Chicco HighchairsWith graduation from bottles or breast comes a new piece of baby gear: the highchair.

What once had no place in your baby routine quickly becomes the centerpiece of your day.

It’s the place where your baby will try his first purees or spit out her first vegetables.  It’s where hundreds of food-covered baby photos will be taken and cherished.

It’s where meals will start to be shared as a family, and memories made.  

When it’s time to choose a highchair for your little one, you’ll want to think about safety, durability, ease of cleaning, and pricing. 

Chicco offers a wide range of highchairs, boosters, and clip-on chairs to meet the needs of every family. Below is a list of the Top 12 highchairs offered by Chicco.

1. Polly Progress Relax 5-in-1 Highchair

Polly Progress Relax 5-in-1 HighchairThis chair is the Swiss Army Knife of highchairs.  It has five different configurations to grow with your child, and boasts deluxe fabrics and premium add-ons. 

It begins as a cushy newborn recliner, morphs into a toddler booster with tray, a big kid booster, and a youth stool for children up to 60 lbs. 

There are also 8 height positions and 4 recline positions to find the perfect fit for your child. If you are looking for a chair to last as long as possible through the development of your baby, this is the chair for you.

Unique Feature

The only chair that comes with a detachable toy bar.

Pros

  • comes in two fashionable, neutral colors
  • fits every stage of your child’s development
  • folds to just under a foot for storage between meals
  • sturdy, durable materials and heavy weight
  • easily adjustable
  • use for children up to 60 lbs. in youth seat mode

Cons

  • significantly more expensive than other models
  • users struggle with tray storage
  • does not stand freely when folded
  • spot-clean only

Safety: 5/5

Ease of Cleaning: 3/5

Durability: 5/5

Pricing: 2/5

2.Polly Highchair

Polly HighchairThis is the original highchair introduced by Chicco.  It is the tried-and-true choice of many families.

This chair boasts a reclining backrest, 7 height positions, removable tray liner for easy cleaning, and a slim fold for storage. 

The fold of this chair is more than three inches less than the Progress Relax 5-in-1, making it a much more reasonable option for families who are limited with storage space.

The Features 

Fold-away armrests so that the chair can be pulled directly up to any table.

Pros

  • 8” fold for easy, more compact storage
  • removable tray liner for easier cleaning
  • fold-away armrests
  • five different color options

Cons

  • only for use up to 40 lbs.
  • spot-clean only
  • thinner legs and lighter model make it more prone to tipping

Safety: 4/5

Ease of Cleaning: 3/5

Durability: 5/5

Price: 4/5

3.Polly Progress 5-in-1 Highchair

Polly Progress 5-in-1 HighchairOriginally created in Italy for compact European kitchens, this version of the Polly chair is known for its function, flexibility, and space-saving design. 

This chair has all the same functional features as the Relax model: newborn recliner, booster, big kid seat, and youth stool.

For only about $30 less than the Relax model, this chair has a few differences.  First, the seat for the youth stool is only plastic.

There is no comfortable fabric covering for the chair. Also, the detachable toy bar that comes with the Relax is not offered with the standard Progress model.  It is, however, offered as an add-on attachment for $20. 

The Specs 

Folds to 11.5” for storage between meals.

Pros

  • fits every stage of your child’s development
  • 11.5” folded for easy storage
  • easily adjustable
  • use for children up to 60 lbs. in youth seat mode

Cons

  • still a steep price tag for a highchair
  • only two fashions available for fabric
  • does not stand freely when folded
  • youth seat clip-on is not cushioned
  • spot-clean only

Safety: 5/5

  • Ease of Cleaning: 3/5
  • Durability: 5/5
  • Pricing: 3/5

4.Polly Magic Highchair

Polly Magic HighchairThe Magic model of the Chicco Polly chair has the important features moms look for in a highchair.  This chair can be used when your child is a newborn all the way up to 40 lbs.

The most advertised feature of this chair is the removable tray liner that allows for easy cleaning. 

Owners of this chair, however, mention a small opening between the liner and tray where food easily gets stuck that is difficult to clean.

For some, this is a small inconvenience to deal with, as the cost of this chair is a full $40 less than the Progress model. 

** Unique Feature:

Removable seat insert for newborns and infants.

Pros

  • 6 height positons and 3 reclining positions
  • folds to 9.25” for storage
  • removable seat insert for newborns and infants
  • tray liner

Cons

  • significantly more expensive than other models
  • hard-to-clean opening between tray and liner
  • thinner plastic and more narrow base width
  • spot clean only
  • four small wheels make chair difficult to maneuver

Safety: 2/5

  • Ease of Cleaning: 2/5
  • Durability: 4/5
  • Pricing: 5/5

#5.  Polly2Start Highchair

Polly2Start HighchairThe Polly2Start highchair is the easiest chair to spot clean. The fabric used on the chair is made for easy wiping, saving you time after each messy meal. 

