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The highchairs for the test were bought in late 2017 and early 2018.
An overview of the test results
Out of 20 highchairs tested, 11 products received a “poor” rating. This is not a nice result. The biggest shortcomings: pollutants and safety. Seven highchairs were contaminated with excessive amounts of pollutants, and four lacked safety. Stiftung Warentest only makes a specific recommendation for three highchairs, all highchairs.
The test winners: Stiftung Warentest shows that good quality doesn’t have to be expensive
Stiftung Warentest is clearly in favor of three products after their high chair test: for the two high-priced stair highchairs from Evomove and Stokke and for the significantly cheaper highchair from Safety 1st for approx. € 69 * (nice if the brand name says it all). The Nomi model from Evomove, on the other hand, costs around € 395 *, the Tripp Trapp from Stokke € 380 *.
All three highchairs in the test achieved a result of “good”.
Caution when comparing prices: Stokke and Evomove consist of modules that have to be purchased individually. Look closely at the content so that you end up no safety-related module is missing.
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The two more expensive products also offer a baby attachment, so that the high chair can be used very early. The baby bouncers were also checked, but performed significantly worse than the actual highchairs, Evomove achieved a “sufficient” (4.0) and Stokke a “satisfactory” (3.5). Stokke has now worked on the criticisms of his baby seesaw from 2018 and these have already been fixed in the current baby seesaw – see details of the test winners. The baby bouncers are additional equipment and, if desired, must be bought with the high chair, which of course further increases the price.
The children’s highchair in the test won the Sit’n Relax folding highchair by Hauck with a rating of “satisfactory” (2.9) in the category highchair (without stair function)..
The three test winners in detail
Nomi from Evomove
The high chair Nomi from Evomove achieved a “good” (1.6) in the high chair test by Stiftung Warentest. In particular, the child-friendly design for children from five months and the footrest that can be continuously adjusted to the size of the child were rated positively. In addition, the high chair is easy to use and light. Its design is very modern and it can also be equipped with a baby rocker for babies. However, the baby attachment in the test only scored “sufficient” (4.0) because the chair tilts when a sibling hangs on the baby seat. A big security risk.
Furnishing: The simple high chair Nomi without accessories is made of wood and hard plastic. The wood for the base is available in four versions. There are ten colors to choose from for the set consisting of feet, step, seat and backrest.
Price: Nomi from Evomove costs around € 395 in the equipment with bracket, tray, belt and pillow tested by Stiftung Warentest. The parts can or must be bought individually, e.g. B. at Babywalz. The base of the Nomi high chair consists of two separately available parts, the Nomi wooden center column for approx. € 80 *, and the set consisting of feet, seat, footrest and backrest for approx. € 140 *.
Equipment: In addition to the basic high chair, Nomi Mini also includes a hanger for children from 6 to 24 months, approx. 40 € * (also in ten colors), a seat cushion for more comfort in ten designs for approx. 50 € *, a clip-on tray in seven colors for approx. € 45 *, a baby set consisting of the Nomi newborn attachment for approx. € 75 * and the Nomi newborn mattress with belt for approx. € 80 * (advised by the Stiftung Warentest) and one associated game sheet for approx. € 40 *. In addition, a separate seat belt for Nomi Mini can be purchased for around € 40 * – which is highly recommended for use with small children.
Tripp Trapp by Stokke
The Tripp Trapp by Stokke is a classic that has been around since 1972. The senior among the highchairs also scored “good” (1.6) in the Stiftung Warentest. The wooden high chair is safe and free of pollutants. The ergonomic seat is suitable for children from five months and the footrest can be individually adjusted. Likewise, the distance from the seat and backrest.
The best thing about the high chair Tripp Trapp, however, is that it grows with the child and can even be used by schoolchildren and even adults – this clearly puts the high purchase price in perspective.
The high chair in the Scandinavian design can also be equipped with a baby rocker, which in the Stiftung Warentest only scored “satisfactory” (3.5), since small babies are positioned too upright in it.
Stiftung Warentest advises against the use of the baby bouncer in the 2018 test, but the manufacturer has reworked it and the current baby sets are adjustable in their angles, so that this defect is no longer present.
Furnishing: The simple high chair Tripp Trapp by Stokke without accessories is made entirely of wood and is available in three types of wood and, depending on the type of wood, in up to 13 colors.
Price: The Tripp Trapp from Stokke costs around € 380 in the equipment with bracket, tray, belt and pillow tested by Stiftung Warentest. The Basic Tripp Trapp is available from approx. € 184 *.
Timba from Safety 1st
The Timba children’s high chair by Safety 1st came second in the Stiftung Warentest with a rating of “good” (2.2). The stair high chair is very cheap compared to the test winners and still convinced in the test with safety and child-friendly posture, especially for larger children. Important note from Stiftung Warentest: The seat (like the other two test winners) should not be used without a belt. It should always be put on, otherwise children can get out alone. There is no carrycot for the Timba from Safety 1st.
Furnishing: The simple Timba high chair by Safety 1st without accessories is made entirely of wood and available in three colors.
Equipment: For the basic high chair there are a seat cushion for about 12 € *. The chair is usually already offered in combination with table and belt.
Sit’n Relax by Hauck
Stair highchairs are practical and good, but sometimes it has to be something space-saving to fold. Here, the Sit’n Relax from Hauck scores best with “satisfactory” (2.9) in the category of folding highchairs. The highchair in the test comes directly including baby and child attachment, belt and tray. The chair showed no pollutants in the test, but was only “satisfactory” in handling, child-friendly posture and safety. It can be used for this from birth.
Furnishing: The Sit’n Relax high chair by Hauck is available for folding and is available in six designs.
Equipment: No additional accessories are available for the Sit’n Relax.
The losers: Many children’s highchairs are contaminated or have safety deficiencies
Of the 20 children’s highchairs examined in the Stiftung Warentest, 11 highchairs scored “poor”. Eight of these chairs were rated “unsatisfactory” for pollutants and four for safety. By far the bottom of the list is the Prima Pappa Zero 3 by Peg Pérego, which was even just “poor” with a grade of 5.5; it failed in terms of child-friendly husbandry, durability and pollutants. In terms of security, however, he achieved a “satisfactory”.
Since the test is already from 2018, many negatively rated manufacturers should have improved and would possibly do better in a current test. However, since there is currently no newer test available, parents drive safer if they use the well-valued highchairs for their purchase.
You can find the entire test “Children’s highchairs” in the Stiftung Warentest edition 06/2018. The article can also be downloaded online for € 2.50.
Familie.de purchase advice for highchairs
If you are looking for a high chair, you should definitely consult the Stiftung Warentest high chair test. Because high chairs pose a special risk if they are not safe. In particular, the safety often criticized in the test should not be neglected in a highchair, after all, the height of fall from the chair to the floor is not without. Serious injuries can occur here, particularly with tiled floors.
But the issue of pollution is also of central importance for a product that comes into direct contact with children and food. Children like to slush their food around the table or tray before putting it in their mouths, and as parents you want to be sure go, that it does not come into contact with potentially toxic substances.
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