Product Type: Ikea kids equipment
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High chair low price
Ikea Antilop High Chair
Member Name: R8IT
Ikea Antilop High Chair
Advantages: Cost, build quality, ease of assembly
The Ikea high chair is very basic but in my opinion it does the job required and at an extremely low price. As with a lot of the Ikea furniture items are individually priced so with this high chair you have to also buy the clip on tray and the padded insert if the baby is still small. The basic high chair is £10.99, the tray to clip on is £4 and if the baby is still small they sell a blow up insert at £4.99 which gives additional support at the back and sides to help keep the baby upright. So the total package comes in at £19.98 or £14.99 if you don't need the insert, which is still extremely cheap.
The chair comes in 3 colours white, blue and red, the chair is made of thick plastic and has a moulded crotch post to stop the baby slipping through, and it's very sturdy and doesn't have any sharp edges which the baby will come into contact with. The 4 legs are made of metal with rubber feet they have a locking spring ball catch to slot them into the high chair. It also allows the legs to be removed for storage or transport. The white tray clips onto the main chair and has a lip all the way round to help keep the food in. It's not as easy to remove, but doesn't really need to be removed unless you want to replace for a new one. And that's part of the benefit at £4 you can just buy a new tray so when its looking yellow and grubby from food stains then it wont break the bank to replace it, after 3 months use it isnt looking grubby yet so I doubt you will need a spare tray. Also the tray can be removed and depending on the height of your dinning table the baby can sit in the chair at the table.
Size of the chair is Width: 58 cm, Depth: 62 cm, Height: 90 cm, Seat height: 55 cm
The chair comes with a waste strap whish also fits through the inflatable insert, the strap is adjustable. I initially wanted a high chair that can be taken away or folded to store; this doesn't fold (although Ikea do sell a foldable one made from fabric). But once the legs are removed it's easy enough to transport, and if the grandparents need one its cheap enough to buy a second to leave with them.
Summary: A good quality cheap option