Graco Simple Switch Highchair, On the Run

Graco Simple Switch Highchair, On the Run

Graco SimpleSwitch Highchair and Booster – On the Run The Graco® SimpleSwitch Highchair and Booster is the practical and affordable 2-in-1 highchair that easily converts to a booster as your child grows!

Main features

  • 2-in-1 highchair that converts to booster when your child is ready
  • 3-position reclining seat helps position baby for a comfortable feeding
  • One hand removable tray with dishwasher-safe, pull-out insert
  • Convertible 3 and 5-point harness keeps baby secured
  • Machine-washable seat pad makes clean up easy

Verified reviews


Plastic, practical, and perfect

Before my son was born, I was convinced that I would be able to get by without purchasing ANY ugly, plastic, baby contraptions. I purchased the Svan high chair thinking it was the most beautiful high chair in the world (and yes, I actually did think that at the time). I had pored over the reviews for that and the Stokke chair, and snapped up a great deal on a certain popular auction site for a used chair. I set it up and spent several weeks admiring it in my dining room, feeling smug that it was wood and not plastic.Fast forward about 10 months and my son is now eating in a highchair for the first time. We had been using his Baby Bjorn Babysitter to feed him, but now that he is sitting up on his own, he kept trying to lean forward to eat. I put him in the Svan, and after the second try I could see it was not a good match. With him pitching back and forth (the tray does not push up to the baby so food and anything else can fall in the lap) and very little back support, I suddenly did not like the design. He sits in an el cheapo plastic highchair just fine at daycare. I suddenly realized why people buy the plastic chairs.I took that chair right back to where it came from, and auctioned it off to some other poor, unsuspecting sucker who just wants their dining room to look like they don’t have kids. Then I hopped on Amazon and bought the high chair I should have purchased in the first place. I’m really much, much happier with this one. He can still sit perfectly upright in this like the Svan, but he can also recline with a bottle if he or I would like. He can hang out in this and play with toys while I make dinner. He can eat in it without pitching back and forth because it has high enough back support to actually lean into and the tray is adjustable forward and back. The harness is much easier to use than the Svan. I like that this chair does not have a fixed crotch bar, but instead the bar is attached to the tray. This means you can actually adjust it so he can use it longer, and when you take the tray off to use it as a booster, the crotch bar will not be in the way. I have not used this on a chair, and probably won’t, but I like that it has the option.So here I am, humbled by a very useful hunk of plastic with an animal print seat cover. It’s not fancy. There is no removable, dishwasher-safe tray cover. There are no wheels, the footrest does not adjust, and it doesn’t match my dining room furniture.I love it.

Lilly Blue Mound, IL

A great buy!

We really appreciate this high chair for many reasons. First starting with the assembly, the instructions were very clear and the reviews were mostly correct such that it’s easy to follow the instructions, lying underneath helps with assembly and the hard parts are not that hard at all.The appearance is adorable. I love the natural colors and the pattern on the chair seat. It’s really cute and soothing. The removable tray makes clean up very easy.The seatbelts are easy to use and adjustable. The tray slides forward using two different mechanisms as needed and snaps into place securely. The actual chair itself is not too bulky nor does it take up too much space even with the seat reclined completely.The three positions makes life so…much easier when the baby wants to sit forward to eat or play and when he is tired or wants to relax with his bottle while I’m cooking dinner.I also love that there are handles on the sides and on the back of the chair that make it easy to move around.I definitely recommend this chair for all of the above reasons.

Lidia New Haven, NY

Great High Chair

I really like this high chair, it was pretty easy to put together. I like that it reclines, and it’s been really sturdy so far. I’m glad I didn’t spend a ton of money on a high chair, because this one works just fine. I would buy it again.

Barbara Boley, OK

Great Versatile High Chair

My mother-in-law bought this high chair for her house. After using it one day over there, I knew we needed them at home too! We have triplet girls and were using space saver high chairs for them. They worked well, but we needed something that was larger and could be used for more things. My daughters spend a fair amount of time in their chairs and these are comfortable and versatile. They use the tray for playing with toys as well as eating and can either sit up straight (great for helping them burp and digest) or reclined when relaxing or taking a cat nap. They love the pattern on the seat and constantly turning around to look at it. I have watched them grow over the past three months in these chairs and they are still roomy. I am so happy with this purchase!

