BabyBjörn High Chair (Appetite)
This modern-looking number comes from BabyBjorn, who traditionally specialise in baby carriers (like this one). Given their background, they wanted to make sure any high chair they made was super comfy, so they did five years of independent research before the Appetite was born.
The result is a chair that has an ergonomically curved back, a neat little footrest and a tray to keep your child in place, rather than straps. Each of these features keeps them perfectly upright, with easy access to their food from the age of 6 months.
The lack of straps is an issue for some people who like the security of being able to buckle their chaos-causer in before presenting them with a meal. We didn’t have an issue with this, as getting out independently involves some fairly Houdini-like moves.
It’s easy to assemble and fold up, going down to a lightweight, compact, easy-to-carry size, and the tray can be removed with one hand. These are all major plusses in a post-mealtime apocalypse.
The main drawback is that it does not convert into a child’s chair after your baby is too big for it, so beyond 2 (ish), you will need an alternative (this is not an issue with the more versatile Tripp Trapp, Poppy or Tot Sprout), but you may feel that they’re ready to be in an adult chair by this point anyway.
KEY FEATURES: Comfort, size, design.