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Best Of Guide: High Chairs

Best Of Guide: High Chairs

The Best of High Chairs (Updated 2019)

Feeding your baby can be a messy, complicated affair.Give your kids the best seat in the house at mealtime. High Chairs have made giant strides going from bulky eyesores & permanently stained upholstery to sleek, stylish, and easy to clean.  

From around six months old (once they’re able to sit up unaided) until about three years old, this will be where your little one enjoys all of their meals.  Make it simpler and keep your bundle of joy happy and healthy with the help of these sturdy high chairs. 

Questions to ask yourself when shopping high chairs

  • Would I enjoy staring at this all day?
  • Will I mind cleaning this everyday?
  • Is it lightweight, easy to move around or does it have wheels?
  • Where will I store this when Im not using it?   

Quick Comparison

Pros: 5 point safety harness and no crevices, removable seat pad & dishwasher-safe tray cover makes cleaning easier than other high chairs on the market

Cons: seat does not recline and tray is on the smaller end

Pros: Bigger tray than similiar models Easy to Clean & sleek look with minimal footprint

Cons: food can sneak its way under the cushions. Parents also say water can get trapped in some of the Oxo Tot tray’s crevices

Pros: Beautiful Design and variety of wood and cushion colors to fit in with kitchen decor and style.  

Cons: Food can easily fall and get into wooden slots.  Tray is heavier and may require two hands

Pros: Chair height and recline can both be easily adjusted and wheels make it easy to move around

Cons: Harder to clean than other high chairs on the market.  Food can get stuck in cracks of leather

$99

Pros: Easy to Clean & has sleek look similiar to high end chairs three 3x the price.

Cons: Price reflects durability. High chair may not hold up for as long as higher end models

Pros: can be used immediately as an infant floor seat and has 7 growing stages

Cons: tray is fairly heavy and the release button for it is stiff

Pros: Beautiful design and super easy height adjustment allow baby to join the family at the dining table or the modern breakfast bar; starting from birth, all the way to school age.

Cons: pricey. This pretty high chair will cost you a pretty penny

Pros:  Easily converts from an infant highchair with recline - to a traditional baby high chair, infant or toddler booster, youth chair and you to seat two kids at once.

Cons:  Large, rolling wheel base has large footprint in kitchen.  Straps can't be removed and washed like other high chairs on the market

Pros: easy to store with one handed Fold and lightweight design and 5-point harness

Cons: No Adjustable Seat Height and can't roll with child inside high chair

$85

Pros: affordable but features 5 point safety harness normally only found on higher end chairs.  can be used as a high chair, table and chair, chair, or booster seat .

Cons: Limited color availability, takes up more space than most chairs and snap on tray is harder to work.

$20

Pros: no hassle, lightweight chair with a price that can't be beat.  Easy to hose off if needed

Cons: Durability.  Dont expect to have this chair around for years.

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How I rediscovered my personal style after having a Baby

The realization that I had “lost myself” in the wake of motherhood was blindsiding. It first dawned on me as I stared, bleary-eyed, into a Starbucks bathroom mirror early one morning only a few months ago. Gone was the confident women who spent years immersed in the world of fashion as a buyer.  Stylish and always put together. That girl was nowhere to be found.

What I saw wasn’t pretty: I saw a woman who had accidentally put her shirt on inside-out, enough dried baby barf to signal to everyone this shirts been on long before today. Her unwashed hair was in the same lopsided messy bun she had slept in, and tattered, black maternity leggings fell embarassingly short to the “casual-street style” vibe she had vaguely aimed for.

It wasn’t always this way. Somewhere between pregnancy and my daughter's first year of life I lost the spark of joy that clothes used to give me. Even if I was handed a bag full of cash and encouraged by a stranger to "buy something pretty with it" - I wouldn’t have known where to start. What did I want to look like What would suit me when I didn't even recognize myself?

It's easy to blame the lack of sleep and early mornings.  Or the fact that I—like most parents—am frequently used as a human burp cloth. I could blame my weight gain or my ever-evolving style needs: first that baby bump, then making sure my boobs were accessible 24/7.  Practically a recipe for surrender.

The truth; somewhere in that whirlwind of early motherhood,   getting dressed, spending any time on my appearance had come as precious time wasted. 

 

Maybe I sound Dramatic in saying this but..

I believe that how we dress directly affects our own feelings of confidence, self-worth, self-care, and loving the skin we're in.

 

Don't get me wrong: I’m thrilled that I’m a mom but I do still want to feel good about myself. So, how do you rebuild a sense of personal style from scratch and rediscover the joy of dressing?.. well again.

PART WAYS WITH WHAT DOESN'T FIT

First things first.  You wont have room to embrace and define your new style if your closet is still stuffed with jeans from college.  It's ok to hold on to a few things but an honest look inside your closet at what works and what doesn't sets the groundwork to defining your personal style moving forward

 

START WITH YOUR BASIC SHAPES

Pregnancy changed my body quite a bit and Working out what my body type was and familiarizing myself with some of the basic rules of dressing has prevented me from staring into a closet and feeling like I have nothing ever to wear. It can be tempting to fight the rules when I fall in love with a piece of clothing or see a style someone on social media looks great in, but I’ve learned the hard way that you can’t change what you look like, and dressing for your body type will  make you feel more confident and comfortable.

 

BE KIND TO YOUR BODY & SELF

 

We go through life acting as our own worst critiques.  Unfortunately nothing changes once you become a mom.  You may doubt if Fashion after baby is possible.  I can promise you it is but it may just look different.  Or maybe you've found your new style but are just uncomfortable with the changes you see in the mirror. This was the biggest hurdle for me and From talking with other FTM’s and SAHM I learned I wasn’t alone.  Loving the skin your in may not happen overnight but treating yourself with kindness is something you can start doing now.

 

CREATE A CAPSULE WARDROBE

 

Creating a capsule wardrobe helps you know exactly which pieces go well together and is a must for anyone who wants to save time. I realized after becoming a mom how great it feels having a set of clothes I know I feel great in no matter the occasion.  With limited time and money plus a number of practical requirements for your new momiform creating a capsule wardrobe is the most afforable, quick, and easiest way to achieve #momstyle 

 

Get a Great Haircut

Finding a haircut that works for your hair type, is flattering for your face shape, and is easy to maintain can be a real game changer for anyone, especially a new mother. If you feel good about your hair, you are well on the way to feeling good about how you look overall.

Again, be honest with yourself here: I’ve always loved having long hair, but I know that during this phase of my life, it’s not realistic to expect this of myself. So I decided that a long blunt bob would be the most low-maintenance and stylish option for my fine hair.

  

CREATE A CAPSULE WARDROBE

 

Below are a few things that I’ve found helpful in the pursuit of feeling happy with your personal style as a new mother.

Not only do you need to be honest with yourself about your body size & type, but you also need to be honest with yourself about any practical requirements for clothes during this phase of your life. It’s hard not to be too attached to the way you used to dress; I used to wear a lot of shorter, floaty skirts and harder-to-wash fabrics that were prone to snagging and fraying. I’ve had to get used to the fact that as a mother, you have to bend down and sit on the floor and get messy a lot. Opting for longer skirts and easy-to-clean fabrics has been a way for me to adapt my old style to my new lifestyle.

 

 

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