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A child eats a snack at the table while seated in a Chicco clip-on high chair. Credit: Chicco

The Best Hook-On Booster Seats and High Chairs of 2022

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A child eats a snack at the table while seated in a Chicco clip-on high chair. Credit: Chicco

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Product image of Inglesina Fast Table Chair and Fast Dining Tray Plus

Inglesina Fast Table Chair and Fast Dining Tray Plus

If space is at a premium or you need a high chair that you can easily take on the go, the Inglesina is an excellent choice. Read More

Pros

  • Folds flat for storage
  • Lightweight
  • Comes with tray

Cons

  • No head or neck support
  • Doesn’t work with certain tables
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Chicco 360 Hook-On Chair

The 360-degree rotation makes it easy to get babies into—and out of—this hook-on seat. Read More

Pros

  • Rotates 360 degrees
  • Six different positions
  • Machine-washable fabric seat

Cons

  • Difficult to clean
  • Not easy to fold
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Mountain Buggy Pod High Chair

Weighing just 2.2 pounds, the Mountain Buggy Pod is the ultimate lightweight, portable clip-on booster seat. Read More

Pros

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Holds kids up to 37 lbs
  • Easy to carry

Cons

  • Doesn’t work with tables thicker than 2 inches
  • Flimsy seat
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Phil&teds Lobster

The phil&teds Lobster Clip-on Highchair fits on a variety of table shapes and sizes, and is ideal for use at a dining bar. Read More

Pros

  • Fits on tables up to 3.75 inches thick
  • Tray is dishwasher-safe
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Small leg holes
  • Shallow seat
Product image of Chicco Caddy Portable Hook-On High Chair

Chicco Caddy Portable Hook-On High Chair

An affordable, lightweight hook-on chair that works best on tables that aren’t too thick. Read More

Pros

  • High back
  • Removable seat cover
  • Fits in a suitcase

Cons

  • Deep seat
  • Straps are hard to use
  • Doesn’t fit tables over 1.5 inches

Whether you like to picnic at the park, eat at your local restaurant, or just need an extra seat at dinner time, a hook-on booster seat is a great option on the go. These seats provide plenty of support for your little one, hooking onto tables in various ways so you have somewhere for them to sit even if a high chair or booster seat isn’t available.

To find the best, we looked over hundreds of the best (and worst) user reviews and all the top-selling options we could find online. Our top picks cover a wide variety of uses, so you should be able to find one that suits your needs. Just be aware that these chairs use the table itself for stability, so they’re not suitable for glass-top tables, folding tables, tables with rounded or beveled edges, or tables with detached tops that aren’t securely attached to the table base.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

Product image of Inglesina Fast Table Chair and Fast Dining Tray Plus
Inglesina Fast Table Chair and Fast Dining Tray Plus

The Inglesina Dining Table Chair supports children from 6 months up to about 3 years, with a maximum weight of 37 lbs. It has twist-tightening vice grips to hold onto table surfaces, includes a removable tray with cup holder for easy cleaning, and has a pocket in the back for storing other must-haves.

It has 84% 5-star reviews on Amazon, with almost no consistent complaints; people just love it. Best of all, unlike the seats that are solid all the way through, this seat folds nearly flat, making it easy to store—especially useful if you’re traveling on a plane or by car and space is at a premium.

Pros

  • Folds flat for storage

  • Lightweight

  • Comes with tray

Cons

  • No head or neck support

  • Doesn’t work with certain tables

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Chicco 360 Hook-On Chair

The Chicco 360 Hook-on Chair is an excellent alternative that features a unique swivel design that lets you face your child toward the table, to the side, and all the angles in between. That’s super useful when you’re at a smaller table (like at a restaurant) and want to limit your child from grabbing too many things or just want to face them to feed them.

The fabric seat is machine-washable, the tray table is removable for easy cleaning, and the chair itself supports kids from 6 months to 3 years (max weight is 37 lbs), as long as they can sit upright on their own. Reviewers love this chair’s flexibility and its ability to fold flat, though it’s a bit tricky to reassemble if you take it apart for cleaning. And the long bottom arms that extend under the table make it a poor fit for shallow overhangs like eat-in kitchen counters.

Pros

  • Rotates 360 degrees

  • Six different positions

  • Machine-washable fabric seat

Cons

  • Difficult to clean

  • Not easy to fold

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Mountain Buggy Pod High Chair

The Mountain Buggy clip-on highchair is an excellent lightweight chair that supports kids up to 33 lbs (slightly less than the competition). It has a much smaller design than other models, and uses twist-tight vice grips to grab the edge of the table. It weighs just 2.2 lbs and folds quite flat, so you can pack it with you even if you’re trying to keep things light for the day, like traveling to an amusement park or taking a day trip.

The main drawback with this design is it will only accommodate tables with flat edges that are thinner than about two inches. The design is sturdy but grips the edge of the table, so if tables are too thick or fully rounded off, then it just won’t work.

Pros

  • Extremely lightweight

  • Holds kids up to 37 lbs

  • Easy to carry

Cons

  • Doesn’t work with tables thicker than 2 inches

  • Flimsy seat

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Phil&teds Lobster

The phil&teds Lobster clip-on highchair is a well-built chair that provides a relatively high back and a sturdy frame that wraps behind your child. It supports kids from 3 months up to 3 years with a maximum weight of 37 lbs, though you’ll still want to use it with a child that can sit up on their own safely.

The clip-on mechanism needs to work for your setup, so if you have a thick table, glass-top table, or one with rounded edges, this just may not work correctly. There are also a lot of complaints that the company redesigned the leg holes and the new ones are too small, which can be a common issue with portable high chairs, meaning your child’s legs can get stuck momentarily when you take them out of the chair.

Pros

  • Fits on tables up to 3.75 inches thick

  • Tray is dishwasher-safe

  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Small leg holes

  • Shallow seat

Product image of Chicco Caddy Portable Hook-On High Chair
Chicco Caddy Portable Hook-On High Chair

The Chicco Caddy hook-on chair is another simple design that improves on some of its competitors with a large under-table grip mechanism that twists to tighten securely to a tabletop. It has a removable seat cover for cleaning (hand wash only), though this model does not come with its own tray, so you’ll want to pack your own mats, plates, or bowls when on the move.

This seat supports children up to 37 lbs, as long as they can sit upright on their own. Reviewers love the design in general, though the hand-wash-only design means it’ll inevitably get dirty. Reviewers also noted that children who are prone to wriggling free of straps to stand up should use something else, as the straps are not overly secure and could present a risk if they get out.

Pros

  • High back

  • Removable seat cover

  • Fits in a suitcase

Cons

  • Deep seat

  • Straps are hard to use

  • Doesn’t fit tables over 1.5 inches

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