A nearly *perfect* high chair
January 13, 2023
I did a ridiculous amount of research when it came time to purchase a high chair for my son (I'm talking months of research.) He is on a medical diet for a rare genetic inborn error of metabolism, so we are serious about having a safe and supportive food/eating environment in our household. The Tripp Trapp is hands-down the best baby hair chair available. It's pricey, but we were willing to pay this chair's premium price because of a few key features. First, and most importantly, it puts babies in the perfect 90-degree angle-aligned position to focus on eating and provides proper foot support, two key elements to prevent choking. It is highly customizable for height and seat depth, so nearly every baby can find a comfortable position in this chair. Those customizations in seat position grow with your kiddo until they are ready to move on to a typical chair at your dinner table. So if you divide the price by years of use compared to a traditional high chair style, this beats everything on the market. It's easy to clean, comes in tons of colors and styles, and it has very few plastic parts to break or wear down (People literally pass this chair down to their children and grandchildren like an heirloom, so less plastic chair garbage in the landfill and better for the environment.) Lastly, it has a small footprint that tucks right up under our dining table, so no tripping over the back of the chair when trying to walk past with a full plate of your own food. I could go own, but at the risk of sounding like a planted reviewer for Tripp Trapp, I will wrap this up — Get this chair! It's worth it — one of the best investments you can make in your child's relationship with food. Plus, you can get a considerable amount of reward dollars from Albee when buying it, so you can put those dollars toward other essential baby purchases.
- Perfect position for safe early eating, many color options, customizable sizing, long-term use, limited plastic parts, small footprint, easy to clean
- Setting up your child in a pediatrician and dietician-recommended environment and posture for safer and more effective early eating that can prevent choking.
- The safety harness straps can be difficult to open/close for those with dexterity challenges