Best Kitchen Booster

Best Kitchen Booster

Last updated: November 7, 2016. The Best Kitchen Booster. After comparing and testing more than a dozen different kitchen booster seats, we crown the Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat ($22) as the Best Kitchen Booster.

Fisher Price has a winner here: we liked the snap-off feeding tray that can go into the dishwasher, easy fold and shoulder strap for road trips plus three different height settings. When your child gets older, the tray removes so the seat becomes a basic booster.

The only caveat: the back does not recline, so your baby must be able to sit up on his own to use it safely. (No biggie for most older babies, but we know some folks consider these boosters as high-chair replacements—not a good idea unless your child can sit upright).

The Best Kitchen Booster

Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat.

At only $22, the Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster seat is an affordable, yet feature rich booster seat. With tray and height adjustability that folds and comes with a carry strap, it’s a great option for parents to take out to dinner or to Grandma’s house.

 

Also Great

summer-infant-deluxe-comfort-folding-booster

The Summer Infant Deluxe Comfort Folding Booster is an affordable ($17) booster similar to our top pick, but it adds one nice bonus: a more compact fold for easy transport. No snack tray, but the full-size tray is dishwasher-safe. Be aware: this seat has a 33-pound limit—as a result this one won’t work for larger toddlers. (FYI: The Fisher Price Healthy Care booster is good up to 45 lbs.).

Best Kitchen Booster (without tray)

If you’re looking for a kitchen booster for an older child who wants to sit at your kitchen table but is too short, then you’re looking for a kitchen booster seat without a tray (the trays on other boosters keep your child from reaching the table top). Our top pick in this category is the Prince Lionheart Soft Booster ($27). Designed for kids three and up, the foam seat includes a rubberized, slip-resistant grip.

The Kitchen Booster (without tray)

Prince Lionhearted Soft Booster Seat

For older toddlers ready to sit at the kitchen table, this non-slip, lightweight booster is a great option for kids who need a boost to reach the table comfortably. The soft foam padding is waterproof and cleans easily. For $27, this is a great booster to get you through the toddler years.

 

Also Great

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Another good bet in the category of boosters without trays is the OXO Tot Perch booster seat ($30). It quickly collapses and has a carry handle for travel. Reader feedback on this one has been quite positive.

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing kitchen boosters, hook-on chairs and high chairs since 2005. In addition to hands on testing of boosters, we have combed the research about reliability, cleanability and efficiency. 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

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We evaluate kitchen booster seats with in-depth inspections, checking models for overall quality, safety and ease of use—for example, attaching them to a wide variety of dining chairs. We also gather significant reader feedback (our book, Baby Bargains has over 1 million copies in print), tracking boosters on quality and durability. Besides interviewing parents, we also regularly talk with retailers and consumer experts to see which brands are most trustworthy and other key quality metrics.

The Best Kitchen Booster

Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat.

At only $22, the Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster seat is an affordable, yet feature rich booster seat. With tray and height adjustability as well as a compact fold and carry strap it’s a great option for parents to take out to dinner or Grandma’s house.