The Tripp Trapp chair is a wooden high chair made by Norwegian brand Stokke that's designed to grow with your child from infancy to their teen years and beyond.
Stokke first launched the Tripp Trapp chair in 1972. Designed by Peter Opsvik, the Tripp Trapp is timeless, low-maintenance, and ergonomic, allowing your child to have a seat at the dining table with the family to foster development and connection.
What ages can use the Stokke Tripp Trapp?
The Stokke Tripp Trapp has far more longevity than a typical high chair. It can be used from your newborn's earliest days even through adulthood.
Without any additions, the Tripp Trapp chair on its own can be used from around 3 years up to adulthood, with a weight capacity of 242 pounds.
To begin using the Tripp Trapp once your child is ready for her first meals, most families purchase the chair as the Tripp Trapp High Chair or the Tripp Trapp High Chair Complete Bundle. Both bundles include the Baby Set, which helps support your child from 6 months up to 3 years of age with an attached adjustable harness.
The complete bundle includes the Baby Set, a dishwasher-safe tray, and seat cushion for extra comfort. Stokke prices the complete bundle at a slightly lower price than what you would pay when purchasing each item separately.
You can also use the Tripp Trapp from birth with the addition of the Newborn Set to bring your child close to everyone at meal time—even before they're ready to sit upright or eat solid foods.
For additional comfort, Stokke makes cushions designed for each Tripp Trapp stage of development:
- Tripp Trapp Mini Baby Cushion: 6-18 months
- Tripp Trapp Cushion:
- 6 months - 3 years with baby set
- 3 years and up without baby set
- Tripp Trapp Junior Cushion: 6 years and up
Why is the Stokke Tripp Trapp so popular?
There are many features in the Tripp Trapp that have helped it to become so well-loved around the world.
With its contemporary yet classic design, the Tripp Trapp matches any interior style and offers options to customize the chair color, cushion style and pattern.
Made of European beech wood, with select colors available in oak wood, the Tripp Trapp is long-lasting (and includes a 7 year warranty against defects).
Plus, the many adjustments to the chair seat and footrest ensure your child is comfortable at every stage of development.
Is the Stokke Tripp Trapp worth it?
Many families find that the Stokke Tripp Trapp is worth the money because it's a high-quality piece of wooden furniture that's built to last.
Most high chairs are made with mostly plastic components or designed for more limited use (typically from 6 months to 3 years of age).
Although the Tripp Trapp can be used as a high chair for a standard length of time, its 242 pound weight capacity allows for your child to continue using this chair long after they outgrow the baby and toddler stage. The chair can also comfortably seat an older child or an adult thanks to the highly adjustable seat and footrest.
The frame of the Tripp Trapp is narrow at 18.1" wide, so the chair will fit comfortably at the table with other seating. Your child can sit right at the table, without creating a barrier that many standard high chairs cause due to widely angled legs or tall tray positioning.
Shop the Stokke Tripp Trapp collection below!