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High Chair - what brand? Lock Rss

We have the Steelcraft Messina & it is fantastic!! It's a hi-low chair, meaning you can adjust the height levels to what suits you, it has a removable top tray, a cup holder, removable inner seat for easy washing with cloth on one side & leather(or whatever it is) on the other. It can also recline if baby isn't sitting up properly yet. We love it - comes in nice classic colours too. We got the cream & tan one. No probs at all - would recommend it to anyone!!

I would stay away from the infe one. When bubs is little the tray is too high (makes it hard for when they are feeding themselves) and the strap between the legs is to far forward and baby slides forward all the time.
I would suggest getting one with the least amount of frills as possible because once your little one starts eating solids the food gets everywhere - weetbix sets like concrete in about 2 seconds. I have a steelcraft highchair which is easy to clean but takes up a bit of space. I highly recommend the ikea highchairs (if you're close to a store) they are easy to clean and come with a soft insert for little ones (and only cost $25).
I also have the steelcraft one. It is great! My ds is 4 months, and he loves watching and interacting with older kids. My friends bring their older kids over, and i adjust the highchair down to the same height as the kiddy table we have and he just loves it. It's easy for him to "hangout" with them (lol). But yeah, if anything - one that is easy to clean!
we have the latest love'n'care high chair - its rubbish!
just after replying to this thread, i put my baby in the highchair for her dinner and she nearly ended up on the floor!!!

she leaned forward and twisted at the same time and the harness pulled out of the back of the chair. i didn't have the tray in place - because it doesn't fit very well and poses a finger injury risk to baby - so luckily i was right there to catch her before she hit the floor.

i took it back to where we bought it and told them. they told me that the harness was fine!!!! i had a look at all of the cheaper chairs and the harnesses were all the same and i demonstrated to him just how easy it was for them to pull out. he told me that the our chair was the biggest seller and they'd never had any complaints. i then asked him how many babies needed to end up on the floor before it was considered an important enough issue to address? is one not enough??

anyway, we got our money back and bought the very expensive, but much safer peg perego chair instead. i figure that she is in it 3 or more times a day and will be for quite some time yet so its worth spending more to be safe.
ali j - That's terrible!! Lucky your bub is ok. Maybe you could also contact the manufacturer and Standards?

The Steelcraft Messina highchair is a bit pricey, but I am really happy with it. You can view it here:
We have the Berry coloured one.
[Edited on 07/03/2009]
My aunty has the ikea highchair for when the grandkids are over, and she loves it. She said it is really easy to clean.
It's a very basic highchair and doesn't take up much space at all. The only problem you might have with it is that it doesn't recline if your bubs head isn't that steady yet or have any "bells and whistles" on it if YKWIM.
But she says it's great and swears by it. Maybe you can buy the straps separately somewhere?
I LOVE my ikea highchair. I take it outside and hose it off so no matter what mess it gets in, it is clean for the next round. I had another fancier high chair that a friend gave me, it was so cute, but I could not keep it clean. Also I found that baby sat better in the Ikea one - she slumped down in the other one. The Ikea one just has a strap that goes around their belly, but has a tray, solid sides and a plastic piece that goes between their legs, and she has never seemed like she could fall out. I can't recommend it highly enough - and only $35 - bargain.

love ikea high chair. cheap and light. legs come off into 4 poles. youn put it in the boot and take it with you on holidays or over to the inlaws for lunch.
We have Steelcarft Messina and we like it, but I honestly find any high chair good that we have used while at parties or restaurants, as long as it has a high back and straps. I also think having the option to recline (for the younger baby) and a washable tray insert comes in handy but you could get away not having those things, to be honest i bought the one we have cause it was on special at Baby Bunting
We have a steelcraft hi-lo chair as well. it reclines has a top tray you can take off and sits at the regular hichair height or has about 5 setting on the way down and goes all the way to the floor. its great if we are feeding DD from a kitchen stool we can have it all the way up or if we are on the couch or outside it can be halfway down but lately we have just been keeping it all the way down to the ground and she can climb into it herself which is great as we are expecting again and i am not suppose to lift her much.
is also has hooks on the back to hook the tray and you just have to push 2 buttons and it compacts and we just slide it in next to the fridge. it cost a bit more but oh boy it was worth it. its also really easy to clean. DP just hoses it out once a week.

Mum to Tayla and Jack, Expecting December.

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