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We have bought a Tripp Trapp for our 19-month-old who doesnt want to go in her Antilop any more (too babyish). However when we set it up today, she climbed straight on it, and when I turned round she was balancing on one foot on the footrest, hand on the table and the chair was sliding backwards away from the table, with her stretched across. She would have fallen if I hadnt caught her. I cant watch her every moment, and I dont really want to buy the babyset/harness at her age, as she sits nicely on normal chairs, but this seems too dangerous and attractive a climbing frame. Have the gliders been added to stop it tipping backwards? The sliding away from the table action seems just as dangerous! Should I return it or adapt some sort of harness for it? any thoughts? thanks
obviously those aren't her words, but after a two week holiday of sitting on normal chairs (stacked up so she can reach) at the table, she kicks up quite a fuss at being put in her high chair. I can force her, and strap her in, but then she won't eat as she is too stressed out. I could have written this all out in my first post, but was trying to be brief. Didn't realise it would elicit such a judgmental response.
I can see where you are coming from, but I still wouldn't (and didn't) let mine dictate thigns they didn't fully undrstand at that age.
both mine had phases where htey kicked up a fuss over the high chair/booster chair/whatever. that's life.
dd2 was so tiny she had to be in a booster/high chair until she was past 3, much to her disgust. but hse was not safe otherwise - leaning over, chair scooting away, as you described.
she didn't want ot be in a high chair, but she had to be, for her safety. so be it.
you asked for an opinion - I said I'd keep her inthe antilop, or get the harness.
failing that, boost her up on a normal chair (we did do this for dd2 when she was at her mst stressed over it all, but it didn't last long, as she was not steady ont he ridiculous amount of cushions she needed ot reach the table).
Silverfrog. I asked for advice on the Tripp Trapp, and to see if anyone had similar experiences. Thank you for your advice on the harness, but I don't need advice on discipline. I was being slightly facetious about the babyish comment, and obviously after this morning's experience I took the chair away and after dealing with the tears she ate in her Antilop. Not that that's any of your business.
We have two Tripp Trapp chairs. One with baby set and harness for DS who is 17 months and one as a chair for DD2 who is 3.5 years old. DS has taken to climbing up DD2's chair (his is too hard with the angles due to the babyset being on it) and it moves as you describes. Some days he is more interested on it than others, on those days I just lift the chair and sit it on the table between meals as with 3 kids aged 5 and under I can't be beside him every moment.
Before I got a proper Stokke harness for the Tripp Trapp I had the Mothercare harness set (comes with reins which we removed) and used that to hold DD2 in place at one stage.