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If you didn't buy an Antilop high chair, why the hell not?!

(166 Posts)
princelypurpleparrot Fri 31-Aug-12 21:46:36

Obviously this only applies to those who need a high chair!

Other than a Tripp Trapp, I can't see how any other high chair can beat the Antilop in any way. It's dirt cheap, easy to clean, easily stored, and comfy. You can get that little blow up thing to give them support when they are still little, and they last for ages.

Whenever we've been to cafes / restaurants / other homes that have a different style of highchair, my DS's have never looked comfortable.

So, tell me, if you discounted the Antilop, why????????????????

smile

Eskarina Fri 31-Aug-12 21:47:56

Because we were given a nice East Coadt one. Would've bought the ikea one if not grin

They weren't around when I needed one.............

Rubirosa Fri 31-Aug-12 21:49:05

I wanted something that would last a bit longer and look a bit nicer. Got a Red Kite wooden one that is similar in style to a trip trap.

Groovee Fri 31-Aug-12 21:49:30

Because the prima papa suited our needs for ds

MushroomBurger Fri 31-Aug-12 21:50:29

Because I have a Tripp Trapp.

WelshMaenad Fri 31-Aug-12 21:50:48

With you, OP! ours us nearly 2 years old and still looks new. Love love love it!!!

booksandchoc Fri 31-Aug-12 21:50:51

Because I needed something that folded up to fit behind a door. If my kitchen wasn't a tiny box I would have had an antilop.

NurseBernard Fri 31-Aug-12 21:51:20

No idea...

Those HUGE, puffy-seated, primary-coloured, tacky, expensive all-singing, all-dancing (did I mention HUGE?) extravaganzas are horrible.

I got a wooden fold up one from boots because it goes with my table and it looks a helluva lot nicer IMO

The antilope is ugly

ExitStencilist Fri 31-Aug-12 21:52:56

last a bit longer than an antilop? That thing would survive a nuclear winter.

NatashaBee Fri 31-Aug-12 21:53:29

They are great value, but I've seen some that have a harness (over the shoulder) which would have been great for DS when he was smaller, he hated it at first. It would also be nice if there was some sort of pad/ cushion for them to make it a bit more comfortable so he can sit in it for longer while I drink my wine

Because they aren't doing it in white at the moment and the blue one would look terrible in my kitchen!

Really wanted one but can't get one so using a hand me down till ds is a bit less messy than splashing out on a tripptrap.

I am still bitter about this grin

I bought a Bloom Fresco, expensive mistake, went and bought an Antilop a month later.
So may places have them, especially abroad, very suprised (and pleased) to find them in our local restuarant in Turkey.

StormGlass Fri 31-Aug-12 21:55:13

I'd never heard of an antilop high chair before looking at this thread.

That's why we didn't consider buying one.

Iggly Fri 31-Aug-12 21:55:24

I bought a wooden one which was a bastard nightmare to clean so got rid for dc2 and bought the ikea one. It's ok but I trip over the blardy legs and can't get the fecking tray off easily. Great value though.

loveroflife Fri 31-Aug-12 21:55:42

because i couldn't be arsed to drive all the way to ikea for a highchair. besides, i quite like dunking the plastic tray that comes off ours in the washing up bowl and leaving it to dry on draining board, takes all of 5 seconds......

SunAtLast Fri 31-Aug-12 21:55:42

Got Tripp trapp for dc1. Fab but pricy.
Got antilop for dc2. Fab too, easier to clean, but regularly trip up over the sticky outy legs.

Rubirosa Fri 31-Aug-12 21:55:45

Last a bit longer as in, ds wouldn't have outgrown it by 18 months. Antilop is quite small whereas a trip trap style chair can be used as a dining chair til they're big enough to sit on an adult chair.

Iggly Fri 31-Aug-12 21:56:38

Natasha we have a generic highchair cushion insert for ours from kiddicare.

wigglesrock Fri 31-Aug-12 21:56:44

We have the red one, its been brilliant - now being used by my niece grin They are so neat and fit right in at the table.

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Fri 31-Aug-12 21:56:54

I have one. The harness won't control my ds though he likes to stand up in it and screech and spit food.

Lambzig Fri 31-Aug-12 21:57:10

Because my sister insisted on buying it as a present. She wanted to buy a Bloom Loft which was way too big, so we eventually compromised on the High-Pod (most irritating product name ever surely?). Not sure I will be using it for DC2. Wish she had bought a Tripp Trapp, but there was a lot of scare mongering about them at the time.

Because we got a Tripp Trapp. Which DS will be using forever. (unconceived) DC2 will also get a Tripp Trapp.

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