20 Convertible High Chairs That'll Last From the Newborn to Toddler Years

Mandy Velez | May 24, 2019 Baby
20 Convertible High Chairs That'll Last From the Newborn to Toddler Years
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Shopping for a high chair is not a task to be taken lightly. They're super important for not only the baby's milestones but for giving mama's arms and lap a break. But gone are the days where they are chair that simply functions as a chair, though those are perfectly fine! These days, high chairs are more akin to Transformers, converting into smaller high chairs or booster seats to accommodate growing kids. And it makes perfect sense, the whole convertible high chair thing. That's because kids grow super fast and it makes more sense to buy a chair that will grow with the baby. 

Of course, the chair needs to have basic features, like a table top, and safety is important, like having straps or a harness. But more moms are finding themselves considering making a chair purchase that will last through the terrible twos and beyond. Some chairs even accommodate very young kids! 

For high chairs, it's important to consider a few things: style, of course, but also how many ways the chair can be converted to it's ease of cleaning and safety features (can't stress this part enough). At minimum, a convertible high chair should fit children both small and toddler-size. After that, the options are up to the wants or needs of mom and baby. Would she prefer a seat the can sit in the hightop and also the adult table? Or would she prefer a seat that can sit independently on the floor? 

The convertible high chairs below reflect an array of diverse features and needs of a mom who wants the chair to grow with her baby. There's modern style, minimalist, and even wood to go along with her decor. There's also some options that travel well while others fit perfectly against tables. What they all have in common is that they have the promise of lasting from baby's infant through toddler years.

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  • Baby Trend A La Mode Snap High Chair

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    Why just have a high chair when a mom can have pretty much everything else, too? We're talking  a traditional full-size high chair, booster seat for infant and toddler, and a car seat stand. According to the description, the chair "features a multi-position height adjustment and adjustable, removable footrest that work together to ensure a comfortable seat at the dinner table."

    Baby Trend A La Mode Snap Highchair ($100, Target)

  • Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 Deluxe High Chair

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    Mamas don't need to Lean In when this high chair, the Ingenuity Trio, can do it for them. It converts from a high chair to toddler chair to booster seat. Works for dining at home or a restaurant. 

    Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 Deluxe Highchair ($70, Target)

  • OXO Tot Seedling High Chair

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    The OXO Tot Seedling high chair grows with tots from 4 months to 3 years with five levels of seat height and three levels of "reclining adjustability." The tray can be removed with one hand, which is kind of a bid deal when mama needs another hand to pick up baby.

    OXO Tot Seedling High Chair ($120, Amazon)

  • JOOVY Nook High Chair

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    Sleek and chic is the name of the game for the JOOVY Nook high chair. The swing tray can be removed and the seat itself can be adjusted to four different positions. 

    JOOVY Nook High Chair ($120, Amazon)

  • Boon Flair Pedestal High Chair

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    The Boon Flair high chair is for the modernists out there and looks similar to a stool at a retro diner. As for the chair itself, it comes with a removable tray to take away and fit snugly under a table when baby becomes a toddler. It also boasts zero crevices, which means a lower chance of food finding its way into cracks. 

    Boon Flair Highchair ($300, Amazon)

  • Tripp Trap High Chair

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    The Trip Trapp high chair looks like a wood-shop creation, but it's actually more advanced than it lets on. It's designed for children 6 months to 3  years, transforming from a regular baby chair to a seat that fits right up to the table. Bonus: Ergonomic foot rests! 

    Tripp Trapp High Chair ($259, Crate & Kids)

  • Chicco Stack High Chair Nordic

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    The Chicco chair is more than just a high chair. It also transforms into a booster seat and then a stool. And it's not a hassle to remove the high chair part of the seat or tray. 

    Chicco Stack High High Chair ($129, Google Express)

  • Evenflo Convertible High Chair

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    The Evenflo convertible high chair comes with three different seating positions, including the seat having the ability to be removed from the tabletop and placed on the floor. The seat also fits against the tabletop underneath the chair for baby to have their own independent play.