In addition to easy cleaning, this chair has many different adjustable positions for optimum comfort.

The rubberized rear-locking wheels also allow the chair to be moved easily from room-to-room without scuffing or marking floors.

** Unique Feature:

Easy wipe fabric for quick and painless cleaning.

Pros

  • easily wipe fabric for quick cleaning
  • removable tray liner
  • many adjustable positions
  • rubberized wheels

Cons

  • only one color option
  • bulky fold for storage
  • does not convert to booster or youth stool

Safety: 4/5

  • Ease of Cleaning: 4/5
  • Durability: 5/5
  • Pricing: 4/5

 #6. Polly2Start Deluxe Highchair

Polly2Start Deluxe HighchairIf you’re considering the Polly2Start chair, it’s worth a look at the Polly2Start Deluxe before buying. 

The Deluxe model has all the same wonderful features of the regular 2Start, but comes with two removable tray liners and a reversible chair insert for an additional $20

** Unique Feature:

Two removable tray liners for cleaning ease.

Pros

  • easily wipe fabric for quick cleaning
  • two removable tray liners
  • many adjustable positions
  • rubberized wheels

Cons

  • only one color option
  • bulky fold for storage
  • does not convert to booster or youth stool

Safety: 4/5

  • Ease of Cleaning: 4/5
  • Durability: 5/5
  • Pricing: 4/5

#7. Stack 3-in-1 Highchair

Stack 3-in-1 HighchairThe Stack model is a multichair that converts from highchair, to booster, to youth stool. The seat of the highchair can be removed from the legs and attached to a regular chair to become a safe and convenient booster seat for your growing child. 

The legs of the highchair can then convert into a handy youth stool for your toddler to use at the table or counter.

Although this chair does not fold for easy storage, its convenience and functionality make up for it.

** Unique Feature:

Easily detachable chair for booster seat.

Pros

  • great price tag for three types of seats
  • wide base for safety
  • use for children up to 60 lbs. in youth seat mode
  • four different colors and pattern options

Cons

  • no wheels
  • does not fold for easy storage
  • spot clean only

Safety: 5/5

  • Ease of Cleaning: 3/5
  • Durability: 4/5
  • Pricing: 4/5

#8.  Caddy Portable Hook-on Highchair

Caddy Portable Hook-on HighchairThe Caddy Portable Hook-on chair is the lightest of all highchair models, weighing in at only 7 pounds.  It clips directly to a table, and has no base or legs to wrestle with.

This chair is fully portable and folds nicely to fit in your trunk, closet, or shelf.  The Caddy Portable Hook-on is perfect as a travel chair.

It is also a more sanitary and comfortable option to bring to restaurants.

** Unique Feature:

The lightest of all Chicco highchairs; only 7 pounds!

Pros

  • extremely light and portable
  • folds easily for storage
  • easy-clean fabric
  • rubberized clamps do not damage table
  • most cost-effective option
  • great for travel

Cons

  • only suitable for children up to 37 pounds
  • no tray
  • takes up space at dining table
  • can only be used at a sturdy table
  • not the most fashionable or comfortable option

Safety: 3/5

  • Ease of Cleaning: 4/5
  • Durability: 3/5
  • Pricing: 5/5

#9.  QuickSeat Hook-on Highchair

QuickSeat Hook-on HighchairThe next in our hook-on chair category is the QuickSeat.  This chair has many of the same features as the Caddy model, however the seat is more cushioned for everyday use, and it comes with a snap-on tray for easy cleaning. 

The one-pull tightening strap allows for quick attachment and unattachment. Although it is slightly heavier than the Caddy model, it still folds rather compactly and comes with its own carrying strap for easy travel. 

The best part about this chair is the easy cleaning. The slip-cover snaps on discreetly, making it easy to remove and clean by hand without having to constantly wipe down.

Also, the tray is easily removable and dishwasher friendly.

** Unique Feature:

Removable slip-cover and tray make cleaning a cinch.  

