(Closed) highchair help

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Which high chair?
    Chicco Polly (slimfold, plastic) : (10 votes)
    40 %
    Stokke Tripp Trapp (wooden) : (9 votes)
    36 %
    I don't have a kid but I'd get the Chicco : (2 votes)
    8 %
    I don't have a kid but I'd get the Stokke : (4 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    1051 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’m not a parent yet, but I have nannied for tons of kiddos and I love the Stokke. I don’t know anyone who puts their high chair away so I can’t comment about storing it, especially since most if not all of the kids I watch/watched are still using their Stokkes, even 13 years later. Right now, one little girl who is now 10 uses hers as her chair at the kitchen table and one set of twins are still using theirs as the desk/homework chair in their rooms. They’re 13 🙂

    I think it depends on what you want out of the chair. Are you going to have more kids who would use it? Is it a look you would like to continue using long term? If you’re just looking for a quick plastic chair to use for a year or so and then pass on, I’d get the other one, but if you’re looking for something to last through multiple kids and many years, I’d go with the Stokke.

    ETA: The one family I nanny for now using a Stokke with the baby insert also has the little tray that snaps on. You can pull the Stokke right up to the table or up to you to feed them, but the little tray is useful for keeping cheerios/messes all in one place when they start self feeding.

    Post # 5
    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2005

    We have the Tripp Trapp, and like it a lot.  What I love, is that it’s a lifetime chair for your child, that can grow with them.  We haven’t had much trouble with in and out.  I would buy the optional tray, unless you always eat at the table.  I like that it *can* be pulled up to a table to teach table eating manners, but we often eat in the family room, so it’s nice to be able to use the chair both ways.

    Amazon (with Prime for shipping) had the best deal on the chair itself.  Then we bought the infant set from Ebay, new in box, for about half price.


    Post # 7
    269 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it depends on how OCD you are, little cracks are not my friend!

    Post # 10
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @mrsSonthebeach:  I will be getting the Stokke, so I voted for that!  I love Stokke products.  I like that it is all about bringing the baby to the table, and can be used as a regular chair.  Less crap in landfills and I like to get things that have extended purpose.  I also love all wood products.  So- I don’t have actual experience with it yet, but that gets my vote!  (We got the Sleepi crib and I love love love it.)

    Post # 11
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wanted the Stokke but Darling Husband didn’t like the look of it (shocking!). I like how it grows with them and it can serve as an adult’s chair if need be. Given the high price tag and the popularity, even if you decided after a year or two that you’re over it, I’m sure you can find a new home easily and recoup back a portion of the costs.

    FWIW, Darling Husband really likes this one. We saw it in person at Nordstorm. I like it but I’m still trying to convince him to go the Stokke route.

    Boon ‘Flair’ Pedestal Highchair

    Post # 13
    2778 posts
    Sugar bee

    @mrsSonthebeach:  I personally hate wooden high chairs. My daughter has always been a messy eater and the food literally gets caked onto the wood. Plastic is much easier to clean!

    Post # 15
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We bought the Svan- about $300 including cushion. Beautiful, but our son doesn’t want to sit in it. Mind you, he is a very active 18month old and doesn’t sit still very often. It’s a nice chair and ours looks amazing even a year after purchase, but it hasn’t been used much:) Every kid is different, so no matter how much research and thought you put into the purchase, you can’t guarantee your kid will like the chair! My son actually sits for more than a couple minutes in the cheapie Graco chair my sis bought used off Craigslist…if I had to do it again, I’d go a cheaper route-anything that has a cushion that is easy to remove and machine washable. Good luck!


    Post # 16
    2778 posts
    Sugar bee

    @mrsSonthebeach:  we had a wooden chair that was constantly filthy so we got a plastic one with a cover from babies r us but my daughter likes to stand up and run around while she eats so we returned it. I would have been better off NOT buying a high hair and only using the bumbo till she outgrew it.

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