Consumer Reports does extensive testing to assess high chair safety. One test uses more than 60 pounds of force to determine whether straps and buckles are strong enough to withstand a wriggling child. Another test checks the size of the leg openings to make sure a child can’t slip through.
Consumer Reports says the safest high chairs have a five-point harness. The harness attaches to the chair at 5 points –– one over each shoulder, one on either side of the waist and one between the legs.
Top rated is the $250 Peg Perego Prima Pappa Best –– which has a five-point harness and scored excellent for safety.
The Fisher-Price EZ Clean also has the 5-point harness and is very safe. At $85, it’s a Consumer Reports Best Buy.
And remember: a safe child is a buckled child.