Traveling with a baby or young toddler can be a bit of a challenge, even if it’s just a day trip. There are just so many things to remember. If you are like most parents, you plan on bringing along almost everything you’ll need. Sure, maybe there will be a high chair or booster seat available at your destination or maybe, none at all!
Collapsible high chairs and booster seats need to be simple to break down and set up. They need to be sturdy and lightweight. Below are three excellent products
The hiccapop Ominboost Portable Highchair is a foldable booster chair that is lightweight, well constructed, and a breeze to set up and break down. It comes with a shoulder carrying bag large enough to hold both the collapsed chair and its tray, yet small enough for convenient packing and carrying.
This booster seat has a cute design, but safety is the number one priority, as it should be with any product that will be holding your child. The bottom of the chair is wide, with additional weight-bearing “duck feet” caps on each leg. This ensures that the chair stays super stable, no matter how wiggly your little one gets at the dinner table.
Babies and toddlers are messy eaters—that’s just a reality. With this booster seat, you’ll find you don’t dread cleanup as much as you used to. The large swivel tray can be completely removed for washing, and it’s even dishwasher safe. You can also slide the entire fabric cover from the chair’s frame and toss that in with a load of laundry.
The chair is equipped with a safety harness to keep your child safe and comfortable. A nice extra touch is the pocket on the back of the chair, perfect for tucking in a last-minute spoon or bib when packing. This booster folds up into a compact carrying bag and weights only about four pounds altogether.
2. Cozy Cover Portable High Chair
The Cozy Cover Portable High Chair is an innovative product designed to allow your child to sit at the table with you. It is made of durable polyester fabric that will hold up to many years of use and multiple washing.
This can convert almost any chair in your home to a safe baby seat. It’s also perfect for traveling.
This seat is designed to slide over a low back chair, and with just a couple of clicks, you can fasten using the adjustable strap around the back of the chair. The seat’s harness also has two shoulder straps for holding your child securely in place.
This seat cover works especially well for children of about six to seven months old. The sturdy strap design can hold up to 35 pounds. As with any high chair, it is recommended that you never leave your child unattended in the seat.
The Cozy Cover can be rolled up and fit into almost any purse or bag, making it a great choice for travel. If you are planning to have dinner at a friend's home where there is no high chair or if you’re squeamish about the germs that may be on a highchair or booster in a public place, just tuck this seat into your bag and you’ll be all set.
All three of these seats are highly practical for traveling with a baby. The Cozy Cover and Vine seats are especially perfect to have on hand for an unexpected dinner stop or if you regularly eat out. They work on almost any chair and are a great substitute for restaurant high chairs or having to hold the baby on your lap while you try to eat.
Our top pick as the all-around best travel high chair is the hiccapop Omniboost Portable Highchair. Unlike the other seats on our list, it does include a tray.
It can also be used in combination with a regular table chair, but it can also be set on the ground. This is a sturdy, versatile, compact option that will work for almost everyone, almost anywhere.