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Re: advice on baby high chair please

Also Tripp Trapp

We bought also the top tray from Stokke so that baby is at the table with us but mess is container (especially liquid spills)

we have ours with the baby set and straps and if you are planning to put your baby soon in it I would defnitely reccommend these.

I think the downside is that we started putting our baby in at about 6 months and since she did not yet sit she was not too comfortabel as she was in the classic Chicco ones (which my parents have). We had to put rolled towels at the side as otherwise she would slide to one side. But of course it depends on each baby and development etc.

Lastly, I would in retrospect maybe not buy the cushion as it gets real dirty but it is a pain to get on and off and therefore you either not clena it or go through the pain I know now why at the Krippe/Creche where my daugther goes they have all Tripp Trapps but no cushions

anyway, as for buying it, I reccommend this website: they take off EU VAT and are rapid. And guess what? Tripp Trapps are currently on SALE

http://www.babytrader.eu/shop/

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Old 15.06.2009, 20:52
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Re: advice on baby high chair please

I can only support the other recommendations that people have made here....

I have three children...

For something basic that works - the Ikea Antilop - hey, I have one in my roof if anyone wants to come pick it up in Zurich, for free...(my #3 is 18 months and has outgrown it)...

Otherwise, Tripp trapp for sure...

Ditto on not needing the cushions - a couple of rolled up towels and 100% attention from the parent (you shouldn't leave a baby in a highchair unsupervised with food anyway)...and the towels wash up afterwards...

The only think that surprised me when the tripp trapp arrived was that my 12 month old could climb up and sit on it himself....ours is second hand and came with a baby kit (bar) but not straps, but I found there was no reason to strap him in anyway...he just climbs up on his own and sits there no problem...generally someone eats with him at the table anyway.

For independent, unsupervised eating I suggest an old floor mat, and a cheap chair and table set from Ikea...and put it in the kitchen, easier to clean the floor afterwards...if they aren't up high there's no fall-risk...
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Re: advice on baby high chair please

Well, we got our red Tripp Trapp in the end and are happy with it. Also bought a second-hand cushion, but it's correct that they get dirty very quickly. Much washing has finally taken its toll, so we live without the cushion now

I'm actually posting because we found something else I can highly recommend:



the HandySitt

It straps securely to virtually every chair at the table, very practical and easy to take with you when you're travelling. It can be used from sitting age (6months + until about 4 years). Originally, we were given one of these for our baby in a pizzeria in Arosa and were so impressed by it that we now have one ourselves.
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Re: advice on baby high chair please

We are also great fans of the Tripp Trapp. We bought one for each child and, even though they are expensive, I think they are worth it because it is the only solution after the age of 2 when most children will not sit in a traditional highchair and are still too small for a normal chair.

The Tripp Trapp was designed in 1972 'to enable children to get to the top of the situation', but if you really want a tray, here is where you can get one: http://www.playtray.dk/

By the way, it is the only Stokke product that makes sense. An oval-shaped bed that fits only a custom-made mattress and bedding, a space-age stroller that needs two pairs of hands to fold and unfold and takes up all space in a family car, they must be joking?!
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I'm actually posting because we found something else I can highly recommend:



the HandySitt

It straps securely to virtually every chair at the table, very practical and easy to take with you when you're travelling. It can be used from sitting age (6months + until about 4 years). Originally, we were given one of these for our baby in a pizzeria in Arosa and were so impressed by it that we now have one ourselves.
I can second this. The handysitts are absolutely brilliant and work on almost every chair (except perhaps those really posh chairs with the rounded backs).

For home we have the Tripp Trapp but this was more on my husband's insistance. It's not bad if you use it right next to the dining room table but our model has a table attachment which has no lip around the rim so it doesn't take much for dinner plate and cup to slide off onto the floor.

Also, I found the rigid restraining bar a pain in the bum if you are trying to get a reluctant toddler into the chair. They quickly learn if they bend and stiffen their legs you don't have a snowball's chance in Hell of getting them into the thing.

At least with one of those highchairs with straps you can sit them in then somehow get the fabric straps around them and clip them in even in the midst of the hissiest fit.

Perhaps they do different styles of table attachment, though.
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