Pros: The chair has an adjustable seat and footrest
Cons: The chair is quite expensive, but other than that no cons.
The Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair is a hit among all of my European friends and family, and it is one of the things that are always listed on the wish lists.
The Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair is a model that has been on the market for decades, and I even remember using one as a child. Nowadays, there are more designs and colors to choose from, but the concept is the same. Even though the design originates from the 1970s, the chair seems to have found a new breath of life in Scandinavia, as the chair is a very a must have among Scandinavia parents.
The Tripp Trapp chair is made of high quality beech wood, and both the seat and the foot rest can be adjusted to fit your child at any age. As a high chair the Tripp Trapp is great, because it allows the child to sit at the table with the rest of the family, instead of isolating the child away from the table. The chair is also comfortable to sit in, and as the child grows, the foot rest enables the child to crawl up by himself.
The Tripp Trapp chair comes with a five-point safety harness to keep your child safe. The safety rail and the cushions are sold separately from the chair, but I highly recommend getting both of these. I have seen the cushion and the safety rail selling at Amazon.com for about 80 dollars. The cushions come in seven different colors and designs, and they ensure that the baby sits comfortably in the high chair. The cushions come with 100 percent polyester filling, and they are machine washable. My sister in law has washed their beige cushion about five times, and it has not faded in color.
The Stokke Tripp Trapp chair comes with a seven year guarantee, and from personal experience I know that this chair lasts for decades. My family recently moved from Denmark after having lived there for two years, and for the two years that we were there, my children always used the Tripp Trapp chair that my brothers and I used as kids in the 80s. My kids loved it just as much as I did as a child, and my oldest son was so upset, when his younger brother started using it (when he could sit up by himself), that we had to borrow a second Tripp Trapp chair from a family friend until we moved back to the U.S.
In North America the Tripp Trapp chair comes in 9 different colors, from natural beech to turquoise.
I have found the Tripp Trapp chair at Ideal Baby here in South Florida at the price of $199.99, but you can go to the Stokke web site to find a store close to you.
You can also find the chair at www.babiesrus.com, www.babycenter.com and a lot of other websites listed at the Stokke website.