A good travel high chair should be easy to carry around wherever you are going. They are designed to be really light and can easily be squeezed into a diaper bag or in the trunk of your car.
If you are planning to travel with your baby, portable high chairs can really come in handy. There are three types of portable high chairs. Check them out:
The Hook On Travel High Chair
These chairs are also known as table feeding chairs because they can easily be clamped to your dining table. A hook on travel chair can support up to 37lbs and it looks like this:
- Highly portable and can be stored away pretty easily
- Is great to take with you while traveling
- Will most likely not fit all tables, which means that your baby will have to sit on your lap during that meal
- Not good for older or heavier babies
- Can damage certain table tops
The Fabric Travel High Chair
Fabric high chairs are made of polyester cloth that slides over a normal dining chair. It serves mostly to restrain the baby and to keep him safe from falling. It will not raise the baby up to the table height. All you need to do is clip your baby in. Here is how one of these fabric travel high chair looks and works:
- Machine washable
- Can be easily folded to fit in a diaper bag
- Needs to be washed often
- Doesn’t raise the child to the table height
The Standing Travel High Chair
A Standing travel high chair is more suited for outdoor use such as when camping out or even on days when the whole family is enjoying a meal on the lawn. It is sometimes even called a baby camping chair.
Here is how a good one looks:
Standing travel high chairs are built from heavy duty canvas that is mounted over a metal frame. There is no need to assemble a travel high chair and it can easily be folded into a narrow cylinder.
Because the design is quite simple, these chairs are highly durable and will not get affected by a little rain. This basically means that you don’t have to worry much about your travel high chair getting ruined due to outdoor use.
As compared to a regular high hair, the legs of a travel high chair stick out a little bit more for stability. Even if the ground below is uneven, your baby will get to enjoy a sturdy seat because of a wider base. You can obviously not replace a normal high chair with a travel high chair. Most of them are only good for occasional use because of the canvas tray that is not so reliable when the baby leans on it and takes more space because of the wide leg base. A solid tray is much better when using at home; otherwise you will end up with all the food on the ground.
- Resistant to weather, meaning that it is highly durable
- The size is good enough to fit in the trunk of your car
- Great for families who love camping our eating outside
- The canvas tray is quite messy
- Not good for indoor use
Totseat Travel High Chair Harness
Looking for a high chair that is good for traveling and can be used anywhere? It happened to me to go to different restaurants and they were nice enough to provide me with a high chair but there were moments when I was left staring the germ-infested surfaces and can’t decide whether to use them or not.
That hassle is now over as Totseats are an easier and cleaner solution that those dirty restaurant chairs. Plus, they can easily be cleaned up later in the machine. Totseat chair harness is designed to fit all types of chairs; no matter what shape of size they have. The buttons allow you to adjust them according to the chair size. It goes all the way up to your baby’s chest so that he/she remains securely in place.
Totseats are perfect to take with you while traveling. They are literally pocket-sized which means that you can easily fit them in a purse, diaper bag or in your luggage. They weigh less than a pound and come with a carrying case. When it comes to a totseat chair harness, you don’t have to worry about any weight limit.
Here is a demonstration clip from the producer of this fabric travel high chair:
ciao! Baby Travel High Chair
Every parent needs a good quality portable high chair that they can use while traveling with their baby. The Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair is lightweight, which means that it is easy to take around with you. It weighs only 8 pounds.
This high chair is perfect to use on picnics, camping, on vacations and even when heading to the grandma’s house. It is highly easy to use and can be set up anywhere as there is no assembly required. It’s a one piece chair that can very easily be unfolded and locked into place during use. After the use is completed, simple fold the chair back up in seconds, store it inside the carry bag and you are good to go.
The high chair comes with a carry bag to make it easier for you to carry around the high chair. It is suitable for babies up to 3 years old. The design of this chair is quite flexible and highly durable as well.
Available colors are black, blue, chocolate, navy, orange, pink, purple, red and sage.
Chicco Caddy Hook On Travel High Chair
Chicco Caddy Hook On High Chair is very lightweight, making it easy for traveling. It weighs only 7 pounds and can be folded flat after use. This ensures that the high chair is stored easily and great for traveling. This hook on chair can be fitted to many types of table tops without any trouble. The table tops should have a thickness of 3/4th inches and a table skirting of 6 inches.
The high chair features a nylon seat which can be wiped clean in a matter of seconds. Because this hook on high chair has rubberized hippo grips, it won’t leave any marks or scratches on the table top. When it comes to high chairs, safety is very important and this high chair promises that. It comes with a 3 point safety harness so that your child is safely harnessed in place. The harness not only ensures that the baby stays in place, but also prevents him/her from sliding down the chair.
The First Years On-The-Go Booster Seat
The First Years On-The-Go Booster Seat is made of plastic and perfect to use while your baby is still in his/her first years. This chair is great to use while travelling as it literally appears and disappears like magic. It has this amazing self-inflating feature that makes it easy and simple to use.
The chair itself inflates into a comfortable and durable full-size booster seat. After its use has been completed, simply press out the air from the chair and fold it down the back.
The booster seat comes with a self-carry handle so that the mum or dad can carry around the child from one place to another. It is very light in weight, highly compact and comes with an adjustable safety belt. The belt has a T-restraint that ensures your child stays safely in place.
The chair can hold up to 50 pounds and is suitable for babies who are older than 9 months. The booster chair is meant to be used on a standard chair. It has 2 straps that so that the booster seat is firmly attached to a normal chair. The booster seat won’t wobble and stay in its place. The straps are made of nylon and the frame is not fragile at all.
It’s suitable for babies who can sit up on their own. The chairs don’t fold very small, but are good enough to be carried around in a baby bag. The booster seat is available in the color safari only.