I love it – The Stokke Tripp Trapp

27 Oct

I have to say, the Norwegians seem to know a thing or two about highchairs! When we had to make the decision about which chair to invest in, there were a few criteria the chair needed to meet:

  • it needed to be safe – so the baby, when he got older, wouldn’t be able to tip himself back
  • a well built chair that would be comfortable for the baby and the toddler
  • a chair that would allow him to sit at the table with us and share our meals
  • a highchair that would grow with the child, so we wouldn’t have to buy another one when he grew older.

There are a variety of highchairs out there that met our criteria, but, being a designer, it was the Stokke Tripp Trapp which caught my eye. It is a superbly designed classic, created in 1974 by Norwegian designer Peter Opsvik.

The Tripp Trapp can be used from birth (with the Newborn set), meaning that baby can share a meal with the family right from the start!

The chair also comes with an optional tray, so it can be used both independently and at the family table.

There are special attachments for the feet so that it’s impossible for baby (or toddler) to tip over the chair (and trust me, our son tried many times!)

Once the baby set/harness comes off, the trip trapp turns into a booster seat, so the child always sits at the right level, thanks to the adjustable seat.

And once your child isn’t so young anymore, the Tripp Trapp will easily turn into a great looking chair which can even be used by adults!

Yes, it’s more expensive than many other highchairs on the market (although by far not the most expensive) – but it looks great, is built to last and most importantly will last until the children have long moved out!


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