Best Hook-on Chair 2017

Best Hook-on Chair 2017

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017 @ 5:28 pm. The Best Hook-on Chair 2017. The Chicco Caddy ($40) is our top pick as the best hook-on chair for travel and restaurants. We love the compact fold, three point harness and “quick grip” table clamps. The seat pad can be removed, although some parents note it can be difficult to remove the first few time, and it is machine washable.

Like most hook-on chairs, the Caddy only has a three-point harness. Because of this, some parents complain it’s too easy for active kids to stand up even with the harness latched, so keep an eye on your child when using this or any other hook-chair. 

Similar but with more bells and whistles is the Chicco 360 Hook On ($63). The 360’s seat rotates so you can more easily put your child in or take her out and comes with a tray. While parents like the rotating seat, some have complained this seat is harder to clean than the Caddy.

FYI: We don’t recommend hook-on chairs as replacements for a high chair, although many parents with limited space choose a hook-on chair. Hook-on chairs are best when visiting friends and family or when eating at a restaurant. If you are looking for a full-feature high chair that can be attached to a dining room chair, consider the Fisher-Price Space Saver reviewed in our section on high chairs.

The Best Hook-on Chair

Chicco Caddy Hook-on Chair

The Caddy ($40) has a compact fold, three point harness and “quick grip” table clamps. The seat pad is removable and machine washable. The Caddy comes with a travel bag as well.

 

Also Great

Inglesina Fast Table Chair

Inglesina Fast Table Chair. Although it’s a bit more expensive than the Chicco Caddy, we think the Inglesina Fast Table Chair ($69), is an excellent second choice. It has a quick flat-fold for travel, a small storage pocket in the back and the cover is removable and hand-washable.

A neat trick: the carry back is sewn to the bottom of the seat so you can never lose it. Inglesina makes a tray accessory for the Fast Table as well. A bit more pricey than the Chicco Caddy, but overall, the parent feedback is excellent.

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing kitchen hook-on chairs and booster seats since 2005. In addition to hands on testing on a variety of surfaces and table styles, we have combed the research about reliability, cleanability and safety. We also evaluate consumer reviews posted on sites like Babies R Us and Amazon, as well as our own message boards.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Baby Bargains is your independent and unbiased source for expert baby gear reviews. We’ve been writing and reviewing baby gear since 1994. Yes, that long!

How we picked a winner

Hook-on Chair

We evaluate hook-on chairs with in-depth inspections, checking models for overall quality and ease of use—for example, testing in rooms of different size. We also gather significant reader feedback (our book, Baby Bargains has over 1 million copies in print), tracking hook-on chairs for quality and durability. Besides interviewing parents, we also regularly talk with retailers and consumer appliance experts to see which brands are most trustworthy and other key quality metrics.

The Best Hook-on Chair

Chicco Caddy Hook-on Chair

The Caddy ($40) has a compact fold, three point harness and “quick grip” table clamps. The seat pad is removable and machine washable. The Caddy comes with a travel bag as well.