Purchasing a highchair is an exciting milestone for any new parents. The right one quickly becomes part of your kitchen, allowing your little one to explore new foods and be part of family mealtimes. But with some many different models on the market, how can you know which highchair is right for you and your baby?

There are lots of different types to choose from, so it’s worth thinking about your needs. Some can be used right from birth if you want your little one to sit beside you while you eat, but most are recommended to use at the start of the weaning phase (around six months)

If space is an issue, look for a chair that folds down easily, and if you're after one that will last for years, go for a model with different height adaptations. There are lots of other things to consider too, such as price, comfort, how easy and secure they are for strapping your child in and, of course, how easy they are to clean after messy mealtimes.

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The verdict: High chairs

Graco’s swift highchair is our top pick for truly living up to its title: it’s quick to use, clean and adjust; making your life just that little bit easier. For an investment buy, we love Stokke’s tripp trapp chair. The option to personalise it at no extra cost makes it even more special.

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