Though we had it for a couple of weeks now, I couldn't wait until the official "sitting up" factor happened. If you are in Europe - you are in double luck , they have a newborn attachment ( how amazingly convenient for the new mom, isn't it?). I dreamed and wished - I do not understand America... But that part is over, and here is to Tripp Trapp.
Since this is not my first child, by now I am very well aware of all the baby products as well as of the factor of what is needed , necessary and desirable.
First most important factor for me was the posture. There is nothing more important then a growing spine for a little one : it's their health, their development, and much more. Really, you should research the importance.
Then I would really like to have something for my child where he/she would feel connected to us, rather then cut off from the table by mega tray. We ended up throwing away the trays from our previous high chairs, but the height never worked.
And then there are factors of NOT stubbing your toes over chair legs; having something that fits in; easy to clean ( no need to expand on the topic of baby/toddler eating, right?) and - really a dream list, but something that would be INTERESTING in the design; a lux eye candy, not a sourpatch; affordable; something worth spending money on. Let's me honest - it's hard to spend your stash on something you most likely will throw away in a few months anyway : according to US safety guidelines, unless you get one of those restaurant style high chairs , you should replace them YEARLY. How nice, isn't it?
I vaguely new about Stokke before our move to NYC, but it was not until we were actually there that I got to experience what Stokke has to offer. It started with the stroller ( read here why) , and after a fabulous experience with that, I could not wait until it would be time to use Tripp Trapp.
Here are my reasons:
What is a Tripp Trapp
The Stokke Tripp Trappis the best selling children's chair in the world, with well over 9 million chairs sold since 1972. Why? Because it removes the need for dangling legs and bad posture and bringing your child up to the correct level for any table. It improves early learning of social skills by letting your child watch and repeat actions around the dining table, as well as giving your child the best ergonomic start in life.
Why it Works
The adjustability of the Tripp Trappgives a young child a footrest at the right height to trigger all the body's natural postural reflexes via contact through the soles of the feet, combined with a seat that can be set short enough to allow the child to bend the knees to use the footrest and still be able to use the backrest if required.
Tripp Trapp: the chair that grows with the child
This product is for everybody ... from 6 months of age right up to adulthood. The high back, front rail and strap of the Baby Set convert the Tripp Trapp into the best high chair you can get. As the child grows, you take the baby set away and keep on adjusting the chair. Children will keep on using the chair with the footrest up to the age of about 11 or 12. After this, take the children's seat plate away and use the footrest as the seat instead for a comfortable adult chair.
If you are in Europe, there is a NEWBORN SET
Your baby wants to be close to you at all times including when you are sitting, eating or chatting around the table. Bring them round the table with you it will be key to the growth and development of your child social skill. The NEWBORN SET has filled the gap from 0–6 months, and has extended the life span of the Tripp Trapp from 0-99 years. It is a safe and comfortable place at the table, and when you clip the Newborn off the chair you can bring your newborn around the house to keep your baby close to you no matter where you need to be. The base of the newborn set is shaped to create rocking movements when placed on the floor.
Tripp Trapp Chair. A modern classic.
The Tripp Trapp® chair, created in 1972 by the designer Peter Opsvik, has never been bettered. In 1972, revolution was a fact. Back then no one had seen anything like the Tripp Trapp®, and almost 40 years later it is still unique: the only child’s chair that can take you from baby to adult, keeping you secure and comfortable all the way.
“In 1972 the only sitting devices for children from the age of two onwards were special, low chairs, or ordinary chairs designed and intended for grown-ups. My objective was that one chair should seat persons of all sizes in a natural way at the same table. My hope was that this would make sitting at the table more enjoyable and make activities easier to perform there.”