The inspiration…..

As the inspiration behind this blog came from Master ATWWAH’s highchair coming with us on holiday I thought it only right and proper to give a shout out to said highchair.

As most parents know there is a lot of clobber you ‘need’ when you have a baby and it appears even more the older they get.  For months I resisted turning my house into a plastic palace.  No lurid colours for us, it was all tasteful wooden boxes to store the nappies, wipes, cotton wool, bibs, paraphernalia…everything had its place.   I blame living in a house with an open plan downstairs for my obsession with everything having its place.

Anyway, the highchair was subject to the same ‘rules’, nothing overtly bright, huge, impossible to keep clean……and we found this…..

High Chair from BABYBJÖRN

(Image from Baby Bjorn website Baby and man not mine or affiliated to the blog)

….the Baby Bjorn highchair.  Admittedly it is a bit pricier than some of the others on the market.  But, it is brilliant.  There are no straps for a start.  Who would want to eat a meal, particularly their first few meals of their life, strapped into a chair?  All you do is lift the tray, click it into position and there is no way they can wriggle out.

It’s easy to clean.  You just lift the tray off and wash it or stick it in the dishwasher, depending on the level of debris.  There is no fabric/plastic to clean off.  All smooth lines so it’s easy to wipe down.

And, the real beauty is it folds down so easily that you can hide it away if you want (we never do) but as we discovered on that flight to France fold it down, take the legs off and stick it in your case.

And, when mealtimes look like this anything that makes cleaning easier is all good in my book.

Messy mealtimes

Messy mealtimes

Any other great highchair recommendations for travel use or otherwise?



  1. We had a great folding travel high chair which we got from JoJo Maman Bebe. It folded up around the padded seat and contained all the straps you need for attaching to chairs and securing baby, but fit in our hand luggage.

    We took it on holiday, to pubs, when we stayed with grandparents. It really did get a lot of use and went to a good home after our two kids had used it.

    • Sounds great, I’ve seen a few people use these. Much easier than taking a regular highchair 🙂

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