The birth of a child is a delightful moment in the life of every family. At the very beginning, the newborn does not need anything except affection, sleep and mother's milk. But every month the baby is growing rapidly and soon the time comes to buy special furniture. At the very beginning, it is a highchair for feeding, then a set of furniture for doing creative work, and later - for studying at school.
Features and Benefits
There is a wide variety of highchairs available. Let's begin to consider options as needed for these products for the baby. The highchair has been specially designed to facilitate the introduction of complementary foods. After all, when the baby is sitting next to the table, it is much easier to talk to him and offer him to try a new product. While they are all designed to safely accommodate your baby, their characteristics and features vary considerably. When choosing such a modern gadget for a child, it is important to compare the features of each model, to take into account the age and weight of the baby. The dimensions of the room where the highchair will be located, the aesthetic component, additional functions and the financial limit are important.
This product is a hybrid table and chair combination. Many models look like a table with high legs with a comfortable seat. In front there is a spacious hole in which the baby passes the legs. Some models have a removable table top to facilitate cleaning from food debris and other contaminants. Modern models are represented by chairs - transformers, which, if desired, can be turned into a comfortable cradle and a practical table very convenient for drawing and playing. The mother should feed the baby herself at 6 months, but with proper nutrition, the baby will soon begin to eat himself from a spoon and fork with mild teeth.
Features of the chairs are in the materials from which they are made, types and various models. Consider the features of a child's chair
- Comfortable design due to the calculated dimensions and dimensions. The design has the correct shape for the child's back. Since the bones of the skeleton are finally strengthened by the year, and the posture is at the stage of formation, the back of the chair should support the correct position of the child's back. The highchair is equipped with special belts for the child's safety. It also has an anatomical insert, which is most often placed between the legs or the bottom of the table top, thereby preventing the baby from sliding down. The seat and back of the highchair must be soft.
- The chair should be stable and the structure as safe as possible. This applies both to chairs for children under one year old and older ones.
- You should not choose too bulky models, as they may turn out to be inconvenient during operation and do not fit into the design of the room.
- It is important to select natural and environmentally friendly materials.
Of course, the benefits of such a piece of furniture are obvious, and if it is made by the skillful hands of a father or grandfather, there will be no price for such a chair.
Let the purchase of a highchair be a resolved issue for the vast majority of families, consider once again the main advantages:
- Chairs for babies make feeding much easier. The child is fixed in one place and is in a comfortable position for him. Due to special fasteners, he will not be able to slip out and be naughty, so you can safely feed him. The main advantage of high chairs is safety and reliability. A baby who is secured with straps or a bumper is easier to control.
- As a rule, the chair is used not only for its intended purpose, but also as a "working space" for a little grown-up crumbs. At the countertop, the kid can freely play, draw or taste the kitchen utensils.
- The main thing in a highchair is strict compliance with the age and parameters of the child. When choosing a chair and a table, parents should think about how comfortable the baby will be at them. It is best to take your child to the store to try the most comfortable model himself. The same goes for school chairs.
The main purpose of the highchair is the safety, convenience and comfort of the child himself. Modern manufacturers offer a large selection of different options for models that differ in the material of manufacture, functionality and cost.
Manufacturers offer several options for chairs by type of design
The chair is standard. Happens on high or low legs. The advantage of this model is that it can be moved to the adult dining table quite calmly. This chair model cannot be folded, which is an undeniable disadvantage
The folding chair is very popular. Due to its great functionality, many parents prefer it. The type of construction has a convenient folding and unfolding mechanism. Some models, due to the attached wheels, allow you to move the structure around the room. The disadvantage of this type of structure is rather large dimensions due to the large distance between the legs. But this is necessary for a more stable position of the entire structure
Chair-table or combined design. Most often, this kind of model is made of plastic or wood. Quite an economical option with a lack of free space. Of the minuses, one can single out the fact that not all such options can be decomposed into separate elements
Now let's look at the options for tables according to their functional properties
Hanging chairs are the simplest and most economical model. Due to simple mechanisms, it is attached to a common table. The advantage of this option is the low weight up to 2 kg, low cost and compactness. An excellent way out for owners of small apartments. Good travel option
The booster appeared on the children's goods market not so long ago. This type of construction is attached to an adult chair. The undoubted advantages of this model are ergonomics, height adjustment and the presence of a stand for legs and a table top. A significant disadvantage of this type of highchair is its complete dependence on the stability of the adult chair. This option weighs from 2 kg to 3 kg, and the price is slightly higher than that of the first option
The high chair is the most popular item parents buy for their little ones. The highchair has three- or five-point seat belts and is designed for children from six months to 3 years. The undoubted advantage of this type of construction is good stability, operational safety and the ability, if necessary, to quickly fold the entire structure. The negative characteristics of this model include not small dimensions and impressive weight. The cost of this type of construction will depend on the manufacturer
The transformer chair has been in great demand among rational parents for the last couple of years. There are two types of such furniture, the first is the version made of wood. The wooden stool is environmentally friendly and basically it is easy to disassemble it into separate components like a chair and a table. It is quite possible to use it for preschool age. The second version of the chair is a multifunctional option and easily enough turns into a chaise longue, swing and walker. The second version of the highchair has an age limit and is suitable for children from 0 to 3 years old. This model is much more expensive than the previous options. It can be used as a rocking chair while the baby is very small and this is a very compact version of children's furniture. Some models of multifunctional highchairs often come with toys and other educational electrical gadgets
The compact model of the highchair is very light and folds up rather quickly, does not take up much space. The disadvantages of this type of design can be safely attributed to the lack of height adjustment. The folding chair does not have the ability to change the tilt angle
Highchairs are not always designed for feeding and household use. There are types of chairs that are used, for example, by hairdressers. There are 2 options here: the classic children's hairdressing chair with a striking design and a special seat stand. The manufacturer took care of the safety of the baby and such a chair has special straps for fixing, and the soft parts of the chair are usually covered with hypoallergenic leather.
