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Hi, chair

April 5, 2010

In the next month Lady G will begin solids – and so we need a high chair for her.  Our home is very small, and we’ll be feeding her at the dining table in our open plan living /dining room (there’s no table space in the little galley kitchen) so I want a chair that fits our decor as we’ll be looking at it every day no matter where we are.  We’ve got a solid wood table, and Eames Eiffel base chairs.

I’d love a Stokke Tripp Trapp, but can’t justify the huge price tag.  At a tenth of the price there’s Ikea Antelop which other mums have recommended for it’s sleek look and easy-clean surfaces, but I also recently saw a chair at the new Mothercare store which kind of looks like the Stokke at a much reduced price.  This would also not give renegade pieces of food anywhere to hide, but may be a little more comfy than the Ikea one as it has a cushion, and will adjust as the bee gets older.

What’s the popular vote?

Tripp Trapp $509                               Antilop $39                           Mothercare $149

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 6, 2010 11:58 am

    Time was we’d be having this conversation about shoes!
    I personally like the Ikea one the most – Lord knows I love a bargain! I think it fits in with your dining table chairs, and is also a bit more ‘blendy’ with the rest of the house (coffee table, sofa, nursery furniture).
    Having said that, if you really like the tripp trapp one, the mothercare looks enough like to make a pretty good steal…

  2. The Barreness permalink*
    April 6, 2010 3:09 pm

    Don’t worry – there will be plenty of shoe discussion to follow – both for her and me!

    I think you’re probably right – the Ikea one looks most like our dining chairs, and leaves money over for other things.

  3. April 28, 2010 11:48 pm

    My sister has the Ikea one and it’s great but I’m with you, if I could justify the price tag I’d so have the stokke one.

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