Sunday, February 15, 2009

Choosing a Baby High Chair

Author: Jason Lewis

There are always so many things to buy before a new baby’s arrival nursery furniture, clothes, supplies, and things that you did not even know existed! However, you will want to pay special attention to the high chair that you are going to buy because it is going to be something that you are going to be using every day. You will want to make sure that the high chair that you purchase is going to be safe, durable, and easy to use.

One of the most traditional types of high chairs are wooden highchairs. These are often considered to be the most attractive high chairs to look at, but they are not without their flaws. Wooden high chairs can be more cumbersome to move and store. They do not fold up so you will need to ensure that you have a set area in your home that you can store the high chair in when you are not using it. Also, they are a little more difficult to clean, and the wood can stain more easily that other types of high chairs.

There are also high chairs that are made of metal, usually built so that they are easily folded. This will allow you to store your highchair easily. Additionally, cleaning off the metal is much easier than cleaning off a wooden highchair. However, metal high chairs are also not without their drawbacks. Though they are typically lighter than a wooden highchair, they are significantly heavier than a plastic highchair.

The most convenient type of high chair is usually thought to be one made of both metal and plastic. With this hybrid type of highchair, you will have the flexibility of a compact and collapsible metal highchair with the lightweight feel of a plastic highchair. Also, many metal/plastic highchairs offer seats that can recline, have adjustable seat heights, and handy removable trays. Often they are fitted with castors on their legs so they're easy to move. With such a wide variety of makes and models it's certainly worth checking out a number of different brands before making your final decision, including Graco, Fisher Price, Cosatto, Chicco and many more.

When looking to purchase the perfect highchair, you will want to make sure that whatever type you choose to go with is very stable. You will need to inspect it to make sure that it stands securely and that it does not tip over easily. Additionally you will want to make sure that the highchair comes equipped with a safety belt to secure around your babies waist to prevent them from standing up or slipping out of their seat. You will also want to run your hand all over the highchair to make sure that there are not any sharp edges that might catch on your little one's skin. Lastly, but probably one of the most important things to look at is how easy is your highchair to clean. Let’s face it, babies can’t help but be messy when they eat so ensuring that your high chair is easy to clean is essential to making sure that your little one will have a clean and germ free place to eat.

Getting ready for your new arrival can be overwhelming, but by putting in a little bit of effort, you can ensure that your baby will be able to eat in a safe, clean, and stable highchair.

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Doll High Chair w/Plate, Bib, and Spoon by Badger Doll Furniture

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