High chairs these days are not just chairs for babies - they can be beautiful dining room chairs that grow with your child. Both Stokke and Bugaboo offer wooden chairs that can last a lifetime!
In 1972, Stokke launched the Tripp Trapp, its first and best-selling high chair that supports your child properly as they grow—while also bringing tasteful style to your well-decorated home. The Stokke Tripp Trapp is known for its European-made quality, comfortable ergonomics and sleek Scandinavian style.
In late 2022, Bugaboo came out with the Giraffe - similar to the Tripp Trapp in that it grows with your child, the Giraffe is five seating solutions in one. The Bugaboo Giraffe high chair combines sustainable, quality materials with expert Dutch craftsmanship to create a durable chair for all ages.
Although the two high chairs are very similar in terms of function, they are different in terms of aesthetic, price, and materials. We’ll help you choose the high chair that's right for your family in this comparison of the Stokke Tripp Trapp and Bugaboo Giraffe.
Stokke Tripp Trapp
The Stokke Tripp Trapp has been a classic for generations, with more than 11 million chairs sold worldwide since 1972. The wooden high chair fits both your child and your decor, bringing baby to the dining table to enjoy their first meals alongside the rest of the family.
Adjust the height of the chair's seat and foot plates to provide proper ergonomics, and adapt the chair to your child's needs as they grow. Start using the chair with an infant by attaching the Newborn Set (sold separately) before converting the Tripp Trapp to a high chair with optional tray. When your child no longer needs the harness, the Tripp Trapp becomes a regular wooden chair that can even support a grown adult.
With five seating solutions in one, the Bugaboo Giraffe high chair combines sustainable, quality materials with expert Dutch craftsmanship to create a durable chair for all ages. The Giraffe can be wiped down with a cloth, while the tray is dishwasher safe and the fabrics are machine washable.
The Bugaboo Giraffe grows with your baby from birth with the optional Newborn Set that can be used on the Rocker attachment on the floor or clipped directly onto the Giraffe. Once your baby is ready for the high chair, you can use the baby set with optional tray. Once your child is around 3 and can sit on their own, you can use the Giraffe as a place to sit up to 220 pounds!
The Bugaboo Giraffe is crafted from eco-friendly European beechwood and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council for sustainability.
Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Bugaboo Giraffe Age and Weight Limits
Here's a look at the age and weight limits for both chairs, depending on their configurations.
With Newborn Attachments
The Stokke Tripp Trapp pairs with the Newborn Set (sold separately), which allows baby to lie flat while remaining within view at table height.
The Bugaboo Giraffe can connect with the Newborn Set (sold separately), which can also be used independently on the floor with the addition of the Rocker Frame (sold separately).
- Tripp Trapp: Birth to 6 months with Tripp Trapp Newborn Set
- Giraffe: Birth to 6 months (max 20 pounds) with Giraffe Newborn Set
With Baby Set and/or Harness
Both products are easy to use in high chair mode, in which your child is elevated to the table and secured with a harness and plastic restraint (which Stokke and Bugaboo call the "baby set").
The Stokke Tripp Trapp and Bugaboo Giraffe can be used from approximately 6 months to 3 years with the baby set and harness.
Eventually, your child will be too big for a high chair, yet not quite big enough for a regular chair. Your toddler probably won't be able to reach the table in your dining chairs, which also won't provide foot support for proper ergonomics.
The chairs for the Stokke Tripp Trapp and Bugaboo Giraffe can be used for many years as a seat for the dining table, homework, or arts and crafts time. They're even sturdy enough to support an adult and can be paired with a cushion to add comfort.
- Stokke Tripp Trapp: 3 years to 242 pounds
- Bugaboo Giraffe: 3 years to 220 pounds
Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Bugaboo Giraffe Price
For current pricing and bundle options, please see their respective product pages.
Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Bugaboo Giraffe Weight and Dimensions
They both require assembly with screws, so they can't be quickly disassembled.
High Chair Dimensions
- Stokke Tripp Trapp: 19.3"L x 31.1"H x 18.1"W
- Bugaboo Giraffe: 23.2"L x 30.1"H x 21.1"W
High Chair Weight
- Stokke Tripp Trapp: 15.4 pounds
- Bugaboo Giraffe: 11 pounds
Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Bugaboo Giraffe Accessories
Accessories help customize your high chair, whether you're adding functionality during mealtime, updating its appearance, or converting it for an older child.
The Stokke Tripp Trapp has the widest range of add-ons—including multiple types of cushions and newborn accessories, as well as a customized version of the EZPZ, a popular silicone mat that suctions to the tray to prevent messy meals.
Fewer accessories are available for the Bugaboo Giraffe, but it does offer the necessities to make it a comfortable place for your baby or child!
Stokke Tripp Trapp
- Newborn Set
- Newborn Set cover
- Mini Baby cushion
- Classic cushion
- Junior cushion
- EZPZ mat
- Newborn Set
- Baby Pillow Set
- Rocker Frame
- Baby Set
Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Bugaboo Giraffe Colors and Materials
Stokke Tripp Trapp
All Stokke high chairs are made in Europe using high-quality beech and oak, types of wood known for their durability and a natural grain look that becomes more unique with time.
The Stokke Tripp Trapp offers the widest range of colors to match any tastes—from neutral browns and grays that match your dining decor to brighter options like red, pink and mint that add a fun pop of color.
For current colors of the Stokke Tripp Trapp, click here.
For current colors / prints of the Stokke Tripp Trapp cushion, click here.
The Bugaboo Giraffe is made with high quality, sustainable materials and expert Dutch craftsmanship. Built with eco-friendly materials, the Bugaboo Giraffe is crafted from European beechwood that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council for sustainability, while all plastic parts are made from ISCC certified bio-based materials. This means the Bugaboo Giraffe’s CO2 footprint is 61% lower than if it was made using conventional plastics.
The Bugaboo Giraffe comes in pleasing neutral colors to fit into any home!
For current colors of the Bugaboo Giraffe, click here.
Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Bugaboo Giraffe Conclusion
- Able to transform and grow from newborn stage to older child (even holds an adult’s weight!)
- Height of seat and foot plate can be adjusted to ensure an ergonomic sitting angle as your child grows
- Foot plate allows child to have feet fully planted, which is best practice for digestion
- Looks like a regular dining chair that can be used at your table for years to come
- Both wood parts of the Tripp Trapp and Giraffe made of beechwood
Only you can decide which is best for your family's needs and you really can’t go wrong with either option! You’re getting a piece of furniture that you can use for years to come!
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