Product Type: Ikea kids equipment
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High Quality Chair, Low Cost!
Ikea Antilop High Chair
Member Name: northernlovely
Ikea Antilop High Chair
Advantages: Price, looks, easy to clean
Disadvantages: Doesn't collapse
My husband and I were fed up of taking our full sized high chair to his parents whenever we took our daughter to visit, and we chanced apon the Antilop high chair when in IKEA buying a kitchen! So we went for it, and after a solid year of use this is my review.
**Price and Availability**
The Antilop high chair costs an amazing £11, great value considering how much a high chair can cost these days. The Antilop does not come with a tray, but a white clip on tray with plenty of space on it is only £4, and I highly recommend you pick one up as then you have the option to sit baby in it and eat from the main table, or have their own table space for snacks and play. So in total, £15 for the lot which is brilliant. It's only available instore at IKEA.
The Antilop is available in three colours, white, red and blue, and has on all models silver legs and a black safety strap. It looks sturdy and quite modern. The Antilop high chair is stacking and for that reason it's often used in restaurants and baby play centres (around where I live anyway!)
It's so easy to use - the Antilop is not a collapsible high chair (though the legs can easily be removed in an umbrella clicking style fashion) all you need to do is sit baby in and clip the adjustable strap around them for safety. My daughter has been using the chair from about 6 months and is now 18 months and there is plenty of room left for her legs and the seat and legs are sturdy and well made, so I think she'll easily have another year out of it (if she needs it - she's moved on to a booster seat at home). I actually prefer the Antilop to the more expensive wooden versions at £90+.
Cleaning is great for this high chair, as there are no 'clicky bits', just smooth plastic which you can easily wipe down with a baby wipe or cloth. If it got filthy you could always pop it in the shower! The straps aren't removable, but they're woven plastic so clean up well with a damp cloth. I've found this easier to clean than the high chair we used.
I have to give the IKEA Antilop high chair (and tray) 5 stars out of five, it's amazing value, high quality and looks good, too. If you're looking for a second high chair it's perfect - but to be honest if you have the room and aren't bothered about constantly collapsing down your high chair then this is a great primary high chair, too.
Well done IKEA!
Summary: Well worth the money
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