Saturday, March 8, 2008

Review: Ikea Baby Highchair

Spending more money doesn’t always mean getting a better product. Very often, with a little research, you can get a much better product and pay way less!

For example:

A highchair sounds like an unusual product to have on this site, but I have seen too many people buy the most expensive, feature-filled highchair... then not be happy with it. I have friends, whom after seeing our highchair, have packed away their pricey highchair and purchased the Ikea Antilop highchair!

There are many types of highchairs these days; they can cost upwards of $100 to over $400. They can be big, bulky and come with cushions which are extremely difficult to clean, especially once your baby starts feeding him/herself.

The Antilop Highchair from IKEA is:

  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to disassemble / reassemble
  • Does not topple easily
  • Extremely light
  • Easy to travel with – will fit in a suitcase unassembled
  • Easy to use it by the table, or with its own tray

And best of all, it only costs $18.99!
The tray is purchased separately for $5. So you can purchase more than one tray if you want.

It’s a simple no frills Ikea-style highchair.

I have this highchair for almost 2 years and I am very happy to have purchased it. I bought it because a preschool I know has them for over 3 years in a commercial setting and they are still in perfect condition! The nursery has gone through so many types and this is the one they are staying with. It’s also the most hygienic, because there are no nooks and crannies for food to get stuck in!

The only downside for some people may be that there is no cushion. Some small babies might appreciate the cushion, although personally I think that no cushion is better, as once a baby is old enough to sit in a high chair, s/he does not need a cushion.

Click here for the highchair
Click here for the tray

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