Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair

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We like

Passes all safety standards for high chairs

Unique design is not found on other high chairs

Can last your child a lifetime as it has no end in age range

Easy to clean and keep looking like new

Comes in a variety of colors to suit your decorative needs

Keeps the family together at the dinner table

We don’t like

It comes with a very high price tag

How it works

Stokke has been making the Tripp Trapp High Chair for almost fifty years. It has been so beloved worldwide that now a second generation of parents is buying this high chair for their children. The high chair is designed to last your child through their lives as the chair starts off as a high chair then graduates to a regular chair that can be used by adults.

It is made completely of wood and has a design that is so unique that it cannot be confused for any other kind of high chair. The chair can be placed next to the table for dinner time, and it can be used at a kids desk as well. With so much versatility and a long life span, the Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair is a good buy that should be considered by all parents. 

 

Design

Design

The Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair is made completely of wood. The chair is finished in a way that the chair can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth if your baby causes there to be any mess from spilled food or drink. The high chair has the typical high chair seat that comes with a five-point safety harness, and separately you can purchase a tray that snaps on to the chair in the corners and remains sturdy while your baby is eating. If you choose not to use the tray, the chair is designed to be as much as like portable high chair pushed right up to the dinner table so that your child can eat right at the table with the rest of the family.

Underneath the seat of the high chair is a flat wooden board that serves as the child’s footrest. The footrest can be adjusted all the way down to the floor as your child grows so that the chair can grow with them. Along the legs of the chair are several slots where the board can be slid into as your child’s legs grow longer. For when your child is an infant, the back legs of the chair come with extenders to give the chair extra balance so that it won’t tip.

When your child is an infant from three-months-old to six-months-old, you can fit a car seat type recliner on top of the chair that snaps in until your child is old enough to hold themselves up and then your child will graduate to the harness seat. After that stage of development, the seat comes off and the high chair becomes a regular chair for your child to use when they are eating. At this stage, many parents take the chair and use it as a desk chair or a chair for their child to use when they are at a play table.
Safety

Safety

The Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair is completely safe for your child to use. When your child is in their infant/toddler stages, the infant chair that is placed on the chair comes with a five-point safety harness. The harness will go around your baby’s arms like a backpack and waist straps will come around either side of their body and all four straps will clip into a buckle that is located between your child’s legs. The fifth strap is the strap that the buckle is attached to and both areas of the harness are secured to the back of the chair. Your child will be completely secure while they are using this chair.
Colors

Colors

The Tripp Trapp High Chair comes in several colors. Many parents choose the color based on their child’s gender and based on the overall decor of the home. There is a neutral color option for the parent who wants something that will fit into the environment of the home no matter what the decor looks like. The other colors that are available for the chair are aqua blue, black, hazy gray, midnight blue, moss green, plum purple, red, seren pink, soft pink, storm grey, walnut brown, and white. There is a color for every home and every taste, and parents should not have a hard time figuring out which color works best for them.
Wood Design

Wood Design

All Stokke high chairs are made of 100% wood and are available in Beech, Ash, or Oak. All the chairs are manufactured in Europe, and as a result, all the chairs must meet all the standard environmental requirements for sourcing wood and cutting down trees. As a result, all Stokke wooden high chairs are part of a process that promotes responsible timbering as well as forestation in the European Union, so if you buy a chair, you are not harming the environment in any kind of way.
JPMA and ASTM Certified

JPMA and ASTM Certified

The Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair has been tested and given a gold seal of approval by the JPMA, which stands for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. This association is dedicated to testing all products created and designed for juveniles and young children. The Tripp Trapp high chair has gone through several tests to ensure that it is safe for your child to use.

