If you want to take your baby out on adventures, you’ll need a portable high chair. Portable high chairs make dining al fresco with your baby easier on a nice sunny day possible. Whether it’s a family outdoor barbecue or date night (with the baby) at your favorite Italian restaurant, you’ll want to BOYHC.
You don’t want to limit your life because your baby doesn’t have a safe place to sit and eat. Restaurant high chairs can be caked with the previous occupants’ food and don’t always feel like the most sanitary options to place your baby in. There’s also a chance the restaurant or your relative’s house might not have any high chairs at all, so that could foil your plans entirely if you should up high chair-less. It’s just a better policy to come prepared with your own high chair.
Portable high chairs are also great options if you’re short on space in the kitchen. These on-the-go options typically take up less room than their more permanent counterparts. Making a portable high chair your primary high chair will also give you more storage space as well.
We’ve rounded up the best portable high chairs that are safe, sturdy, easy to set up and can take whatever mess your baby throws at them. Some of the high chair options below even adapt and grow with your child as they age, so you can hang on to that portable high chair through their toddler years.
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1. Graco Simple Switch Portable High Chair and Booster
With the detachable legs and built-in booster seat, this high chair can go just about anywhere. Easy to set up and take down, the Graco chair makes feeding on-the-go a little less stressful. You can strap your baby in with the 3- and 5-point harness and sit them on the machine washable seat pad. The chair has three different recline options, so your babe can find a comfy position to eat from. This high chair and booster combo from Graco will help your little one transition from the high chair to the booster seat. When your child is ready to sit at the table, you can put the high chair legs in storage and the booster seat on top of a kitchen chair.
2. Baby Delight Go with Me Chair
This portable high chair from Baby Delight grows with your child. Your kid can use this chair from 3 months old to when they reach 75 lbs. When they’re a baby, you can strap them into the chair with a 5-point harness. After they reach their standing stage, you can un-velcro the seat. Underneath the seat is two leg holes and netting for letting your little one stand safely without touching the grass or dirt. As your child gets older, you can remove the five-point harness and snack tray, so they can sit comfortable. In addition to the snack tray, this chair has a sun canopy and carry bag.
3. Summer Pop ‘n Sit Portable Highchair
This portable high chair can be used outside, on the go or in your home, if you’re looking for a smaller chair for tight spaces. Sturdy and durable, you simply pop the chair open and fold over the hard plastic tray. The plastic tray is easy to clean and wipe down after a messy lunch. If your little one happened to get lunch on the fabric tray, that’s OK, because the fabric is machine washable. You can fasten your baby in with the 3-point safety harness, and they’re ready for feeding time. The chair comes with a storage bag, so it’s easy to take along on a trip.