Great Quality Chair, but who designed the Baby Set?
June 8, 2020
Bottom line: If I could do this again, I would rethink purchasing the Baby Set. If you are a parent wondering whether you should purchase a Tripp Trapp, I'd say once your child's able to sit in it without a safety restraint it is probably worth considering. However, the Baby Set's utility is pretty short lived as the plastic seat that helps to hold the baby in and keep the tray in place is SO hard to get my baby in. The customer service person said that the seat may not fit all "American babies," but I hate to say that my son is only 18 pounds and is in the 1% percentile for weight and it's already a struggle to get him in the seat as it requires straightening his legs out and awkwardly forcing him inside the chair. At customer service's recommendation, I moved the seat plate back as far as it could go with the Baby Set attached and it didn't help the situation. We stared at it long and hard (1 Harvard grad, 1 UCLA grad) and we simply had to conclude that the baby seat was poorly designed. The 5 point safety harness is also not great in that the front of it attaches to the plastic seat and is not cleanable, & it's not super easy to adjust. I would be more annoyed about it, but the truth is we don't use the safety harness as the plastic seat is very sturdy. The tray is ok - I like that it's sturdy once you clip it in, but the on/off clip it's super easy to one-hand it with, but once you get a hang of it it's not terrible. The newly designed baby seat cover is good and is easily removed to clean - just make sure you buy the new one and not the previous version that as of 6/8/20 is still for sale on the site. The chair itself is lovely design and well-constructed, and I know I'll like it more once my son is out of the toddler years. But the truth is I'll need to switch back to my cheap Fisher-Price SpaceSaver high chair, which is very user friendly although doesn't have a foot rest, once my son outgrows the Baby Set but still isn't old enough to sit w/no safety strap
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.