I love my wife more than anything. She is the operation room behind our family that keeps everything ticking over. One fine example of her doing the best for our family was the purchase of the Stokke Trip Trap High Chair. Along with the Bugaboo Donkey, this was the best thing that we have bought for our twins. It is because of her wonderful research and purchase that I get to do the Stokke Tripp Trapp review.
A Brief History of the Stokke Tripp Trapp – Stokke Trip Trap Review
Back in the 1970’s a guy called Peter Opsvik realised that his son could not sit with the family at the dinner table. He went on to create a high chair that developed along with his son and could be used as got older. Initially, the concept was slow to take off but now the Stokke Tripp Trapp is one of the most popular high chairs on the market.
Peter Opsvik was an industrial designer and one of the forerunners of the ergonomic movement. He noticed that adults like to sit with their feet firmly planted on the ground. They also like to put their feet up on rests or in a multitude of positions; crossed legged, spread out, etc.. He wanted to create a chair that children could sit down on and be comfortable for longer. At the time there was no baby high chair that was designed for baby’s to rest their feet.
It’s versatile – Stokke Tripp Trapp Review
The Stokke Tripp Trapp has 13 different adjustments to make the high chair more comfortable for your child. This means that your child can sit in the chair comfortably for longer. This has numerous advantages. When your child sits for longer they can eat more. This is essential for growing babies. When your baby sits for longer at the table with you it gives you a chance to bond.
It is expensive but worth it – Stokke Tripp Trapp Review
The Stokke Tripp Trapp is not cheap but it’s worth every penny of the hefty price tag. We had to buy two, so my wife used her German thriftiness to acquire two second-hand Stokke Tripp Trapp high chairs. This piece of baby furniture is a timeless classic and will probably never go out of style. They have been making them since the early 70’s and there is no sign of them stopping anytime soon.
The beauty of the Stokke Tripp Trapp is not only in the style but how long it will last. It is good for babies from a couple of months old to 7 years old. This is one investment that will last all of your child’s childhood until they can sit comfortably in an adults chair. It can actually hold up to 300 pounds in weight.
The Good and the Bad – Stokke Tripp Trapp Review
What are the dimensions of the Stokke Tripp Trapp?
How much does the Stokke Tripp Trapp Weigh?
Can the Stokke Tripp Trapp be used at a higher table, bar or kitchen island?
The Stokke Tripp Trapp is not ideal for use at a bar. It’s designed for use ar tables that are a standard height(72-76 cm).
What weight/load can the Stokke Tripp Trapp hold?
You have no need to worry about your children using this chair. It can hold up to 85 kg.
What kind of finish does the Stokke Tripp Trapp have?
The Stokke Tripp Trapp has a matte lacquer finish.
Stokke Trip Trap Review SECRET TIP: STOKKE CHANGED FROM A WOODEN SAFETY RAIL TO A PLASTIC BABY SET. THE OLDER MODEL LOOKS NICER AND IS EASIER TO GET YOUR BABY IN AND OUT FROM.
According to Stokke the reasons that they changed the seat are:
- the new plastic seat encourages better sitting posture
- the separate leg spaces offers a snugger fit which increases safety
- the new set is easy to clean and can be put in the dishwasher
Putting it together – Stokke Tripp Trapp Review
The Stokke Trip Trap is very uncomplicated to put together. It is one of the many great advantages of this super high chair. There are four screws on each side that simply need an alan key to assemble. It should not take you more than 20 minutes from unboxing until you are feeding your child in the high chair.
Extras – Stokke Tripp Trapp Review
The Stokke Trip Trap comes with a lot of extras. You can Click Below to Learn More!
How easy it to use? – Stokke Tripp Trapp Review
Super Easy! We have the older version and we have used it since not long after birth. Our twins were born 10 weeks prematurely and weighed less than 3 pounds. They fit in the palm of my hand. We used the Tripp Trapp Newborn Set to feed our babies from the beginning and we never had an issue.
Is it safe for my baby? Stokke Tripp Trapp Review
Yes, it is very safe. As mentioned we started with the Tripp Trapp Newborn set and it worked like a charm. It has very secure straps that will help to keep your newborn safe. After your newborn progresses into the next stage of life they will outgrow the newborn set. Then it is time for your baby to sit it in the high chair upright. The old frame is very secure and the new one is apparently even more secure for your baby. If you are worried about your child’s safety after they have moved out of the newborn set then you can buy the Stokke Harness.
How do I clean it? Stokke Tripp Trapp Review
The good old-fashioned way, with a damp cloth. The matte lacquer finish is very easy to clean and warm water and cloth usually does the trick. To make your life easier you should always clean it straight away. The new baby set for the Tripp Trapp can be put in the dishwasher.
Is it comfortable for my baby? Stokke Tripp Trapp Review
I would say yes but it is hard to determine. My evidence is based on the fact that our babies often sit in the Stokke Tripp Trapp for over an hour without complaint. We do not have the cushions. If you want to enhance your babies sitting experience then you can buy either the Tripp Trapp Mini Baby Cushion, Tripp Trapp Junior Cushion or the Tripp Trapp Cushion.
Can I use it for travelling? Stokke Tripp Trapp Review
It cannot be used for travelling. It is too heavy and cumbersome to transport. I was going to add this as a con in the list above but I thought that was unfair. It is not easy to transport as it is so sturdy. It is so robust that it is built to last for most of your child’s childhood. If you are travelling then the easiest high chair that I have found is the simple Ikea one. It is nowhere near as good as the Stokke Tripp Trapp but it is great for a cheap alternative.
Scantily Dad Verdict – Stokke Tripp Trapp Review
This is an essential bit of baby kit. It made my list of top baby products. It is stylish, well built and will last a long time. The price tag can put people off but it is worth the money. You will start off with the newborn set, progress to the baby set and then it becomes a stool for your child. It is a great way for you and your family to share important meal times together from the beginning. If you buy one high chair then make sure it is the Stokke Tripp Trapp. You will not be disappointed.