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Simple or Swank: Highchairs

With so many highchairs out there in babyland, it's hard to choose one. The chic minimalist design seems to be quite popular these days. And, while highchair makers have taken note, the price tags on some of these bad boys run upwards of $400. We looked around and found two that look similar and serve the same purpose. Both are nicely designed, simple to store, and will complement the decor in any home.

Simple: IKEA has the Antilop chair ($18), which is a simple white plastic chair on four steel legs with a strap. Moms love it because there's no cushion or creases to mess up.

Swank: The sassy Nano highchair ($180) from Giggle has a similar look but lots more features and costs ten times as much. The bells and whistles include a tray, foot rest, and a micro-leather seat available in four fun colors. The chair also folds flat so you can store it in a corner.

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cbgmick cbgmick 9 years
I bought an expensive well-reviewed high chair for my first born (folded up, had several seat reclining positions, activity tray, insert to "support" him at a younger age that would be removable as he got bigger). Not a good use of $$ He ended up being one of those kids who managed to escape all the safety devices and I had to go another route early on. I ended up donating it and will get something far cheaper this time around. I like the Ikea version (and if I get rid of it early, I won't feel like I wasted a ton) but I do like having the fold up option (not for $180 again, though!!)
allhailtoyin allhailtoyin 9 years
Wowzers!! A chair is a chair!!
sweetnshy5282 sweetnshy5282 9 years
microfiber high chair?!? Babies are messy, sloppy, disgusting eaters. Why spend hundreds of dollars on a high chair that's going to get strained peas and peanut butter smeared all over it? I have a hand-me-down high chair that my cousin used for his two kids. It's not gorgeous, it's not new, it's def. not mocrofiber, but it works (and it cost me nothing). Both my children were very happy w/ it. Kids is expensive enough w/out spending tons of money on things like high chairs. The more basic the better in my opinion.
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
I like the simple one better, I agree with karisaamy, it's ugly. We got a Fisher Price Rainforest Healthy Chair from Target and it's awesome. It has an activity center on it (that can be easily removed) that my daughter loves to play with while she's waiting on her food.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
The swank one is kinda ugly - I hope it looks better in person
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