Just like any parent, we’ve had our share of speculating which high chair suits our child.

Little boy sitting on an IKEA Antilop High Chair
Our son’s first high chair is the IKEA Antilop. We ordered it from overseas via Lazada.

We first opted for an IKEA Antilop. We loved its simple and sturdy design with a detachable table.

IKEA Antilop High Chair with wide detachable table.
The IKEA Antilop has 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.

Baby Led Weaning with IKEA Antilop.
It wasn’t long before he outgrew his IKEA Antilop High Chair.

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.

Japanese wooden high chairs are designed to grow with your child.
Japanese wooden high chairs are designed to grow with your child.

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.

A Japanese high chair features fully adjustable seat and foot rest, as well as detachable lock and table.
A Japanese high chair features fully adjustable seat and foot rest, as well as detachable lock and table.

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.

Little boy eating suman on a Japanese wooden high chair.
We switched to the Japanese wooden high chair when he turned three.

They are solid and heavy-duty, even taking on adults at 50kg and above. And they’re comfortable, too!

Japanese High chair with artful light and shadow.
Worth the investment!

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.

Links to Wooden High Chairs in Lazada

Links to Wooden High Chairs in Shopee

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