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Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair Review

Stokke high chair in Natural color with harness attachment (may or may not be sold separately)
Price:   $250.00 List | $249.00 at Amazon
Pros:  High quality, long-lasting, ergonomic design, sturdy, secure, grows with the child
Cons:  Installation of the optional baby seat can be tricky
Bottom line:  One of our favorite high chairs, sturdy, high quality, and useful for many years
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Manufacturer:   Stokke


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Review by:
Juliet Spurrier, MD

Last Updated:
Friday
January 11, 2013

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The problem with most high chairs is that your baby will outgrow it. What we love about the Stokke Tripp Trapp is that it is a high quality high chair, that then converts to a very functional child's chair that can be used for many, many, years.

The optional Stokke Baby Set for the Tripp Trapp high chair provides additional support for babies and small children.
The optional Stokke Baby Set for the Tripp Trapp high chair provides additional support for babies and small children.
The Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair is a beautiful addition to anyone's home and provides a secure and sturdy option for seating a baby from 6 months of age and then into childhood. It grows with your child with its easy adjustments and can hold up to 300 pounds. Made of cultivated beechwood and available in an array of distinctive colors, the Stokke high chair is ergonomically designed with a footrest for comfort. There is also a five-point harness system for infants that works well with the high chair for children 3 years and younger, but when purchasing the high chair make sure to note whether or not the harness is included.

For babies, we recommend getting the optional Stokke Baby Set, which is sold separately from the high chair for $70. The Baby Set seat adds another level of support for babies and toddlers with its backrest and baby rail.

Once your baby has grown  you can then use the Stokke with the 5-point harness with a toddler. Later  remove the 5-point harness  adjust the seat and leg heights  and you can use it as a child's chair for years to come.
Once your baby has grown, you can then use the Stokke with the 5-point harness with a toddler. Later, remove the 5-point harness, adjust the seat and leg heights, and you can use it as a child's chair for years to come.

Juliet Spurrier, MD


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Jun 24, 2014 - 01:39pm
 
sarahbax

I had been scoping out this chair for a few months prior to starting my son on solids. I thought it was one of the best-looking and practical (grows with child) high chairs on the market… that was affordable.

However, the cost of the chair alone is slightly misleading as the infant seat and tray are practically essential for a six month old who is learning to sit and eat. I also bought the fabric seat cushion for added comfort. The total cost of the chair plus all three extras added up quickly to well over $400.

While the chair does look good, I find it very difficult to use. The crotch strap is awkward to get at when the baby seat is in use. The stationary position of the seat is sometimes awkward for my wriggling son to get into, especially when he doesn't want to get in. And, most disturbing of all, while seated, my son can pull up on the tray with all of his super-human toddler strength and lift the infant seat and tray right up and out of the chair together in one piece. He has actually fallen out of the chair once! I was luckily close by so there were no injuries… I contacted the store I bought the chair from and sent the store images of my assembled chair - thinking I may have assembled the chair and infant seat incorrectly - I was told everything was fine with the assembly.

I'd never recommend this chair to any of my friends.




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