Babies & Kids, Healthy Home

The 5 Best Non-Toxic High Chairs

Stylish, timeless, functional, and safe are all words to describe the perfect highchair – according to me at least! After all, this new piece of furniture will be incorporated into your daily routine for years to come.

When choosing a chair for your little one, you’ll want to consider the following:

  • Will this highchair ‘grow with my child’? Is it convertible?
  • Is the highchair and tray free of toxic chemicals (ie: lead, phthalates, BPA, BPS)?
  • Is it necessary to be travel-friendly?
  • How sturdy is the chair? Will it tip over?
  • Is price a factor?

Continue reading as we discuss the 5 best non-toxic, environmentally-friendly options for your little one!

Stokke Tripp Trapp

The Stokke Tripp Trapp is my #1 pick when it comes to highchairs and I proudly own more than 1! The ‘grow with me’ design is perfect for every age – infant to adult – and helps bring your little one right up to the table (one of my favorite features). It is also extremely useful in the kitchen as a stool and has been used by everyone in my family – including my dad!

Made from European beechwood and a non-toxic water-based finish, this highchair comes in both classic and colorful finishes to suit your personal preference.

Best of all, the Stokke Tripp Trapp can be purchased as a full set or you can purchase only the accessories you deem necessary.

And lastly, Stokke is committed to environmental health and uses responsibly sourced wood in all products and BPA-, phthalate-, and lead-free plastic.

Features | 5-Point Safety Harness, Adjustable Seat & Footplate, Gliders For Stability, Holds Up To 300 lbs, Made in Europe.

Optional Add-ons| Convertible Baby Set, Newborn Infant Seat, Cushion, Tray, Storage Solution,

Tip | If you’re looking to save $$, you really don’t need the cushion set. My daughter used it while she was a baby for a bit, but did just as well without it!

JPMA certified and meets or exceeds ASTM safety standards.

Purchase Stokke Tripp Trapp Set.
Purchase Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair Only.


With several low-voc lacquer finishes to choose from, this adjustable highchair is made from sustainable rubberwood and features a 3 point safety harness as well as an infant insert for added security.

While the company claims this chair is free of PVC, phthalates, and other toxins, I wish they would disclose the materials used for the infant insert which is made from a proprietary foam-based material. Even so, this is still a good option and of course, the insert can be removed.

Features | 5-Point Safety Harness, 3 Configurations, Optional Cushion, Holds Up To 250 lbs. Made in the USA.

JPMA certified and meets or exceeds ASTM safety standards.

Purchase Keekaroo.

Stokke Steps

Stokke Steps High Chair features a 5-in-1 seat and comes in 3 finishes. Made from plastic and solid wood, this highchair is adjustable and can be used until age 3 or so. Optional: Bouncer attachment.

Features | 5-Point Safety Harness, Adjustable Seat & Footplate, Tool-Free, Holds Up To 187 lbs, Made in Europe.

JPMA certified and meets or exceeds ASTM safety standards.

Purchase Stokke Steps High Chair.

Stokke Clikk High Chair

Lightweight and travel-friendly, the Stokke Clikk works well for babies and children under 33 lbs. With four colors to choose from, this chair is a great option for those looking for a less expensive highchair to be used during your little one’s younger years.

Features |5-Point Safety Harness, 3 Configurations, Holds Up To 33 lbs, Made in Europe.

JPMA certified and meets or exceeds ASTM safety standards.

Purchase Stokke Clikk.


The Ikea highchair is one of the most affordable options on this list coming in at just $19.99! Made from one of the safest plastics (polypropylene) and powder coated steel, this highchair is easy to assemble making it a great choice for grandma’s too!

The Stokke Clikk above is most similar to this Ikea chair, but there are some signifcant differences to note:

  • Ikea chair features a safety belt rather than a 5-point harness which provides less support and security for littles.
  • Not adjustable (to table or tray height)
  • No footplate (although I am sure someone handy can make one!)
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Seems less sturdy than the others, but I cannot speak from experience.

Features | Safety Belt; Holds Up To 33 lbs.

Meets or exceeds ASTM safety standards.

Purchase Ikea highchair.
Purchase Ikea highchair via Amazon
(more expensive than the store, but a good option if you cannot purchase direct).

Thanks for reading!!

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