10 Best Booster Seats For Tables in 2017

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It is always a joy to see young children enjoying their meals in the same dining table as Mom, Dad, and the rest of the family. This is very important as the family that dines or eats together can naturally strengthen the special ties of the family. They can share their ideas and experiences during dinner while also allowing children to understand and appreciate the value of social interaction. Unfortunately, if your child is still a baby, then he or she must sit in his or her baby high chair. But what if your child is already a grown up, say a toddler? He or she can no longer use the infant high chair simply because he or she will already be too big to fit in. That would really feel awkward. The solution is quite simple. Get a dedicated dining or feeding booster seat for your child.

Now, we know how frustratingly difficult it can be to choose the best dining booster seat simply because there’s so many of them. As always, we are here presenting to you our list of the top 10 dining booster seats we are eagerly optimistic you will love. Not only that, we are pretty sure your kid will enjoy every moment sitting down in his or her own chair and joining in the fun of the whole family.

Top 10 Booster Seats for Tables

1Tot Perch Foldable Booster Seat for Big Kids by OXO 

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Maximum Recommended Weight: 70 pounds

One of the best gifts you can ever give to a family who has a toddler or even as a present for your own kid is the Tot Perch Foldable Booster Seat for Big Kids. This beautifully crafted dining add-on seat makes for a splendid companion wherever you may go. The soft cushion is about 3.5 inches thick which should be able to support your growing kid, propping him or her for the perfect table height so he or she won’t have to strain while enjoying a meal. It’s also made of high grade polyurethane so cleaning is not really a problem. The non-skid feet is remarkably strong helping make sure that the Tot Perch is not going anywhere. It can be conveniently placed in any type of standard dining chair so that your kid will have no problem getting on and off it. Backrest is a little bit low. However, this should not be a problem since it adequately supports the lower back of your kid. If storage is an issue, the Tot Perch can be easily folded and propped on its side for ease of storage. It also has an integrated handle making it exemplary to carry wherever you may want to go.

What We Like about It – It has a very simple yet very thoughtful design. It’s easy-to-clean surfaces plus superb workmanship makes the Tot Perch something of a necessity rather than an accessory. Great for letting kids enjoy their meal times. 

2Healthy Care Deluxe Booster Seat by Fisher-Price

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Maximum Recommended Weight: 50 pounds

If you think your child is not yet ready for the open-ended design of a full dining booster chair, then you might want to give him or her the Healthy Care Deluxe Booster seat. Just imagine a baby’s high chair sans the long and tall legs. You will still have the same feeding tray that can also double as a protective barrier against accidental falls. This should provide you with the peace of mind you will ever need as your child begins to enjoy meal times with the rest of the family in a safer chair. The Healthy Care also comes with a seat surface that is carefully molded to follow the contours of your child’s legs giving an additional layer of security. And if this is not enough, it also comes with a seatbelt to help make sure your kid is not going anywhere. The feeding tray is composed of three different layers that can be stacked on one another to adjust the height according to your child’s preferences. The entire chair is secured onto any style of adult chair using rear and front straps. Best of all, the whole package is made of high quality plastic that is also dishwasher safe.

What We Like about It – It allows a more successful transition from the high chair to a full-sized adult chair. The Healthy Care’s inherent features make it one of the best gift suggestions this holiday season. Or, you can simply buy it now for your kid.

3Blossom Booster Seat by Graco

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Maximum Recommended Weight: 50 pounds

Graco has always been known for sturdy and very reliable children’s furniture such as baby car seats, strollers, cribs, and play sets. The same quality workmanship is highly notable in their Blossom Toddler Booster which comes with a fully removable back seat insert so you can use the seat as your child grows. This simply means that if your child’s legs are already long enough for him or her to push himself or herself all the way back to the backrest of your standard chair, then you can remove the Blossom’s back rest insert. The Blossom also features a 3-point harness for added security in addition to the 2-seat installation straps that secures it to any type or style of dining or kitchen chair. A word of caution – the Blossom should only be used in chairs without cushions for optimum stability. The Blossom is made of high grade, solid plastic allowing it to be easily cleaned with a moistened piece of clean cloth.

What We Like about It – It’s from a company that has a long history of quality workmanship. That alone should be enough reason to include the Blossom in our list of the top 10 dining booster seats.

