Once your baby is old enough to sit upright without assistance, a travel seat should be on your list of must-have gear. Portable high chairs and booster seats are space-savers in your home, hygienic options for eating out, and convenient for outings. Whether you’re headed to a restaurant, grandma’s house, or a picnic in the park, these travel seats will keep your little one safe and comfortable.
Contours Explore 2 Stage Portable Booster Seat and Diaper Bag
This portable booster seat has a secret: It doubles as a diaper bag! The bag, which can be worn as a backpack or shoulder bag, has seven pockets to keep you organized and two protective feet so you can store it upright. The booster seat is water-repellent and machine-washable, and it features a three-point safety harness and slip-resistant grips.
Available at contoursbaby.com, $49.99.
Chicco Take-A-Seat 3-in-1 Travel Seat
This versatile travel seat can be used in three ways: As a chair booster seat that attaches to most chairs, the three-point harness and anti-slip, non-marking feet means your child sits securely and you don't damage the chair. As a floor chair with a tray, your baby has a place to play where they can sit upright. Remove the tray and harness and your toddler has a cozy seat just their size. The chair has three height positions to grow with your child. At only 6 pounds and with a compact fold and carrying strap, it's easy to store in a car and bring with you on your outings.
Available at chiccousa.com, $49.99.
Regalo My Chair Portable Booster Seat
For a sturdy yet lightweight booster or chair option, try the My Chair Portable Booster Seat from Regalo. It’s great for indoor or outdoor use as it can be strapped to a dining chair or used on its own on the ground. The tray is detachable, making for even more versatility, and the waterproof nylon seat is easy to clean. Weighing in at just 3 lb. and with its own carry bag, you can grab it and head out for a meal on the go.
Available at regalo-baby.com, $39.99.
Inglesina Fast Table Chair
For a stylish alternative to the high chairs offered at restaurants, try the Fast Table Chair for children 6 months to 36 months. It features simple and lightweight twist-tight couplings that click onto most table types, no dining chair required. Designed to be scratch free on table surfaces, it’s a nice space-saver for home as well. It includes a carry bag, comes in a variety of bold solids, and offers a dining tray as an add-on.
Available at inglesina.us, $69.
Ciao! Baby Pug Booster
At only 5 lb., the Pug Booster is a versatile choice. This booster can stand alone or strap on to a chair and comes in its own carry case. It’s all one piece, so no assembly necessary. The straps have a five-point harness and the clear vinyl tray easily wipes clean. The open leg area is spacious enough to accommodate older toddlers. Bring it on vacation, camping or to indoor parties.
Available at theportablehighchair.com, $49.99.
Baby Delight Go With Me Venture Deluxe Portable Chair
For the family that loves the great outdoors, this is the perfect chair for babyhood all the way up to big kid status. The removable five-point harness secures young babies who can’t completely support themselves sitting. The chair adjusts configurations for toddlers with a weight limit of 75 lb. There are three leg options for sitting, supported standing, or open for toddlers. The snack tray and sun canopy are both removable, and the fabric is stain- and mold-resistant. The chair folds up to fit in the included carry bag.
Available at babydelight.com, $69.99.
Chicco Pocket Snack Booster Seat
This is an affordable booster seat for use in a dining chair. If you want a sturdy seat that will last well into the toddler years, this is the one for you. It has an upper weight limit of 50 lb. and both the tray and legs adjust to three different positions. The tray can be removed so older toddlers can sit right at the table. The travel-friendly design comes in three colors and folds up to be carried with the included straps.
Available at chiccousa.com, $29.99.
Cozy Baby Portable Easy Seat High Chair
For ultimate portability and ease of use, the Easy Seat is an affordable option for when you want your baby or toddler to sit right at the table with you. The fabric seat slips over the top of a dining chair and requires just one click to secure it in place. A five-point safety harness with reinforced stitches secures your little one at the table in the home or at a restaurant. It’s machine-washable, folds up small enough to fit in a diaper bag, and includes its own carry bag.
Available at cozybaby.com, $29.99.
Summer Pop ‘N Dine Portable Highchair
This high chair pops open and folds compactly so you can use it at home, outdoors or for travel and other adventures. Use the included carrying bag and you're ready to go. The legs are tall enough for baby to sit at table height, or you can use the included hard plastic tray as a table. The tray is removable and can be cleaned in the dishwasher, and the fabric chair is machine-washable. There's also a removable wet/dry bag for utensils, wipes, snacks or bibs.
Available at summerinfant.com, $59.99.
The First Years On-the-Go Booster Seat
This inflatable booster is a foldable, affordable and portable seat for babies ages 9 months and up. It self-inflates with a pull-out valve to a full-size booster that straps onto most dining chairs and can support toddlers up to 50 lb. At the end of the meal, simply press out the air and fold it back up into its self-contained carrier with handles.
Available at us.tomy.com, $19.99.
Phil & Teds Lobster Seat
The award-winning Lobster portable high chair gets its name from the rubber grip “lobster claws” that secure it to almost any table or bench top. It’s a good space-saver at home and a hygienic choice for eating out. It includes a dishwasher-safe tray that offers an extra layer between baby and table surfaces. The four-point harness has padded shoulder straps and the seat is deep and padded, offering your little one safety, comfort and support.
Available at philandteds.com, $89.99.
—Katie L. Carroll