Buying a highchair for your baby is a big purchase! I knew pretty early on I wanted a Stokke high chair with my younger two, but wanted to share why I made that choice.
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Stokke High Chairs
Many questions come along with picking out a high chair for your little: what are the best high chairs, what should you check for on high chairs, what age should you start/stop using a high chair, and many more.
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 on my Instagram , and that is because we owned both, and I really wanted to give you guys a review on them side by side!
What high chair is best?
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
Check out this Video to Get a Better Look at both Stokke Highchairs
Stokke Steps Highchair vs Stokke Tripp Trapp Highchair
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 Review
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.
- 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.
Shop the Steps Below
Find a great selection of Stokke Steps products and accessories here.
Stokke Tripp Trapp Highchair Review
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
Shop the Tripp Trapp Below
Shop a great selection of Tripp Trapp colors and accessories here!
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 and Stokke High chair is amazing. 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.
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If you have any further questions on the Stokke Highchairs 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.
Katherine BellApril 27, 2020 at 11:12 pm
I am debating between the Tripp Trapp and the Steps. Can you tell me the spacing between the different footrest levels for each high chair? I can’t seem to find that online anywhere. Thanks for your review, I am leaning towards getting the Steps as well, but want to be doubly sure before spending that amount of money.
ArinApril 28, 2020 at 1:58 pm
Hi Katherine, I only own the steps now – I ended up selling the Tripp trapp but can get you the spacing on the steps? The levels grow each time. So the bottom one is 4 inches Lower than the one above, but as you go up they get closer together so 3.5, then 2.75 ish and so on.
kayJune 1, 2020 at 12:01 am
Hey I’m not seeing any videos.. would appreciate if you could point out/link please! Thanks!
ArinJune 1, 2020 at 8:09 am
Hi Kay – were you on a mobile devise? If so it will pop up.
Christy G.July 14, 2020 at 12:47 pm
Hello! This post was really helpful to me as I am deciding between which of the two Stokke high chairs is the best bet for our family as I replace our old high chair. I have two questions I’m hoping you could answer! First, from pictures online it looks like the Steps has a lot of nooks and crannies on the infant seat and tray attachments. Is it difficult to clean? Is there a tray insert that is dishwasher safe or is the tray itself dishwasher safe? Also, do you think this chair could be used as a kitchen helping step stool, as well? For instance, if I were to lower the seat portion of the chair low enough to be stood on, do you think it would work in that way? I’d love a picture of the chair adjusted this way, if it’s not too much trouble. How quickly can that be adjusted back and forth? Thanks so much! I really appreciate your help!
ArinJuly 14, 2020 at 1:12 pm
Hi Christy, Thanks so much for the comment let me answer your questions the best I can below!
1 – The steps has a few nooks and crannies, but I am pretty crazy about cleaning and don’t find it hard to keep clean. I do think in therms of the nooks and crannies the Trip Trapp is better.
2 – There is no dishwasher safe tray insert and don’t quote me but I am not sure that the tray is dishwasher safe (we haven’t personally done that). It is pretty large which would make that tricky too. The tray on the steps is slightly larger but aside from that the exact same.
3 – As opposed to the Trip Trapp the seat height on the steps is more firmly set so you couldn’t use it as a kitchen helper. I can’t tell for sure how well the Tripp traps would work in terms of that because I don’t know if it would be sturdy. The steps allows you to lower the foot rest, but with either of the chairs I don’t think you would want to be lowering and raising it on a daily basis.
JULIANANovember 9, 2021 at 8:56 pm
I purchased a Stokke Steps high chair. My baby still has not started solids, but I am wondering if the texture on the tray makes it difficult for cleaning? Have you had issues with stains? (for example with berries or beetroot?
ArinNovember 9, 2021 at 9:19 pm
Hi! I didn’t mind it for cleaning at all, but I did notice that things don’t suction to it super well.
Kaitlin MilesOctober 14, 2022 at 9:09 pm
I was wondering about the same thing. I own the stoke steps in the white and natural and recently noticed that it seems the carrot and sweet potato purees may be tinting the white plastic. Arin, can you walk me through your cleaning routine?