Best Space Saver High Chair for Small Spaces (2021 Update)

As a parent of one and another on the way, I don’t have time to overthink every purchase. But some things are more important than others, such as the best high chair for small spaces. When it comes to my little ones’ health and safety, I want good, bottom-line information to point me directly to my best options. Additionally, as time permits, I share this information with you lovely folks. Below are the top five best space saver highchairs on the market currently available that meet two simple criteria; they’re all good high chairs for small spaces, and they are not harmful to your baby’s health, a.k.a they are the best non-toxic high chairs.

The first few make it possible to scoot your mushed-pea-eater right up next to you at the table, if that’s what you’re after. Additionally, there are a couple solid budget-friendly high chairs in the list, as well as plenty of form, functionality, and flash at the high end.

Best High Chair for Small Spaces 2021

Best Space Saver High Chair for small spaces

Best Luxury High Chair for Small Spaces:

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If you’re looking for a piece of furniture with shiny, stylish, and customizable design (including an optional “Snakeskin Black” seat cover!), this is your highchair. While the others (such as fisher price or cost considerably less, they aren’t non-toxic. Additionally, if bling is your thing, they’re no match for this cheeky little number. Overall, this is one of the best high chairs for small spaces that money can buy.

What I love about it:

  • Non-toxic materials and components
  • Easy to clean, removable parts
  • Adjustable seat positions
  • Space saver high chair can be used with tray or at table

Something to keep in mind:

  • Requires additional “Starter Kit” (from around $100)

Additional Specs:

  • BPA Free seats available in many colors
  • FDA food grade plastic and stainless steel construction
  • Complies with CPSIA and ASTM standards

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Best Non-Toxic High Chair:

2. Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair

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The Tripp Trapp’s attractive, ergonomic design and durable construction establish it as a quality choice. Moreover, JPMA certification and the available 7-year extended warranty instill further confidence in Stokke’s commitment to delivering a reliable space saver high chair. So this is another great option, and my personal favorite.

What I love about it:

  • Stable and comfortable design
  • Made of non-toxic, natural beech wood
  • Adjusts to fit infant sizes to adults
  • Accommodates child seated at dining table–no tray required

Something to keep in mind:

  • 5 point harness strap design may be uncomfortable or difficult to adjust

Additional Specs:

  • BPA Free
  • Seat and footplates adjust for height and depth
  • Optional baby seat available for added support


Best Budget Wooden High Chair:

3. Keekaroo Height Right High Chair

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With a couple caveats, this non-toxic highchair could be the best high chair for small spaces, especially if you prioritize function over form. Unfortunately, the finish has been reported to be thin and sometimes wear off, and the soft rubber wood may scratch or dent easily. But underneath these cosmetic details is one of the best space saver highchairs with a 5-year standard warranty.

What I love about it:

  • JPMA Certified
  • Tray and cloth cushion seat included
  • Adjustable seat and footplates (1-inch increments) with recline position
  • Designed to promote good posture and prevent fatigue
  • Anti-microbial “Infant Insert” available for increased comfort and style

Something to keep in mind:

  • Tray design can make cleanup difficult

Additional Specs:

  • Natural wood or mahogany colors available
  • Supports up to 250 lbs.
  • Plant-based lacquer finish
  • 1.5° tip-resistant seating angle


The Bottom Line

These are the top picks for the best high chair for small spaces currently out there. However, do keep in mind that a few extra dollars spread out over the life of the space saver high chair (and sometimes, as with my family, the lives of multiple kids) may be money well spent.

Hypoallergenic, environmentally friendly materials and construction ensure your baby’s health. Additionally, solid, ergonomically advanced designs keep kids safe and comfy and hold up to years of hard use.Tweet

It’s important to invest in quality when it comes to the products your little ones use every day. Select only germ-resistant, environmentally safe non-toxic highchairs, bassinets, carriers, and other accessories for your baby that will last for years to come.

6 thoughts on “Best Space Saver High Chair for Small Spaces (2021 Update)”

  1. Hello,
    I was curious what makes IKEA’s Antilop high chair toxic or if you have looked into the Poppy high chair by Phil &Ted.

    • Hi Renae,
      The ikea Antilop high chair is made of polypropylene, which is generally not as safe as solid wood and other natural materials, and certain grades of polypropylene do leach chemicals and toxins. That being said, this chair uses BPA free plastic, which is much better that traditional cheap plastics. However, they do not mention if it is phthalate and PVC free, which is concerning, and where possible I would choose natural materials over plastic if possible.

      As for the Poppy High chair, it is also made with polypropylene, and with an aerocore seat which is soft and spongy. Aerocore is a safe non-toxic plastic as well. So all in all this is a good high chair and does pass ASTM certifications, so I would give it a green signal, but with a small caveat that solid wood (with a non-toxic finish) is still superior to plastic IMO. But if you are going for a plastic option due to it’s being light weight, etc., the Poppy High chair by Phil & Ted is a good value pick.

      Hope this helps. Let us know what you choose to go for.

    • Hi Rachel,
      I hadn’t really looked into it at the time of this article, but a quick bit of search makes it appear very promising, as it is made of good quality real wood which has been treated. Their website also provides the below information, which is very reassuring:

      Anti-microbial Heat Sterilization. Ensures a hygienic environment for your child.
      Eco-friendly. Cultivated beech wood has been carefully selected to keep the forests healthy and sustainably productive.
      Safety Standards. Beyond Junior Y Chair meets and complies with ASTM F404 & HR 4040 standards and contains no harmful substances, such as BPA, Phthalate, PVC.

      Hope this helps.
      Good luck with your search

  2. Dear Shobita,

    Thank you very much for all your lists and reviews! I appreciate your input. I have a question concerning the Summer Infant High Chair. How is it non toxic? I didn’t read anything about the wood or the fabric.

    Thank you!

    • Hi Daniela,
      I contacted the company by email, and this is their response to me:

      “Thank you for contacting Summer Infant. We would be happy to assist you. We do not use toxins on any of our products. All our products are BPA, phthalates and flame retardants free. If we may be of further assistance please feel free to contact us.

      Thank you,

      Hope this helps. Happy shopping!


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