Are you looking to compare the Stokke Tripp Trapp vs Steps vs Clikk high chair, to get the best Stokke chair for puree weaning or baby-led weaning, or both?
Then this article is for you.
These 3 chairs have the most amazing quality and craftsmanship and one doesn’t just decide on a whim to get one, because Stokke chairs come with a hefty price tag.
In this article, I’ve thoroughly researched their product info as well as customer reviews online.
I’ve read tons of positive and negative feedback for each of the 3 chairs and I’ve also watched some youtube reviews.
So be ready for a very detailed, in-depth review that might take more than 8 minutes to read.
Let’s start with a quick feature comparison table between the Stokke Tripp Trapp vs Steps vs Clikk High Chair.
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Clikk for easy cleaning but Tripp Trapp (minus the harness and table) for value for money.
Here’s why I’m choosing it, but if you want a more thorough info to make the best decision, keep scrolling below.
Stokke Tripp Trapp vs Steps vs Clikk High: Feature Comparison Table
This is best viewed on a desktop. Here’s a quick comparison guide on the features of the Stokke Tripp Trapp vs Steps vs Clikk High.
|Can Be Bought As||Newborn Set, Chair, High Chair, High chair with cushion and tray||Newborn Set, Chair, High Chair, High chair with cushion and tray||High chair with tray|
|Easy to Assemble and Detach||Mixed reviews||Mixed reviews||Mixed reviews|
|Easy to Adjust||Mixed reviews on straps||Mixed reviews on straps||Mixed reviews on straps|
|Age and Weight Limit||Suitable for Age: from 6 ~ to 50 months (Baby Set)|
Maximum Weight Limit: 242 lbs/ 110k kg adult
|Suitable for Age: from 3 ~ to 36 months (Bouncer and Baby Set)|
Maximum Weight Limit: 187 lbs/ 85 kg
|Suitable for Age: from 6 ~ to 36 months |
Maximum Weight Limit: 15 lbs/ 33 kg
|Easy to clean||Mixed reviews||Mixed reviews||Yes|
|Size and Weight||Product Size: 49 x 46 x 79 cm / 19.3 x 18.1 x 31.1 in|
Baby Set Dimensions: 36x32x8 cm /1 4.2×12.6×3 in
Baby Set Weight: 0.92 kg / 1.95 lbs
Chair Weight: 7 kg / 15.4 lbs
|Product Size: 56 x 53 x 52 cm / 22 x 20.9 x 20.5 in|
Baby Set Dimensions: 61x71x43 cm / 24x28x17 in
Baby Set Weight: 1.6 kg / 3.5 lbs
Chair Dimensions: 61x71x43 cm / 24x28x17 in
Chair Weight: 4.6 kg / 10.1 lbs
|Product Size: 56 x 66 x 83 cm / 22 x 26 x 32.7 in|
Weight: 4.6 kg / 10.1 lbs
|Warranty||7 years||3 years||3 years|
Below is more detailed info on the differences of the Stokke Tripp Trapp vs Steps vs Clikk Highchair.
Stokke Steps vs Tripp Trapp vs Click: Differences
Let’s dive in a little deeper and learn more about the differences between Stokke Tripp Trapp vs Steps vs Clikk.
The Tripp Trapp can be bought in the following configurations:
The Steps is available in the following configurations:
- Highchair and Cushion with Tray
While the Clikk is only available in a highchair with a tray.
You can’t buy it without the tray.
Assembly and Adjustment
Assembly-wise, some parents find it hard to set up both the Tripp Trapp and the Steps – more so the former than the latter.
They have a sort of Ikea user guide, where it’s not really clear how to set it up. So most parents would try to find a quick video online on how to adjust the strap for eg. like the video below:
Others even mentioned that “it was a pain in the ass” to detach the tray of the Tripp Trapp.
As for removing the Tripp Trapp’s straps, you have to use some tools apparently to detach them. Which I imagine is so inconvenient, especially when you just want to clean them.
The Tripp Trapp though can accommodate kids up to adults and even offers a lot of height and footplate adjustments.
While the Steps chair height can’t be adjusted but it offers 4 footplate or footrest positioning adjustments.
Now let’s go to the Clikk.
Most parents find the Clikk so much easier to set up and to adjust. You can assemble it on your own in a few minutes!
Although, there are some complaints about how the chair’s backrest can’t be adjusted to accommodate a slender child or younger kid.
One mom noted that there’s a huge gap between her 6-month-old and the tray, which leads to the food falling on her kid’s lap.
Some parents also noted though that the tray is small, that they can’t even fit a ezpz mini mat on it.
There are also some mixed reviews about the ease of detaching its tray.