4Baby Base 2-in-1 Booster Seat by Ingenuity

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Maximum Recommended Weight: 50 pounds

The Baby Base 2-in-1 Booster Seat is one of the cutest dining booster seats we have ever set our eyes on. The Baby Base can be used 2 ways: first as a booster seat and second as a floor seat. It comes with a beautiful feeding tray and a 3-point harness for absolute safety and security. The soft molded foam insert provides optimum comfort for babies. Once baby has reached toddlerhood, the insert can be safely removed to allow your kid to have full access to the space of the Baby Base. The feeding tray can be easily removed and thoroughly washed in the dishwasher. Cleaning the rest of the chair is as simple as wiping the surface with a moistened piece of cloth. The feeding tray can be slipped into a slot at the bottom of the Baby Base so there simply is no worry about having it misplaced or taking up precious storage space in your kitchen.

What We Like about It – The overall design is fantastic. Unfortunately we don’t agree with the minimum recommended weight which is 12 pounds, roughly corresponding to a 3-month old baby. As such, we strongly recommend looking at the developmental milestones of your baby. If he or she can already control her head, neck, and upper body then you can start propping him or her in his or her own chair.

5Sit Booster Seat by Safety 1st

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Maximum Recommended Weight: 50 pounds

If you need a no-fuss, very simple dining booster seat for your child, then you simply need to give him or her the Sit Booster Seat. It cannot get any simpler than this. It has a solid plastic design with duly molded sitting surface and a well-attached 3-point harness. The sides of the Sit Booster has chair straps to help secure it on any style of kitchen or dining room chair. Its one-piece design simply means cleaning is never a fuss as all you have to do is to put it in your dishwasher and it’s ready for the next use. Now, if you don’t have a dishwasher, cleaning is also made easier by its non-porous surface. Just wipe it off with a moist piece of cloth and its ready.

What We Like about It – The one-piece design is truly remarkable, to say the least. However, we find the back rest to be rather low. Nevertheless, it should be an excellent gift to any toddler.

6Just-a-Boost Big Kid Lift by Safety 1st

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Maximum Recommended Weight: 50 pounds

With a fully removable and highly non-porous foam seat pad, the Just-a-Boost Big Kid Lift is the perfect solution to any seat boosting problem. This product from Safety 1st is made of the highest possible quality of plastic giving it superb dishwasher safety profile. Even in instances where a dishwasher is not available, the Just-a-Boost can be easily cleaned with ordinary water. For best results, however, it is highly recommended that a plastic-friendly cleaner be used. The foam seat pad provides comfortable sitting while it can also be adjusted to suit your growing kid’s needs. It features a low back rest which is ideal for older or bigger kids as it can support their lower backs without putting too much strain on the vertebral column.

What We Like about It – The unique design resembles that of a toilet bowl cover although a lot more stylish and elegant. The materials used are also non-absorbent or non-porous making cleaning a breeze.

7Soft Booster Seat by Prince Lionheart

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Maximum Recommended Weight: 50 pounds

If you need a uniquely different kind of dining booster seat, then you might want to give the Soft Prince Lionheart a try. This is made of a 3-inch thick light density foam that provides optimum comfort for your toddler while also making sure that it won’t slip in any direction. The textured surface keeps the Soft Prince Lionheart in its place no matter what kind of dining room or kitchen chair it is placed on. The base is fully waterproof making it easy to clean as well. The backrest measures 7 inches high while the sidings are 5 inches high. The Soft Prince Lionheart can be used either indoors or outdoors. Either way, it’s one unique way to boost the dining experience of your kid.

What We Like about It – The uniqueness of the design is something that is truly amazing. And with 6 colors to choose from, you can actually create a whole set of fantastic colors. Best of all, it doesn’t look anything like a booster seat so even older kids will have no qualms using it.

8Booster POD by Prince Lionheart

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Maximum Recommended Weight: 50 pounds

Available in Sierra brown, Gumball green, Berry blue, and Cherry red colors, the Booster POD is the perfect seat boosting solution for younger kids especially infants as long as they are already able to hold their head and upper body with absolute control. The POD boasts of a scratch-resistant surface as well as a non-slip bottom that further strengthens its dual strap system allowing it to be securely fastened to any type of dining room chair. The seat itself comes with a 3-point harness so you won’t have to worry about your child falling off his or her seat. The moderately high yet cushiony soft back rest allows for maximum comfort and support of his or her spinal column. The plastic surfaces are made of non-toxic materials and afford it ease of maintenance.

What We Like about It – The overly simplistic design is something to marvel. This should be great for kids as they attempt to join in the fun during meal times.

