How To Make a Travel High Chair for a Baby?

How To Make a Travel High Chair for a Baby?

Are you considering buying or building a baby high chair? If so, you’re not alone! There are a number of great options available on the market, but they can be expensive. In this article, we will go over how to make your own travel baby high chair, and briefly compare buying vs. building a baby travel harness. 

What is a Baby Travel Booster Seat?

A baby travel booster seat is a small, portable seat that helps to raise a baby up to the table so they can eat with the family. They are typically made from lightweight materials and have straps or harnesses that help to keep the child securely in place. Many booster seats also come with tray tables or built-in trays so toddlers can play or eat without messing.

How to Make a Travel High Chair for a Baby?

To make a travel high chair for your baby, you will need

  • A sturdy piece of fabric such as canvas or denim
  • A sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Straps or webbing (optional)
  • A tray table or other flat surface (optional)

1. Cut two pieces of fabric to the desired size for your high chair seat and backrest, making sure to leave enough material for seams and hems. If you are using a patterned fabric, you may want to cut one piece for the front and one for the back so that the design is visible from all sides.

2. Sew the two pieces of fabric together along the sides and bottom, using a sewing machine or needle and thread. If you are using webbing or straps, sew these onto the fabric now so that they are evenly distributed around the seat.

3. Hem the top edge of the seat cover to create a clean finish. If desired, you can also add decorative details such as piping or ruffles at this stage.

4 . Slip your finished seat cover over a tray table or other flat surface, securing it in place with straps if necessary. Your travel high chair is now ready to use!

Building vs. Buying Baby Travel Harness Seat

If you are traveling with an infant, you may consider bringing a baby travel harness seat. These seats strap onto a regular chair and provide a safe and comfortable place for your baby to sit at the table. You can purchase ready-made harness seats or make your own using a few simple materials.

Building your own travel harness seat is generally more cost-effective than purchasing one, and it also allows you to customize the seat to fit your child’s needs better. When deciding whether to build or buy a travel harness seat, keep in mind that building one does take some time and effort. If you are short on time or are not confident in your sewing skills, purchasing a ready-made seat may be the better option for you.

Best Baby Travel Harness Seat

If you decide to purchase a travel harness seat, there are several things to keep in mind. First, make sure that the seat is appropriate for your child’s age and weight. Many seats are only meant for infants up to 6 months old or toddlers up to 33 pounds.

Next, consider the ease of use and portability of the seat. Some seats fold flat for easy storage and transport, while others require disassembly each time you want to move them. If you plan on using your seat frequently, opt for one that is quick and easy to set up and take down. Finally, think about the comfort of the seat. Some seats have padded seating surfaces and adjustable straps for a custom fit, while others are more basic. If your child will be spending extended periods of time in the seat, look for one that is comfortable and easy to clean.

The Summer Pop ‘n Sit Portable Booster Chair

The Summer Pop ‘n Sit Portable Booster Chair is a great option for parents who are looking for an easy-to-use, comfortable, and affordable seat. It can be used by children 6 months and up, and it has a maximum weight capacity of 37 pounds. The seat features a padded backrest and bottom cushion for comfort, as well as three adjustable height positions to accommodate growing toddlers.
This seat also has two detachable trays (one with a built-in cup holder) for meals or snacks on the go. The Pop ‘n Sit chair folds flat and comes with its own carrying case, making it easy to transport and store.


Travel booster seats and high chairs come in handy when traveling. Consider getting a travel chair suitable for your child to make your next trip an easy and unforgettable journey! 

About the author 

James Grasty - Founer at Lil and Mil

James Grasty is a father of two (Maximilian 2, and Lillian 4) and an avid user and purchaser of new and used baby gear.  After trying out a lot of gear for his kids, he grew tired of either not finding the product he wanted, them being low quality and cheap, or super expensive.  Being an entrepreneur he decided to start his own brand of baby and kids gear aimed at helping parents like himself solve their problems and make parenting a bit easier in the process because we all know how hard it already is.

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