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Ergobaby Evolve High Chair Review from a Mom

Ergobaby Evolve high chair review from a mom who uses it every day!

Product Brand: Ergobaby

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Once upon a time, I was building a baby registry and I knew that we would need a high chair. But which one should I choose? Drawn in by the positive reviews, I made the wrong choice when I picked the Stokke Clikk.

I hated it for a good six months before finally selling it off and begging Ergobaby to let me try out the Evolve 3-in-1 high chair. We’ve been using it for a few months now and it has shined in all the ways that the Stokke did not. It’s sturdy, versatile, and it looks nice. Here’s everything to know before you buy one:

Ergobaby Evolve 3-in-1 Features

The Ergobaby Evolve 3-in-1 high chair is so-named since it’s able to be a high chair, bigger kid chair, and with the kitchen tower set, a stool for your little one to stand on to help in the kitchen.

I knew that I wanted my son to be involved in meal time and with food early on. Has anyone else out there read Hunt, Gather, Parent or Bringing up Bebe? *Raises hand*

Involving kiddos early on in cooking and making food promotes their self efficacy in the kitchen, increases their interest in helping out at home, and it’s a nice activity to do together.

The high chair comes in two colors — dark wood or natural wood — and can convert from high chair to seat to tower without tools.

I am happy to report that it’s a quick, two-button and two-second switch. We keep the tower platform on at all times to help catch food, as well.

It has a five-point harness, which I’ve found is standard for most high chairs, and has a removable top tray for easy cleaning. The whole tray can come off with the push of two buttons, which makes it easy to clean.

Ergobaby Evolve 3-in-1 Specs

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You may recognize the Ergobaby name from their baby carriers and Ergobaby Metro+ travel stroller, which we love. Importantly, the high chair is GREENGUARD Gold certified, which means fewer chemical emissions in your home, and is made from beechwood and PVC-free plastic.

  • Height: Depends on which mode it’s in, ranging from 34-36 inches, with the kitchen helper bringing the child up to standard kitchen counter height when standing.
  • Open Footprint: 23″ x 31″
  • Folded Footpring: 22.7″ wide, 12.5″ deep (high chair only), and 13” deep (stage 2 and tower). Height varies from 39.7″ to 43.7″ (latter with tower attachment)
  • Weight: Between 13.2 lbs to 19 lbs depending on stage.
  • Age and Weight limits: From use when baby sits upright independently (usually around 6 months) until up to 33lbs. Stage 2 is up to 220 lbs. Stage 3 (toddler tower) is recommended for 2 to 7 years and has a weight limit of 100 lbs.

One of the only big downsides for me is the high chair weight limit. My son is nearly 30 pounds at a year and a half old, so he might be beyond the weight limit before he’s ready for stage 2 (the chair).

My Experience with the Ergobaby Evolve

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Legs compared to the Stokke Clikk

I wish I had had this high chair from the beginning when we were doing baby-led weaning. Our Clikk didn’t have enough adjustability to make it a good fit for him, and we were constantly tripping over the legs of it. Once my son figured out he could move the entire chair forward while sitting in it by heaving forward, I knew we were done.

The Evolve is MUCH sturdier, less of a tripping hazard, and it can fold and be put away when it’s not meal time. These features, plus it being useful well beyond the baby years, make it so much better for us.

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The Evolve isn’t easy to push around, which makes it a nice choice for helping out at the kitchen since my son can’t move it. However, it’s not enclosed on the sides like some kitchen helpers. This isn’t the worst thing, though, since it fosters freedom and independence and he’s getting the hang of it.

While some parents complain that the tray is not a one-handed release, I’m used to much more complicated release with the Clikk, and I find the Ergobaby’s to be quite simple and a breath of fresh air.

If you read the reviews, you’ll also see most people mentioning that it’s aesthetically pleasing. Let’s be honest, that’s important.

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It matches our dark wood perfectly!

We went with the dark wood since it matched our home decor and it fits so much better than our old one did, which frankly looked cheap and out of place.

Ergobaby Evolve Alternatives

I’ve tried several different high chairs from the 4Moms, Inglesina, and portable Hiccapop, to the Stokke Tripp Trapp, which I would consider the Evolve’s biggest competitor.

The Tripp Trapp is a nice high chair, and has many different foot pedal settings, which is quite helpful with baby-led weaning. It’s also nice-looking with a wide variety of finishes, and can grow and evolve with baby.

However for any adjustments, you’ll have to use an alan wrench. It’s also not usable as a kitchen stool. It’s also more expensive at $420 for the package with the high chair attachment, which it otherwise doesn’t come with. The Ergobaby Evolve is $350 with the kitchen tower, or $299 without.

It will also stand the test of time. If you plan on having multiple children, this chair will likely make it through all of them. I would also be confident buying it secondhand since I can see that it is a quality item. Buy-sell-trading is like a sport for me, but even if it isn’t for you, something like this would easily sell on Facebook marketplace when you’re ready to move on.

I’m glad I moved onto the Evolve and see us using it for years to come. It’s sturdy, looks good, and serves many purposes.

*Thanks Ergobaby for providing the high chair for me to test and review. All reviews on this site are honest and aren’t always positive, regardless of whether we receive an item gratis or not. Your trust always comes first. Some links in this post are affiliate links that support us at no extra cost to you.

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