So the big day finally arrived. I was joining the elite. I’m told that all the biggest and bestest mummies (and daddies) have one of these. (No I’m not talking about Candy again, don’t worry!)
My Stokke Tripp Trapp arrived.
I was SO excited. I managed to contain my excitement long enough to take the obligatory ‘boxed and just arrived’ photo (although if you look at the top of the box, you can see where I started to open it and then remembered and quickly reconstructed before snapping a pic… I’m a professional blogger to the end!)
So I ripped it open in a bit of a frenzy, ignoring the terrified looks of my toddler who was wondering who the heck this crazed lunatic was and what she’d done with his mummy (ok so I get a little excited when fun mail arrives, who doesn’t?)
I then proceeded to do the unthinkable. I started to assemble it myself. Is she mad? I hear you all ask, Is she not going to wait for her husband or DIY handy significant other to come home and do it for her?
The answer is no, my friends.
I took a quick look at the instructions and when I saw there wasn’t a screwdriver, a hammer or an electric drill (long story!) involved, I decided I could tackle this bad boy on my own.
And I was right!!!
The Stokke Tripp Trapp was soooo unbelievably easy to assemble (and trust me, it’d have to be!) that it only took me (me!) about fifteen minutes tops to put it all together. And that includes the frenzied unpacking time and the ‘help’ (read: un-help) of a toddler. All you need is an allen key which is included. Fabulous.
The baby set was equally easy to install and required no hardware at all… the two pieces just clipped into place! I love how minimalist and stylish this chair is (did I mention it can be used as a normal chair right into adulthood?) and fits in perfectly with our house. If I’m honest, I think we slightly missed the boat for Oliver (who is 21.5 months) to use the baby set as he’s not too keen on anything that restrains him anymore but he loves to sit on it when it’s an ordinary chair to watch TV and I often find him doing just that! Plus of course it means he can sit up at the table with us at mealtimes which is great.
The only slightly negative thing I would mention is that I kind of wish the highchair had a tray as **bad mummy alert** Oliver doesn’t exactly eat all of his meals up at the table. I believe you can get trays that fit this particular high chair but they are not made or endorsed by Stokke themselves who quite rightly encourage parents to sit their children up at the dining table with everyone else!
I can’t wait to try out the baby set on our unsuspecting next victim (baby number two) whenever he or she decides to come to us! But for now…
**I was sent the Stokke Tripp Trapp for the purpose of this review**