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Worth It? Wednesday: Non-Toxic Highchairs for Baby

By Peaceloveorganicmom
Choosing a non-toxic highchair for baby is just as important as the organic food she will eat while sitting in the chair. When shopping for a highchair, make sure it is free of the harmful chemicals that often lurk in plastic (ie: BPA, Phthalate, PVC). If purchasing a wooden chair be certain it is finished with a non-toxic lacquer. Additionally, you may want to choose a chair that is level to your table, so baby is a part of family meals. Much to my surprise, many of the chairs on the market do not fit the above standards (which is crazy!).  Although after much research, I eventually found a chair that was to these standards and just right for Baby D without breaking our budget.
Worth It? Wednesday: Non-Toxic Highchairs for BabyWe decided on the Keekaroo Right Height Chair. I love this chair because it is free of BPA, PVC, Phthalate, Latex, and Nitrosamine. It is constructed of sustainable rubberwood and finished with a plant based lacquer. It has a plastic tray (fits over the wooden tray) which can be easily removed and washed with soap and water for clean up. Additionally it is not awkwardly tall like so many other highchairs- Baby D is at level with the rest of the family at mealtime. The entire tray portion can also be removed so you can push the chair right up to your table as well. The chair is JPMA certified and to the highest ASTM standards for children up to 3 years old. The best part of this chair is that it is cost comparable to many other conventional highchairs!
The Keekaroo Right Height Chair includes:
*BPA Free plastic passive crotch restraint
*Wooden tray with bumpers + plastic tray cover
*3-Point removable pelvic belt
*Soft cloth seat cushion
*Height adjustable seat plate and foot plate
*Depth adjustable seat plate and foot plate
There are several other similar options for non-toxic highchairs but they come at a larger cost.
Stokke Tripp Trapp Highchair
Worth It? Wednesday: Non-Toxic Highchairs for Baby*Solid Construction; Made of Beechwood
*JPMA Certified
*Average Table Height
*Adjustable Seat and Footplate
*Tray can be purchased separately and is made of BPA free plastic that is manufactured in the USA and certified for food contact by the FDA.

Svan Signet Complete Highchair
Worth It? Wednesday: Non-Toxic Highchairs for Baby*Highchair grows with your child from 6 months to young adult
*Fully adjustable seat depth provides optimum torso and leg support
*Comes with wooden tray and removable, easy to clean tray cover that is dishwasher safe free of BPA and phthalate
*Made from sustainable wood with a lead-free finish

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