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Things I Love Thursday- Stokke High Chair

tilt  I know I focus a lot on being frugal on my blog and anyone who knows me knows I love a good deal. Sometimes obnoxiously so. I have become “that person” in line who brings in gigantic piles of coupons and hold up everyone else. And I rarely eat out without a coupon even at fancy restaurants. Much to my husband’s dismay. But I still believe in dropping some cash when it makes sense. Like on a good shoe sale.

At BlogHer this year, I was introduced to a children’s product company I had never heard of before. Stokke is a company based in Norway that has been around forever. Well since 1932. But it is just starting to make an impression in the US. And can I just tell you I am impressed!! Here is a company who gets that children’s furniture should be made well, have a focus on design and promote child development throughout their life. Simple concepts, but sorely lacking in a lot of children’s products out there today.

I could go on and on about their three main products: their crib, their stroller (which I covet, covet, covet- sorry ten commandments) and their Tripp Trapp high chair. But I want to share my love of the Tripp Trapp high chair.

tripptrappThis chair is so off the charts fantastic. Think of your typical high chair. Plastic, giraffe print, big ole tray. But even more important in the way it looks, the typical high chair is designed so that your infant or child sits off to the side eating off his tray. What if your child could be pulled right up to the table and eat at the same level as the rest of the family? What if once he outgrew the high chair, he could still use the chair and instead of using a booster or sitting up on his knees, the chair allowed him to eat right up at the table in the correct ergonomic position? (see mom, I am using my master’s degree after all)

The Tripp Trapp has an adjustable seat and footrest that can accommodate an infant all the way to an adult. Yes, an adult can sit in this chair. It has won a bunch of awards, but what does that mean that you as a mom? I got this chair for baby #3, but set it up in the meantime for Hannah, my 3 yo. Before the Tripp Trapp, she “sat” on her knees at the table. She hasn’t been in a booster forever cause she hates them, but getting her to stay in her chair at dinner is nearly an impossibility. So most nights for the sake of sanity, she ends up eating on the hubby’s lap. Since the Tripp Trapp, she is comfortably sitting right up to the table. And I am not lying, she eats about 10 times more of her food when she is sitting in that chair.

Oh and it is gorgeous. I got mine in a dark walnut, but you can get it in several stains and even a few fun colors. And these things last forever. I have recently met a few people who have theirs from when they were little. And like I mentioned before you can use this with your child for as long as you want, you just keep adjusting the seat and footrest which is super easy to do. Actually the whole high chair was assembled by moi all by myself (well along with a very helpful  (5 yo).

Now, let’s cut to the chase. This chair ain’t cheap. But I have found there are certain things that are totally worth the investment. When Lily was little we invested in a Britax car seat which was like triple the cost of all other car seats, but I cannot tell you how worth it it has been. It is by far the best seat around. That is how I feel about the Tripp Trapp. It has made such a difference in Hannah’s eating habits and I know it will last for a long time. To me, it is completely one of those things worth investing in. And although they are very hard to find because people rarely get rid of them occasionally you can find a deal on Ebay or Craigslist.

*Disclosure: I was provided with a Tripp Trapp by Stokke at a Stokke hosted event at BlogHer. I was not however asked or obligated to blog about it. Nor was I given any financial compensation. I truly think this is a fantastic product and pretty much tell everyone I know how great it is. So thanks to Stokke for introducing me to your company.

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Comments

  1. I wish they would have had those when my boys were little. It looks pretty great!
    Thanks for hosting!
    ~Liz
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  2. What a neat high chair! I like this so much better than the fisher price one we use. I move mine from the high chair to boosters sitting at the table as soon as I can so they can be a part of the family.
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  3. I love this style of chair! One of the many things I would do differently.

    My first time joining in Things I Love today!
    .-= Heather @ Not a DIY Life´s last blog ..Things I Love Thursday =-.

  4. Such a cute high chair! I will have to pass this on to my friends with kids! (I always love sharing what I find in blogs with them)
    .-= Jen-After the Alter´s last blog ..Things I Love Thursday: Restaurant.com =-.

  5. Annie says:

    I used one of these with my son from the time he was 5 months old! We were living overseas when he was born, and borrowed one from some German friends. Then, when my daughter came along, we got one for her. We/she/my son love it… Our children have sat AT the table with us from the time they started eating… The waist belt/bar and back support (?) keep the littlest ones snugly supported. And you’re right, it’s easy to adjust as they grow.

    This is truly a baby product that no family should be without. You’re right – some things are just worth the extra investment! I hope your baby #3 enjoys it!

  6. I still have a Svan from my first baby but saw the Stokke at a baby boutique last week and now I COVET it. I’m planning to get the Stokke for my parents as an Xmas gift so they can have a nice looking chair at their house. But then again, maybe I should give them my old Svan and get a new Stokke for myself!

    These chairs last for years (Jack is five and still uses his Svan daily)

    Nice score!
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  7. I wish I would have had one for my kids! That is awesome… w/my 2 year old we just went with the booster that sits on the chair and she sits at the kitchen table with us. I just didn’t want the bulky high chair, but this would have been awesome!
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Couponizer & Giveaway =-.

  8. wow, wish you were doing a giveaway for this one :D (not that I’d win….)
    this looks awesome, it may be worth it to shell out the $$, since we’re hoping to have a quiverfull of children…

  9. oh.my.gosh. i am green, green, green with envy. i have wanted this chair for a long time! we invested in a great stroller for z and opted for a cheap ikea high chair this time around… i triple-heart-no-erases love that high chair.
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  10. I have always wanted one of those Trip Trapp chairs! Problem is I’d have to buy 2 of them, and they’re obviously cost prohibitive. Oh well!
    .-= MommyAmy´s last blog ..Tidal Raves Restaurant Review – Things I Love Thursday! =-.

  11. What a cool highchair! Okay, so when is the giveaway for it? LOL j/k

    Have a wonderful day!
    .-= Diann @ The Thrifty Groove´s last blog ..Antique Mall Finds =-.

  12. Agreed! Bought this chair for my daughter w/ special needs when her therapist suggested that my daughter would feel more secure w/ both feet on a stable surface instead of “dangling.” She’s 8 and we STILL use it. Excellent product. Enjoy yours!
    .-= Lindsey´s last blog ..It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year =-.

  13. Chair says:

    Thanks for posting your review. We’ve been going back and forth on whether this chair would be worth the cost or not. I think we’re going to go for it as we haven’t seen any negative comments.
    .-= Chair´s last blog ..Massage Chairs for Sale =-.

  14. Dawn Sincavage says:

    We have 2 of these chairs for our 2 kids (5 and 2 yrs.) and LOVE them. We got the 1st one used and splurged and bought a new one (since we couldn’t find a used one again) for our 2nd child. Just one (b/c there are many) of the great things about these chairs is they are chairs for the long haul. We will probably have them forever and give them to our kids someday. Whenever we have company anyone weighing less than 150 lbs. can sit in it. They are so easy to clean too! We would buy another in a heartbeat if necessary! P.S. I would have loved the stroller too, but alas only so much $ to use :)

  15. I didnt buy a highchair for my son, I got one of those chairs that attach to the dinner table. It is great alot more compact and easier to use than a high cha

  16. 3wheelerbuggy says:

    You cannot believe how long ive been googling for something like this. Browsed through 8 pages of Google results and couldn’t find anything. One search on Bing. There this is… Really gotta start using that more often

  17. Boy, high chairs sure have come a long ways since my kids were babies! My son and his wife who are now in the market to go high chair shopping for my new baby grandson, are looking at both the Svan and the Stokke. Both get good ratings!
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