Published on April 9th, 2013 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Improving your Antilop highchair

Materials: Antilop highchair, and two Antilop trays

Description: The only thing that’s missing on Antilop is some support for the child’s feet.

My husband got this great idea after I had done the typical wife-bitching and demanded a better chair for our daughter.

Your simply buy an extra tray; drill four holes (use a machine that can drill big enough holes for the legs!) – one in each “corner”, and put the legs of the chair through the holes.

The tray will stay in place without glue, and can be placed exactly where you need it.
An extra bonus, is that it’s catching food as well :-)

~ Louise, Denmark

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15 Responses to Improving your Antilop highchair

  1. Nadia says:

    Hi Louise! This is great!! I was wondering – you mentioned that it stays in place where you need it. Does that mean it only stays at that height in the picture or can you move it up and down and it will stay in place?

    • Louise Courchaine says:

      We were able to put it in different heights ;-) it stays in place because the legs are pressing on the tray (the legs aren’t completely straight down)

  2. Louise Courchaine says:

    They said thanks for the interest, but they wouldnt bother changing a popular product :-/

  3. poucemajeur says:

    I tried to do the trick as described but I do not manage to assemble the feet : the feet get wider and the tray is not large enough. So I cut each corner and link them to the feet using an elastic, and it works well. Thanks for the tips, my child is so happy now !

  4. Anonymous says:

    the baby is so cute!! :) thanks!

  5. Annemiek says:

    Great idea! Hope Ikea reads this hack ;-)

  6. Funny baby..I like

  7. I like the baby boy, he is really cute. i like the chair too.

  8. Anonymous says:

    LOVE this idea!!! Definitely going to try this with our chair :)

  9. gina ka says:

    Oh wow…this is a winner! Thanks for sharing. The lack of a foot rest always bothered me, my knees tend to serve that purpose which means I usually end up wearing the menu!

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