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7 Best Hook On Highchairs (2022 Reviews)

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One piece of baby gear that every mom needs is a hook on a highchair. Whether you are using it as your day-to-day highchair at the house, or just your on-the-go restaurant highchair, hook-on highchairs are super handy. Compared to a traditional highchair, they take up so little room (as in most fold up to fit in a tote-sized bag!). Also, we all know how important it is for us to eat together at the kitchen table as often as possible, and hooking on highchairs puts the baby at the same level as everyone else. Quite possibly the coolest feature of these portable highchairs is how easy they are to clean. You just take off the hardware and throw them in the washer.

If you cringe at the thought of setting your prince or princess in a restaurant highchair, you are not alone. You can dodge the nastiness by bringing a hook on highchair with you anytime you’re out and about with baby in tow. These are also great to bring along when you are visiting friends or family, or just traveling in general. If you are in the market for a hook on highchair, check out the 7 best.

Best Hook on Highchairs

  • 1. TCBunny hook on Chair

    (Best value — $)

    Why it’s great: The TCBunny hook on highchair has loads of features that make it an awesome choice when it comes to portability and ease of use. This model comes with a detachable dining tray that fits nicely with the highchair in the attached tote bag. The cover is machine washable. It weighs only 4.1 pounds and fits tables .8” to 3.33” thick. It is suggested for children 6 to 36 months, weighing up to 37 pounds.

    Many mommas prefer this hook on highchair over others because it has shoulder straps (where many of the others just have leg and waist straps). This highchair is easy to clean, easy to install, and the shoulder straps make it an excellent choice for busy babies always looking to escape.

    Keep in mind: The material this seat is made from can be hard to wipe to clean, at least it’s easy to machine wash the cover!

    Good for: Mommas that have toddlers who love to escape from harnesses (the shoulder straps make it more secure for super active kiddos).

  • 2. Chicco QuickSeat hook on Chair

    (Fastest setup — $$)

    Why it’s great: By far the coolest thing about the Chicco hook on highchair is how simple it is to set up. No one wants to spend 15 minutes at a restaurant with a cranky kid putting together and securing a highchair. The QuickSeat mechanism makes it really quick and easy to set up. You simply open the lower arms under the table and pull the back strap to tighten it down. It also makes taking it off the table easy peasy.

    This hook on highchair can fit children up to 37 pounds. It fits on tables that are .75” to 1.5” thick. The cover is machine washable and the included snap-on tray is dishwasher safe, making it an easy highchair to clean.

    Keep in mind: Although there are plenty of good things about this seat, it is kind of heavy, weighing in at 9.5 pounds.

    Good for: Mommas who are always in a hurry, as the chair is super quick and easy to set up.

  • 3. Inglesina Fast Table Chair

    (Most color options — $$$)

    Why it’s great: Mommas love the Inglesina Fast because of its simple, twist-tight coupling and the fact that it is compatible with most types of tables (up to 3.3” thick). This travel-friendly highchair also comes with its own storage bag that is actually attached to the bottom of the seat so it can’t be lost. Another cool feature is that it has a storage pocket on the back that is great for antibacterial table wipes, baby wipes, utensils, etc.

    This chair is so great for traveling because it folds down to be small, easy to carry, and easy to fit inside a suitcase. The company also makes a snap-on tray that you can purchase separately; it will also fit inside the storage bag.

    Keep in mind: This highchair doesn’t sit flush with the table, so there’s like a 1” gap where food can fall through.

    Good for: This highchair doesn’t sit flush with the table, so there’s like a 1” gap where food can fall through.

  • 4. ANTEN Hook On Highchair

    (Most stylish — $$)

    Why it’s great: The ANTEN hook on highchair fits tables 0.8″ to 3.35” thick. It is perfect for use at home, while traveling, or while eating out at restaurants. The twist-tight couplings and its compatibility with most types of tables makes it a great choice. The 5-point safety harness secures both the waist and legs, accomodating children up to 33 pounds.

    The attractive, gender-neutral design will blend in perfectly with your kitchen decor while taking up WAY less room than a traditional highchair. It is super easy to assemble and disassemble, and washing it in the washing machine is a breeze.

    Keep in mind: This model isn’t as comfy as some of the others on the list.

    Good for: Mommas who want a contemporary design that doesn’t clash with their modern kitchen decor.

  • 5. Phil&Teds Lobster Clip-On Highchair

    (Best for thick tables — $$$)

    Why it’s great: This clip-on highchair is slightly different than others on the list, but the concept of a portable, easy to clean, small footprint highchair is still there. Rather than hooking on and tightening up, this chair clips on to the edge of tables. This can be especially handy if the design of your kitchen island, bar, or table can’t accommodate the other kind of chair.

