Getting all the family round the table for dinner can be a great and rewarding experience. However often, with a newborn this smallest member of your family can be somewhat left out as they are too small for an average high chair and end up on the floor in their rocker or car seat and not quite part of the dining experience.
I remember feeling sorry for my eldest daughter during her first Christmas, as we sat as a family round the table pulling crackers and chatting, whilst she sat in her bouncer on the floor next to the table. Family meal times should be just that, for all the family, it’s an opportunity for interaction and this is essential for child development, therefore it’s a shame that so many young babies miss out on this in the early stages of their lives. However that’s where Stokke have come up with an ingenious solution with a nifty accessory that you can add to their Tripp Trapp® seat!
The Tripp Trapp® was created in 1972 and is still unique today, over 40 years later as it’s the only chair that can take you from baby to adult.
When I started out blogging last year I reviewed the high chairs that we had used with our little girl and in my review highlighted the fact that I wish we had at the time bought the Tripp Trapp®. I was therefore thrilled to be offered the opportunity to try and review a Tripp Trapp® and even more over the moon when the offer included their Newborn Set™ as it meant my baby girl could join us at mealtimes as a family round the table and not be confined to the bouncer ont he floor as her sister had been.
The Stokke Tripp Trapp® Newborn Set™ is a comfortable newborn seat that securely locks into place on the top of the Tripp Trapp® seat and cradles the baby providing the opportunity for a newborn (up to 9 kg) to join in the family meal from the very start. It has comfortable padding and a 5 point harness to ensure your baby is secure. There’s also a nifty detachable toy hanger that you can attach your child’s favourite toy too to help keep them entertained.
The seat comes flat packed but we found it very easy to put together and the seat / leg stand can be adjusted to grow with your child as they grow.
The newborn seat easily clips onto the top of the Tripp Trapp® with coloured indicators showing when it is securely locked in. It was set up in no time.
We have been able to have great family mealtimes involving ALL the family round the table coming together on the same level. It also meant I wasn’t distracted from the conversation by looking away and down to check on my baby. The newborn seat can also be used away from the Tripp Trapp® chair and the table and is designed to allow it to be rocked when sitting on the floor. Great to place your baby in as a change from their moses basket, playmat or usual bouncer.
Everyone that has come to our house has commented on how fantastic it is and asked more about it. I am really pleased with the Tripp Trapp® and I think it has gained a few more fans in recent weeks too in the form of my mummy friends.
Disclaimer: A Stokke Tripp Trapp chair was provided for review purposes. All the views and opinions are entirely my own though. No money was exchanged in return for this review.