Just like any parent, we’ve had our share of speculating which high chair suits our child.
We first opted for an IKEA Antilop. We loved its simple and sturdy design with a detachable table.
But as soon as our little boy turned three and wanted to be closer to the table and grew a little too big for his first high chair, we started to look for other options.
Switching to Japanese Wooden High Chairs
That’s about the same time we encountered the concept of Japanese high chairs. It has fully adjustable seats and footrest and table, and locks that you can easily remove once your child is ready.
This is our second time buying a Japanese High Chair since we had to leave behind our little boy’s when we moved to Thailand. Thankfully, it’s common and available here.
You won’t believe it, but we got them second-hand and in excellent condition for both times, and its handsome wooden finish gives it a classic look.
They are solid and heavy-duty, even taking on adults at 50kg and above. And they’re comfortable, too!
We highly recommend the Japanese high chairs if you’re looking for baby high chairs. Sure, they are pretty expensive compared to the plastic ones but consider how they can last a lifetime. Our hack for parents: visit a Japanese surplus near you! In the Philippines, we got our first one at PhP 1,200.00, while it was THB 800.00 in Thailand.