Tuesday, July 28, 2009

High Chairs

So I've been thinking about highchairs, and how that in the baby stuff world, they're the opposite of strollers. Whereas every baby gear loving parents needs at least one fancy, multi-function, bells and whistles stroller (and possibly even two, or more, but that's for another blog) when it comes to highchairs, simple is best. In fact, those highchairs with all the bells and whistles tend to take up a lot of space and are a real pain to get clean. So what do I recommend when it comes to highchairs? Get a strap on booster chair like the Healthy Care Booster Seat from Fisher Price. They're cheap, lightweight, easy to clean, portable and take up no storage space--exactly what you need in a highchair. And if you insist on something with legs there's always the legendary Ikea Antilop highchair,with or without the tray for the grand total of $25. (And yes, you can get it in Israel, although it costs quite a bit more.) Your only question is what to do now with all that money you were going to spend on a Tripp Trapp or Bloom Highchair . Well that one's easy. Buy yourself another stroller of course!

10 comments:

  1. I had been considering the Graco Blossom because I like things that are 5-in-1, but maybe you're right and all I need is a fisher price healthy care booster.

    I'll save $159--the price of the UppaBaby G-luxe that I want to buy!

    Great post, btw!

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  2. you can get a very similar booster with a tray that folds down into a little suitcase thing from most baby shops in israel. ours cost 60sh, and we'll proably get another one as they're so useful!

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  3. so you think a highchair on legs is unnecessary and that shlepping something from the states is a waste of space?

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  4. well, you'll need the room in your case- for that new stroller! i've neber seen a g-luxe, am off to google it now!

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  5. shopping the other day, i found a great combination: its a travel system that comes with a car seat, full stroller, and carry case, AS WELL AS a stable base for the high chair that you can also attach the carry case to, to use as a bassinet.
    i loved that option - must less space than the cradles ive seen for rent from shilav. also so efficient! too bad we dont need a new stroller or high chair....

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  6. btw, Sarah, you can borrow our high chair if you like for a few months until you buy something if need be - we wont need it at least for another 5+. I dont think you want our booster though - we've lost the tray and never used the straps (eden preferred them as belts). N.G is right though, they are so cheap its not worth caring.

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  7. thanks! actually, we bought a booster today. i had store credit at shilav and they didn't have a graco carseat so i'll get taht in the states, so thought i'd get a highchair. but naomi convinced me that a highchair is a waste of space, so i got the first years booster. it was 180nis though. they definitely didn'thave anything there for 60nis.

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  8. thanks! actually, we bought a booster today. i had store credit at shilav and they didn't have a graco carseat so i'll get taht in the states, so thought i'd get a highchair. but naomi convinced me that a highchair is a waste of space, so i got the first years booster. it was 180nis though. they definitely didn'thave anything there for 60nis.

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  9. I have the IKEA Antelop. Great if you have a kid like K who throws everything - we can keep her away from the table so she can't grab, and we have meat and dairy trays for year-round and for Pesach.

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  10. I have an Israeli-made high chair that is also a swing. We never bothered to bring it up from the machsan for Ami. It takes up so much space. When he was old enough to sit at the table and eat solids, we just told Eliana she was a big girl and could sit in a regular chair, and moved him to her booster seat.

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