Buying a highchair for your baby is a big purchase. Aside from their carseat and crib, you honestly will use their highchair more than basically any other baby gear item. I have talked a lot about the Stokke Tripp Trapp and the Stokke Steps highchair over the past few months, and that is because we owned both, and I really wanted to give you guys a review on them side by side!
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Stokke Steps Highchair vs Stokke Tripp Trapp Highchair
I am going to start this off and let you all know that we LOVE both of these highchairs. I purchased the Stokke Steps highchair when my 3rd baby was ready for a highchair roughly 2 years ago, and I have loved it!
Fast forward to a few months ago I was sent the Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair and I was so excited to try that one out. I honestly loved it too. It is worth noting I was sent the Stokke Tripp Trapp for free in exchange for work on Instagram. This blog post is in no way related to that, and my opinions are fully my own.
I was so excited to own both Stokke highchairs, because when I was deciding between the Steps and the Tripp Tripp with Walker it took me SO long to decide. Which if you knew me, you would know that was noteworthy. They both had rave reviews, and I knew I wanted one, but felt like I was mostly splitting hairs.
My kids in the pictures are: 7, 5, 2.5 and 6 months old
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Comparing Stokke Highchairs
Below I am going to give you not only some statistical comparisons, but also my opinions, and what I liked better or worse about each highchair. I will also let you know which we kept and why, because lets face it – we didn’t need 2 high chairs so one needed to go.
One thing to know on both of these – they are HIGH END highchairs. They are definitely a splurge, but especially if you are on baby number one, this is an item you will use multiple times a day for the next MANY MANY years, so to me is definitely one of the splurge worthy items.
They are both also grow with me chairs. So both chairs can accommodate a brand new baby (with the attachment) – a grown adult (however I would say a teen because of butt width). So both will stand the test of time in your home!
Stokke Steps Highchair
As I stated above, when I was doing my research when buying a highchair for Walker (or third) we went with the Stokke Steps over the Tripp Trapp. The two big deciding factors for me when I made that decision were: The overall look ( I liked the look of this one better) and I had been told that the Tripp Trapp can be tricky if you have a really chubby baby. Walker was seeming to be just that – a big baby, so I didn’t want to take that risk.
Stokke Steps Stats and Info
- Price for chair, infant seat, and tray – $388
- 5 point harness on infant seat
- Color Options – comes in SEVERAL options and you can mix and match. I found that Nordstrom had the best options and they have an amazing return policy if you are nervous you won’t love it.
- Optional other accessories – bouncer seat (more on that below), cushion
- 6 months – 187 lbs
Our Thoughts on the Steps
First off – its worth nothing that this was our keeper! So clearly we loved it!! Some things worth noting – you can buy a set, or buy this piece by piece. When we purchased it years ago we had to get the chair, the infant seat, and the tray each.
It is really easy to adjust the steps, and I love the size of the tray – it is huge! Overall my only negative at all on the Steps is the the footprint of the chair. The way the back legs stick out they trip us a bit. I think that it’s less the footprint size, and more the fact that it has the illusion of a normal chair but because its a highchair the legs can’t go straight down for safety.
The Steps has the option of a bouncer seat that can be added to it, which we didn’t own, because we had another option, BUT we did have that with the Tripp Tripp which I will touch on. I can not attest to the bouncer seat and its comfort, but I do LOVE that these highchairs have an option for this. Goldie loves being close to us, and it made cooking so much easier having this on the Tripp Tripp. The bouncer seat on the Steps can go on the floor and be a stand alone bouncer seat, which the Tripp Tripp can not, which might be worth noting!
The Steps also sits slightly lower, so for us, we are able to use the Steps highchair up to the table, and with the tray on can slide it under the table somewhat like you would with a normal chair, where we couldn’t do that with our Tripp Tripp at our personal table.
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Stokke Tripp Trapp Highchair
As I said before – we got the Tripp Tripp highchair this past fall to try out with sweet Goldie. Let me tell you tho – WE LOVED IT. Like it was seriously love. I went totally different with the color, getting the black, verses white and natural for the Steps. It was by far our favorite item with Goldie for months due to the infant seat attachment that I will talk about further below!
Stokke Tripp Trapp Stats and Info
- Price for chair, infant seat, and tray –
- harness on infant seat but not 5 point
- Several color options
- Optional Accessories – Cushion, infant seat
- 6 months – 242 lbs
Our Thoughts on the Tripp Trapp
Again – Like I said above we loved this highchair, but there were a few things we didn’t love as much as the Steps. Overall I think the footprint of this one is much better. Both still seem to trip us a bit, but I truly think that is because of their safe footprint, so it didn’t bother me. (still worth noting). The tray on this one is smaller than the steps, but still a great size, and could be better for some homes.
The infant seat for the Tripp Trapp is AMAZING. It is the most simple design but seriously so great. Goldie loved being able to sit near us. It clips on SO EASILY, and has two different inclines pending their age. It was honestly the best item we had with Goldie, so I can’t say enough good things!
I will also say that what people said about the leg holes and such for the Tripp Trapp wasn’t wrong. I do think it could be problematic if your baby is huge. But I can’t fully attest to that because Goldie is not huge ha.
Overall I still think it was an amazing highchair, but below I am going to give me big reasons for picking the Steps over the Tripp Trapp
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Why We Picked the Stokke Steps Highchair
Ultimately our choice was to keep the Steps as I stated before and below are my big reasons!
- Adjusting the Steps is much easier – moving the seat back and forth and changing the location of the foot rest and such was much easier on the steps
- I much prefer the ease of the harness on the Steps – The harness on the Tripp Tripp was not easy for me. That said – we honestly don’t use the harness much on either, but I didn’t love that.
- Lower height – This was the main thing for me – I love that because it sits just a TINY BIT lower it can slide under our table.
- Infant seat – This isn’t actually a reason we picked it to keep, but one thing I will say is that if you are paying full price I do think the fact that the infant seat for the Steps can work on the floor and fold flat as well as on the highchair is really nice. We LOVED the infant seat on the Tripp Trapp, but I hated that once we were ready to use the highchair as a highchair we couldn’t still use that piece too. I would have loved to be able to use that on the floor as a bouncer elsewhere in my house.
Overall I think both the Stokke Steps and the Stokke Tripp Trapp highchairs are SO WELL THOUGHT OUT and so well made. I don’t think you could go wrong in purchasing either, and I don’t think you would regret them at all. If you have any further questions be sure to leave me a comment, or send me a DM on Instagram (@arinsolange). And be sure to check out the video in this post because it does show these more up close and personal.
For more of my favorite baby items I have been tracking my monthly favorites with Goldie HERE
and if you are looking for a great Diaper bag – check out this review of my absolute favorite one HERE