Lately I have been starting to dread family dinners (well also breakfasts and lunches). Why you ask? Three little words…my 3 year old. He makes such a mess eating I just start to shudder when it is time to clean up. Luckily my family had the chance to review Stokke’s Tripp Trapp which has drastically helped to reduce my mess!
At Stokke®, we are committed to putting children first. Our products are designed and constructed specifically to encourage child development and to strengthen the bonds between parents and children in those crucial early weeks, months and years. We believe it is in a child’s best interests to be as close as possible to his or her parents, and to be placed in an environment of genuine safety and security, free to learn and to grow. Our products are innovative, sustainable and child centered, providing smart solutions for your baby’s needs and fitting easily into your home and life. Stokke® products are designed to grow with your child. We believe that children and parents should grow together and that we can help with every part of you and your child’s day, from eating and sleeping to playing and learning and strolling around town – always close, always together, always growing, always Stokke®.
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.
Height and depth adjustable seat and foot plate:
- Grows with the child.
- Lifts the floor up to the child – gives stability and ability to move.
- Chair adapts to the child’s body instead of vice versa.
- Elevates the child up to the correct height at the table.
- Child is part of dining experience.
- Promotes parent – child bonding.
- Child is sitting ergonomically correct.
- Longevity of product.
Manufactured from cultivated beech
- Strong, solid and durable.
- Environmentally friendly/safety.
- Longevity of product.
No fixed tray
- Comes closer to the table.
- Develops hand/eye co-ordination.
- Easy for the child to move.
7-year warranty on wooden components
- Registration at www.stokke.com entitles the owner to a 7-year Extended Warranty.
- Good investment.
- Good value for money.
- Proof of quality.
My take: I am so very, very happy to report the mealtime is a much happier time for Mommy all because of Stokke’s Tripp Trapp. As a physical therapist I am mentally kicking myself for not realizing that a large part of the reason my 3 year old was making a huge mess was because he wasn’t seated in an optimal position. In order to reach the dinner table he had to sit on his knees throwing his alignment off balance.
The Tripp Trapp came packaged in a great box that was light-weight and very consumer friendly. My father-in-law put my Tripp Trapp together while I was out of town. He is a semi-retired carpenter and he was highly impressed with the quality of the wood and how stable the chair is. The real test came when the 3 year old sat in it. He loves having the ability to push himself towards and away from the table thanks to the plastic gliders. He also loves the restraint system which annoys me since he is old enough not to use it but I think he feels more secure in it since he now has the freedom to push towards and away from the table.
Things I noticed immediately: he was much more comfortable having his feet rest on the lower platform and sitting in a 90-90 position (physical therapist lingo for 90 degrees hip flexion, 90 degrees knee flexion), when pushed under the table I can’t tell it is not a regular chair and I LOVE that. I also love how easy it is to clean- there are no little nooks and crannies where food gets stuck forever. Simply wipe with a wet cloth.
I know the price is high but when you think about how you can use this seat from infancy to adulthood, can be easily used as an extra dinner chair when needed and the quality and craftmanship of this chair it is justified.
I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.
I did receive product or services to keep for my testing purposes