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Best Travel Highchair – Portable High Chair For Travel 2023

I often get asked about what family travel gear I recommend or take with me. I definitely packed a lot more when mine were both younger – especially since as a couple or singleton I didn’t really pay much attention to what facilities there were for kids.

Turns out a lot of places have highchairs – but the standards vary not only across the world but also between restaurants. Some highchairs didn’t have straps, some were dirty, others were absolutely perfect and other places had none.

So due to this disparity, I found it much easier to take my own. These days, baby travel highchairs are so portable, light and easy to clean.

Best Travel Highchair. A selection of the best portable high chairs for travel #familytravel #travelgear
One of the portable highchairs we use and keep for guests

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In a hurry to find the best portable travel high chair? Read our quick round up below and then further down for more in depth comparisons and reviews.

What is The Best Portable High Chair?

  • Best Inflatable highchair Airtushi Inflatable Highchair

Here is a selection of various travel highchairs currently available, in a comparison chart, so you can easily compare and see which is the best travel high chair for baby and most suits your family needs.

Best Portable Travel Highchair Comparison Chart

ImageNameWeight limitAge 5 point harnessWipe Clean or Machine
My Little Seat35lbs/15.8kgs6m+Machine washable
Air Tushi Inflatable High Chair a maximum weight of 15KGfor children able to sit up unaided up to 3 yearsX
Inglesina Fast Table Chair37lbs6-36mXmetal frame is wipe clean. Rest machine washable
Polar Gear Go Anywhere With Mat 33lbs/15kgs12m to 3 yrs
Fisher Price Healthy Care Deluxe Booster50 lbs (23 kg)6m+X
Phil And Teds Lobster37lbs/16kgs3m -3yrs4 point harnessmetal frame is wipe clean, rest is machine washable
Munchkin Brica Booster50lbs/22kgs12-36 monthsX
Summer Infant Portable Booster37lbs/16kg6m+X✓ (tray is dishwasher proof)
Ciao Baby Portable Booster35lbs/15.8kgs4m to 3 years

Different types of travel highchair

A travel highchair (sometimes known as a booster seat), is a portable seat for feeding your baby or toddler when out and about. They are handy to have as then you can keep your arms free to eat your own meal.

Highchairs for babies are usually recommended for babies 6 months and older which can sit up unaided. Generally, a 5 point harness travel high chair is the most secure for a wriggly tot.

There are four main types of portable highchairs to choose from.

  • Travel highchair – quite like a normal highchair, but without the long legs. It sits on a dining chair and is strapped on. It will usually fold to a conveniently small size.
  • Booster seat -This type gives your child a ‘boost’ in height.  It also straps onto chair. Some have 5 point harnesses.
  • Fabric seat harness – a piece of fabric you put around your baby with clip restraints.. They are easy to fold, incredibly lightweight, but don’t give your baby any height to reach the table.
  • Clamp-on seat – a seat that attaches to the edge of the table rather than a chair, so your baby is at table height.

Best Travel High Chair For Babies

Best Travel Highchair

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More travel gear for kids

Don’t forget:

If you are planning on going out and about or travelling soon, you may find these other travel gear recommendations for kids useful too. These great travel toys and activities for toddlers are handy too – for days out, to trips on planes, trains or even cruising or camping.

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Thursday 6th of December 2018

Amazing ! I am searching best portable high chair to make my travel time easy and comfortable with my little one. Really helpful guideline to choose best one. Thanks for such a lovely collection.


Tuesday 9th of October 2018

Such a informative blog. Really helpful guide to choose right portable high chair for kids during travel. Thanks for sharing such a lovely blog.


Tuesday 9th of October 2018

Thank you so much. Glad it helped!

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