Best Travel Highchair

Best Travel Highchair – Portable High Chair For Travel 2018

I often get asked about what family travel gear I recommend or take with me. I definitely took 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 travel highchairs are so portable, light and easy to clean.

Here is a selection of various travel highchairs currently available, in a comparison chart, so you can easily compare and see which one suits your family for a day out or trip away.

Travel Highchair Comparison Chart

My Little SeatMunchkin Brica BoosterSummer Infant Portable BoosterCiao Baby Portable BoosterPolar Gear Go Anywhere With Mat Phil And Teds Lobster
Weight limit35lbs/15.8kgs50lbs/22kgs37lbs/16kg35lbs/15.8kgs33lbs/15kgs37lbs/16kgs
Age 6m+12-36 months6m+3m to 3 years12m to 3 yrs3m -3yrs
5 point harnessXX4 point harness
Wipe Clean✓ (tray is dishwasher proof)
Machine washableXXXXX
ProsVery portable & lightBuilt in storage for nappies, wipes + a carry strapAlso has a rear storage pocket. Can be used on ground or chair.Has a travel placemat and carry strap.Food tray included. Only weighs 4lbs.
ConsWill not fit on very high backed chairsNo 5 point harness, for 12m+No 5 point harness. can be tricky to get the tray on.Some parents say the food from the tray rolls towards the middle. Not available everywhere.A pricier option.

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 to choose from however, they are all portable and suitable for travel.

  • 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

My Little Seat Travel Highchair.

This portable highchair is made of durable fabric, which will fit most seats. However, this won’t work for chairs with very tall backs or with odd shapes. It is one of the few travel highchairs which comes with a 5 point harness. It is very easy to pack, lightweight and machine washable.  Suitable for up to 35lbs/13.6kgs. We’ve used this one several times as it is so easy just to chuck in your bag and use as an backup.

For more information and latest prices see here.



Munchkin Brica Booster Highchair

 This travel highchair has a handy zipped storage area for nappies, wipes and a bottle. Transporting it is easy as it comes with a strap. Suitable for up to 50lb/22.6kgs

For more information and latest prices see here.






Polar Gear Go Anywhere Booster With Mat

We’ve also used a Polar Gear one similar to this and now keep it for guests at home. This baby highchair has a 5 point safety harness and neatly packs up into a bag with an adjustable shoulder strap. There is a little pocket which fits in a place mat too. Suitable for 12m to 15kg ( approx 3 years old)
For more information and latest prices see here



Camping High Chair options

Ciao baby Portable Highchair

This portable highchair is perfect for family camping trips or even a picnic. It folds down compactly and weighs just 8lbs. It comes with its own carry bag too. For babies 3 months to 3 years.
For more information and latest prices see here.





Summer Infant Pop and Sit Portable Booster

This portable booster chair and easy to pack away high chair comes with a removable tray and a carry bag.  It can be  used standing on the ground, or with straps (supplied) to secure it to a chair turning it into a booster seat for the table. Very handy for camping, picnics etc. For more information and latest prices see here.







phil&teds Lobster Highchair

The lightweight (4lbs) Lobster is one of the high chairs that attach to the table. The fabric slides out of the frame for quick & easy cleaning and the tray is dishwasher proof. For storage, the fabric folds towards the bar, and it comes with a storage bag.  It’s one of the few travel highchairs with a try. Suitable for up to 37lbs.

For more information and latest prices see here.




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

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