When comparing IKEA Antilop vs Cosco Simple Fold, the Slant community recommends IKEA Antilop for most people. In the question“What are the best baby high chairs around or under $50?” IKEA Antilop is ranked 1st while Cosco Simple Fold is ranked 3rd. The most important reason people chose IKEA Antilop is:
The Antilop, along with all other IKEA products, is BPA free. BPA or Bisphenol A is a chemical that is used to make most plastics. It can seep into food or drinks stored in containers made with BPA. It is unsafe to be exposed to BPA, especially for children.
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Pro Plastic used is safe for your child
The Antilop, along with all other IKEA products, is BPA free.
BPA or Bisphenol A is a chemical that is used to make most plastics. It can seep into food or drinks stored in containers made with BPA. It is unsafe to be exposed to BPA, especially for children.
Pro Easy to disassemble and clean
The Antilop can easily be disassembled and cleaned. You can take off each aluminum leg from the holes under the seat. Since it is made of plastic, you can wash it down with soap and water.
Pro Safety belt included
A 3-way harness from the waist and crotch part is included with the Antilop to ensure your child's safety when seated.
Pro Stackable for easy storage
If you have more than one Antilop at home, you can take off the trays and stack the high chairs together to lessen the storage space.
Pro Light weight for easy transport
It is portable and you can carry/push it anywhere inside your home.
Pro Easy to setup
The Antilop is very easy to set-up: just insert the 4 steel legs under the seat, and rotate until the lock clicks in place.
Pro Raised edge on tray prevent spills from reaching the floor
The tray has raised edges, preventing liquids from spilling onto the floor.
Pro The chair is slip resistant
The tips of the legs are made of plastic, making the high chair slip-resistant. It also prevents scraping on hard wood floors.
Pro Removable tray for easy cleaning
The tray is a simple snap-on, it can easily be removed for cleaning. Also, you can remove the tray as soon as the baby is ready to eat at the main table.
Pro Removable tray is adjustable
The tray, which can be removed by gripping release buttons underneath, can be adjusted by gently pulling or pushing the tray depending on how far away from the child you want the tray to be.
Pro The harness keeps your child secure
There is a 3-way safety harness to ensure your child is secure in his seat.
Pro Easily fold-able for storage
The high chair can easily be folded using the levers found at the sides and under the arms. Once it is folded, it can be carried around by holding the steel rods together.
Pro Easy to clean
Because it is not made of cloth, the seat and back can easily be wiped down with a wet cloth.
Con Tray is too far from the chair
There is a huge space between your child and the tray which often leads to spillage and mess. There is a solution for this: buy the padded inflatable cushion, inflate it until your child is a comfortable distance from the tray.
Con Not suitable for younger babies
The padding that you see on most Antilops does not come with the $19.99 chair. There is no recline and the angle of the seat is not recommended for younger babies who still cannot fully support their backs.
Con The back is reclined too far, causing your child to slip down
The back of the chair is too reclined, causing the child to slide down when seated. The material is also slippery, made from a tent-like material, making it difficult for a child to stay seated upright.
Con Seat is not made for a more thorough cleaning
There will come a point when wiping the seat will not be enough that you will have to take it off and wash it in a washing machine. The seat cannot be taken off and washed unless you take off the 6 thick screws and the plywood at the base of the chair. If you wait for awhile before doing this, you will discover bits and pieces of food caked inside the seat which got there through the holes of the safety belts.