Last week Little M turned six months, so we’ve turned our attention to weaning. Firstly we needed to find a high chair. Now, anyone who’s met me will know that I’m not the most fashion-forward individual (probably exacerbated by the fact that I use phrases like ‘fashion-forward’. And exacerbated, come to that) but I couldn’t stand the thought of having some great plastic monstrosity of a highchair in my kitchen. So I was thrilled when we were asked to review a Stokke Tripp Trapp.
For those of you not familiar with the Tripp Trapp, it’s a Norwegian-designed piece of furniture. I hesitate to use the word highchair, as it’s so much more than that. Both the seat and footplate can be adjusted so that the chair grows with your child. It sits at standard height with the table, so can be used as a desk chair for older children, or even as a spare chair when you’ve invited too many relatives round at Christmas.
I love that it sits up against the table, so Little M can join in meal times with us. Personally, I think it’s really important for families to eat together, so I love the fact that the Tripp Trapp is right in there like a normal chair. Furthermore, it’s the same colour as our kitchen furniture, so blends in perfectly. Just what I was looking for!
As I’ve mentioned before, I love a bit of flat pack. I also love setting myself a bit of a build challenge. It took me less than 25 minutes to assemble the Tripp Trapp (including opening the sealed box and reading the instructions). This was all while placating a fractious baby in her bouncy chair. Something of an achievement I feel! My top tip for building the Tripp Trapp is don’t clip in the baby seat until after you’ve attached the cushion and the harness. I had to unclip the seat twice. While it wasn’t impossible by any means, it was a bit of a faff.
Anyway, Little M loves sitting in her Tripp Trapp. I think she likes being up high, and enjoys being with mummy and daddy and seeing what we’re doing. As for weaning, we tried some puréed carrot on Saturday, but she wasn’t really having any of it. I tried again today and five minutes in, she was crying actual real tears. So I’m wondering if she isn’t quite ready yet. I think I’ll give it a few days and try again. She’s showing interest in my lunch (which funnily enough isn’t included in step one of the weaning guide!) so I don’t think we’re too far off.
How did you start weaning your little one?
Disclosure: We were provided with a Tripp Trapp to use and review. However, all opinions are honest and my own.