This is a sponsored post thanks to Stokke for the Tripp Trapp highchair with whom I met at the Chicago Baby Show.
Raiden is 2.5 years old now and I have gone through two full sized highchairs as well as two booster seats for the kitchen table and yet I still didn’t feel like I had found the right product for us. I know everyone has their own tastes and likes and apparently mine was much harder to find.
When we moved into our new house at the end of May we had chosen to not use a highchair at the house because we just didn’t like them and neither did Raiden. I wanted meal time to be a nice comfortable time where I wasn’t constantly struggling and fighting with my very stubborn toddler. For the most part this was okay, but he did fall off of the chair a time or two and that made me nervous.
Our perfect highchair.
I had really given up on highchairs until we went to the Chicago Baby Show I hadn’t really been planning on looking for a highchair until I heard about the Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair. This highchair is what we needed for our toddler son. He wanted a chair that made him feel like a big boy, like he was a part of the family and this chair was going to do just that.
Why we love the Stokke Tripp Trapp
We love the Stokke Tripp Trapp because it has adjustability with the seat height and the foot rest. This allows our son to grow with the seat. We received the highchair pre-assembled so I thought that it would be wise to snap a picture with my real life baby doll sitting in the seat like an infant would.
I didn’t buckle baby in because I will admit that a few features are quite difficult for my hands to manipulate. The buckle itself isn’t impossible with use of my UnbuckleMe, but I cannot manipulate it with my hands when the tray is in place. The tray is impossible for me to un-clip from the highchair. If you can slide your child into the seat with the tray on this would be an option for someone with hand strength issues like myself.
Once my hubby removed the tray we also removed the back padding and only kept the seat padding on since Raiden is old enough to sit in the seat without the full harness.
Adjusting The Highchair
Adjusting the seat and the foot rest is pretty simple. We loosened the legs on the chair ever so slightly with an allen wrench so that the boards can be slide out and back into their new slots. You then tighten the legs back up so that everything is snug and doesn’t move when in use.
We only needed to move the footrest, but I can tell that it won’t be long until we have to lower the seat as well because my little guy is growing like a weed!