Parenting definitely includes spending money and lots of it. From childcare, to baby food, to diapers, to an extra plane ticket for any child over two, these expenses can really add up. While there are definitely many reasons to spend money, there is no room for burning money. When it comes to baby gear, definitely spend time researching the competition—You may not only find good value, but also some extra money to take care of you for a change! A high chair is definitely one of those baby gear staples that you want to make sure is a good, solid purchase. The high chair needs to be safe, sturdy, comfortable, and easy to clean.
Notice, I didn’t say that it needs to be expensive! When I searched for my child’s ideal high chair, I fell in love with the Stokke Tripp Trapp. It was designed well, wooden, adjustable, and backed by a reputable company. It was also extremely expensive! On my mission to find a better product that would leave a smaller hole in our bank account, I stumbled across the Keekaroo high chair in the back advertising section of Parenting magazine. It offered a similar design and specs, but also offered me an extra $100 to spend on myself! I’ll admit– I probably spent my savings on diapers, onesies, A & D, and books promising to put my baby to sleep instead of getting my hair and nails done. Here’s how they stack up: