Stokke Tripp Trapp
This chair is one of the most expensive of the market. It is perfect though and we love every piece of it.
Because there is no tray, it means that our little one can sit at the table and eat on the same table as us.
Also the chair is growing with our baby. He will soon turn 2yo and can now hope on the chair by himself, it is very stable.
I love that he has both his feet on a flat surface while eating and not dangling in the air.
Last but not least it is very easy to clean. Simple design means that no food gets stuck in impossible spot to reach.
As with all the Bjorn products, this has a great resale value so worth investing in my opinion.
My mother bought the Tripp Trapp when I was a baby and her chairs are still going strong and are in daily use in her adult household. So when I was looking for a high chair, I tried out a few others but I knew Stokke was worth the money. While the style has remained the same, the new version is smaller but has added safety features like the harness and stability bits on the back of the chair.
They are frequently on sale and we got the tray for free, however the tray is pointless as we all sit at the table together. I think this is the perfect chair for people who believe in connecting as a family over food, because the baby is part of the group and not segregated off with their own tray.
It is so easy to clean and as we chose walnut, it matches our existing dining table. I hate using other high chairs as they are so hard to clean and awkward to get the baby in and out off. The Tripp Trapp is such a good, classic design and is totally worth the money (especially as we hope to get 30 years out of it).
The reviews so far have been spot on.
-Easy to clean
-Use it for years (my 5 year old still uses it)
-Kids sit at the table at our level
-The style doesn't get old or date etc.
I'd like to add that kids can be independant and climb up themselves. They are always upright so falls are less dangerous and if you or your kids are creative, these chairs can be decorated, painted, put the childs name on the back... Overall, a brilliant chair!
I loved this highchair and the thought that it could grow with my daughter.
However, my daughter complained alot that the seat was too hard and didn't want to stay in it (and this was after I bought the seat cushion and back rest cushion) .
I thought it was a great idea that she could use the table the same as us but she seemed to prefer to have a tray table all to herself.
She is three now so we have taken the front bar of and made a big deal about it being her big girl chair and she seems to be a bit more responsive but still on occasion prefers her good old everyday highchair (that was actually her Dad's when he was a kid so a really old style one).
It has great points but in the end I found that she preferred the old style chair.
Luckily I located this second hand and I know it will still get use so I haven't lost out on the deal