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<span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';"><span style="font-size:medium;"><span>I've got 2 Stokke Tripp-Trapps for my 9yo and my 12yo. They've used them since they were little...but not as little as my 5 month old DD...I was simply going to use my DS's for my new DD...but...then I saw an MDC mama's video of her 6 mo old eating with a "typical" high chair with tray, etc. ... and I got to thinking - that tray thing is a pretty *GOOD* idea! And - I don't think she could handle the Tripp-Trapp at this point, anyway - it kind of wouldn't contain her as she's not sitting on her own...And - the Tripp Trapp is fairly low and we sit at high chairs around our kitchen island...<br><br>
So - what do you think? Have any high chairs you'd recommend? We're not big on plastic here (we've got everything from Sigg metal water bottles to wooden toys!) - but should we invest in a good high chair? If so - what would you recommend? We've got a Peg Perego car seat and stroller...but their high chairs are soooooo.... expensive...</span></span></span>
 

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This isn't a specific rec but we have an older (20 years?) wooden high chair with a huge plastic tray from fisher price. My grandmil bought for dh's cousin at a yard sale and when they were done with it I got it for my son. Right now it us used w/o the tray and tray 'runners' at the table as a higher chair with arms by my toddler.<br><br>
I like it because it was free to me in 1997, is wooden and easy to clean, has a large tray so less is dropped to the floor in the beginning, has a very large base to prevent tipping, has a belt with a crotch strap, and works at the table w/o looking like a giant piece of baby plastic. I will keep using it and then save it for the future. I like it that much (though I could do w/o the plastic tray).<br><br>
I have seen similar setups (even with a wooden tray) in stores in the past. Sorry I do not have specific items to suggest.
 

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We have two Eddie Bauer wooden booster seats that have plastic trays on them that can be removed and pushed up to a table, if needed. They were the only wooden booster I could find. Recently there was a thread here regarding Rochelle all-wooden highchairs (even the tray is wood). They are beautiful...and not cheap!
 

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I chose not to get a high chair because of the space it takes up. We ended up getting a booster that has a tray that you can use with it. Seat also reclines and my 2.5 mo loves to sit in it to watch me cook or do dishes. When my friend with a 1 yo visits she uses it just like a highchair with the tray. When the baby is bigger I plan to use it pulled up to the table so she can eat with us. I liked the versatility of it. It was only $30. The seat is plastic, but it has a fabric cover and the colors are soft and subdued. It is really her favorite thing to sit in, she likes it more than her bouncy seat, the swing, the floor, everything really.<br><br>
here's a photo of her in the seat<br><br><a href="http://www.douglasstribe.com/photos/Photo.aspx?Tag=Galleries/Baby&FileId=1688849860508817" target="_blank">http://www.douglasstribe.com/photos/...88849860508817</a><br><br><br>
ETA: sorry that isn't the best picture here is the link to bru website for a better pic<br><a href="http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2601162&cp=2255981.2256180" target="_blank">http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...255981.2256180</a>
 

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keekaroo.com<br><br>
check here!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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We have the Kinderzeat/Tripp Trapp for our boys. DS1 was 10mo when we got his, DS2 got his as an infant. The new Tripp Trapp has a '5-pt' harness that we used a couple of times when he was still wobbly. Now he's eating dinner with us more consistently at almost 9mo and we just fasten the harness around his hips as he now is very strong at sitting. (Plus the harness straps slip off his shoulders, so we added a 2-sided velcro strap at his sternum to keep them up).<br><br>
Anyhoo, I think that the Kinderzeat/Tripp Trapp is fine as soon as they can sit up well on their own. I very much LIKE having my boys at the table with us... although maybe it's a bit messier than taking off a tray <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Last week we visited my brother's family and they got out the high chair for DS2. He wasn't as involved at the table since he wasn't sitting quite at it, plus the high chair was a bit reclined and he spilled much more in his lap than at home.<br><br>
If you're concerned about height, I have friends that have used a booster chair (some have tray), or 'clip on' chair that attached to the counter.<br><br>
HTH <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
Oh, thanks for sharing that your older kids still use their chairs, helps justify the investment we made in the Stokkes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
ETA I just saw your posts on the other thread about pureed foods.<br>
Your DD will be sitting up strongly on her own before you know it. At first we did solids infrequently and I held both DS on my lap. They experimented with food every couple of days from 6-8ish months and both of them showed a marked interest in participating in meals and eating more frequently at just over 8 mo.
 

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<a href="http://www.babybungalow.com/svanchair1.html" target="_blank">http://www.babybungalow.com/svanchair1.html</a>
 

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Ikea has very affordable high chairs. I have the white plastic one, which I am pretty sure I can just hose off in the shower when it needs it. You said you don't like plastic, but they have a simple wooden one:<br><a href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10103&storeId=12&langId=-1&productId=11083" target="_blank">http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/store...roductId=11083</a>
 

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Doesn't solve the height problem but I keep seeing trays to fit trip traps on ebay<br><a href="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-ergo-design-Clic-Clac-Tray-for-Stokke-Highchair_W0QQitemZ150114134624QQihZ005QQcategoryZ2986QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-ergo-desig...QQcmdZViewItem</a><br><br>
Before DD was sitting well we used to roll up a couple of nappies and put them either side of her in the trip trap.<br><br>
Can you tell I like mine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> alhtough I'm debating whether to get a second for DS. DD is only 2 1/2 but has been objecting to sitting in hers for a while. I;m not much help am I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 
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