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Is the Stokke Tripp Trapp worth it?

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thechickenlady Sat 04-Aug-07 22:04:23

My DH has just impulsively bought a Tripp Trapp highchair. Lovely piece of furniture BUT we're going to need to buy a tray for it as it doesn't fit under our kitchen table due to a footrest in the way.

We've found a seller on eBay who can provide a seperate tray for £50, but on top of the £109 for the basic chair, and £30 for the insert it's hitting £200!!!

Is the Tripp Trapp really worth it, or should we take it back and get a cheaper one? Has anyone bought a tray and found them worthwhile?

Aitch Sat 04-Aug-07 22:05:19

loads of people love them, personally i'm delighted with my £15 from Ikea.

Sheherazadethegoat Sat 04-Aug-07 22:06:09

i think if it doesn't fit under your table then there isn't any point in having it.

JackieNo Sat 04-Aug-07 22:06:12

It might not be worth it if you can't use it at the table easily, tbh. We have one and love it, but I don't know about the trays, sorry.

littlelapin Sat 04-Aug-07 22:08:36

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Pruners Sat 04-Aug-07 22:09:18

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Washersaurus Sat 04-Aug-07 22:10:24

We love ours! Surely the whole point of them is that they are to be used 'like a normal chair' at the table though? If I were you I would return it and get a cheaper chair with a tray (or one that fits under the table)

Bluestocking Sat 04-Aug-07 22:10:50

Is it the Tripp Trapp's footrest that's in the way? Can't you move it? Personally I have found DS's TT an absolute blessing. My mum bought it for him as soon as he could sit up. He's now 3.4 and it's perfect to bring him up to the right height to sit at the table properly.

Tommy Sat 04-Aug-07 22:18:23

My DSs are 5.6 and 4 and they still use theirs so as far as getting your moneys worth, definitely but they didn't go into them until they were about a year. For babies, I think you just need a cheaper option (we have a booster seat thing with a tray from Argos) but the TRipp Trapps have been great since.

thechickenlady Sat 04-Aug-07 22:32:21

Ah just to clarify... we're getting a new kitchen table in 6 months and we thought a Tripp Trapp would be a good investment as our DD (6 weeks) will also use it in the future.

The only short-term problem is our DS is 18 months old and the highchair we have been using for the last year has been vomited on way to many times, so it definitely needs replacing. So the tray would only be a short-term thing.

NotADragonOfSoup Sat 04-Aug-07 22:34:48

Take the footrest off??

BirdyArms Sat 04-Aug-07 22:36:33

I like ours a lot and found it good for even quite a small baby (think we used ours from 7mths and ds not very advanced in the sitting up department). But I agree with others who say that if it doesn't fit under your table there's not much point. We've also got the ikea jobby for travelling and visitors and it's really great - would definitely recommend it.

satine Sat 04-Aug-07 22:51:22

Love mine and we have used it every single day and will keep it and continue to use it for years and years.How many baby things can you say that about?!

Aitch Sat 04-Aug-07 23:26:23

considering it costs £200 then you can say 'i bought an ikea one and then when my child grew up i bought A Proper Chair and it still didn't cost half that'.
you tripp-trapp people are insane, you do know that don't you?

Twinklemegan Sun 05-Aug-07 00:04:16

My DS loves tipping his food all over his highchair tray so if we had a Tripp Trapp I think I'd be going spare. And it's so much easier to feed them off the tray rather than worry about bowls being thrown on the floor. Our £20 one from Mothercare is just fine.

Flibbertyjibbet Sun 05-Aug-07 00:31:25

Aitch where do you go shopping that they are £200? ours cost less than my friends horrid M&p highchair.
We have a small house with 'dining kitchen', the last thing I wanted was a big revolting plastic highchair, even if it folded up it would still be in the way. We bought a tripp trapp so the child could sit at the table - no tray. When Ds2 came 16m later we bought another one. No booster seats, no fold up highchairs, just two lovely pieces of furniture that sit under the table like the other dining chairs and take up NO ROOM at all. For some people thats very important.
I am sitting on it now as its our pc chair when the kids have gone to bed
Agree with Shez, if it doesn't fit under your table then no point having it, someone on the wanted ads is asking to buy one, or put it on ebay, you will get back almost what you paid.

Aitch Sun 05-Aug-07 00:59:50

the OP said that it's getting towards £200 inc the tray. ask her where she does her shopping... i do mine in ikea. £15. you're all crackers.

Aitch Sun 05-Aug-07 01:01:06

lol at 'for some people that's very important'. for some people a chair being able to fit under the table and cost £15 is important. nutcases, the lot of you. <shakes head>

NotADragonOfSoup Sun 05-Aug-07 09:23:47

My TrippTrappalike came from Tchibo and cost £25. It's fab.

thechickenlady Mon 06-Aug-07 06:30:04

Thanks for all your replies, it seems like the tray isn't a good idea then, and like you say, you can get ones for £15 elsewhere so £200 is starting to look a bit ridiculous!

I think that we're going to keep it until we get a new dining table, and in the meantime we might get a cheapie Ikea/Mothercare highchair with a tray to tide us over that we can also use as a spare/for visitors at a later date.

My first post and I've already been called crackers - thank god I didn't post on the parent and child parking thread

belgo Mon 06-Aug-07 06:36:58

does the tripp trapp really cost 200 pounds? They cost about half that in Belgium. Both of ours were presents from godparents. They're ok, but lethal to trip over (obviously that's how they got their name)

sauce Mon 06-Aug-07 07:09:54

We bought one for dd (before trays existed) because it's such a visual improvement on the usual highchair but she didn't like it. It wasn't comfortable, I think. We ended up selling it for some ridiculous price & bought a Graco. Even though not attractive, it was very practical. I was delighted to be able to put the tray in the dishwasher, for example.

Bluestocking Mon 06-Aug-07 08:45:22

ChickenLady, take no notice of Aitch - for some reason she and the other Tripp Trapp detractors get very, very excited!

littlelapininhercar Mon 06-Aug-07 09:02:31

I would HIGHLY recommend the "get someone to buy the expensive highchair" option (thanks Mum! )

Bluestocking Mon 06-Aug-07 09:16:48

Too right LL!! Much better to spend money on an expensive high chair than on filling up the house with beeping plastic toys and tasteless clothing as so many other besotted grandmothers seem to do.

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