Best high chair: Essential Baby Awards 2015

The Ikea Antilop received the most votes in the highchair/feeding category.
The Ikea Antilop received the most votes in the highchair/feeding category.  

Introducing solids is a time of incredible, astonishing mess that your child-free self would never have believed. But it's also a time of exciting new firsts, funny faces and family time as your little one discovers a whole new world of tastes. 

We don't need to tell our readers just how important it is to have the right highchair for this icky sticky time when you find pumpkin in unlikely places, making washing everything down a daily task, so we weren't at all surprised by the winner of this category.

IKEA Antilop

The basic IKEA Antilop model is by far the most popular in Australian homes (and cafes and restaurants and daycares), mostly due to its value for money, ease of use, easy cleaning and easy storage. (See more of the Ikea range.)

Read what our members love about Ikea Antilop:

  • Simple, doesn't stand out in the house, easy to clean!! easy to take to friends house or on holiday if you're going in the car :) Amy M. VIC
  • Cheapest, easy to clean, easy to transport when visiting others, easily replaced if ruined in future. Francine W. QLD
  • Easily washable!!!!!! (Nothing else matters when it comes to high chairs!) Aylish S. NSW
  • Cheap, functional and easy to clean. Don't need all the bells and whistles to distract them eating. Roland C. VIC

Stokke Tripp Trapp

Voted best baby high chair - Essential Baby Awards 2015

Since 1972, the Stokke Tripp Trapp has been helping babies and children sit at the correct table height for an interactive family life. It's a Scandinavian design classic, and with a seat and footrest that can be adjusted in both height and depth, even a young toddler can climb up safely. (See more of the Stokke Tripp Trapp range.) 


Read what our members love about the Stokke Tripp Trapp:

  • Sturdy, safe, easy for my 4 year old to climb up and down. Straps to keep my 16 month old in. Adjustable. Easy to clean. Alex L. NSW
  • A chair that can be used from newborn right through to the teenage years is amazing! There is nothing better than being able to sit at the dinner table with my toddler and newborn both at the correct height without being distanced from us by a bulky tray. Mary S. SA
  • Easy to clean, small, will last a lifetime. I like that the design is minimal and not babyish. Margaret G. SA
  • I have one of these for each of my children. The most versatile seat ever. My 8 and 6 year old still love theirs and it's perfect for my 2 year old. Nic S. ACT

Phil&Teds Poppy

Voted best baby high chair - Essential Baby Awards 2015

Simplicity of design is key when it comes to high chairs. Your favourite designs have no fussy detail, and the Phil&Teds Poppy is no different. Modern lines, a cinch to clean and great to look at, our readers listed it as a favourite. (See more of the Phil&Teds range.)

Read what our members love about the Phil&Teds Poppy:

  • Quick to clean, love that you can pull the seat skin off and put it in the dishwasher, easy to use. Emma M. NSW
  • Beautiful colours, nice and comfy, easy to clean and the fact that it transforms as Bub grows is great. Skye D. WA
  • Outstanding design that doesn't hide food, easy clean, easy use, easy conversion as child grows and table heights change. Ali E. QLD
  • Extremely easy to clean, sits upright so bub can't lean back very far with food in her mouth. Great design and awesome colours! Tahlia C. NSW

Infasecure Feed'n'Read

Voted best baby high chair - Essential Baby Awards 2015

The Feed'n'Read Convertible Highchair is a strong and durable blow moulded chair which easily converts from a feeding chair to a table and chair. It features a convenient second tray to make cleaning easier.

The seat, in both modes, features a three-position reclining backrest, and a removable seat pad for extra comfort. (See more of the Infasecure range.)

Read what our members love about the Feed'n'Read highchair:

  • Very sturdy and colourful. plus it converts to a table and chair once the highchair is no longer needed. Elizabeth S. NSW
  • its a great chair for when they are first starting to eat with good support and converts to a table and chairs for when a bit older. Marissa N. NSW
  • Can be used as a traditional highchair, low chair and a chair & table. Practical and can use well into toddlerhood and beyond. Emily P. QLD
  • I love this as bubs has been able to get out of the Ikea & similar chairs. With infasecure, the straps are in right place to keep bubs in place, you can separate the chair from base to use as seat when bubs older. Easy to clean! Clair W. VIC

Awards 2015

See more 2015 Essential Baby Award Winners

Best Prams/strollers 2015
Best Baby Carriers 2015
Best Nappies (disposable & MCN) 2015
Best Nappy Bags 2015
Best Car Seats 2015
Best Family Cars 2015
Best Cots 2015
Best Swaddles and Baby Sleeping Bags 2015
Best Maternity/Babywear Brands 2015
Essential Baby "Must Haves" 2015