyclable foam. It’s machine washable and Greenguard Gold certified. It can be personalized with your child’s name, and comes in your choice of durable cotton or cozy Sherpa fabrics.

4. Peg-Perego Siesta

5. Bright Starts Bouncer

6. GracoSimple Switch

7. Ciao! Baby Portable

8. Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up

9. Summer Infant Pop N' Sit

10. Keet Roundy Kid's

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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