Once your baby starts eating solid foods, they need a place of their own to sit. And that’s where the highchair – a fixture in most parents’ kitchens or dining rooms – comes into play. And once your tot advances to the little-but-not-quite-as-little stage, it’s time to transition to a booster. Yup, there’s a lot to consider. That’s why we’ve made it super easy to find the right match in our Gear Shop. Here, you’ll discover an edited selection of our favorite highchairs and booster seats: the ones we’ve tried, tested, and deemed the best of the best. They’re the options we use for our own kids, and the ones we find ourselves recommending to our friends again and again. Now we’re sharing that intel with you. When it comes to buying a highchair or booster seat, there are a few questions you should ask yourself. First, if it’s going to be comfortable for baby and practical for you (and your spaces). Second, how it’s going to look in your home. Third, if portability is important to you and your family. From there, you’ll be able to confidently choose the best highchair or booster for your tot in The Gear Shop. Perhaps you want a highchair that’ll grow with them. Look for one that converts into a booster, thanks to a height-adjustable design, removable tray, and other features. Into the idea of a highchair or booster that’s easy to clean? (Who wouldn’t be?) Check for washable fabrics, easy-to-wipe surfaces, and styles designed without too many nooks and crannies. If you love to travel or go out to restaurants, you might want a booster that attaches to the table. These portable models make dining out with baby infinitely easier – and they’re generally simple to tote around. (Some even come with their own carrying cases and handles). And if you live in an apartment, have a kitchenette, or just don’t love the thought of turning your dining spaces into 24/7 Babyland, look for collapsible highchairs and boosters that are easy to stash away when they’re not in use. Whatever your needs and preferences, you’ll find the best seat for baby in our easy-to-shop guide.