    Evenflo Convertible High Chair ($42, Amazon)

  • Evolu ONE.80°

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    The Evolu takes growing with baby seriously: It will last babies from 6 months to 6 years old. The seat also has three positions and a swivel function for the seat itself. 

    Evolu ONE.80° ($250, Childhome)

  • Oribel Cocoon 3-Stage Easy Clean High Chair

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    The Oribel Cocoon has a whopping six different height adjustments. A cool thing about this chair is that is comes with two different trays -- a regular food tray and a swing-out food and cup holder that allows mama to get closer to baby. 

    Oribel Cocoon 3-Stage Easy Clean High Chair ($169, Amazon)

  • BabyBjorn High Chair

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    The BabyBjorn high chair will fit a child of 5 months up to 3 years old. The table can adjust to be snug or have more room for a growing toddler (but it also has a safety harness for littler ones.)

    BabyBjorn High Chair ($300, Google Express)

  • Graco Blossom 4-in-1 High Chair

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    The Graco Blossom's chair says it all: It's four seats in one for children of early to toddler stages: "from a high chair to an infant feeding booster - a toddler booster and a youth chair." The seat has a removable back insert that adjusts with growth along with a three-position footrest. 

    Graco Blossom 4-in-1 High Chair ($190, Google Express)

  • Fisher-Price Spacesaver High Chair

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    The Fisher-Price Spacesaver is just that: a space saver as it allows baby to sit at the table with everyone else, but with the capabilities of a full-sized high chair. It's seat safely fits infants but then converts into a booster seat for toddlers. 

    Fisher-Price Spacesaver Highchair in Geo Meadow ($50, BuyBuyBaby)

  • Antilop High Chair

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    IKEA is beloved by many for a reason. It's a one-stop shop and its budget-friendly high chair offering is in that same vein. It fits children able to sit up on their own to toddlers up to 3 years old. It can fit up against the big kids' table and comes with an attached seat belt.

    Antilop High Chair ($23, IKEA)

  • Sprout High Chair

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    The Sprout high chair can work as a baby high chair and for a younger child chair -- no tools needed for this conversation. Bonus: the tray doesn't tilt. 

    Sprout High Chair ($250, Babylist)

  • Graco Floor2Table 7-in-1 Convertible High Chair

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    Seven steps isn't just for grief, it's apparently for the Graco high chair as well as it converts to seven different positions as a baby turns into a child. Those "steps" include infant floor seat, fill-size high chair, infant booster, toddler booster, youth stool and big kid table -- for two children. 

    Graco Floor2Table 7-in-1 Convertible High Chair ($150, BuyBuyBaby)

  • Primo Convertible Folding High Chair

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    Make feeding baby or toddler stress-free with the Primo Convertible Folding high chair. Not only does it have an adjustable table that allows two different height settings, but the table can be removed completely to turn it into a toddler seat.

    Primo Convertible Folding High Chair ($100, BuyBuyBaby)

  • Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair

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    The Abiie is all about hassle-free transitions and claims the chair can convert from a baby chair to a toddler seat in 20 seconds -- not that anyone would need to do it that fast, but point taken! Bonus: The cushion is water-resistant. 

    Abiie Beyond High Chair ($195, Amazon)

  • Graco DuoDiner High Chair

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    The Graco DuoDiner is a 3-in-1 high chair that grows with the child throughout their infant to toddler stages. Start out with a standing high chair then move to a booster seat, which Graco says is "space-saving."

    Graco DuoDiner Baby High Chair ($130, Amazon)

  • Graco SimpleSwitch High Chair

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    Not only is the Graco SimpleSwitch (hah, get it?) convertible from a chair to a booster, but it also is transportable. There's also no need to worry about missing legs during the booster seat mode for possible future use as there's extra leg storage built into the chair.

    Graco SimpleSwitch High Chair ($80, Amazon)

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