9Booster Seat for Dining by Kaboost

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Maximum Recommended Weight: 299.8 pounds

Do you want an entirely different way of boosting the height of your chair so your kid can use it? If your answer is yes, then grab the Kaboost Booster Seat for Dining now. This device is placed right on your floor and not on the seat. The legs of your ordinary chair is locked into position by the fully adjustable legs of the Kaboost. It doesn’t really matter if the legs of your chair is round, curvy, or even square. Best of all, the Kaboost’s height can be adjusted accordingly to fit the needs of your growing kid. At the very least, you and your kid will be using essentially the same type of chair making your kid feel that he or she is indeed a member of your family. Once you’re done using the Kaboost, it can be easily folded and stored in your kitchen drawer or even hung on the wall.

What We Like about It – It’s got a truly ingenious design. And its weight limitation is simply astounding. This means, it is so sturdy it can even support the weight of a fully grownup man.

10Tot Perch Booster Seat with Straps by OXO 

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Maximum Recommended Weight: 70 pounds

Need a dining booster solution that you can carry anywhere you want to go? The high back rest of the Tot Perch Booster Seat easily collapses to cover the 3.5-inch thick seat cushion. There is a 3-point removable harness to help secure kids to the Tot Perch. If he or she is big enough, this harness can be easily removed so your kid will have full access to the seat. The seat is easy to clean and comes with a non-skid feet. It is also tested to be free from PVC, phthalates, and BPA.

What We Like about It – Once folded, you wouldn’t think that the Tot Perch is a dining booster seat. In fact, at first glance, you would think that it’s a highly colorful bag. That’s how ingenious the design of the Tot Perch is.

How We Chose the Top Dining Booster Seats in Our List

Determining the top 10 dining booster seats or booster chairs for ordinary tables is no easy feat. It took our team of committed and task-oriented researchers several days just to come up with a shortlisted version of about 50 children’s feeding booster seats. From this 50, we then had to carefully scrutinize each one for their overall design value as well as the safety of the materials that were used in its manufacture. Of course, we also had to consider any certification or accreditation for which the product was able to obtain. This should provide us with the peace of mind that the dining booster seats we are sharing with you are nothing less than the best of their class.

We then also had to consider what the public has to say about these adjustable children’s dining seat systems. It is imperative that we consider both the positive and negative feedbacks that people may have of a particular product. This allows us to gain a better insight into the overall value and usefulness of the booster seats in our list. Besides, it is the life of your precious little child that we would like to safeguard. We would not want your precious ones to be falling off their dining chairs and injuring themselves, would we?

With these we were able to come up with the world’s top 10 dining booster seats for modern-day tables. Of course, you can disagree all you want but we can just say that we did give much thought and objective examination of all the booster seating systems we have included in our top 10.

Should You Graduate Your Kid from His or Her High Chair?

One of the most common questions parents ask is when they can graduate their kids from their high chair to a dining booster seat. While the answer can be largely considered academic, we need to understand a few things first.

Children sitting up requires excellent control of the muscles of their head, neck, and upper body. This normal top-down progression of motor development is also known as the cephalocaudal nature of human development. Once children are able to exert full control of their upper body, unsupported, then they are ripe for their high chair.

The question now is when can they start using a booster chair? The answer is quite simple enough. High chairs have feeding trays that helps ensure kids will not be going anywhere. They will not be standing or even squirming in their seats. This means that if children are already able to control their behavior in front of the dining table, then they are largely considered to be ready for a booster seat. This is also one of the reasons why there are certain seat boosting products that come complete with the feeding tray as well as 3-point harnesses to keep children in their seats. By the time they are able to control their behavior, that will be the time the feeding tray and the harness goes out the door.

The only reason why booster seats are necessary is because of the height of the seat relative to the dining table. Unless your table is like that found among Japanese families, then you will definitely need something to help increase the height of your child as he or she feasts on the meal that you have prepared.

Child development experts also recommend following the manufacturer’s weight recommendations. Typically anywhere between 20 and 50 pounds should be fine for a booster seat. However, you also need to consider the kid’s height. If he or she is unusually tall, do you think he or she will still need to be boosted in his or her seat?

This brings us to our role as parents. It is very important that we teach our kids the correct etiquette during dinner. This usually means no toys allowed, no gadgets, and no other forms of distractions. Social interaction is encouraged but is usually tempered. The point is that, if you want your kid to begin using a booster seat, then you must be able to teach him or her how to behave correctly during meal times.

The Bottom Line

Dining booster seats are important tools for children to transition into grownup chairs. We hope our list of the top 10 booster seats will help you decide which one to give to your kid.

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Selina Marie is our head of content for MyKidNeedsThat.com, mum of two and a self proclaimed toy geek. When she isn't juggling the madness at home, on a school run or baking her world famous blueberry muffins, you will find her product researching and keeping the site freshly updated with the latest toys and fun for our readers!
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