The best baby floor seats and sit up seats help your little one easily transition to sitting up with less support once they’ve achieved this exciting milestone. Some infant seats sit right on the floor And, as it happens, it’s helpful for parents, too. For starters, is there anything better than seeing your bb’s chubby little thighs squished into a tiny baby chair? We think not. There’s also nothing better than getting a few minutes hands-free to do all of the other fun mama stuff. (Laundry? Food prep? A pee break? You get it.) Enter, the baby floor seat, a sit-me-up alternative for little ones who need a change from lying down. While some sit directly on the floor, others are more propped up to give Baby a different vantage point. The decision is up to you, and both options are good ones!
As a side note: While those snug baby booster seats can certainly come in handy, be wary of relying on them too much, says Dr. Whitney Casares, author of The New Baby Blueprint: Preparing to Care for You and Your Little One and founder of modernmommydoc.com. She notes that they can start to restrict physical movement if used for extended periods of time and may be a safety risk. If you do choose to use an infant floor seat, she adds, make sure yours has a harness and never place it on an elevated surface like a chair, counter or tabletop. “Your child learns best when they’re interacting with you and free to move naturally,” suggests Dr. Casares, so while bb’s in her tiny throne, pop down on the floor for a quick storytime or play session, and don’t forget to fit in some good ol’ tummy time, too. After all, a change of scenery is good for everyone.
Wondering which one to get? From Fisher-Price to Hugaboo, infant chairs, seats with trays, and seats with toys, here are the best baby seats to choose from for those moments between play when you want to encourage sitting up.
Best Baby Floor Seats
When your tiny one is tired of tummy time, the contoured Bumbo seat helps them get a better look at the world. A built-in three-point harness keeps them safe and secure. One mama from Amazon said, “It has a high back to hold baby steady. Baby sits perfectly in it as if it was “cuddling” her. She loves sitting in it.”
A sturdy-yet-cozy baby couch serves as a great place for your busy bb to get a little work done (and by work, we mean rattling, squeaking, and bopping, ofc). Consider this a precursor to a larger bouncer—perfect for your 3- to 6-month-old.
What tiny person wouldn’t love a light-up piano with a space for snacks? The Infantino discovery seat and booster is a one-stop shop: it even comes with straps to attach to a chair so your little one can sidle up to the table at dinner time (meaning you get a moment to actually eat with two hands!).
The Bumbo multiseat has all the benefits of the Bumbo floor seat, but with added versatility. Always on the go? Bring along the multiseat to use as a travel high-chair for dinner at the grandparents’, or take out the foam insert to use as a regular booster for your big kid.
Check out ALittleAboutALot‘s review comparing the older and newer versions of the Bumbo Seat below!
Is your tiny tyrant demanding an upright view? Get their diapered bottom into this Prince Lionheart BebePod. They’ll approve of the removable tray, safety harness, watermelon placemat and fun whirly toy, we’re certain of it.
An extra-wide leg opening in the Little Tikes My First Seat means you’ll be able to use this cushy foam chair long past the baby phase. Parents also like the tall back that offers a little extra support, and a wide base for anti-tipping stability.
We love a deal, and it definitely feels like you’re getting one with the Summer Infant 3-in-1 Deluxe SuperSeat. Use it from babyhood to toddlerhood, as the chair transforms from a playzone to a supportive activity chair to a toddler booster seat. With a rotating tray full of toys and a 3-point harness, this seat checks all the boxes. One Amazon reviewers said she takes it every where! “This thing is a life saver. Best baby purchase I’ve ever done. I put him on this chair every day and let him play by himself so I can have a break. I bring it to restaurants and use it as booster seat too. The toy tray has sharp edges so I’ve been really careful putting it in for him. He loves them all but not for too long. Best buy!!!”
With large leg grooves, the Upseat Baby Floor Booster Chair has been designated as safe for developing thighs (and yes, those oh-so-chubby-legs). Whether it’s feeding time or you just need a floor seat to keep them sitting upright, look no further.
One Amazon reviewer shares, “We were recommended this product through the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis as a good seat for a child with DS. The seat back is taller than a Bumpo, and the tray is, too, which works well for a child with lesser muscle tone who may be unable to support herself without the higher back and tray. Cleanup is as simple as a wipe with a wet cloth, both the seat and tray. The whole unit can be strapped to a chair for even more stability though the base is pretty wide and we’re yet to have any scares. Good product, especially for an infant with lesser muscle tone.”
This plush floor seat will be super comfy for your little one (suggested ages 3 to 11 months). It features two toy attachments, 360 degrees of support, and is easy to care for. One reviewer said, “The Hugaboo is sturdy, soft, comfortable and can be placed anywhere he needs a seat. I would definitely buy again for gifts to others and recommend to others!”
Best Baby Sit Up Seats
This stylish little seat has a wide base supported by four legs and a rotating ring that alternates between a handy snack tray or three engaging toys. You’ll love that this comfy chair keeps bb safely contained—and entertained at the same time.
This cute chair offers two sitting positions for infants ages 4-6 months (more reclined) and 6 months and up (a little straighter), and both help your little one stay engaged with their surroundings. “I like to put [the seat] in the kitchen while I’m cooking or washing dishes so she can be a part of the action,” says Darcy on Amazon.
You’ll love this 2-in-1 convertible baby seat and booster for the long haul, thanks to an easy wash tray (with a spot for storage!), secure harness and added level of support for wobbly little ones. “My chunky little guy grew out of the Bumbo SO soon… This has multiple seat settings that say it can fit up to a 4 year old as a booster seat, which makes it way more worth your money,” says Jason on Amazon.
For a full review, check out Mama Banana‘s video on YouTube.
Behold, a floor seat that’s ergonomically designed and cute enough to keep your little one occupied at home. This portable lion-themed seat will help your baby maintain an upright position at all times while encouraging interaction and play. It comes with a removable snack tray and two toys (a rattle and sliding clacker rings) for what will hopefully be hours of enjoyment. Oh, and because we know that BB can be messy, you’ll be happy to know that the seat pad is removable and machine-washable. Perhaps our favorite part is the convenience factor: It folds flat so that you can carry it along to grammie’s house.
For a full review on the Fisher-Price Sit Me Up Floor Seat with Tray, check out Allison’s Journey below!