This is not a trap!
There's no grander honour for any tree on this planet other than to be harvested for wood and used to produce a Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair.
So, I learnt a few things after purchasing a Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair.
1) The Italians could surely learn a thing or two about high chair design and manufacturing from the Norwegians
2) Whether you’re a loc’d out gangsta, set trippin’ banger, or your late great uncle once sat through awkward silence during technical issues at a von Trapp family concert, this high chair permits you to bask in your own warm sense of self satisfaction
3) The Tripp Trapp chair is not a trap
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Not as expensive as you think
Yes this is one of the more exxy chairs on the market. But this chair is well worth it in the end as you can continue using it as a normal chair as the child grows. Ergonomic and creates good posture. Easy to clean. Fits in with our home decor and is just a lovely piece in general. Highly recommend
Best high chair in every way
Can be used from the day your child is born right up until they are 20!
Not bulky or annoying
Sits right up to your table
Can be neatly put away at the table like the rest of your chairs
Worth every cent!
Purchased in April 2015.
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Ultimate high chair that becomes a regular adult chair
We bought a Tripp Trapp when our munchkin was 6 months old, as an alternative to the typical bulky white plastic high chairs on wheels. It's incredibly easy to keep clean (munchkin wears a long sleeve smock to minimise mess), is very compact and the dark wood with cream cushion blends in with our decor.
We initially used the Tripp Trapp with the baby set until our munchkin was 20 months old, then we removed it as she became more independent. She loves climbing onto the seat by herself.
It's very sturdy and non slip, and there's no issues wit...
Love it - have bought one for each child!
We love the Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair. We have bought one for each of our children - they are such versatile chairs and grow as the child does. We used the newborn set, the baby set and then just the regular seat as each child developed and became more capable. Can't recommend this chair highly enough for looks, practicality, ease of cleaning and longevity.
Purchased in March 2012.
Overpriced, hard to use and impractical
This has to be the most overpriced chair in the market where all accessories one would deem essential basics are not included and cost an arm and a leg extra. For example, the baby seat is a separate attachment as is the tray as is the seat cushion. More importantly, the chair is so hard to clean because it has so many nooks and crannies that requires 30 mins to clean after each use. The design is also the not practical and requires two adults to put a squirming baby in and strap them down. Save your money and more importantly, time, and get yourself any other chair
Purchased in August 2018 for A$600.00.
Perfect and grows with your child
We purchased the Stokke Tripp Trapp in white, 6 years ago for our first child. The chair is absolutely amazing. Whilst I didn't buy to newborn extension we did use the chair from 4 months to commence the solids journey, with the baby set. The chair grows with your child by moving the seat and footrest up or down as your child grows. It comes with a safety harness. I never had a safety issue using the chair, it always kept my child safe. The tray table is easy for me to keep clean, either wipe over it with a wet cloth or detach it for over the s...ink cleaning. It does have seat covering accessories which you purchase separately, they aren't the cheapest but they do look lovely and are also easy to keep clean. When my child grew out of the high chair, it became her desk chair for doing homework. However the chair has now been converted again into a high chair as we have had our second child. It looks as good as it did when we purchased it, and it's obvious this chair was built to last generations. For me it's worth the price, I love my Stokke.
Safe, practical and pretty!
Just love the Stokke Trip Trap high chair. I am really impressed with how sturdy the chair is. Our boy loves to wiggle, bounce and squirm as he eats and plays in the chair and it is very stable. Other high chairs that we use (restaurants etc) can end up in the middle of the room if we let him bop around. Easy to clean overall. The straps can get a bit gruby but the marks do come off with some elbow grease. I would recommend getting the tray attachment as cleaning is so much easier. Fits perfectly at dining table so we can eat as a family. Looks great too! An expensive purchase but so worth it.
Purchased in February 2019.