    The aluminum frame comes with padded back support and a shoulder harness system and can support babies up to 37 pounds. The powerful aluminum clamps, with non-slip grip pads, fit tables from 0.8″ up to 3.75″ thick. The included dishwasher-safe tray fits snugly between the clips. This clip-on highchair folds up thin, fits in it’s included tote, and weighs less than 4 pounds.

    Keep in mind: The leg holes are a touch on the smaller side, so chunky babies can be tricky to get out of the seat.

    Good for: Mommas who have thick tables, or tables that don’t work well with your average hook on highchair.

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  • 6. Toogel Hook On Chair

    (Best for outdoor use — $)

    Why it’s great: Hands down, the coolest feature the Toogel highchair has to offer is that it is made from a gender-neutral hunter green waterproof fabric. Taking the cover off and washing isn’t super hard or time consuming, but in reality who wants to do this after every use? The waterproof fabric makes cleaning between washing super easy, not to mention it’s great for beach vacations and snack breaks during pool time.

    Giving your baby a seat at the table is easy with fast and secure twist-tight coupling. This model fits tables 0.79″ to 3.15″ thick. It also comes with its own storage tote. This table highchair features an adjustable safety belt to keep your baby safe, and it also has a super convenient storage pocket.

    Keep in mind: The clamping mechanism doesn’t work well with tables that have a lip all the way around.

    Good for: Mommas who like to go camping (the highchair is waterproof and fits concrete picnic tables perfectly).

  • 7. Mountain Buggy Pod Clip-On Highchair

    (Most compact — $$)

    Why it’s great: The Mountain Buggy Pod is the lightest and most compact highchair on the list. It weighs a mere 2.2 pound and folds flat, making it easy to carry and store. The aluminum clamps can accommodate tables ranging from .7” to 1.8” thick. Despite being ultra lightweight, it can be used for children up to 37 pounds.

    The gender-neutral color options and included carry bag are two more perks for the Pod. The polyester fabric wipes clean and has a convenient zipper, making cleaning a breeze. By far the coolest thing about this highchair is that it can literally fit inside a purse.

    Keep in mind: The cover is not machine washable.

    Good for: Mommas that need a super lightweight, compact highchair.

Best Overall

The TCBunny hook on Chair is our overall top recommendation. It's the highest quality product we have found with the most affordable price making it the best value on our list..

FAQ about hook on highchairs

  • 1. Should I get a traditional highchair or a hook on highchair to use at home?

    You could definitely make due with just a hook on highchair, but some mommas choose to get both. Whether you decide to use a hook on highchair for daily use or just for restaurants and traveling, they are incredibly useful for life with babies and toddlers. Many mommas with open concept living areas or mommas who live in apartments like the idea of not cluttering their space with a bulky traditional highchair and hook on highchairs are perfect for those situations.

  • 2. When can babies start using a hook on highchair?

    As soon as your baby has hit the independent sitting milestone they are ready for a hook on highchair. So for most babies that is around 6 months. The great thing about these chairs is they generally fit children up to 3 years old.

  • 3. Are hook on highchairs safe?

    hook on highchairs have to meet the same safety requirements that other baby gear has to meet. However, user error could affect the safety of these chairs. It is super important to follow all warnings and instructions to avoid injury. Always check the stability of the table before and after securing your hook on highchair. Never leave your baby unattended. You never want to use the chair on a glass tabletop, loose tabletop, single pedestal table, folding table, or on a table with a tablecloth. When used correctly, hook on highchairs are as safe as traditional highchairs.

  • 4. Do hook on highchairs cause damage to tabletops?

    When installed properly and on approved table types none of the highchairs on the list cause damage to tables. The clamps are covered in a non-skid material that also protects your tables from scratches and indentations. You will want to avoid using hook on highchairs if your table is made from glass or a softwood.

  • 5. What makes hook on highchairs good for restaurants and traveling?

    This type of highchair is perfect for going out for several reasons. The first is they are all lightweight and portable. Second, most fold down small enough to fit in the bottom of your stroller. And third, most of them come with a storage bag that is super easy to carry in and out of restaurants. Being able to avoid communal highchairs in restaurants is a major perk.

Conclusion

Babies need a lot of stuff and some of their necessary gear is seriously big and bulky. hook on highchairs are a space-saving option that can serve several purposes. Not only can they solve your conundrum of needing a highchair but not having room for a traditional stand-alone model, they are also so perfect for taking on the go.

Another upside is that hook on highchairs can make family dinners a much more personal experience for your baby. During family mealtimes, your baby will be able to interact with you more and learn from you at the same time. There are several different options out there; you are sure to enjoy whichever hook on highchair you choose.