Family mealtime has become one of the most important parts of our day. After a long day of work, play, school, and errands, it is so nice to gather around the table and talk. We like to share the high and low points of our day, nourishing our bodies and souls with good food and conversation. With the Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair, we have been able to bring our 12-month-old right up to the table with us and include him in the family activities! He loves being able to sit right next to his big brother and sister.
More than forty years after the launch of Tripp Trapp®, the Stokke philosophy continues to be based on one core concept; to design products that are in the best interest of the child. All of our products are designed to encourage child development and to strengthen the bonds between parent and child. From our high, parent-facing strollers, to our award-winning ergonomic baby carriers and versatile line of adjustable seating solutions, Stokke prioritizes the needs of the child above all else.
Stokke produces stylish and chic children’s gear and furniture that focuses on family bonding. One of their most iconic pieces of equipment is the Tripp Trapp High Chair which is designed to grow with the child. The ergonomic design makes it a comfortable seat for baby and brings them closer to the family table.
I’ve always kind of hated the look of a high chair in our kitchen and looked forward to the day the baby outgrew it. In general high chairs tend to be large, bulky, plastic, and not very pretty. Like most baby gear, they take up a lot of space and don’t fit in with the decor of our house.
When the Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair arrived and we set it up, I knew it was there to stay. It is sleek and understated, and it actually fits in with the rest of our kitchen furniture. We received a Tripp Trapp High Chair in the color Natural which could easily blend into any decor style or color scheme.
Since we have a 12-month-old, we got the Baby Set, which is an attachment with a seating rail and high back. Our little guy fits very comfortably in the chair, and I never worry about him going anywhere with the included safety straps. You’ll also need a Tripp Trapp cushion to go with the Baby Set to keep baby comfortable. We received one in Green Forest, and I absolutely love the natural design!
I want to talk for a second about the cushion. My first instinct was to protect the beautiful cushion at all costs by covering it up with towels. But naturally, being a baby, my child ended up spilling (read: throwing) food all over it. That’s when I discovered how it’s actually really easy to clean with just a damp cloth. It’s made of polyester, so for those really intense stains, we can just throw it in the washing machine.
Stokke Tripp Trapp at Family Meal Time
My absolute favorite thing about this high chair so far, though, is being able to bring my baby right up to the table. Before, my other kids would fight about who got to sit next to the high chair so they could play with the baby. Now I can just sandwich the Tripp Trapp right in between, and before I know it all three of my kids are laughing and talking together at breakfast and lunch (which gives me a 5-minute break to eat and relax, too).
At dinner, we love having the baby right in the middle of the action while we all share the ups and downs of our day. He’s not really talking yet besides a few words, but I know how important it is for him to feel involved. He will quickly learn how to participate in dinnertime conversation. I was honestly surprised by how different mealtimes felt with the baby pulled up to the table instead of hovering off to the side in a high chair.
Another ingenious feature of the Tripp Trapp is that it grows with your child. When the baby no longer fits or feels comfortable in the Baby Set, you can remove it and make it a toddler or big kid chair. (And I do mean big kid. This chair holds up to 242 lbs!) You can adjust both the seat and the footrest separately for maximum comfort and fit. It can be moved from room to room and used as at the table, a desk chair, or even a stepladder. Finally, I was really impressed with footrest in general, since it helps kids sit with better posture.
It’s certainly an investment piece, but well worth it when you consider the amount of use you’ll get out of it, unlike regular high chairs. The Stokke is perfect for families that don’t want baby gear cluttering up their home and who value family mealtimes for conversation and togetherness.
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