My Very Favorite High Chair

The Stokke Tripp Trapp is, in my opinion, the best high chair out there. If you’re starved for space but still need to feed a baby or toddler, it simply takes the place of a normal dining chair right at the table. Add to that the fact that they’re easy to clean and come in amazing colors like red and purple and black aaand they’re just so much cooler than the plastic monstrosities covered in animal prints that can absolutely overtake a kitchen.

What else can I say? My daughter loves sitting in her red Stokke Tripp Trapp because it means she gets to sit at the table with mama and papa instead of off to the side, and that I think is my favorite thing about it.

The one caution I’d offer up is that some people have posted videos of their toddlers tipping the Tripp Trapp. Personally, we’ve never had that happen and I’ve heard that it’s only really an issue if the seat isn’t placed correctly for the height of the table. And every Tripp Trapp high chair comes with base extenders for anyone with a particularly leggy toddler.

Has anyone out there reading had a different experience – perhaps an instance of a tipping Tripp Trapp in your own household? I’d love to hear about it because it seems exceedingly rare.

2 Responses to “My Very Favorite High Chair”

  1. La Petite Acadienne December 23, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    I’ve never tried the Tripp Trapp, but I agree completely about regular high chairs being gigantic monstrosities. We got one before The Wee One was born, and only used it for a short time. Not long after he was able to sit up on his own, my mom bought us a plastic booster seat that attaches to a regular kitchen chair, for when we travel. We use that exclusively now, as it allows him to sit at the table, and it’s MUCH easier to clean. (Which is vital once your little one starts wanting to feed himself.)

    I’ve since been found lurking the aisles at Babies R Us, telling expectant moms who are in the midst of registering not to bother with a traditional high chair but to just get a booster seat instead. It’s not like you put a baby in a high chair before he can sit up unaided anyway.

  2. Christa Terry December 29, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    You know, I haven’t thought much about travel accommodations for La Paloma since both of my parents’ houses have high chairs at the ready. But we’re going to Germany in the summertime and I’m not quite sure how we’re going to handle that. We’ll already be traveling with a car seat and stroller aaaaand the Joovy Room2, and I just don’t relish having to add one more piece of equipment to that list.