The high chair: Yet another big piece of baby gear overtaking your home and screaming "I'm a parent now!" to your guests. Until now. More and more baby brands are committed to prioritizing visually-appealing design right alongside functional design. These are the high chairs you might actually want to be the focal point of your kitchen.
Baby Bjorn High Chair
Extremely ergonomic and extremely sleek, this new chair grows with baby from 6 months to 3 years and folds flat to under 11 inches wide. A curved backrest helps baby learn to sit upright, and the table fits snugly against his or her belly to prevent food from slipping through.
Buy it: $300, Target.com
phil & teds Poppy High Chair
Light, foldable and complete with a dishwasher-safe meal tray, the Poppy is a cushy, sleek bright-hued number that transforms “from high chair to my chair,” adapting from infant seat to toddler chair.
Buy it: $120, Amazon.com
Nuna ZAAZ High Chair
Another high chair that grows with baby and becomes an adult-friendly seat, this one barely ever looks like baby gear in the first place. The no-crevice design means no trapped crumbs. And since each plastic part is dishwasher-safe, messes don't stand a chance.
Buy it: $300, Nuna.com
Boon Flair High Chair
Because this high chair has the same mechanism as a chair at the hairdresser’s, it’s super easy to adjust to any table height. You’ll also love that it’s a breeze to clean–it doesn’t have any cracks or crevices so you don’t have to worry about crumbs getting stuck.
Buy it: $230, Amazon.com
Peg Perego Siesta High Chair
Sit back, relax and enjoy mealtime together. The Siesta makes it happen, bringing baby right to the table with five recline positions, including a naptime-friendly flat position. Once mealtime is over, it can go sight unseen thanks to a streamlined, compact fold.
Buy it: $300, Amazon.com
Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair
There's rarely anything trendier than Scandinavian design. But Scandinavian design available in 11 different colors might nail it. This solid beech wood chair features an adjustable seat and footrest to grow with baby all the way through adulthood. And because a tray is completely optional, baby can join you right at the table.
Buy it: $250, Amazon.com
4Moms High Chair
A magnetic tray and magnetic bowl? An ingenious idea for containing messy mealtime accidents as baby develops both gross and fine motor skills. And if things do get (literally) out of hand, just pop the tray liner into the dishwasher and damp wipe the chair foam insert.
Buy it: $290, Amazon.com
Bloom Fresco Rose Gold High Chair
The most on-trend of the bunch, this Bloom high chair isn't exactly a budget item (but it's rose gold!!). Its pneumatic height adjustment feature raises it to the tallest height of any high chair on the market (a 36-inch tray height), bringing baby right up to a kitchen counter. Or a big kid; this seat will take you through 79 pounds.
Buy it: $550-750, PotteryBarnKids.com
Micuna OVO City High Chair
Four solid beechwood legs plus a rounded, grow-with-me seat equals one high-quality high chair. The OVO City can be used as a toddler seat for kids up to 50 pounds. And yes, that cool little circular tray is dishwasher-safe.
Buy it: $460, Amazon.com
Skip Hop Tuo Convertible High Chair
Consider this the budget version of the Micuna OVO City. Also featuring four beechwood legs and a rounded seat, Skip Hop's Tuo converts to a toddler seat for up to 60 pounds. A fun feature we love: The seat pad is reversible, so you can switch up your look.
Buy it: $160, Target.com
Updated March 2018