Sharing the Stokke Tripp Trapp® love.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Regular readers or followers of my Facebook page will be familiar with photographs of Liv in her Stokke Xplory.


I rave about it at any given opportunity and drive my Family and Friends mad with talk of Winter/Summer kits and sheepskin liners. Little Miss adores it too, who wouldn't though? I would love to be pushed around in such style!


What I haven't mentioned yet is that we also have another Stokke product, a truly amazing chair called a Tripp Trapp®. The same one that The Daily Mail revealed Prince George has been using during the recent Royal trip.

We came across this chair after Liv spent months pushing her feet up into the table or the underneath of her highchair tray. I realised she was trying to rest her feet on something, so I started to research chairs with footrests. That is when I came across the Tripp Trapp®. The seat and foot plates are fully adjustable, meaning it is easy to be at the perfect height for your table and also for Children to have their feet on a solid surface. This is a very big plus for me, at two and a half, Livs choices would be an adult sized dining chair of a booster seat, neither of which would have her at the correct height for the table, but most importantly with nowhere to rest her feet. Imagine having to sit throughout a whole meal with your legs dangling uncomfortably in mid air, unable to shift your weight or position because your feet aren't touching a firm surface, not a nice thought

What is even more brilliant about this particular chair is that it is suitable from Newborn (with an additional attachment) right through to Adulthood. It's also pretty much identical to its original 1972 design. 

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A quote from the Designer - Peter Opsvik.

“In 1972 the only sitting devices for children from the age of two onwards were special, low chairs, or ordinary chairs designed and intended for grown-ups. My objective was that one chair should seat persons of all sizes in a natural way at the same table. My hope was that this would make sitting at the table more enjoyable and make activities easier to perform there.”


We bought ours second hand around a year ago now, it is a bit battered and bruised but is still completely solid and has plenty of life left in it. After being pushed down the list numerous times, the time has finally come to fix it up. I am all prepared with sandpaper, primer, paint and varnish and I am genuinely excited to get started! We can't wait to see the finished piece.

Here is our Tripp Trapp® as it looks now. 



Watch this space for the finished chair and how we did it.

34 comments:

  1. I have to say I've never been a big fan of the pushchairs but the highchair does look good!

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  2. I have never seen this chair before, but the fact that it is useable at lots of ages makes it a lifelong piece of furniture!

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  3. It's been a long time since I pushed my daughter around in a pushchair but it looks good. The most important thing for me was being able to collapse it and put it up quickly as I used public transport all the time. The high chair looks very practical and nicely made. I love the look, something that will fit in with the interiors of the home, which is often lacking when it comes to furniture for the children.

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  4. That chair is amazing! Love that one purchase can last so long.

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  5. Such a great product now days the children's accessories are getting better and better.

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  6. Great that you got it pre-loved. I look forward to your makeover.

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  7. One of my friends had one of these and though she is tiny she could sit quite comfortably in it. I think it served for 4 children too so they must be quality.

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  8. I love these, but could never find a decent second hand one, nor could I justify full price! So funky and practical!

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  9. My two both have Tripp Trapps, they're great but they do remind me of a ladder!

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  10. I've heard so many great things about this highchair and i would love to try one out for the boys but i can never find a decent second hand one or justify paying the full asking price for a brand new one! Look forward to seeing your makeover though! xxx

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  11. My sister has a Sokke, I bet she would love the chair too. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  12. Look forward to seeing the end result!

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  13. We love our Tripp Trapp - they are brilliant chairs and I love the whole concept that it means your child eats at the table with you from when they are really tiny. That pushchair looks great too.

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  14. I love the Tripp Trapp and wish i had bought one for Amelia when she was younger but will have to buy one for the next. Look forward to your posts x

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  15. I really really wanted a tripp trap so found one on ebay. I hate it - I cannot get Sebby in it for love nor money as he goes all rigid. Hope you have better luck with yours

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  16. I will defo get that pushchair for our next tot. Loving the chair can't wait to see if finished.

    Lotte xo
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  17. I think this product looks really stylish as well as being super functional.

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  18. Great product, I love the sheepskin, and would like one for Baby x

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  19. I love this product grows as the child does , fabulous x

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  20. Great products. In some ways I wish I had bought Stokke for Max when he was younger. Looking forward to seeing your next post x

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  21. I wish I had bought the Tripp Trapp for Jack but unfortunately too old now - love the look of most Stokke products though, hopefully since any future children will be planned we won't be rushing around panicking because of a surprise baby aha x

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  22. I love the high chair. I really wanted one of these when our kids were younger but it's a bit late now. Sigh.

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  23. Can't wait to see the next post on the changes you have made, the chair looks different to anything I've seen! X

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  24. I am looking forward to seeing it transformed.

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  25. I think I'd like to use a Stokke stroller with our next baby but I'm not to fond of their highchairs, they don't look that nice to me.

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  26. I always wanted on of these but never did get one

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  27. We have a Tripp Trapp and we love it, it always makes F feel part of the family at meal times. x

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  28. Wow this looks great. My little one would love this

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  29. If anyone is in doubt PLEASE try one, they are amazing, both the Xplory and the Tripp Trapp, I can't wait to use them from newborn if we are lucky enough to have another.

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  30. I've seen these before but they just look uncomfortable - maybe I need to give it a go to be proved wrong!

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