High Chairs: Ratings of Sources
Total of 20 Sources
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by Denise and Alan Fields
Our AssessmentParents and consumer advocates Denise and Alan Fields test many of the products featured in this baby-gear book, and parent interviews also factor into the ratings. The book includes shopping tips and reviews of selected manufacturers, along with ratings and a section of top picks. At the close of the chapter devoted to high chairs, there is a chart comparing 19 models with ratings for overall quality.
High Chairs Overview, Ratings, and Recommended
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org editors test 20 popular high chair models for performance, reliability and safety issues. Ease of use, but not ease of cleaning, are factored in as well. There is no specific mention of testing methods.
Baby Gizmo Top 5 Picks for High Chairs
by Editors of Baby Gizmo
Our AssessmentBaby Gizmo describes itself as the "Web's first and only product resource site dedicated to baby gear that a mom could trust." The video reviews, featuring founder Hollie Schultz, are widely viewed and respected for their attention to detail, including demonstrating ease of use, fit and comfort for baby, and use in available space. While there is a list of the "Editor's Choice Top 5," this site is best used for exploring individual products.
Top 8 High Chairs for Babies
by Heather Corley
Our AssessmentHeather Corley, About.com's guide to Baby Products, makes her pick for the top high chair. Her criteria include ease of use and lifestyle issues. There is no mention of actual testing, and the reviews are not comparative The Fisher-Price Rainforest High Chair occupies the top spot on the list. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
High Chairs and Other Baby Chairs for Grandparents' Houses
by Susan Adcox
Our AssessmentAbout.com guide Susan Adcox recommends 12 high chairs in this review, including boosters and feeding seats like the Bumbo and bebePod that are not technically high chairs. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Top Modern High Chairs
by Heather Corley
Our AssessmentHeather Corley, About.com's guide to baby products, highlights some high chairs with modern designs. Reviews are comparative and thorough. In addition to looks, she discusses ease of use and cleaning. Boon Flair tops this list. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Best Baby High Chair Reviews
by Magazine readers
Our AssessmentThese reviews are written by readers of Pregnancy and Newborn magazine who have purchased the high chairs for their own children. The reviews are detailed, although not comparative, describing every first step with their high chair, from receiving the chair out of the box, to assembly, to the feeding experience and cleanup. All reviews are easy to read and are fairly balanced, although they primarily emphasize the positive.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentBecause publications' high chair reviews can be out of date, owner-opinion websites are valuable. The parent reviews at Amazon.com are mostly thorough and sometimes cautionary. The Fisher-Price Rainforest and Space Saver high chairs are among those that receive both high ratings and a large number of reviews.
Babble Best: High Chairs 2011
Our AssessmentBabble.com features a variety of reviews and top picks for various baby and child-related products, including high chairs. Babble.com has top high chair picks in the categories of small spaces, travel, bells and whistles, long-lasting budget and splurge, best looking and readers pick.
10 Best High Chairs for Small Spaces
by Michelle Horton
Our AssessmentMichelle Horton makes her pick for the 10 Best High Chairs for Small Spaces. She says she tested all models based upon Babble Best High Chair picks. She focuses on compact fold, ease of storage and ease of cleaning.
Best High Chairs
by Melissa Gould and Ellie Miller
Our AssessmentMelissa Gould and Ellie Miller run a baby-planning consultancy and select their favorite picks in a number of baby-product categories on Tibesti.com, including high chairs. While the reviews are brief and aren't ranked in order of performance, a bulleted list of features is included and the authors' extensive experience with parents and babies lends credibility to their choices. However, the Tibesti list doesn't appear to factor price into their evaluations and the majority of their recommended seats cost more than $200.
Bobby's Best Baby Gear and Baby Products Reviews
by Editors of BobbysBest.com
Our AssessmentBobbysBest.com offers product reviews and recommendations for a variety of consumer products, including many baby-gear products. The thorough reviews include lists of pros and cons.
Product Roundup, High Chair Roundup, We Evaluate High Chairs
by Phoebe Assenza
Our AssessmentGrandparents.com is similar to the parenting resource site BabyCenter.com, although geared specifically toward grandparents. Phoebe Assenza, products editor for Grandparents.com, provides this informal roundup of high chairs, including brief commentary on each model and identification of her favorite pick, the Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System. Few negatives are mentioned, and the high chairs aren't rated on a scale or ranked in order of preference or performance.
Top High Chairs and Boosters
by Editors of Diapers.com
Our AssessmentThe editors of Diapers.com offer this list of the top five best selling high chairs in several categories: modern, traditional, wooden, boosters and travel/hook on chairs. These are based upon sales at Diapers.com, so, although there are brief descriptions of each high chair and a customer quote or two, the reviews are not comparative or based upon hands on testing.
Most Stylish High Chairs
Our AssessmentBrief reviews list editors' favorites with product strengths highlighted. Most were not yet released when this article was written; therefore there was no hands on testing done.
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentThere aren't as many reviews here as there are at other consumer-review sites, such as Amazon.com. Target.com reviews were collected based on the top ranked seats -- to compare with other more informative consumer review sources.
Our AssessmentThere aren't as many reviews here as there are at other consumer-review sites. These reviews were collected based on the top ranked seats -- to compare with other more informative consumer review sources.
High Chair Reviews
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Our AssessmentThis consumer rating website can be a reliable source for consumer reviews. However, they don't consistently have review coverage for popular products.
Space Saver High Chairs
Our AssessmentThe site has a brief roundup of the top 10 space saving high chairs and booster seats. The reviews are not comparative, and there is no mention of testing, but there is some research involved in compiling the list.
Reader-Tested High Chairs
by Editors of Parents.com
Our AssessmentThis site has very brief reviews from a family perspective. The Fisher-Price Healthy Care was tested by Leah and David Goymer with Sarah, 14 months; Andrew, 5; and Philip, 9, from Nampa, Idaho. This is undated, but it seems to be an older review, since there is a complaint about the shoulder straps being hard to clean. Fisher-Price corrected that issue a couple of years ago by making the straps removable and washable.