So difficult to clean for baby led weaning
Once you add the baby set and a tray and use the *cream coloured* harness (which stains easily), there are sooooooo many nooks and crannies and grooves that baby's food can get in to. With their dirty fingers or when they explore with food and it slips down the edge (all of which would happen on any chair if you let your babe experiment with food and feed themselves) but on the Tripp Trapp it gets into the grooves where the backrest fits into the side supports, it slides down and gets stuck around the horizontal metal rods, all around the baby ...rest, and food also ends up in the many grooves of the side supports which is where the foot and seat plates fit into it (and move into over time as your child grows). So when your baby is up to 4 meals a day.... it's too much time spent delicately cleaning all the nooks and crannies. I didn't want plastic for the environment, I loved the style of the Tripp Trapp and the fact it is wood and will 'grow with the baby' through to toddler years and beyond. But... no one wants to spend this much time cleaning. And some food just can't get out of some of the spaces unless you dismantle it. Ps... chair has to be gently wiped with a wet cloth. Can't scrub or throw it into a dishwasher! Can't take the cream harness off to wash unless you dismantle the chair. The tray can be put in the dishwasher, but that's not a unique thing. Off to buy the Ikea high chair and keep this expensive one in storage until she's mastered eating a bit better / is a toddler.
Purchased in September 2018.
I got two of these chairs and am impressed with how simple it was to put together and the quality of the materials. Let's face it, these chairs are a bit pricey but my two toddlers are now sitting much closer to the table and their posture is much better. Should have bought these ages ago but glad I have now!
Unsafe chair. Popular only due to a good looking design.
This chair must be used with a special belt for kids up till 3 years old. It is otherwise not safe for toddlers since they can easily climb up but then can easily fall off by sliding off on the right or left side. You basically always have to be watching your child around this chair.
I have 3 kids and I've had this chair since I got it as a gift for my first child. All 3 of my kids have fallen off this chair by sliding from the sides. It's also a high chair so it's a high fall! I finally sold this chair and got a much cheaper simpeler chair which has much better side protection. This chair is popular purely because of it's looks, it's not at all practical or safe in reality.
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Love this chair and so does bubs
I find this chair easy to clean, clip off the tray when needed and wipe down the chair padding if it’s been a messy meal.
The colour and design fits our furniture and love that it will grow with the family and be used over years to come
Only draw back is the cost and all the add ons from the basic chair but if your handy check multiple places to snag a sale a not all places will have the same items on sale
We have used it for the past year and love it. I like that our little one can sit with us at the table, he likes sitting in it (he also uses it while crafting in the kitchen), that it grows with the child and that the footrest is adjustable. It is also extremely safe even with wriggly kids and got a German oekotest (ecotest) ‘very good’ rating for toxicity (no formaldehyde etc). Worth the money.
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Worth the investment
We love that the Tripp Trapp enables our daughter to sit with us at the dining table, that it's so easy to keep clean and that it looks great. But the main reason we chose the Tripp Trapp was because we wanted a chair that would grow with our baby and last for many years to come. It's fantastic quality and definitively worth the money
A chair from baby to toddler
Can fault on the ease of cleaning for this chair. You can see all the parts. so easy for cleaning. Love the idea that it grows with the baby to toddler age. Not about saving, but just a very practical piece of furniture that also looks good. Currently using the newborn set and work fantastic. We also brought one for the grandparents place. They also like it as it doesn't take up too much space.
A chair i will keep for many years
Mine is the walnut classic finish. And i love it. It comes with the oil to protect the wood. Did read up some reviews before buying and was concern about the quality that many has mentioned that it wasn't as good as before. However, i find mine alright. And my child is sitting on it every day. It will be a chair that we will be keeping for a long long time. But im wondering how to take out the buckle though. Because my boy just doesn't like the harness on.
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Great chair - very expensive
Received this chair as a gift (I wouldn't pay $300 for this chair). It's great chair, very versatile, and can see the potential in future use. It's extremely well designed.
