Feeding / 3 October, 2023 / Ellie Thompson
The award-winning Tripp Trapp from Stokke has been around since the 1970s, being consistently popular with parents and children alike. This iconic chair has transformed mealtime routines for generations thanks to its ingenious design and seamless adaptability. We look at what makes the Tripp Trapp a timeless companion for every stage of your family’s journey.
Peter Opsvik worked his magic to create the Tripp Trapp – a chair intended to be part of the family. From cuddly newborn days to full-blown adulthood, this chair grows with your kid like the ultimate sidekick. “One of the first purchases I made when I was pregnant was a Tripp Trapp. Although I thought I’d pass it down from child to child, I ended up buying one for each of my three children. Now my thirteen-year-old still insists on sitting in his bright red seat.” My Baba’s founder, Leo Bamford.
And that’s no surprise. The Tripp Trapp’s ergonomic credentials allow freedom of movement for a comfortable seat at the table for all ages. They’re made from exceptionally high-quality solid wood in a design intended to suit any interior. Choose from multiple colours, including the latest colourway, Glacier Green.
Being depth and height-adjustable, you can alter the seat and footplates to accommodate your child as they grow. At the same time, the chair’s smooth lines make it perfect for tucking under the table to save on space when it’s not being used.
A wide range of Tripp Trapp accessories is available to support your child from newborn to adult. Here are our must-haves from newborn up:
Babies learn by modelling, watching, listening and mimicking the behaviour they see around them. Positioning your baby next to you at the dinner table will help their skill development. It’s much easier for infants to develop good motor skills when seated well, and the cosy Newborn Set will elevate your baby to table level so they can interact with the rest of the family.
“The Tripp Trapp Newborn Set is a genius accessory that brings your newborn to the table, the hub of the home, from day one,” Leo says. “The Newborn Set simply clips onto the Tripp Trapp, so your baby can sit at table height and enjoy eye contact and interaction at family mealtimes.”
Your precious bundle can enjoy a snug, comfy seat featuring 2 adjustable angle positions, superb leg support, and a 5-point harness with protective shoulder pads. Additionally, red-green indicators offer you peace of mind by confirming the correct set-up, so you’ve got peace of mind your little one is secure and content.
The Newborn set can be used up to 9kg.
The next stage accessory is the Baby Set, designed to seat babies six months plus up to the table. Like the Newborn Set, it clips onto the chair easily; no tools are needed. The Baby Set is suitable for infants who can sit unaided and provides side and back support. At the same time, the set’s five-point harness keeps wriggly babies safe and seated. The Baby Set also includes extended glider attachments to prevent the chair from tipping backwards.
The Tripp Trapp Tray is brilliant for weaning babies and is designed to fit right up to your table, keeping your baby at the heart of the family. To be used in conjunction with the Baby Set.
For those who enjoy a little more padding, there are cushions available.
The Baby Cushion aims to provide extra support for babies six months plus, while the Classic Cushion is perfect for use with the chair on its own. The Junior Cushions have a no-slip surface for older kids and adults to offer extra comfort. All cushions are available in a wipe-clean fabric and are machine washable for complete ease.
The Tripp Trapp from Stokke is available in Oak or a range of funky colours to suit every taste in Beech. RRP: £239.