Even way back when I was pregnant with my first the thought of putting some monstrous high chair in my kitchen was nightmarish.
According to Wikipedia, this high chair was was developed by the Norwegian furniture designer Peter Opsvik in 1972 after he couldn’t find a chair that would let his son, Tor, eat with the rest of the family.
What he created was adjustable and stable enough for little ones to climb onto themselves.
We have two:
The Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair is not cheap at $249.99 – I’ll grant you that. But when you consider that you can use it through infancy, into the toddler days, into the teen years (when it makes a great desk chair), and then into adulthood, it starts to look like a MUCH better buy. They’re great for small spaces, too. Plus, for the mamas who care about aesthetics, I have to say I think it is much nicer looking than the more common plastic and metal high chairs.
At our house? We think the Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair is worth every penny – even when you need two.