The chair has a chrome lift, and at the base it has a circle, which is a reliable and durable structural element. This chair is designed for children under 7 years old. There are a huge number of design and color options for such models. Children's ottoman for hairdressers will be a great alternative and budget replacement for the classic highchair. It is enough to place it in an adult chair and put a child on it. It is advisable not to put a child under 3 years old on such an ottoman.
Another interesting option is the chair bag. This is a real find for parents on a walk or travel. The design of the chair allows you to attach it to any chair using a belt. Due to the presence of a changing mattress, the baby, if necessary, can be changed. The model easily unfolds and folds into a convenient bag.
When parents begin to potty train their child, a toilet stool is ideal. It can be both a road option and a stationary one for the home. These stools can be in the form of a toilet seat with steps, a urinal stool, or a toilet seat cover. Manufacturers of children's products offer a wide range of similar products.
Orthopedic and transformer chairs have a number of interesting features. But among them there is a unique adjustable specimen called a seat - a chair. From an early age, it helps to form the correct posture in the child. Kids grow up very quickly and parents do not always have the opportunity to often change furniture for their child.
A chair that grows with a child should appeal to pragmatic parents. It will serve for a kid and will suit even a teenager. The design is created in such a way that it makes it quite convenient to place a child in it, to change the position of the back, the height of the seat and the footrest. The cute appearance and attractive design will surely delight parents. For children who have just started going to school, such a chair will become an irreplaceable thing. Sitting on it is much more convenient to do homework and not worry about the baby's posture.
Experts recommend purchasing a growing table and chair in one set, it will be much more convenient for the baby. For different manufacturers and models, the number of positions of the backrest, footrests and seat changes on average 10-14 times. This allows you to conveniently adjust the position of the highchair for the height and weight of the child. A significant disadvantage, according to experts and the parents of such a highchair, is its high price. But if you calculate well its functionality and service life, then most likely this purchase can be attributed to a profitable investment. It can be concluded that the growing chair will be a very useful acquisition for the child.
Seat - a chair can be considered a mobile option, as well as a bag - seat. Such a seat can be easily attached to an adult chair, and thanks to a secure fit, there is no need to worry that the baby will be able to get out of there.
Another life-saving gadget for new parents will be a chaise longue or a rocking chair. They help put the newborn to sleep, allow it to play while awake and are equipped with special stabilizers that allow it to be used for feeding and as a child seat. Due to its small size, the chaise longue is easy to move around the apartment and not to lose sight of the baby.
The rocking chair will help to rock the baby with the help of several modes, musical accompaniment and a remote control to control all these actions. During wakefulness, the baby will be entertained by bright electronic toys. The power of such a chair is possible from batteries or from the mains. This soft and cozy gadget will become an indispensable helper for any mother.
Among the many options for chairs - transformers, swings - a highchair are ideal for feeding and entertaining a baby. This chair is designed for babies aged 6 months to six months. Seat belts securely fix any fidget, and mom can easily walk long distances. Good options for this design have casters with stoppers and prevent the chair from rolling off an uneven surface.
When the child reaches a certain age, the parents face the question of purchasing special furniture for classes. There are also office chairs for children. They have an orthopedic back, height adjustment, wheels for ease of movement. Parents should pay attention to similar designs of armchairs.
The choice of colors and textures will impress the most discerning fussy. An unusual and budget option is the manufacture of highchairs from plastic pipes. Such pipes can be left behind after replacing the water supply and used to create original furniture. Making highchairs from this material has a number of significant advantages. It is worth noting the low price, absence of toxic emissions, attractive appearance, low weight and long service life.
There are a huge number of types of highchairs. Parents have only to decide on their purpose and then boldly go to the store to buy.
Basically, highchairs have 3 frame options - wood, plywood, chipboard and plastic. Plastic models are easy to clean, while wooden ones are more environmentally friendly. You should also carefully choose the material for the seat. On oilcloth and leatherette, the baby will be uncomfortable, especially in the hot season. But the covers made of cotton fabric get dirty very quickly and are poorly cleaned.
