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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

pigletmania Sat 01-Sep-12 11:13:47

Oh right Exit. My dd5 is tall so could not really, ad as he is ASD would start rocking it tipping t over. No they are not fr me, op they are not everyone's taste, even though you love them

SamuelWestsMistress Sat 01-Sep-12 11:24:40

Ha! I had no idea it was called this and was about to say that I got the best seat ever from Ikea for about £12.

They are great. I've passes mine on now to my best chum. She finds it equally as great!

IneedAgoldenNickname Sat 01-Sep-12 11:53:16

I didn't buy one because I was given a mamas and papas one for free. Plus I needed something that folded up as my house was tiny. And the mamas and papas is height adjustable, and reclines etc etc which was what I wanted.

Id love a tripp trapp as ds 2 (5.10) still can't reach the table properly from a normal chair, and he looks silly in the high chair, but sadly I can't afford one :-(

That said if I ever have another baby id be tempted by the chicco Polly as I love it!

lljkk Sat 01-Sep-12 12:24:00

* Never heard of it

* They seem to only be sold in IKEA; I have never set food in a branch of IKEA; I think the nearest one is 1.5 hrs drive away.

* Still dearer than £8 h/chair 2nd hand off of Ebay.

I might have liked one if it turned up locally in a charity shop.

My friends used their TripTrapp as a spare adult chair at table when people visited. I have sat in it comfortably. Can adult do that with an Antilop?

I wouldn't have bought one, back when we needed a highchair, because I needed one that would fold up - we'd have been tripping over the Antilop every time we moved. But it would have been far easier to keep clean than the mothercare one we ended up with. I have such happy (?) memories of gouging hardened weetabix out of the many and varied crevices on that high chair.

hawaiiWave Sat 01-Sep-12 13:25:03

I bought a cossatto noodle as it seemed more comfortable and has lots of height/angle etc options. Not keen on Ikea tbh.

hawaiiWave Sat 01-Sep-12 13:25:34

Ps very happy with the noodle smile

saltnpepashere Sat 01-Sep-12 13:49:24

grin at people discussing the ugliness of a highchair! Surely with a small child your house is full of loads of platic tat anyway. Personally I think they look a lot more funky that those standard cushioned highchairs.

Was just looking at the the Tripp Trapp website. Do you have to buy all the extras (like the Baby Set etc), separately in addition to the price of the chair? Also, does it come with a tray?

ceeveebee Sat 01-Sep-12 14:00:28

There is no plastic tat in my house once DCs in bed. Toys all go away each night. Antilop can't be put away.

I like beautiful things so no reason to ruin the view just because we now have DCs!

The Tripp trapp does not have a tray - whole point is to join everyone at the table. But you can buy a tray on amazon if you want one.

saltnpepashere Sat 01-Sep-12 15:07:47

Actually you could easily dismantle an Antilop (and store it as it doesnt take up much room at all once taken apart) in less time than it takes to put a load of toys away, but like every thing else, each to their own!

Can you tell I love our Antilop? smile

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 01-Sep-12 15:31:51

AIBU to move this to 'Highchairs and baby seats'?

(Don't answer that)

The new Tripp trapps don't tip. In the videos on YouTube the children are using an older version of the chair.

You have to pay extra for the babyset. That's the only extra bit I'd recommend - you can use any harness with it and the bit for really little babies is pointless. The cushions for the babyset are also not a hood idea - they are not required, and they make the chair more difficult to clean.

louisianablue2000 Mon 03-Sep-12 00:52:05

Agree, only the babyset is a necessary addition to the TT, although we also bought the straps they weren't used much and the cushion is a complete waste of money. But we have two TTs and only one babyset since DD1 didn't need it by the time DD2 did. And we have an 18 month age gap. Considering buying a third TT since DD1 doesn't want to give up 'her' chair to the baby.

Shocked at everyone thinking an Antilop or a TT is ugly in a world where the Chicco Polly exists. Ugly, plastic, expensive and with a recline option?????? Why would you want your child to recline when they are eating?

EdMcDunnough Mon 03-Sep-12 07:09:55

I have got a spare (older version) babyset for the Tripp Trapp, having never had the actual chair it is still in its box.

I know the Polly is large and probably quite ugly, but I do hope no one would be daft enough to feed a child while reclining hmm.

I like the recline function because as I said, I like to use the chair as just that - a chair - it is secure as it has a harness, it's big enough for the child to be well padded and comfortable in, and it has the low setting so you can put it next to the sofa and sit down with them to play, or talk, or whatever at eye level.

And then if they get sleepy you can lower the back, and leave them there to rest.
It's like having a bouncy chair but a bit stronger, bigger and more functional, with a play tray attached.

I do think it will get a lot more use than our slimline, minimalist and rather beautiful Kuster tbh.

EdMcDunnough Mon 03-Sep-12 07:12:19

Oh and it was definitely cheaper than the TT - or I'd have bought a TT! smile

I got ours brand new for £77 I think - ebay seller but still. Or was it somewhere online where they had some old designs in the sale. I can't remember now.

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