Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair and Newborn Set Review
The lovely people at Stokke recently sent me a Stokke Tripp Trapp Newborn set to review. The Tripp Trapp Newborn is a cosy, new, ergonomically designed, pod chair that fits simply onto the top of the Tripp Trapp chair to create the perfect environment for your baby – from birth to six months (approx).
I was very impressed with the idea of having a baby seat which was at table height rather than floor height, especially in this household with 2 cats and of course MissB and her sticky fingers We are very much into baby led weaning and to us mealtimes are a time when we all sit down at the table and enjoy conversation and being a family. MissB has been joining us at the table for meals since she was 4 months old and able to support herself in a normal highchair and I love the fact that MasterB can join us from birth and that the Tripp Trapp Chair will be the only highchair I need to buy for him as with the addition of the Baby Set he will still be able to use the chair when he outgrows the Newborn Set (note to self: must order a baby set!).
I was a bit concerned when I first unpacked and put up the Tripp Trapp Chair and Newborn set as it does look a little on the small side, MasterB must have only weighed about 6lb when the following photo was taken but having tried the seat with a larger baby (ie my 8 month old nephew Maxwell) I can see how he will still be able to fit into the chair until he is approximately 6 months old (although realistically he will be in the baby seat by then).
Of course having an inquisitive 14 month old around the house, MissB had to try for herself to see whether she could fit in the Newborn set herself (she is currently obsessed with trying out everything of MasterB’s!) Of course as you would expect she is a little on the large side for it
But she did find that it makes a great place to hide underneath
Anyway back to my review I love the fact that the Newborn set can attach and detach from the Tripp Trapp chair so easily and it is extremely light. I find myself using it all around the house, for instance it’s ideal for taking up to the bathroom with me and having somewhere to put MasterB whilst I’m running his bath or doing other tasks around the house. I find myself often popping him in it at the table whilst I’m cooking dinner in an evening or putting away shopping etc, it’s great to just be able to look up and check that he is ok without having to worry about balancing bouncy chairs on the table (a major no no, I know but I’m sure most mothers will admit it!) or having a chair on the kitchen floor.
The newborn set also has a very handy attachment which you can attach a toy to which will keep baby entertained.
As you can see from the photos, MasterB is quite happy in his Newborn set and I as a mother am extremely happy with it, it’s both stylish and practical and has the added bonus that it is a chair for life and not something which will have to be retired at any time in the near future. The trouble is now I’m going to have to go out and buy MissB a Tripp Trapp Chair of her own as I can see there being battles over who gets custody of this one in the future I’m definitely a Stokke convert now and will be checking out their other products on their website here >>Stokke Website