High chair test 2020: which is the best?

Andrea Zschocher

The best high chair is the Nomi from Evomove. The new high chair from the inventor of the Tripp Trapp has been thought through down to the last detail and makes everyday family life a lot easier. Thanks to the continuously adjustable seat and foot surface, the chair can be optimally adapted to every child and age group and its special design makes it easier for the little ones to interact with the adults. The Tripp Trapp from Stokke is almost as good, but not really cheaper, but there are also recommendable, inexpensive alternatives.

Update June 25, 2019

We reviewed the test and updated the availability of individual products. Our recommendations are still up to date.

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October 15, 2018

We tested five more models. As a new recommendation, we have the clever combi high chair from Roba, which can also be used as a normal chair with a gaming table.

May 23, 2018

We updated the article with a new test rating.

A high chair is part of the absolute basic equipment if you small Has children. But not every chair is equally suitable for all requirements: some simply need a practical high chair that can be used for as long as possible, others want it to blend in with the dining room design, while others do not have much space and need instead a chunky designer part, rather a simple and narrow high chair or one that can be folded up and stowed away.

We tested a total of 13 high chairs, 11 models are still available. There are big differences in price, from the incredibly cheap low-priced home to the sinfully expensive luxury model, everything was there. Here are our recommendations in the short overview.

Brief overview: Our recommendations

Evomove Nomi

The Nomi high chair by Evomove is the modern, slim, slim and better version of the Tripp Trapp. Quick adjustment of the size, free movement on the chair and the unrivaled resilience up to 120 kilograms make the Nomi our test winner. It is not exactly cheap, but can be used for a long time with accessories and is also a design statement that cuts a fine figure in modern apartments. The Nomi is simply the ultimate in high chairs.

Stokke Tripp Trapp

The Tripp Trapp from Stokke has been a classic for decades and has also convinced both us and the test children in our test. The Tripp Trapp is great workmanship and easy to use in everyday life. It grows with the child and can be used for so long. Whether you prefer the Nomi or the Tripp Trapp is primarily a matter of taste – modern or classic, the choice is yours. In terms of price, they don’t give each other much.

Hauck Alpha+

bought from 111 readers

If you are looking for a growing high chair for little money, you should take a look at the Alpha + from Hauck. It is made of birch wood and was the heaviest in the test at just over six kilos. But it is absolutely safe against tipping and can be easily converted from a baby to a normal high chair. A table that you have to buy from the other candidates is already included in the low price. Unfortunately it is much too small and therefore hardly usable.

Ikea antelope

If you only need an interim solution or only want to use the high chair for baby time anyway, you can’t go wrong with the Ikea antelope. Admittedly, it is not exactly pretty, but it also costs just ten euros – there is no other high chair so cheap. You also have to live with full plastic, you can also buy a small table.

Roba combi high chair

Bought by 4 readers

The combination high chair from Roba goes its own way in terms of structure and design: the two-piece chair and table can be put together and thus becomes a high chair. There is a cute motif of your choice on the backrest. Unfortunately, you have to accept minor losses for the multi-functionality, but they are manageable.

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  • adjustable height
  • Eye contact is always possible
  • Individual design possible
  • Usable from birth
  • adjustable height
  • Great workmanship
  • Easy to use
  • Loadable up to 90 kilos
  • adjustable height
  • Can hold up to 90 kilos
  • Comparatively cheap
  • Extremely cheap
  • Cute motif
  • Original idea
  • inexpensive
  • The base also acts as a gaming table
  • Collapsible
  • Relatively cheap
  • adjustable height
  • Classic design
  • adjustable height
  • Can be used for a long time because it can hold up to 50 kilos
  • adjustable height
  • adjustable height
  • foldable
  • Adjustable backrest
  • adjustable height
  • foldable
  • Adjustable backrest
test winner The classic Good & Cheap It doesn’t get cheaper Smart second seat
model Evomove Nomi Stokke Tripp Trapp Hauck Alpha+ Ikea antelope Roba combi high chair Joie Mimzy Snacker Herlag tip top Roba Sit up III Safety 1st Timba Peg Perego Prima Pappa Zero3 Fillikid Aron
  • Expensive
  • Table is not stable
  • Relative expensive
  • Not so modern
  • Table is too small
  • Not adjustable in height
  • Can only be used for a short time
  • Not adjustable in height
  • Can only be loaded up to 15 kg
  • Table edges not completely closed
  • Not adjustable in height
  • Can only be loaded up to 15 kg
  • Safety net does not catch food
  • Moderate support structure
  • Very smooth material
  • Very long build
  • Inadequate instructions
  • Not flexible
  • Laborious assembly
  • Fiddly adjustment of the height
  • Gives even under light loads
  • Easy construction
  • Can only be loaded up to 15 kg
  • Expensive
  • Gives even under light loads
  • Easy construction
  • Can only be loaded up to 15 kg
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load-bearing capacity 130 kg 90 kg 90 kg 15 kg 15 kg 15 kg 25 kg 50 kg 30 kg 15 kg 15 kg
material Wood and plastic Wood Wood plastic Wood, polyester, cotton plastic Wood Wood Wood plastic plastic
Weight 4.9 kg 7 kg 7 kg 4 kg 6 kg 6 kg 10 kg 5 kg 7.5 kg 7.6 kg 8.1 kg
Dimensions k. A. 46 x 49 x 79 cm 48 x 56 x 80 cm 90 x 58 x 21 cm 54 x 88 x 44 cm 90.2 x 59.5 x 102.5 cm 45 x 88 x 58 cm 80 x 44.5 x 54 cm 89 x 53 x 49.5 cm 75.5 x 55 x 104.5 cm 71 x 43 x 33 cm