Pros

  • light, compact and portable, with carrying strap
  • easy attachment to and from tables
  • comes with easy snap on-and-off tray
  • removable slip-cover for easy cleaning
  • rubber clamp legs do not damage table
  • cost effective

Cons

  • somewhat bulky and awkward when folded
  • only suitable for children up to 37 pounds
  • can only be used at a sturdy table
  • food gets stuck in small crevices

Safety: 3/5

  • Ease of Cleaning: 5/5
  • Durability: 3/5
  • Pricing: 5/5

#10.  360 Degree Hook-on Highchair

360 Degree Hook-on HighchairThe most high-tech of the hook-on chairs is the 360 Degree Hook-on. This chair takes all the best features of the QuickSeat and Caddy models, and gives its own twist (literally).

The 360 Degree chair rotates and locks at 6 different positions. This allows your child to face the table to eat, face the feeder, or face away from the table in-between meals.

This model also comes with a deluxe carrying bag, so transporting from home to restaurants to picnics is easy as pie.

This chair is a great substitute for a regular highchair for families with limited space.

** Unique Feature:

360-degree seat rotation

Pros

  • 360-degree seat rotation with 6 locking positions
  • space-saver clip-on
  • removable liner and tray for easy cleaning
  • thick, durable fabric

Cons

  • bulkier model than other clip-ons
  • only serves as a highchair
  • only suitable for children up to 37 pounds

Safety: 4/5

  • Ease of Cleaning: 5/5
  • Durability: 4/5
  • Pricing: 4/5

#11. Snack Booster Seat

Snack Booster SeatChicco’s first booster seat is the Snack Booster. Simply attach this seat to most standard chairs for a convenient way to spend mealtimes.

Equipped with a 5-point harness, safety straps, and a wide base, this chair is a safe option for feeding your child. Not only is there a removable tray liner for easy cleaning, but the seat cover is machine washable.

This is the only Chicco chair that offers machine washable fabric, and it is a huge plus. The rest of the chair is made of easy-wipe plastic.

** Unique Feature:

machine washable seat cover

Pros

  • machine washable seat cover
  • suitable for children up to 50 lbs.
  • 5-point padded harness for safety
  • attaches to most standard chairs with a high back
  • very lightweight

Cons

  • comes in only one fabric pattern
  • does not fold or compact in any way
  • must have a chair in order to use

Safety: 5/5

  • Ease of Cleaning: 5/5
  • Durability: 4/5
  • Pricing: 5/5

#12.  Pocket Snack Booster Seat

Pocket Snack Booster SeatThe Pocket Snack Booster is a more compact and portable version of the Chicco booster seat. 

It attaches to most standard chairs and has three height adjustments so that children also have the option to sit at the table with the tray removed.

This booster also folds flat, is a little over 5 pounds, and comes with its own handy carrying strap for easy transport. Not only is this chair portable, but it has no fabric at all, making quick cleaning possible.

** Unique Feature:

No fabric makes this chair the easiest to wipe down.

Pros

  • holds children up to 50 lbs
  • adjusts to fit the height of table
  • no fabric for quick cleaning
  • light and folds compactly
  • anti-slip feet

Cons

  • tray difficult to clip on and off
  • safety belt does not go over shoulders
  • no cushioning
  • difficult to strap to chair

Safety: 2/5

  • Ease of Cleaning: 4/5
  • Durability: 3/5
  • Pricing: 5/5

Highchair Buyers Guide

When looking for the perfect highchair, safety, durability, ease of cleaning, and price should all be considered.  

Highchair Safety

According to the American Association of Pediatrics, falls are the most serious danger associated with highchairs.  Make sure the chair you choose has a wide base with locking and non-slip technology.

Also look for secure straps to keep your child in place.  When using a clip-on highchair, make sure the table being used is heavy enough to support the weight of your child.

Ease of Cleaning

After serving your child their first meal in their highchair, it will become abundantly clear how important this category is.  Is the chair machine washable?

Highchair Buyers Guide

Wipe-down only? What type of fabric covers the seat and straps? The answers to these questions are different for every family depending on their lifestyle, but are important to consider, as food will be getting everywhere.  EVERY. WHERE.

Durability

As with most baby gear, durability is a key feature.  We all want to invest in products that will survive the everyday wear and tear, as well as the occasional bumps, scrapes and falls. 

Standard highchairs are mostly made of durable plastic, but there are countless types of fabrics to consider. Boosters and clip-on seats are made of different materials as well.

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Pricing

Although it may seem like it, the best is not always the most expensive.  A large, expensive, 5-in-1 highchair may not be the best option for a family that lives in an apartment.

There are many different aspects that give a product value, and they vary from person to person. When choosing the best fit for you, look at features as well as price to find the best options.

In Conclusion

When it comes to choosing a highchair that’s right for your family, it’s important to consider your lifestyle.

Whether it’s a 5-in-1 or clip-on, the perfect chair for you will end up being the heart of family mealtimes, and allow lasting memories to be made.

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