The choice of baby products available for your baby, ranging from baby car seats to toys to high chairs for babies, should be graded very simply on one factor: safety. Forget all the bells and whistles of your that shiny baby high chair or how nicely the chair's color matches your kitchen; it all boils down to safety.

When choosing a chair for a child, make sure that the product materials are safe. A non toxic high chair is your goal. Wood material would be a better alternative than plastic, given that plastic can have dangerous chemicals such as BPA or phthalates. Nonetheless, some high chairs are made from much better plastic, such as recycled plastic. I would avoid a high chair that contains PVC material in its seat cover and a high chair with foam extra padding in the seat containing polyurethane foam.

See if a high chair abides by the required CPSIA as well as 16 CFR component 1231 (Efficient June 19, 2019) for its safety compliance. That would be much better if the firm took an added step to be ATSM or JPMA accredited.
With three meals a day (at least), your baby will be using this device frequently, and you depend on it to protect your child and hopefully last until it is no longer needed. Focus on the safety features, and you will make the best decision for your familiy.

The safety harness is the single largest component keeping your infant in place. While a baby may attempt to wiggle or even stand on a high chair, the safety harness should keep a baby strapped in comfortably without limiting arm and leg movement too much. As a responsible parent, you should never rely on the baby tray to keep your child in as it is no replacement for the safety harness strap. Be sure your high chair for your baby has one and that you use it properly.

The strap itself should be inspected periodically as wear and tear may weaken the strap and become a disaster waiting to happen. Ensure that the safety buckles can be securely fastened and are not damaged. The most common harnesses use the tried and true three-point harness that is very effective at locking together, unlocking easily by adult hands, and lasting for the product's lifetime. Also, make sure that the buckles are not too complicated or burdensome for you, as you will be the one responsible for using it. A safety harness system that is a pain to use soon becomes not used at all.

Pay careful attention to in high chairs for babies is the area that supports the baby between the legs as it is key in preventing a baby from sliding out or even getting stuck underneath the food tray. Ensure the food tray surface is soft, including on the bottom, which is often overlooked but that a baby can easily be scratched by.
Taking a step back, look at the base frame of the baby high chair. Is it wide and supportive? A baby who is old and strong enough may rock the infant's high chair even though he or she is strapped in securely. You would not want a small or unsteady base to cause the high chair to tip over.

Buying high chairs for the baby based on your initial safety criteria and performing routine safety inspections will make sure you make the most from your purchase. Even as you shop around and compare prices on a good unit, always remember to look for a secure strapping mechanism that isn’t too complicated, safety design considerations, and a secure frame. If you are buying a used baby chair or have received a hand-me-down, the same safety inspection rule applies. Do not use the high chairs if they are unsafe and always be sure to play your part in safety.

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