The Tripp Trapp passed the tests of the JPMA as well as the ASTM, which stands for the American Society for Testing and Materials. In the United States, the Tripp Trapp went through the second set of testing to ensure safety, and it passed those levels of tests as well. Parents can have peace-of-mind knowing that even though the toddler chair has a unique design, it is safe for your child to use.
Maintenance

Maintenance

Maintaining the condition of the high chair is very easy with the Tripp Trapp as the wood has been treated in such a way that you can completely wipe down the chair for kids with just a damp cloth. Many parents have found this to be the best part of the high chair. Whether your child spills juice or sauce or any kind of sticky food, the chair can be easily wiped down and kept clean in just a matter of moments. You never have to worry about the wood breaking down or coming apart as the treatment will keep the wood from splitting.

As with anything that is found in nature, over time the chair may get worn down and old, but it will never pose a hassle to anyone or buckle underweight. It is durable and easy to keep looking like new. The infant seat is made of plastic, and if you want to wash that more thoroughly than with a damp cloth, the infant seat can detach and you can put it in the dishwasher with your other dishes for a maximum clean.
Comfort

Comfort

The stokke tripp trapp is made entirely out of wood and sitting on it over an extended period of time can be uncomfortable. As a result, you can purchase a cushion to go with your Tripp Trapp that goes around the seat so that your child can sit and eat at the table without being super uncomfortable. The cushions can be purchased in a variety of colors to match or complement whatever color your chair is and whatever color your home decor is as well. The cushions are also easy to maintain and wipe down, and you can even put the cushion in the washing machine for extra deep cleaning.
Sitting at the Table

Sitting at the Table

What makes the Tripp Trapp such a good item to have in your home is that it keeps the family together. The chair was designed by Peter Opsvik in Scandinavia as a way to keep all members of the family together at the table. Many high chairs are bulky or at a height that is not conducive to children being able to sit at the table with their family. The chairs are mostly kept off to the side and the child is separated from the dinner table.

Toddlers in booster chairs are also placed in some kind of cumbersome position at the table and their connection to the family gathering can also be lost. Because the Tripp Trapp is able to be adjusted to your child’s height and the chair is designed to be at the proper height of the dinner table, your child can be pushed directly into the table and a part of the conversation and the experience. Families can fully feel together while eating any meal of the day.
Age Range

Age Range

The age range for the Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair is from three-months-old to adulthood. The chair can be used while your baby is still in a car seat type of reclining chair to the infant-toddler seat to a regular chair. There is really no age that is not able to use this chair. Because the chair can last your child throughout their lives, you can have your child’s name engraved on the back of the chair if you wish. You can go to the Stokke website and upon your purchase, the engraving can be ordered and done, and your child will have their own personalized chair for as long as they wish to own the chair.

The baby seat is to be used from six-months-old until your child is able to sit in a chair on their own without the risk of them falling out and with the ability for them to get into and out of the chair on their own. Many parents will know when the time is right as their child will become more independent and they will also not be able to fit into the baby seat.
Price

Price

The Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair has a very high price tag. You can purchase the base on its own for a lower price, but that means the chair will not come with the infant seat. When you purchase the infant seat with the base, the price tag gets higher. Any other accessories like the tray or the cushion are sold separately and are purchased at the discretion of the parent. This chair does not fit into the budget of a lot of parents, but for those parents who can fit this into their budget or register for it on a registry, it is an investment in furniture because it will last your child for however long they want to own this chair, so over time, the price may not seem so high for something your child could have for a very long time if not most of their lives.

Conclusion

The Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair is a great investment for the parent who wants to purchase something that will grow with their child. There are so many products on the market for children that only last a few years and then they either have to be handed down to a younger sibling or family member or they get thrown away all together. So many of those kinds of products are expensive and parents can only use them for a short period of time, but with the Tripp Trapp, parents who can afford it can buy a piece of furniture that has a great function and can last for decades.

Parents don’t have to worry about setting down a large sum of money for something that they will either never use or only get a few years worth of use out of it. If you can afford it, this highly fashionable, the well-made product will not only serve your child for a long time, but it will bring them closer to the dinner table and keep them feeling close to those around them during mealtime. If you can fit it into your budget, the Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair is a purchase worth considering for its longevity, creativity, and versatility as a chair and so much more. You could also check out our baby Bjorn high chair review.
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