So, it’s time to bite the bullet (or, in this case, broccoli) and start weaning. One of the main things you’ll need? A highchair. But with so many available, which highchair will suit your home, baby’s needs and your lifestyle? Here’s the deal.

For out and about

Love dining out and travelling but hate the idea of that grubby restaurant highchair? Us too. Feast your eyes on our portable highchair and booster seat range. If you have a baby around the 6 month stage, this Bumbo Multi-Seat is a great pick as you'll get so much use from it.

Bumbo Multi-Seat

Bumbo Multi-Seat

There's the standard high density foam & 3 point safety harness, of course. The foam insert is removable, so when they grow you can keep on using the seat as a booster. Clever extras also include a play/food tray that comes with the seat and stores away in the back when not in use.

Got an older diner? There’s a portable highchair idea for them too. The Dooky Travel Chair creates a highchair for your child on any normal chair, with a super-safe 5-point harness click system to keep them where you want the. The wide velcro strap adjusts easily to any chair and then when it's time to go, it folds down compactly, perfect to pop in the change bag.

Oh, and a little note. These portable highchairs also make a great alternative if you’re really short on space at home too. #justsaying

Statement highchairs

Looking for a highchair that won’t look out of place in your home. There’s a whole range of stylish highchairs to pick from and they’re practical too. This Koo-di Duo Wooden Highchair has clean lines and gorgeous beechwood legs, which make it a statement piece for your kitchen. It also features a detachable tray, so you can push baby right up to the table and a reversible wipe clean seat pad (because feeding time is messy) to switch up the look. Then, when they're done, it easily converts into a cool sturdy toddler chair, which is lucky, because you definitely won’t be in a rush to pack it away.

Robyn testing out the stylish Koo-di Duo Wooden Highchair

Koo-di Duo Wooden Highchair

Ones that grow with them

Want your newborn to learn their table manners early? Pick a highchair that grows with them, from ones that can lie flat for sleep, to others that you can add a baby seat to, these highchairs will grow as they do. #wortheverypenny. the Evolu 2 Chair 2 in 1 + Bumper will see them from 6 months through to school age. For babies, the 5-point harness and bumper keeps them safe and secure, but as they grow, it can be converted into a child-sized chair, perfect for them to use at their own, lower table.

Evolu 2 Chair 2 in 1 + Bumper

Evolu 2 Chair 2 in 1 + Bumper

LIGHT & DISHWASHER FRIENDLY

Phil&Teds Poppy Highchair is a hygienic and versatile system that also seamlessly converts to a toddler-sized ‘my chair’ when they're older. We particularly love the fact that the large tray and the foam seat inserts are dishwasher safe, plus it's lighter than your average highchair, making it easy to move and stow away. Hooray!

Phil&Teds Poppy Highchair

The Phil&Teds Poppy Highchair's tray and seat pop in the dishwasher - helpful when your diner is a little on the messy side!

And there it is. A guide on the best highchair to suit your baby and your lifestyle. And don't forget, if you need any advice on anything at all, just pop us a message on Live Chat. We're here 7am - 11pm every day. Just hit that purple button, bottom right.