The only negative aspect of the chair is the cost. Not only is the chair close to $300, you still need to buy additional items, such as the baby set harness and then tray as well. Both combined is another $150.. This been said, this is only the true problem, and is the only reason why I'm giving it 4 out of 5.
Is it fit for purpose?
Bought this chair after hearing and reading great reviews. Once you buy all the additional accessories it is not a cheap purchase but thought as it adapts to the growth of your child it would be worth the investment. However, after a few months small bubbles and lifting started to appear in the finishing. Stokke concluded it would not be covered by warranty as I either used cleaning detergents on it (absolutely not!) or that water had been used on the chair stating it's not waterproof! Absolutely my child spilt his food/knocked food over and sp...illed water from his sippy cup on occasion- what child doesn't! Whilst I never expected the chair to be waterproof I expected a resistance suitable to a baby/toddler occasionally spilling food and water on there highchair with an expectation i could wipe it clean without having this affect the finish so terribly- so I question whether the finish is fit for purpose. Fortunately the store I purchased the stokke from were also disgusted with stokkes response and replaced the chair for me, but very poor on stokkes behalf, and their so called warranty is worthless.
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Used to love the Tripp Trapp. We'r big fans of the whole Stokke range. However a recent experience has really put us off. We purchased another Tripp Trapp for our youngest a few weeks ago. Unpacking it, we realised it was badly made compared to our other Tripp Trapps. The grooves that run down the entire frame of the chair (that the seat plates slide into) were rough and poorly finished. Very scratchy for little fingers. We took it back to the store because we thought it was just a single chair that had mistakenly slipped through their quality ...control. We found that the bulk of the display chairs at the store had the same issue! Some well finished, others rough. Babyland very kindly allowed us to return the chair so we could try another store. They emailed Stokke head office to look into it. We tried Baby Bunting and had the same problem. Most of the chairs were poorly finished! In fact, Baby Bunting just straight out told us 'this is standard for Stokke so if you buy one and it's roughly finished we won't issue a refund'. I then called Stokke head office to ask where I could buy a chair that was guaranteed to be of the previous high standard. The rep said probably most customers were not familiar enough with their products to realise if their product was not 100% right, and was asked to email in with my query so they could look further into it. Finally received a short reply asking for pictures, which we explained we couldn't take as it had been returned to the store, and as the store had already contacted them they they should have the pics already. No reply at all since. When you pay $300 for a child's chair, you don't expect to receive a substandard product. Yes, as the lady at Stokke said, most people wouldn't realise and just accept what they were getting as teh norm. Perhaps they've changed their factory. Perhaps it's a timesaving measure to not finish products to a high standard. Seems like they are cutting corners and hoping to get away with it because 'most people won't know'. But that's just not good enough.
Questions & Answers
How does the Stokke highchair wear over time? I currently have a wooden highchair of a different brand and the timber doesn't cope with the constant wiping down.
Has anyone used the Tripp trapp with a table height more than 76cm as recommended in the product information? Our table is 78cm abs I was wondering if this chair would still work with this table height?
I'm not 100% sure of the maximum table height for tripptrapp but I know that you are able to adjust the seat level depending on your child's (and I'm assuming the table, too) height. Like for example when I first bought the tripp trapp, we had inserted the seat on the fourth slot (from the top). There are still 3 slots above which means that I could still adjust the seat higher but it's probably worthwhile to check it out at the stores yourself just in case. Hope this helps :)
Do you need to buy the baby seat? My daughter is nearly fifteen months but is small?
Yes I think so. The built-in harness keeps slipping off my daughter's shoulder and I rely on the baby seat as well. But note that with the baby seat, it makes it harder to put on the harness
I didn't and I started using it when my daughter turned 1. She's considered as one of the smaller babies too but I had no problems in using it without the baby seat. And recently, I had guests over and they have a child who's 7 months and sat on the same chair without the baby seat. Just be sure to keep a constant lookout on your child and ensure the harness is on at all times.
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