As second time parents, we have all the baby gear we can possibly own. Seriously, our garage is a storage of baby and kid stuff just waiting for the first family or friend to have a child so we can hand them all off. We went through three high chairs with Big B as he grew; one was a hand-me-down, one was a gift, and one, we actually bought. How many high chairs can a kid have in his lifetime?
We received the Stokke® Tripp Trapp® to review. (Disclosure: Sponsored post.) This has been the one and only high chair we have used at home for Little B since he started eating with us at the table. We love it, and so does he.
Stokke® Tripp Trapp® favorite features
Made of wood
Novel, simple, classic design
Adjustable to fit baby through childhood
Allows Little B to be at the table with us without any barriers
Extended gliders for security
Easy to clean and maintain
Hubby put it together relatively easily. I asked him how it went and he said it didn’t take him that long (less than half an hour for sure). The directions were clear and straightforward. Although I suppose when you’ve put enough baby gear and Ikea furniture together you tend to grow just the right muscles for it.
We’ve adjusted it a couple of times as Little B has grown. He totally owns this high chair. He knows that it’s his and his alone. He gets upset when big brother sits on it. Big B does fit it, but not quite comfortably. At the current setting, his knees go above the table when he is sitting upright. I was never worried about the weight limit. I’ve even sat on this chair myself, not for very long, and it felt very secure and sturdy.
The harness is a five-point harness much like what kids are used to in carseats and strollers. Little B prides himself in being able to close the harness himself. Often times he has asked me to undo the harness just so he can close it again. My husband told me that the harness can’t be removed. Well, we actually had to remove it once to clean it after Little B threw up and it got all over the straps. Yeah, that was not fun.
One of my favorite features is the extendable glider. Sometimes Little B pushes himself away from the table. The glider keeps the high chair from tipping over. It’s a little thing, but it’s a big security feature for me. I know that we are suppose to use the Baby Set™ with it for safety up to age three, but after a certain point, Little B just didn’t like being in it, so we took it off. He doesn’t like being enclosed.
The website says to wipe with a damp cloth to clean. I use a 50% vinegar and water solution to clean it. I simply spray the whole thing and quickly wipe with my Skoy. So far, the varnish hasn’t been affected. However, I never really let the solution sit for very long, just long enough to disinfect and get some sticky food off. Since the design of the Tripp Trapp® is so simple, there are no nooks and crannies that food can get trapped in. I love that.
So how is this high chair eco-friendly? Well, besides being made of wood, the Stokke® Tripp Trapp® is made to be the only high chair you’ll ever need for your child. It’s durable and well made, and I can see it lasting for a very long time. No need to purchase or get rid of more than one high chair. It also saves money and space. (And we all know that space is a commodity when you have kids.)
Disclosure: Sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.