Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair

I mentioned in my 35 week pregnancy update that I bought a second Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair. It’s almost identical to Annabelle’s but the cushion we bought nearly three years ago isn’t available anymore. Belle and the baby will now have matching dining chairs! We bought the first one when Belle was three months old and I really wished I’d bought it earlier as we barely used the newborn seat. Now that we’re having our second child we will definitely get our use out of the set and we have used the Tripp Trapp itself every day at home.

Stokke Newborn Set Annabelle looking quite big in the Newborn Set

What I like most about the Newborn Set is that baby can be in the chair from birth and I can keep an eye on both children at the dinner table during meal times. It is also good because the chair adapts as the little ones get older. We used the Stokke Babyset as a second stage and now Annabelle just uses the Tripp Trapp with a cushion. This meant that when I went to purchase the high chair for the baby that I only needed to buy the chair and a cushion. I was lucky, however, that Back In Action had an offer for a free Babyset when I bought the chair and cushion, so now I have a spare (it was the same place I bought Annabelle’s chair three years ago).

Stokke BabysetIn the Stokke Babyset.

Another thing I like about the Stokke Tripp Trapp is that Annabelle has always been close to the table and there hasn’t been a tray in the way. My mum has mentioned that she doesn’t like that as it means that food can occasionally drop down the sides on to the floor but I have always had a splash mat (it’s actually a wipe clean tablecloth!) to protect our carpet. I also think that it’s going to get messy at meal times anyway and most high chairs are difficult to wipe clean or food can get stuck in the cracks. With this chair, the cushions can be wiped with a sponge or go in the washing machine if it’s particularly bad.

Before I bore you with anymore reasons why I love this high chair, I will just say that a few of my friends have had to buy a couple of high chairs and/or booster seat combinations as their children have gotten older and I know it’s probably not as much as I have spent buying two Tripp Trapps but I definitely feel that I have gotten my use out of this product. I can safely say that it is in my top 3 essential baby and toddler purchases.

My only flaw or fault would be that I get nervous anytime Annabelle climbs up and down the chair since we removed the safety harness and Babyset. We have always taught her to tell us when she wants to get down so we can supervise and be on hand to make sure she doesn’t land on her face.

I can’t wait to see my two little ones sat next to each other in their matching highchairs. Do you have a Stokke Tripp Trapp and what do you think of it? Let me know in the comments below. Bx

Pregnancy Update: 35 Weeks

35 weeks pregnant and just over a month until my due date. Who’s scared? I was told today that having two children wasn’t doubly hard it was four times harder! Oh no!

Week 35

Week 35 Side

Week 35 Front

I am: 35 weeks pregnant.
I’m wearing: A nursing dress from JoJo Maman Bebe and a pair of Mothercare maternity trousers just for the photos so I don’t flash my underwear!
I weigh: 146lbs/66kg
I’ve gained: Nothing since last week. Everything I do gain must be just for the baby as my blood test results from my midwife says I have a lot of low levels for vitamins like iron and B12 and that I have don’t have reserve stores either. I guess I need to eat more of the right foods.
How I’m feeling: Tired but that’s because I don’t have enough of the right foods and vitamins in my system. I will be working hard to eat lots of iron rich meals and supplements. I always try to eat a lot of fruit, vegetables and I crave a lot of beef but I’m not that keen on chicken or pork at the moment. I cooked the latter the other day and the smell wasn’t strong but it was really off putting so I had fish instead.
Highlight: I finally chose a car seat and a second Stokke Tripp Trapp. Annabelle and the baby will have matching high chairs now. I think I’ve spent the longest time deliberating over buying a car seat. Longer than on the pram or anything else we have chosen for Annabelle or the baby so it is definitely a weight off my mind now.
The baby is: about 46cm and apparently it doesn’t have much room to move. Well, I’ll second that. It doesn’t have a lot of space but it still tries all the time. Last night Annabelle woke up at 4am and wasn’t feeling well so she came to sleep in our bed and I was kept awake by three fidgets!
Food cravings: Still fluids and no real food cravings. I am drinking a lot of Vanilla flavoured Rooibos tea and grapefruit juice. As I’m anaemic, I’ve been drinking Spatone Iron supplements as well as the supplements prescribed by my doctor but it has such an awful taste the only thing that I can drink it with is Sainsbury’s Pure Pink Grapefruit or Tropicana Ruby Red Breakfast juices.
Symptoms: Lots of Braxton Hicks, needing to go to the bathroom every time the baby moves on to my bladder, tiredness and aches in my lower back and hips. The last trimester is not so fun but at least it is better than the first.
My body: Is achey and uncomfortable. My belly is looking stretched and veiny. Not attractive 😦
Any mood swings? Yep, from being tired and uncomfortable. One month to go… well hopefully.
I’m looking forward to: October!

Thank you for reading and feel free to comment below. Click on the link if you’d like to read more of my pregnancy posts. Bx