Expert review: The chic, ergonomic Stokke Trip Trapp doesn't look like your ordinary high chair -- the sleek beech wood seat plate adjusts as your child grows from infant on (you could even comfortably sit in this seat as a grown up!). Infants use the seat attachment, while toddlers and preschoolers sit on the cushioned wood. The retro-style chair doesn't fold or have wheels, but it does move around easily -- the small pads attached to the bottom of the legs allow it to glide across a smooth floor without scratching it. Available in 11 colors (including pink and green), the high chair isn't cheap, but it's a well-made piece of furniture.
Why we love it: Easy to clean; simple assembly; lightweight; smooth wooden finish; multiple color options; stylish design that lasts and lasts.
What we wish it had: Cheaper price; easy-to-wipe cushions; dishwasher-safe tray; more standard accessories.
Great for: Design-conscious parents who want a high chair that fits in to their kitchen or dining room decor.
Bottom line: Kids aged five and under can use it as a high chair, but an adult can sit on it once the seat plate's removed, which makes worth every penny.
What our parent tester thought: "It's a great chair for design-conscious city folks who need something that looks good enough to be out in the combo kitchen/dining room/living room."
"Since there's no tray, it most likely means food will fall from the sides and I'm going to have to use the Dustbuster every night."
"It's pretty easy to wipe down, although the cushions need to be thrown in the wash. I think over time this will be annoying since you have to unsnap the baby seat to get them off."
-- Sasha, and her 5-and-a-half-month-old baby, of Brooklyn, N.Y.