Highchair with opening from the side

Highchair appropriate for children whose parents sit in a wheelchair.

Highchair with opening from the side
Highchair with opening from the side

The highchair opens from the side. The height of the wheelchair and the highchair are about the same. A parent who sits in a wheelchair and has the child on his or her lap can slide the child sideways into the highchair and avoid heavy lifting.

The chair is called “Stokke Sitti” and can be adjusted as the child grows. The stomach support and fabric strap on the side can be removed and the seat is washable.

Users comments
The chair is easier to use because it can be opened from the side; the user does not have to lift the child. It is appropriate from about 6 months of age, or from the time that the child can sit.

The buckle can be a bit difficult to open for a person with compromised hand strength or function.

Some may find the chair expensive, but used chairs are often available.

Made by
Stokke, www.stokke.com

Paid for by
The user

Editors comments
Today Stokke does not sell ‘Stokke Sitti’ anymore. A similar chair is available at www.backinaction.co.uk/sitti in England, but Nomi cannot be opened from the side (last checked June 2017).
Babybjörn, www.babyshop.com has a highchair with a foldout table which enables the mother/father to place the child into the chair from the side (last checked June 2017).

This tip is from 2007

Highchair seat
Highchair seat
Highchair from the front
Highchair from the front

Tipsare: Heidi

The person was injured as a child. She lives with her family in an apartment and works full time. She does not have any home help or assistance.