by Amy Venzke July 21, 2020 8 min read

Stokke brings a unique perspective to the often short-lived high chair: Instead of a plastic product you'll use only for a year or two, the Norwegian manufacturer's wooden chairs can last a lifetime.

In 1972, Stokke launched the Tripp Trapp, its first and best-selling high chair that supports your child properly as she grows—while also bringing tasteful style to your well-decorated home.

In addition to the timeless Tripp Trapp, Stokke now offers two additional high chairs, each with a different take on the needs of modern families.

Like the Tripp Trapp, the Stokke Steps grows with your child, with the ability to be configured for a newborn, a toddler and even an adult. 

Stokke's newest option, the Clikk, has the lifespan of a traditional high chair while adding contemporary style and a quick, tools-free assembly that makes it convenient for travel. 

All Stokke high chairs are known for their European-made quality, comfortable ergonomics and sleek Scandinavian style. But the Stokke Tripp Trapp, Steps and Clikk are different in their design, price point and configuration options.

We'll help you choose the high chair that's right for your family in this comparison of the Stokke Tripp Trapp, Stokke Steps and Stokke Clikk.

Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk High Chair Comparison

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 her 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 she grows. 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.

Stokke Steps

The Stokke Steps adapts to your child's needs along the many steps of her development.

Attach the Steps Bouncer (sold separately) to the chair to bring a newborn to the table, or use the bouncer independently to rock baby on the floor. Once your child is ready for a high chair, the Steps includes an adjustable footrest and an adjustable backrest for support through toddlerhood. Remove the Baby Set and optional tray for a chair that your child can use for years to come.

Stokke Clikk

The Stokke Clikk brings Scandinavian design to a chair that's easy to clean, quick to assemble and more affordable than Stokke's other high chairs.

Weighing only 8 pounds, the Clikk simplifies travel and installation, offering a tools-free assembly that involves only a few simple clicks. While the Clikk can't be used for a newborn or an adult like Stokke's other chairs, it can be used with or without the Baby Set support and tray from baby's first meal through toddlerhood. 

Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk Age and Weight Limits

One of the greatest differences between the Stokke Tripp Trapp, Steps and Clikk is the length of time you can use the high chair as your child grows.

The Stokke Clikk covers the length of time most families use a high chair: from approximately 6 months (when your baby can begin eating solid foods) to around age 3.

But the Stokke Tripp Trapp and Stokke Steps can also be configured for newborns and even for adults, allowing you to begin using the chairs earlier and continue using them for years to come.

Here's a look at the age and weight limits for the three chairs, depending on their configurations.

With Newborn Attachments

With the Stokke Steps and Tripp Trapp, your baby can join you at the dinner table from her first days at home, long before she's ready for her own mealtime.

The Steps chair can connect with the Steps Bouncer (sold separately for $199.99), which can also be used independently on the floor.

The Tripp Trapp pairs with the Newborn Set (sold separately for $149.99), which allows baby to lie flat while remaining within view at table height.

The Stokke Clikk cannot be used until approximately 6 months, when your baby is able to sit upright.

Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk High Chair Comparison

With Baby Set and/or Harness

All three 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 calls the "baby set").

For the Clikk, the baby set and food tray are integrated into a single piece that snaps into the chair.

All components for the Tripp Trapp and Steps can be purchased individually, but Stokke also offers two bundle options: a high chair that includes the baby set and a complete bundle that adds a tray and cushion.

All three Stokke high chairs can be used from approximately 6 months to 3 years with the baby set and harness.

  • Tripp Trapp: 6 months to approximately 3 years with baby set and harness
  • Steps: 6 months to approximately 3 years with baby set and harness
  • Clikk: 6 months to approximately 3 years with harness

Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk High Chair Comparison

Chair

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 Steps 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.

With its smaller seat and limited functionality, the Clikk can be used only until around age 3.

  • Tripp Trapp: 3 years to 242 pounds
  • Steps: 3 years to 187 pounds
  • Clikk: Suitable up to about 3 years or 33 pounds

Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk High Chair Comparison

Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk Price

The Clikk is Stokke's most affordable high chair, priced $149 lower than the Tripp Trapp and $219 lower than the Steps if the same components are purchased.

The Tripp Trapp and Steps are a longer-term investment, considering they can be used both before and after your child needs a high chair—even into adulthood.

Here's a look at pricing for the three products, based on their configurations as a standalone chair, basic high chair, and fully-accessorized high chair.

Chair

High Chair

The "high chair" bundle for the Stokke Tripp Trapp and Steps includes the chair and baby set attachment.

A food tray is sold separately for the Tripp Trapp and Steps—most European parents opt to bring baby to the table instead—but it's included with the Clikk.

Chair with Tray and Cushion

Stokke offers a complete bundle for the Tripp Trapp and Steps that includes all the accessories you'd want in a high chair: the chair, baby set, tray and cushion.

By purchasing the bundle instead of separate accessories, you'll save $27 on the Tripp Trapp and $47 on the Steps. But some parents prefer buying separate items to customize colors or for registry purposes. 

    Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk Weight and Dimensions

    The Stokke Clikk is lighter than the Tripp Trapp or Steps, making it the most portable of the three chairs.

    True to its name, the legs of the chair simply click in and out, allowing you to reduce the size of the chair if you're traveling or storing it when not in use.

    The Tripp Trapp and Steps require assembly with screws, so they can't be quickly disassembled.

    High Chair Dimensions

    • Tripp Trapp: 19.3"L x 31.1"H x 18.1"W
    • Steps: 14.7"L x 15.9"H x 17.3"W
    • Clikk: 27.2"L x 32.5"H x 22.1"W

    High Chair Weight

    • Tripp Trapp: 15.4 pounds
    • Steps: 10 pounds
    • Clikk: 8.3 pounds

    Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk 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 Tripp Trapp and Steps have the widest range of add-ons—including multiple types of cushions and newborn accessories—because they can be used throughout multiple stages of your child's development.

    Fewer accessories are available for the Clikk, but it's the only Stokke high chair that offers a travel bag.

    A customized version of the EZPZ, a popular silicone mat that suctions to the tray to prevent messy meals, is available for each Stokke high chair. 

    Tripp Trapp

    • Newborn Set
    • Newborn Set cover
    • Baby cushion
    • Classic cushion
    • Junior cushion
    • Tray
    • Storage
    • EZPZ mat

    Steps

    • Bouncer
    • Baby set cushion
    • Chair cushion
    • Tray
    • EZPZ mat

    Clikk

    • Cushion
    • Travel bag (coming in September 2020)
    • EZPZ mat

    Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk Colors and Materials

    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.

    The Steps is available in several neutral tones, with different colors available for the chair and the wooden legs.

    For additional customization on the Tripp Trapp and Steps, mix and match the color of your chair and baby set, and add one of several cushion designs to give the chair more style and comfort.

    The Clikk offers the least amount of customization, available in four solid colors.

    Tripp Trapp Colors

    • Natural
    • White
    • Black
    • Storm Grey
    • Hazy Grey
    • Walnut
    • Soft Mint
    • Warm Red
    • Moss Green
    • Serene Pink
    • Oak Whitewash
    • Oak Natural
    • Oak Black
    • Oak Greywash

    Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk High Chair Comparison

    Steps Colors

    • Whitewash legs with white seat
    • Natural legs with white seat
    • Hazy Grey legs with white seat
    • Natural legs with grey seat
    • Oak Black legs with black seat
    • Oak White legs with white seat

    Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk High Chair Comparison

    Clikk Colors

    • Cloud Grey
    • White
    • Sunny Coral
    • Clover Green

    Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk High Chair Comparison

    Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk Benefits and Drawbacks

    So which high chair is better: the Stokke Tripp Trapp, Steps or Clikk? Only you can decide which model is best for your family's needs, but here are the benefits and drawbacks we see.

    Stokke Tripp Trapp

    Benefits

    • Has the greatest lifespan of any high chair, able to support a 200-pound adult
    • Looks most like a regular dining chair that can be used at your table for years to come
    • Height of seat and foot plate can be adjusted to ensure an ergonomic sitting angle as your child grows
    • Has the widest range of color and accessory options to suit your style and needs
    • Can be used with an infant by attaching the Newborn Set, sold separately
    • Made of high-quality European beech wood with 7-year warranty

    Drawbacks

    • Requires assembly with provided tools
    • Baby set is smaller than Steps or Clikk

    Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk High Chair Comparison

    Stokke Steps

    Benefits

    • Offers three stages of use: with a bouncer for a newborn, as a high chair and as a stepstool-like chair for an older child
    • Steps Bouncer can attach to chair or be used on the floor independently
    • Baby set has two depth options to provide more space as your child grows
    • Foot plate is adjustable to properly support your child as she grows
    • Customizable color options for the seat, chair legs, cushion and tray

    Drawbacks

    • Most expensive of Stokke’s high chair options
    • Seat height is not adjustable like Tripp Trapp
    • Chair has smaller seat and lower weight limit than Tripp Trapp

    Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk High Chair Comparison

    Stokke Clikk

    Benefits

    • Most affordable Stokke high chair, priced $149 lower than the Tripp Trapp and $219 lower than the Steps
    • Can be assembled in three simple clicks, without the use of tools
    • Clikk is lighter than other high chairs and can be disassembled for storage and travel
    • Chair purchase includes tray and baby set

    Drawbacks

    • Has the shortest lifespan of Stokke high chairs, with use up to around age 3
    • Does not have options for use with newborns or older kids
    • Fewer color and accessory options than other Stokke chairs
    • Seat height is not adjustable like Tripp Trapp

    Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk High Chair Comparison

    Questions?

    Strolleria is a family-owned and operated retailer dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents. If you have more questions about the Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps vs. Clikk debate, feel free to contact us at 480-442-9433 or customercare@strolleria.com.  

    Amy Venzke
    Amy Venzke

    Amy Venzke is the co-owner of Strolleria, along with her husband. Together, they have a mission to make the gear-buying experience easier on parents. Contact the Strolleria team with questions at customercare@strolleria.com or 480-442-9433.


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