BabyBjörn Highchair review

from BabyBjörn
RRP  £174.99

by Liat Hughes Joshi |
Updated on

A compact and stylish highchair that uses a close fitting tray rather than a harness and is really easy to keep clean. It is on the small side, though, so better for under twos.

The BabyBjorn is a smart little highchair that mixes style and practicality. It’s tidy, light to move around and supportive - even for younger babies. The tray holds your baby in place rather than a harness meaning it’s less restrictive. Our testers liked this but would have preferred an option to use the highchair without the tray too.

The BabyBjorn Highchair is easy to assemble and clean and it has been designed with a smooth finish so it has no nooks and crannies for food to get stuck into. The tray can also be taken off and cleaned in the dishwasher. It’s very compact when folded too, so ideal for small homes and travel. The downside is that its small size does mean you could struggle to squeeze a larger toddler into it.  Overall, it feels well built and made to last, and you get a great balance of functionality and design for the price. An impressive, but pricey, choice.

The innovative design of the tray on this highchair means there are no straps – it gently holds your child in place. A curved backrest and foot support make it comfortable, even with no cushion padding on the seat. The tray is dishwasher-safe. This one’s seriously compact – just 25cm wide when folded.

Tested by Tami Anderson, 33, mum to Edith, six months. She says:

This is very low and small, with a tiny tray. It doesn’t reach our table. Edith looked enormous in it, although she seemed very happy and comfortable. I wasn’t impressed at first, but it’s grown on me. It’s so easy to clean, as there are no straps to scrub. Also, it’s the least obtrusive and the easiest to store, so a great solution if you’re very tight on space.

Tested by Sarah Smith, 36, mum to Ralph, 12 months. She says:

I love the modern, design, but was a little disappointed overall. The footrest is brilliant and can’t be kicked off, unlike some of the others I tested, but the tray was snug against Ralph’s tummy, which annoyed him, and leaves very little room for growth. On the plus side, it’s really compact and easy to assemble, store, transport and clean. I’d recommend it for occasional use.

Tested by Baccara Gallacher, 22, mum to Indie, 21 months. She says:

Indie seemed way too big for this highchair and wouldn’t sit still, so I felt uneasy using it. The whole design is a little awkward and focuses too much on the look and ease of storage, rather than practicality. I hated the fact that the tray against her belly was the only thing securing her. It’s compact to fold and easy to clean, but overall it’s disappointing.

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