I've got two instead of one - so I should know. I was given one as a present for our first child. Then, our second came close behind, the chair seemed good, so we decided to buy one, because in any case we would be able to use it ourselves when they grew .
The good parts:
- Looks great.
- First quality materials. One thinks it will last forever practically unscathed if you are moderately careful.
- The looks and the idea: great. To have a chair that can adapt to all ages looks like a great concept.
Now for the bad part of the deal:
- Wheighs a ton. It is not great to move, because it has no wheels and you have to carry it.
- Difficult to move. The chair is heavy, but due to its design, it takes lots of room. So when you want to carry it to another place in your home, it is quite a challenge not to bump into other pieces of furniture.
- It is hard. And getting a cushion is really difficult, because of the size and shape of the seat.
- And now for the worst part: the greatest appeal of the chair is that it cannot topple. This is great with children, because they won't topple it if they move. Well - that's half the truth. When they are very small, children can be kept in place with a special piece of wood. But that will hold them only while they are tiny or their belly doesnt bulge-
mine bulged a lot. BECAUSE it is untoppable, children tend to stand on it, play on the back, and the like. Because you can choose the height of the seat, you tend to rise it as much as possible, whereby rising it above a normal chair... So children will fall now and again and again from the chair, but from higher!! Mine fell from the sides, and from the back. I couldn't make dinner in peace, I always had to keep an eye on them, other wise I would hear a Bonk!! and cries.
When they grew up, we tried to use it while studying, but they wouldn't adapt and we had to take them apart, and buy normal office chairs.
Stokke Tripp Trapp - @ Natural