The Tripp Trapp®

I was recently invited to a a High Tea vibe by Born Fabulous. They are all about high-end quality baby transportation, furniture, linen and accessories.

I was blown away by how much I didn’t know and was ignorant to when it comes to raising my kids… I had a little snicker at myself for the thuggish way I’ve been bringing them up and funny enough, their alive and kicking.

I walked in, got accredited and as I stepped into  the main display area, I was met by a pretty large table, chair and what looked like a stool or sorts – this stool is called a Tripp Trapp® chair – the only child’s chair that can take you from baby to adult, keeping you secure and comfortable all the way.

The Tripp Trapp® designer’s inspiration came from watching his own young son, Tor, struggle to find a comfortable position to sit in at their family table. Having grown out of his old-fashioned high-chair, but still far too small to sit on an adult’s chair, Tor was left dangling his legs and struggling to reach the table.


So the typical ol’ me’s first reaction was like… Aaaargh… Unnecessary… I don’t need that. Thats a waste of money ’cause my kids don’t even sit at the table, they sit ON the table… Yeah… ON!


So at the event a larger version of this Tripp Trapp was on display and I tested it out. I think I actually went red when i figured out what I have been putting my poor babies through. They hate high chairs… but the normal dinner table is too high for them and they end up with the table at they’re chest barely able to reach their food; so the next best thing is sitting ON the table. The Tripp Trapp is designed for just that. For the comfort of the child and it doubles up as a study desk and a child is able to grow with it as it takes up to 85kg’s.

I’m considering replacing a few of my own dining room chairs for some Tripp Trapps. I’m all for functionality, practicality and my children’s comfort. When they are comfortable and happy, there’s less nagging for everyone:)


My retailer of choice for all  things Stokke and The Tripp Trapp is 

Fourways Kids Emporium

Telephone: 011 467 1153
Address: 4, The Gantry, Cnr. Witkoppen and The Straight, Fourways, 2055

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