A modern highchair needs to be more than just practical. In addition to meeting ergonomic and safety standards, it must also satisfy. There is a clear towards highchairs that grow with their young users.

Interiors – Within this segment, there is a distinction between those with an attachable baby bouncer or baby seat, and those designed for infants old enough to sit up on their own. To prevent spinal damage, it is important that babies never be seated in a highchair before they are able to sit up alone and without the support of a cushion.

 

Evomove

Seat of honour: designed for Evomove by Peter Opsvik – the man who in 1972 created the legendary Tripp Trapp for Stokke – the Nomi chair was last year presented with the Red Dot: Best of the Best Design Award. Weighing in at a mere 4.9 kilograms, it grows with your child and will therefore do good service from infancy to teenager years. www.evomove.com

Supaflat

Flexible and minimalist, this innovative highchair from Supaflat is designed for children aged from six months to three years. Also a recipient of the Red Dot Design Award in 2014, it features a unique mechanism enabling it to be folded up to a thickness of a mere four centimetres. Now that’s what we call compact! www.supaflat.com

Bloom

A well-rounded design: as the world’s highest baby chair, the Fresco Chrome from Bloom not only has exceptional looks but also boasts highly practical features such as three different recliner positions, a five-point safety harness and a 360°-revolving seat. Thanks to its height-adjustable tray and removable harness, it also grows with your child. www.bloombaby.com

Stokke

Over 40 years after the launch of the celebrated Tripp Trapp, Stokke unveiled its latest highchair last year. Like its predecessor, the Steps chair is suitable for children of any age and, thanks to smart modular features, can be used from the very earliest days onward. www.stokke.com

Budtzbendix

With its clean geometric lines, the Towerchair from design studio Budtzbendix is guaranteed to charm fans of Scandinavian style. Designed by the two company founders, who also happen to be mothers, the chair boasts a highly practical detail as well: if required, it can be folded up and packed away in next to no time! www.towerchair.de

By Katja Weiland von Ruville