This is not so much a high chair, as it is a bare bones, non-folding wooden chair with a plastic tray. We have safety concerns about the 3-point harness, which must be attached to the chair by the consumer.
The Ikea Blames is part of the High chair
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, High chair
models like the Blames are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Safety: Safety for each high chair was assessed by our testing, which is based on the currently-voluntary safety standard, ASTM F404-16. Tests include evaluations of the restraint system, stability of the high chair, and static and dynamic load assessments as well as other tests.
Ease of use: Ease of use is based on trained panelists' assessments of harness adjustment and use, folding and unfolding, removing and replacing the tray and tray insert (if any), adjusting seat back and height where applicable, removing and replacing the seat cover.
Ease of cleaning: Ease of cleaning reflects how easy or difficult it was to clean the high chair, taking into account the configuration and materials used in the chair frame, seat, seat pad, tray and tray insert, if any. Easiest-to-clean surfaces should be smooth with minimal seams or crevices to collect gunk. Seat pads, if present, should be machine washable and/or easy to clean effectively with a damp cloth or sponge.
WeightWeight is the weight of the chair (with tray in place) in pounds.
FootprintFootprint is the amount of floor space a high chair will take up. Small is 600 square inches or less. Medium is 601 to 719 square inches. Large is 720 square inches and up.
One-hand tray removal
One-hand tray removalBeing able to remove the high chair tray easily, with one hand, is a great feature. It allows you to keep the other hand free to tend to your baby.
Reclinable seat/positionsReclinable seat/positions indicates whether or not the chair has a reclinable seatback, and if so, how many positions are available.
Adjustable seat height/positions
Adjustable seat height/positionsAdjustable seat height/positions indicates whether or not the chair's seat height is adjustable, and, if so, the number of positions available.
Harness typeHarness type is 5-point, incorporating shoulder as well as waist and crotch straps - which we strongly recommend - or 3-point.
Converts to booster seat
Converts to booster seatWith some models, you can just detach the high chair seat from the frame, and voila! a booster seat. Just strap the booster securely to a dining chair, to let your little one sit with the family at the table. (Other high chairs may require some disassembly or futzing, but it's usually a fairly easy process.)
Projected footprintProjected footprint is the amount of floor space, in square inches, that the chair requires while in use.
How to clean seat pad
How to clean seat padThe manufacturer's instructions for cleaning the high chair's seat pad. (Most frames are cleaned simply by wiping with a mild cleaning solution and sponge or cloth.) Some seat pads are machine washable, others are hand wash, and some just wipe-clean with the aforementioned mild cleaning solution and cloth.
Converts to toddler/youth chair
Converts to toddler/youth chairSome high chairs can be converted to toddler or "youth" chairs. The weight limit for each chair indicates how large a child - or, for some models, a young adult - can be accommodated.