When it’s time to start weaning, a baby highchair or booster your little one loves can help make the change in routine fun. Bright colours and playful patterns can spark baby’s imagination, while classic wooden highchairs blend in beautifully with modern kitchens and dining rooms.

Highchairs with high-back seats and secure straps help to keep baby safe and upright at breakfast, dinner and every snack in between. Your little one will love being at the same height as the rest of the family—and some of our baby highchairs can even be adjusted to match the height of kitchen islands and breakfast bars.

Baby highchairs are suitable from 6 months, around the same time you can start to introduce your baby to solids. It can be a good idea to feed baby their first ever solids in the morning or right after a nap. Once baby has gotten used to eating, introduce new foods rapidly—it can take up to 15 tries before a child will accept a new food, so don’t give up!

Many highchairs come with a snug infant insert pad to provide a cosy fit for smaller babies, while others have seats that recline for comfort. A removable washable tray will make clean up that bit easier—and wipe-clean seats can make all the difference. Choose a highchair with a quick and compact fold if you need a bit more space at home, or if portability is an important factor. Some baby highchairs grow with your little one, converting to toddler chairs or even play tables to meet their changing needs.

For more space saving options, consider a booster seat. Booster seats fasten easily onto adult dining chairs to give baby a boost, creating a baby friendly seat for mealtimes. These baby feeding chairs can often be used from 4 months all the way up to 22kg, depending on the brand. They’re great for holidays, visits to gran and smaller spaces. Some can even be set up on the floor for independent little ones who still need a little support while they sit.

At Smyths the Baby Room you can find great value baby feeding chairs, including highchairs from quality brands such as Joie, Graco, Babylo, and Baby Elegance, and adaptable booster seats from Fisher-Price, Ingenuity, Summer Infant, and Chicco. You can check out our full range of high quality entertainers, baby monitors, baby cots and more in the Baby Room range.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What age can you use a highchair from?

Highchairs are usually recommended for use from 6 months, although there are some highchairs suitable from birth. Please check the age recommendation before purchasing a highchair.

What is the difference between a highchair and a booster seat?

A highchair is a tall chair which stands on the floor on its own. It usually has an adjustable height and reclining positions. A booster seat is a small seat that attaches to a chair at home.

When can I use a booster seat?

It depends on the brand and the type of a booster seat. Usually it’s suitable from when baby can sit up unaided.