Both high chairs Ive had were hand me downs. The first high chair was a restaraunt style chair, that my friend found at a consignment store. I loved having my LO right at the table with us :~) When I had to return that chair, I recieved another one--ask around! Ask your family and friends to ask their coworkers. My second one is a really nice finished wood high chair that is fairly old, but in near perfect condition. It matches my kitchen table perfectly :)
Check craigslist, freecycle, and local consignment shops after you ask around.
at 8:59 PM on Aug. 1, 2009