Common everyday life thanks to high chair

Highchairs have only one purpose: to bring children to the table properly during meals together and to enable them to have an experience at eye level when eating. The majority of all highchairs can be used from the age of the seat, but for some there are also baby seats as additional accessories with which newborns can be "put" at the table.

High chair that grows with your child or not?

When buying a high chair, parents have to decide whether they want the variant that grows with them or whether it is initially just about having an inexpensive and easy chair for the little ones. Simple high chairs are available for very little money, but you can only use them for a short time because the little ones grow out very quickly. High chairs that grow with the child can be used for years.

A growing chair can be used for a long time

High chairs are particularly popular because they enable children to take active and self-determined meals. This is ensured by the supplied accessories such as table tops and holding seats. The ability to move the chair independently also gives the child a feeling of independence.

Children should always sit comfortably in a high chair and should only be seated when they can easily sit upright on their own. Unfortunately, babies who cannot sit on their own are repeatedly put in the high chair. Then it is often tried to secure and reduce everything with the help of cushions or blankets so that the baby is artificially raised. The body is still too weak for this and the little ones can be damaged.

So we tested

For our high chair test, we decided on a wide selection of products. On the one hand, it was important to us to cover the entire price range, because we wanted to know: are the expensive ones really better? The answer: not necessarily. You don’t have to spend a lot on a good high chair. The cheapest chair in the test does not cost ten euros, while the most expensive chair costs over 200 euros.

All high chairs from the first test run (from left): Alpha + from Hauck, Sit up III from Roba, Tipp Topp from Herlag, TrippTrapp from Stokke, high chair from Yunnic, Antilop from Ikea and Mimzy Snacker from Joie.

The most famous high chair is the Tripp Trapp by Stokke, which of course was not missing in our test. The tip Topp from Herlag is only very similar in name, otherwise in no way. Also included were the Alpha + from Hauck, which had the most accessories, and the still new and refreshingly different-looking Nomi from Evomove.

The models from the second test round: Fillikid Aron, Roba combi high chair, Ikea Blames, Safety 1st Timba, Roba Sit Up III and Peg Perego Prima Pappa Zero.

In the second test run, we had two plastic chairs with us: Both the Fillikid Aron and the Peg Perego Prima Pappa Zero are made almost entirely of plastic. You can fold them up if you want to stow them away. The manufacturer Roba now appears with its combi high chair with the second model in our test. The Timba from Safety 1st is similar to the Tripp Trapp and is also new. We also brought out the Roba Sit Up III again as a reference model.

The antelope from Ikea is only suitable for babies and toddlers. It carries a maximum weight of 15 kilos and sets purely anatomical limits. It is also not convertible.

Even if the majority of the chairs have a similar structure – the devil is in the details. If one chair simply lacks seating comfort, the other is not stable enough. We also tested the assembly and conversion of the chairs.

The first priority was that the high chair is suitable for babies or toddlers, because high chairs are usually bought for this target group. Few parents choose one for the four to six year olds new To buy high chair.

Longevity was a test criterion

Nevertheless, we also made sure to test a selection for different age groups. Because even though longevity is often the decisive purchase criterion, we still wanted to give recommendations for parents who are only looking for a short-term solution.

We tested the chairs with a one year old and a three year old. So we were able to assess the high chairs for different age groups and with regard to the renovation work. We also loaded the highchairs with a weight of 15 kilos and also checked, whether the tray carries the entire weight of a child. After all, the little ones like to climb out of the chair when they are not buckled up.

Test winner: Evomove Nomi

The design is already striking! Most of the highchairs in the test look similar to the Tripp Trapp from Stokke – of course, because the market leader is naturally gladly copied.

The Nomi from Evomove, on the other hand, follows a completely different design concept: it has a very slim body, which not only made us, but also the three-year-olds in the test doubt whether it was even possible to sit comfortably and safely on it. So she climbed the chair and found: super comfortable and super safe!


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