Ikea Antilop High Chair Review

The Antilop High Chair from IKEA fit both of my high chair requirements: inexpensive and all plastic. 

Through work and family, I’ve seen kids in most of the “big brand” high chairs: Eddie Bauer, Graco, and Fisher-Price. And while those high chairs are generally visually pleasing, have comfortably soft seats, and have layers of removable trays, they all had one thing in common: crevices.

Had I been a first-time mama who had never had to clean out a high chair, I would have bought any of the popular models and been none the wiser. But as a former nanny, I have taken my last Clorox wipe to faux leather seats and will never again scrub dried-on carrot off of decorative wooden joists.

The Antilop high chair was very simple to assemble. The four metal legs are easily removable for storage and transportation, and have plastic feet to protect the floor. The tray, once snapped in to place, is not easily removed. The chair has a 3-point harness and wide leg holes that will fit even the chubbiest of thighs. The Antilop high chair is a very simple high chair and is available in two colors: white and navy.

The price was what really sold me, though: $24.99 for the high chair and $5.00 for the tray!

Pros:

  • Very easy assembly; just attach the legs and you are good to go!
  • No crevices for food to hide in.
  • The seat is one solid piece of molded plastic.
  • The plastic is easily washable with a mild cleaner or a damp rag.
  • The tray has raised edges to prevent spills from leaking on to the floor.
  • The straps are removable for cleaning.
  • This is a very compact highchair, so it is perfect if you do not have a large eating room.
  • At 36” tall (same as the average dining room table), the Antilop is designed to be pulled up to the table if you do not wish to purchase the tray.

Cons:

  • The tray is difficult to remove.
  • 3-point safety harness (I personally would have preferred a 5-point).
  • The tray is sold separately and is not available for purchase online, unlike the chair itself.
  • There isn’t a foot rest.

Based on looks alone, this chair won’t win any awards. But for functionality, this is the perfect high chair for our family.

Where I got it: our local IKEA store
How much I paid: $30.00 plus tax
Average cost: $30.00 for both the tray and seat
Where it is available: In IKEA stores (tray and high chair) and at ikea.com (high chair only)

6 Responses to Ikea Antilop High Chair Review

  1. Functionality is certainly important :) This looks like a great chair.

  2. Great review. My feelings about high chairs were the same as yours, and I never worked as a nanny! All I could see with a lot of the chairs at BRU were crevices where food would get stuck!

  3. How old
    Is your baby sitting in the chair? I have a 6 month old and I’m just wondering if I need to purchase that ugly cushion to make her fit better/securely. Thanks for the great review!

  4. Jodi,
    My daughter was about 6 and a half months when we actually purchased the high chair. I tried out the cushion while we were in Ikea, and my daughter didn’t seem to need it. That being said, I think DIYing a cushion/cover wouldn’t be too hard if you are unsure.

    • Jodi,
      My daughter was about 6 and a half months when we actually purchased the high chair. I tried out the cushion while we were in Ikea, and my daughter didn’t seem to need it. That being said, I think DIYing a cushion/cover wouldn’t be too hard if you are unsure.

  5. Crevices!!!! Lol! I have the Eddie Bauer & it’s NASTY!!!! I also own the antilop & looooooove it! Great post!!

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