My DS (21 months) has just started getting really fidgetty in his Tripp Trapp and keeps protesting that he wants to sit in his 'own chair' (ie on one of ours). Trouble is, we've got benches which aren't very easy for him to manage, so I really want to keep him in the Tripp Trapp. I was just wondering whether it was too soon to remove the baby set, and whether it would make a difference. What age did other people remove theirs??
My ds is the same age, and we've had the baby set off for about 4 months now. He can climb in and out on his own. I do push him up close to the table to he's sort of jammed in, so he doesn't go walkabout mid-meal, which was my main concern. We do have the 'sit down!' conversation from time to time as he tries to crawl onto the table, but overall he likes the independence of getting himself in and out of it.
you can get reins (own brand or generic which cost about £4) for the trip trap which are great. Perhaps that's the solution if you are worried about his safety - then you can slowly lengthen the straps until you are confident he can manage without?
I had the baby set off from about 14-15 months and used reins at first. DS is now 3 and they are still on there, mostly unused, and are a great "incentive" to good behaviour at mealtimes.