When your child is still hitting those early developmental milestones and posing on a milestone blanket, it can be difficult to go out to eat. Home is where the high chair is. Lugging around a portable high chair can even be annoying. It can be a whole production to set up. By getting a hook-on high chair, you’ll be able to return to your favorite food haunts, have those family dinners and bring your baby along with. He or she might not appreciate the restaurant nearly as much as you or your partner, but momma needs to treat herself sometimes.
The hook-on high chair is what it sounds like. It is securely fastened to a table and hovers above the ground. It’s meant for kids ages six months to 36 months. It means that you don’t have to put your squirmy babe into a less-than-sanitary restaurant high chair. These hook-on chairs are collapsible and easy to carry with a built-in strap, which means they’re perfect for traveling. Most of these chairs even have built-in harnesses to make sure your child doesn’t try to make a great escape.
We rounded up the three best hook-on chairs, so eating outside of your home doesn’t have to be so much of a production. These chairs are game-changers. We found a chair option that comes with a tray, so your little one can potentially keep their mess confined to the washable tray and not your mother-in-law’s table.
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1. Chicco QuickSeat Hook-On Chair
This hook-on chair comes with a snap-on tray, so your child can eat at the table while not getting any mess on it. You secure this table and tray combo by pulling it tight, and you can secure your little one in the seat by strapping them in with an included three-point harness. The tray snaps off easily and can be cleaned by rinsing. The seat cover is also washable. The Chicco tray and chair combo only works with tables .75 to 1.5 inches thick.
2. Inglesina Fast Table Chair
Your baby will feel like royalty in this hook-up chair. Inspired by the carriages that were seen in British court, this hook-up chair travels well, too. This chair has a twist-tight construction, which will keep your baby secure at the table. Made for children up to 27 lbs., it folds up and turns into a carry bag. This hook-up chair fits tables up to 3.3 inches thick. There’s even a pocket for snacks and wipes in the high chair. You will have to purchase a tray separately. This table doesn’t come with one.
3. TCBunny Store Hook On Chair
Made with steel clamps featuring non-slip grip pads, your little one will feel safe and sound in this chair. You can strap your babe in with a five-point harness, which makes sure your little one’s wiggly legs and waist stay in the seat. There’s also a waterproof seat cover that can be removed and machine-washed, just in case some unexpected spills happen. This 4-pound hook-on chair claims to fit into diaper bags and purses. It’s available in black, blue, red or gray.