Removable covers are a good option in this case. It doesn't matter which chair parents choose plastic or wooden. The main thing is that they like it and meet all safety parameters. There are also inflatable models of chairs for babies.
There are a huge number of models of highchairs for children. Wooden high chairs have high legs. The height of the chair varies according to the age and height of the child. Most often, a high chair for feeding has parameters of 128 cm by 59 cm. Quite bulky, but due to this, a very stable design. If the dimensions of the room do not allow you to purchase such a design, then you can choose a small and compact chair. Dimensions will vary by model and manufacturer.
The color palette of highchairs is very diverse. Each model of the chair has several color options. Depending on the tones in the interior and their own preferences, parents can choose pink, blue, green, red options. Combined colors are very popular among plastic chairs. Lovers of calm tones are perfect for monochromatic leatherette models or environmentally friendly wooden options for natural tones.
A spare cover will become an irreplaceable thing for a highchair. The detachable version is easy to wash and keep in order. One of the most important things for parents' peace of mind are seat belts. It is worth paying attention to whether they have a margin of length adjustment. A convenient option for wooden models is a special overlay or soft inlay. It will help soften the hard seat and add some color.
The store also sells a special highchair cover for certain models. For the convenience of the baby, you can buy a special orthopedic pillow to support the head, and a special pillow for feeding will also be an excellent option.
How to choose
Before buying a highchair for your child, it is worth remembering a few important rules
- It is necessary to choose a stable structure for your baby. If the highchair has casters, be sure to check them.
- It is worth taking a closer look at models with a back, designed for the correct posture of the baby. Until one year, the bones of the skeleton are actively formed and parents should be especially careful.
- Covers should be made of practical materials that are easy to wash and remove.
- It is desirable that the countertop has small sides, this will help to avoid liquid spreading. In addition, if classes on the development of fine motor skills, pouring cereals, etc. are planned behind the chair, then the sides are all the more needed.
- For some models of chairs, the tabletop can have several positions. In the process of feeding, it is advisable to move the tabletop closer to the baby, and during games, slightly move it away from him.
- You should not buy a chair in too bright and flashy colors. The baby's eyes will get tired much faster in the presence of a riot of colors. In addition, pediatricians believe that the baby's gaze should be concentrated on a spoon and a plate or toys.
- For a baby at 4 months old who has begun to receive complementary foods, but is not yet sitting, it is worth choosing a chair with several back positions.
- It is worth paying attention to structures with a folding mechanism. Such models are perfect for small-sized rooms, because after use they can be removed out of the reach of children. For a small kitchen, this would be ideal.
Consider other options for highchairs. At 1 year old, the baby continues to actively explore the world. The kid actively walks, learns to eat on his own and is engaged in creativity, for which he needs to equip a special place. For small children, special furniture has been developed, selected taking into account the growth of the baby.
Chairs for children from 3 years old are designed for an intellectual pastime. The child has grown considerably and is ready to consciously cognize the world. An interesting option for this age category will be a table and a chair transformers, which children will need, even when they become schoolchildren. For a girl, it is worth keeping an eye on models in the room that are elegant and made in light and pleasant colors.
For a teenage room, parents most often choose office chair models that have an adjustable back and height. Teenagers spend a lot of time at the computer and their posture should also be monitored closely.
How to do it yourself
In order to make a chair with your own hands, you need to develop a drawing. Calculate all the required dimensions, purchase materials and tools.
It is important to decide on the design and dimensions. If experience is not enough, then it is better to choose simple options. A homemade chair should be drawn on paper in the form of a drawing. Then decide on the material and prepare the necessary tools and fasteners. After that, you can start creating furniture for your child. First, all parts are cut out according to the drawing, then sharp corners are processed and attached to each other.
Review and rating of the best brands
Consider the rating of manufacturers of highchairs and the opinion of parents about the products of different brands
Chicco Polly is very popular with parents around the world. This model from the Chicco brand allows you to use it from the very birth of the baby due to the back mode. Hanging toys create the first play space for the baby
The Peg Perego Tatamia can be converted into a carrycot and swing, allowing you to use this model from birth. The Italian brand is very popular among parents in our country. Comfortable and safe models are available in different price ranges. In the last year, this chair has confidently ranked 2nd in the ranking of highchairs
Everything ingenious is simple, this slogan is guided by the Eames company. The American brand offers bright, original and rather simple chairs for teenagers
In the store from the IKEA brand you can find several types of high chairs, armchairs and chairs for babies from year to year. The simplicity of design and affordable prices make this furniture extremely popular and rightfully popular love gives this company the 4th place
Domestic production of children's furniture "Khokhloma" pleases with natural materials and colorful painting. Many parents will like them when organizing a creative corner for their children
Interesting interior solutions
An interesting solution for gathering children of different ages in one place will be growing chairs and a table. A table made of wood - a transformer for a slightly grown up kid can be used as a place for fun games. It will fit perfectly into any space of the apartment.