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Lalo vs. Stokke, My Honest High Chair Review

Lalo vs Stokke




Written by:

Barbara Mighdoll

I get asked all the time from pregnant friends and new moms what high chair they should buy. I personally registered for Lalo's The Chair. But a bunch of my friends got the Stokke Tripp Trapp. I always wondered why. So my curiosity got the best of me, and I borrowed one of their's to see which was the better high chair.

Lalo vs Stokke: My Honest High Chair Review

Criteria 1: Design

Lalo vs Stokke high chair

Lalo: The Chair has clean lines, is lightweight, and has a minimal footprint. It’s a timeless, simplistic take on the high chair design we grew up with. It also comes in five beautiful, soft colors and has tonal matching cushions (that Sage color 😍). Score: 5/5

Lalo vs Stokke high chair review

Stokke: The Tripp Trapp is bulky, and honestly, just doesn’t do it for me. Its heavy frame doesn’t compliment the aesthetic in my home. And the cushions also have patterns on them which isn’t my vibe. It’s definitely a nicer, higher quality look than an all plastic high chair, but I can’t say I’m personally a fan. Score: 4/5

Design Winner: Lalo

Criteria 2: Longevity & Value

Lalo: The Chair is designed for babies starting at 4 months of age and can support a baby’s legs before they even reach the footrest (unique to Lalo). The footrest is reachable as soon as baby’s legs are able to bend over the seat and can be flipped over for more legroom as your baby grows. Then it can be converted into a booster seat for the toddler age, and then as a play chair (pairs nicely with the Lalo Play Table) once your child no longer needs seating assistance while eating. The Chair which includes the cushion and tray is $235. Score: 5/5

Stokke: The Tripp Trapp is designed for babies starting at 6 months of age. The seat and footrest are adjustable by both depth and height to support your baby as he/she grows. For toddlers, it's easy to climb the steps to sit in the chair. The Tripp Trapp Highchair with seat cushion and tray will run you $399. Score: 4/5

Longevity & Value winner: Lalo

Criteria 3: Ease of cleaning

Lalo: The Chair is super easy to clean with its smooth surfaces. Some crumbs do find their way in between the belly bar and the front slot of the seat, but it's easy to pop this piece out to wipe down. In addition, the straps are made from a material that can be wiped down. And so I usually throw them along with the cushion in the washing machine for a deeper clean. Score: 4/5

Stokke: The Tripp Trapp is also quick to wipe down, but does have more cracks and crevices for crumbs to get stuck into 😑. I also found that a lot of food got stuck under the tray. The straps are also complicated to remove, making my weekly deep cleaning of them a hassle. Score: 3/5

Ease of cleaning winner: Lalo

Lalo vs Stokke review

Criteria 4: Ease of Use

Lalo: At only 10lbs, it's easy to move the high chair into the corner when not in use, pull it up to the table to eat together as a family, or place it in the kitchen while I'm prepping dinner. The tray requires two hands for removal, and a little force to pull it out. Score: 4/5

Stokke: The Tripp Trapp weighs a little over 15lbs making it harder to move around the table or kitchen. The tray also requires two hands for removal, but the latch is a little easier to release. Score: 4/5

Ease of use winner: Tied Lalo & Stokke

Criteria 5: Assembly

Lalo: It was extremely fast and easy with legs that just click into the base of the seat. Score: 5/5

Stokke: The assembly is reminiscent of Ikea furniture… many pieces with directions that don’t make sense. Score: 2/5

Ease of use winner: Lalo

After comparing Lalo The Chair and Stokke Tripp Trapp IRL, the best high chair is…

On paper the Lalo and Stokke high chairs look to be neck and neck, but after testing them both, Lalo is definitely my favorite high chair.

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