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4BABY-PORTABLE-BOOSTER-SEAT View product
4BABY PORTABLE BOOSTER SEAT
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INFA-SECURE-BABYTIME-HOOK-ON-CHAIR View product
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MINI MONKEY MINICHAIR
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SAFETY 1ST CLEAN & COMFY BOOSTER
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THE-FIRST-YEARS-CARS-RACING-CHAMPIONS-BOOSTER-SEAT View product
THE FIRST YEARS CARS RACING CHAMPIONS BOOSTER SEAT
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THE FIRST YEARS MICKEY MOUSE HELPING HANDS FEEDING & ACTIVITY SEAT
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THE FIRST YEARS SWING TRAY BOOSTER SEAT
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TOTSEAT-THE-WASHABLE-SQUASHABLE-HIGHCHAIR View product
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Costs
Price ($) Expand to view more details.

Recommended or typical retail price.

$35
$80
$65
$61
$120
$90
$70
$60
$50
$45
$66
$55
$135
$153
$40
$80
$119
$50
$50
$60
$80
$50
$50
$50
$40
$50
Type
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Clip-on or hook-on chairs: attach to the table, which should be solid and stable. Booster seats or chair-mounted seats: strap to a chair and elevate the child to table height.  Harnesses: strap to a dining chair. They don’t elevate the child to table level, but can be very compact and portable. Floor seats: designed to support small babies (around 3-6 months old) when they are still learning to sit upright. They must only be used on the floor.

Chair-mounted seat
Harness
Chair-mounted seat
Chair-mounted seat
Chair-mounted seat / Floor seat
Chair-mounted seat
Clip-on
Clip-on
Chair-mounted seat
Chair-mounted seat
Chair-mounted seat / Floor seat
Chair-mounted seat
Chair-mounted seat
Floor seat
Chair-mounted seat
Clip-on
Clip-on
Chair-mounted seat
Chair-mounted seat
Chair-mounted seat
Chair-mounted seat
Harness
Chair-mounted seat
Chair-mounted seat
Chair-mounted seat
Harness
Test results
CHOICE Expert Rating (%) Expand to view more details.

Our overall score is based on our safety tests. Models with no failures score 100%; models with only very minor failures score 80%. Models with minor failures score 60% to 65% and models with major failures score 20% to 40%, depending on the number of failures.

Ease of use score (%) Expand to view more details.

This includes: initial assembly; setting up the chair; inserting, adjusting and removing the tray; adjusting the seat height; and using and adjusting the harness. This ease of use assessment is new and previously tested models haven't been subjected to this assessment.

Passed key safety requirements Expand to view more details.

There's no Australian standard for portable baby seats, so our tests are based on relevant clauses from the Australian standard for high chairs AS 4684, plus some tests from the standards for cots, folding cots and toys. We also refer to some clauses of the European and US standards for portable high chairs. The most important tests include whether the seat anchors firmly to the chair or table, whether it has any head entrapment gaps or strangulation hazards, and an adequate harness or other retention system (such as high enough sides). Floor seats (which sit on the ground) are not penalised for having side protection that is less than 170mm, as the risk of injury is far lower. 

Recommended products
Recommended Expand to view more details.

We recommend models that score at least 80% overall. These pass all our key safety tests. There may be a few small failures with issues such as inconspicuous warning messages when the seat is in use.

Comments
Good points
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When a product fails one or more key safety requirements, we list them here, along with any observations regarding ease of use or performance.

Features
Tray Expand to view more details.

A tray can be handy for feeding and playtime. If provided, the tray should be secure when fitted but easy to remove, attach and adjust.

No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Specifications
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We recommend products with a 5-point harness (shoulders, waist and crotch straps), or a 4-point harness plus a hard crotch barrier. 3-point harnesses (waist and crotch straps only) are usually not enough to stop a child pushing or standing up, which increases the risk of falling. Floor-mounted seats don't need a harness as the risk of injury from falling is low. Harness buckles should be easy for you, but not for your child, to release.

5-point
5-point
3-point
3-point
3-point
3-point
5-point + crotch barrier
5-point + crotch barrier
3-point
No harness
3-point
3-point
3-point
None
3-point
3-point
4 point + crotch barrier
5-point
3-point
3-point
3-point
5-point
3-point
3-point
3-point
3-point
Recommended tabletop thickness Expand to view more details.

This applies only to clip-on chairs.

not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
25 to 45 mm
not stated
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
18 to 45 mm
20 to 95 mm
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Recommended capacity Expand to view more details.

The recommended weight and/or age of the child.

18 kg
5 to 30 months
20 kg
50 kg, 12 months to 5 years
15kg, 3 years
15kg, 3 years
Over 6 months; Up to 15 kg
Over 6 months; Up to 15 kg
not stated
not stated
Chair-mounted: 3 years, 15 kg. Floor seat: 22.6 kg, 4 months to 4 years
15 kg
15 kg
From 3 months to 12 months+ (until outgrown)
20kg, from 6 months
15 kg
6 months to 3 years; 17 kg
15kg, 3 years
6 months to 4 years
20kg, 6 months to 4 years
22.7 kg
17 kg
23kg
23kg
From birth; Up to 23 kg
From 8 to 30 months
Dimensions (cm)
36 x 29 x 28
not applicable
35 x 32 x 29
13 x 35 x 34
30 x 38 x 45
49 x 36 x 43
50 x 40 x 50
42 x 48 x 58
31 x 39 x 47
23 x 39 x 32
29 x 38 x 43
43 x 31 x 50
30 x 42 x 45
25 x 44 x 50
not applicable
22 x 36 x 33
31 x 36 x 44
35 x 31 x 26
29 x 39 x 29
39 x 39 x 50
40 x 39 x 49
not applicable
42 x 39 x 49
44 x 42 x 50
40 x 44 x 50
not applicable
Dimensions when folded (cm) Expand to view more details.

Portable baby seats that can be folded, rolled up or transformed into a carrybag, can be convenient. Where applicable, the dimensions when folded tell you how compact these seats can be.

Weight (kg)
0.8
0.3
1
1.1
1.9
2.3
2.4
1.7
1.7
1.4
1.8
1.2
2.4
2.1
0.1
1.1
2
1.6
1.4
1.7
2.3
0.2
1.6
2.1
1.7
0.3
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