When comparing IKEA Antilop vs Summer Infant Pop N' Sit, 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 Summer Infant Pop N' Sit is ranked 2nd. 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 Can be setup and folded in 3 seconds
You can fold and unfold it in less than 3 seconds. To unfold, just pull the arms apart and the chair's legs will pop open. To fold, pull the inch-wide strap at the back of the chair which pulls the legs back together.
Pro Can double as a chair when your child grows bigger
If you take the tray off and have your toddler sit on the fabric where their legs are meant to be inserted, it can double as an ordinary lawn or outdoor chair.
Pro Sturdy legs mean no risk of tipping
The legs, which open and measure at 28" x 28", are very sturdy. Since the legs are far apart, you do not need to be worried about your child tipping over.
Pro Easy to clean
You can clean the Pop N Sit by wiping it with a wet cloth. Or you can take off the fabric from its aluminum frame and pop it in the machine for a more thorough clean.
Pro Has a storage pocket at the back
This high chair has a little pocket at the back perfect for essentials like wet wipes, hand sanitizers, etc.
Pro Comes fully assembled
You can use this product straight out of the box. Just snap the legs open, put your child in, slide the tray in, and voilà - feeding time. No need to attach separate parts since this high chair is simply a frame with fabric slipped in the metal arms and legs.
Pro Has an affordable price without compromising the quality
The Summer Infant is very budget-friendly yet is very durable (when used by children under 40lbs). With proper use and care, this high chair will last you for years.
Pro Carrying case makes it easy to transport
You can carry the high chair on your shoulder like how you would carry a golf club bag, you just need to fold it and put it in its carrying case.
Pro Soft material makes it comfortable for babies
Since this high chair is made of soft canvas and not hard plastics like most chairs, your baby will be comfortable sitting even for extended periods of time.
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 Leg holes are too small
The leg holes are too small (about 5 inches in diameter) and bigger babies with bigger legs cannot fit in them. What some parents did was turn the holes bigger by carefully cutting the fabric, still following the circle of the leg holes.
Con Not very durable
Since its legs are only made with thin aluminum, you have to be careful not to exceed the weight capacity (up to 40 lbs) because there is a risk that it might break or snap. Make sure that only children within or below this weight use the seat.