Maryann Iowa Park, TX

Great highchair, just watch the legs

This has been a great highchair. We are now using it as a booster seat still with the tray as my toddler isn’t quite tall enough to eat comfortably off the table yet. It has been great and it was a very good value. The only downside I can say is the highchair legs come out at such an angle that many people tripped over it, lol. I did, my husband did, friends did, but so did Grandma and Grandpa and that wasn’t so funny. Best if you can tuck it off to the side with and without the child in it so no one gets hurt. Other than that, we love it!

Verna Beccaria, PA

got the set!

Loved the pattern, so bought the high chair, stroller and pack n play all to match… I would definitely purchase it again! —- —-

Latonya Bowdoin, ME

really neat

Got this for my new grandchild…I like that it can be used as a high chair on its own ot that the chair fits at the table during meal time….really neat idea

Traci Yampa, CO

cheap and works great

It does what we need. The tray is easy to clean and the back reclines. 5 more words required ?

Myrtle Hopedale, MA

Wish it was adjustable

I purchased two differnt high chairs. This one is wonderful. The other was mobile and height adjustable, but not as sturdy. I’m satisfied with my purchases.

Hattie Broadway, NC

Great Highchair

I love this highchair it’s very easy to use the tray is easy to get on and off. I really like that it has the side handles and the front push handle to get it on and off. I haven’t had to use it in the booster seat mode yet however I really like that it does both.

Loretta Edelstein, IL

great for babies

after reading the reviews I chose this highchair. it was super easy to assemble and works great! It is very sturdy and easy to use and I LOVE the reclining back as we can use it with my 2 month old so she can see us and stay happy longer 🙂

Stella New Port Richey, FL

Love it!

Easy to pull the tabletop out with one hand while holding my son. I absolutely love how it reclines easily so he can drink his bottle while we are eating dinner. Very easy to put together for the first time!

Jeanine Camden, WV

Nice highchair

I love this high chair. It was extremely easy to assemble and disassemble for cleaning. I love that it converts to a booster seat with a simple touch of a button.

Alta Butte Falls, OR

Simple and practical

It does exactly what its supposed to do…It cleans up very easilyIm sure there are pricier options but you wont feel bad about the mess baby makes with this one 😉

Monika Post, TX

good highchair

I like this highchair a lot and it is really easy to get a baby in and out of. I like that it has the 5 point harness and the one hand tray removal. The cover is soft and easy to wash in the washing machine. I haven’t converted it into a booster yet, but I will soon. The one thing I didn’t like is that the straps of the harness are really hard to take off to wash and as expected they get covered with food. I guess it’s supposed to be that way so the straps don’t fall out but I wish it was a little easier so I could wash them more often.

Geneva Cordova, IL


Good high chair with a cute cover. My only complaint would be the legs are too far wide/out and you can trip over them a lot even if you have a lot of space. I love the fact that it reclines.

Cristina Castorland, NY

I would give it negative stars if possible because of a major flaw

I understand that many people like this product, but I’m not one of them, and I’d like to warn others about this chair’s major flaw:MANUAL CLEARLY STATES: "Chair is not to be reclined with child in seat." Well, if you’re a new, first-time parent, you have roughly twelve thousand product manuals that you will never read cover-to-cover. I’ve seen plenty of highchairs that can, and are, reclined with child inside without a problem. Imagine how horrified I was when I reclined my 5.5 month old and hear her screaming bloody murder after her arm was pinched while pushing the seat upright. The mechanism that allows for the chair to recline and move upright includes a piece of hard plastic which slides forward and back on what could be considered the arm rest area. The flimsy fabric cover does to cover this area completely, and moves away from it easily, thereby making it a very easy place for a child to be pinched. This to me is a MAJOR FLAW. Please, please, please, be careful if you own this product or are dead-set on purchasing it.Additionally:Pros:Low price, lightweight, small footprint, booster option, easy to assemble, many cute fabric designs available.Cons:Questionable sturdiness, seat "pad" very thin, not padded just fabric over hard plastic, tray hard to remove (especially one-handed), straps difficult to clean, middle post that goes between child’s legs is attached to tray instead of chair (making tray impossible to set down flat on kitchen table, thereby making a mess).

Rosalyn Black Creek, NC