Some parents find it super easy, while some said you practically need 3 hands to detach it – 2 for removing the tray and 1 for keeping the chair still.
The straps also have some mixed reviews. With some saying it’s hard to put on, especially if you have a wriggly child.
Some parents mentioned not bothering with the strap and just not using the harness altogether.
While other parents love the ease of strapping their kid on the Clikk.
Age and Weight Limit
The Tripp Trapp is a chair for life.
You can use it for newborns (with the Newborn Set), for baby-led weaning (with the Baby Set), and even for older kids up to adults!
The Tripp Trapp Newborn Set can hold up to 9kg.
The Tripp Trapp Baby Set is best for 6-36 months.
If using it as a regular chair, the Tripp Trapp can accommodate a weight of up to 300 lbs or 136 kg.
The Steps, on the other hand, is made for babies and kids in mind – from 6 months to 3 years old.
The chair though can hold up to 187 lbs or 85kg, which means, even elementary or teens can sit on it!
The Clikk, like the Steps, can also be used from 6 months to 3 years.
But unlike the Steps or Tripp Trapp, the Clikk can only accommodate a maximum weight of 15 kg or 33 lbs.
This is still good, as the average age of a kid who weighs 33 lbs is 10, 11 years old. So if your kid can still fit on it (and still wants to sit on it), then you’ve got a big bang for your buck!
Longevity and Durability
The Tripp Trapp is the tested, proven, best heirloom quality amongst the three.
It can be used and handed over to your children and their children – generation after generation.
Some parents even mentioned that their kids use a 30-year-old Tripp Trapp that they themselves used before!
It’s well built and sturdy enough to let toddlers get on the chair and sit on their own, practicing their independence and gross motor skills.
Parents who love Tripp Trapp say it’s worth the money since it can be used even after your kids are all grown up.
They can use it for their bedroom, for studying, and even as an extra chair in the dining area, for the adults to sit on.
The Steps has fewer reviews, compared to the Tripp Trapp, but some parents mentioned that they’ve used it for almost 5 years and counting.
It’s lighter than the Tripp Trapp and its weight limit is only up to 187 lbs (compared to Tripp Trapp’s 300 lbs). But it’s still very sturdy and stable enough for toddlers to sit on the chair without any help.
Some grandparents even mentioned using it, when their grandkids are not around!
Then there’s the Clikk.
This actually is a lot more popular than the Steps, and most parents love how lightweight it is to move around.
You can actually purchase a separate travel bag for it and bring it with you everywhere – in-laws, restaurants, etc.
It’s also sturdy enough to encourage their toddlers to sit on the chair on their own with no help.
One even mentioned that he’s a rough-playing 26 lbs/ 12 kg kid who can sit on it safely, even when he’s wriggling around!
Some parents find it flimsy though, as their kids can easily push this chair around or even push themselves away from the table during meals.
There’s not much concern about the chair tipping over as it has a very wide base. But some parents did point out that its footprint is too big, so they keep tripping over the chair.
Then there’s some feedback from a few parents about the Clikk breaking while their toddler was on it or its footrest breaking only after a year of use.
All Stokke chairs have great resale value, especially the Tripp Trapp.
Ease of Cleaning
Let’s start first with the Tripp Trapp.
Most parents love how easy it is to clean the Tripp Trapp. You just wipe and be done with it.
However, there are a lot of parents who say otherwise. Some of the recurring complains were:
- They said that the strap is hard to remove for cleaning.
- The tray is textured (US version, not Europe) so suction plates won’t grip on it properly.
- The underside of the tray also has this geometric, honeycomb design which can be difficult to wipe, especially when a child smears food on it.
- Yes, the tray is dishwasher safe but some moms mentioned that water tends to get trapped through the clip-on feature, which can lead to mold growth.
The Tripp Trapp also has a lot of nooks and crannies where the food can go in and get stuck. You can’t really hose down the chair, like the Ikea Antilop, since it’s made of wood and you don’t want to damage that.
Other parents actually don’t use the straps, even though they bought the Baby Set and it made a whole lot of difference when it comes to cleaning.
I mean sure, they said, you need to constantly supervise your kid while eating. But cleaning the Tripp Trapp became so much easier without the strap, according to some parents.
Most also don’t use the tray and will just pull up their kid next to them to eat on the table, which gives them more bonding time and makes cleaning easier.
Overall, Tripp Trapp Baby Set has mixed online reviews from real parents, when it comes to the ease of cleaning it.
The Stokke Steps has fewer reviews and hence, fewer complaints about being difficult to clean.
But it does have the same textured tray with its geometric segmented design underneath, just like the Tripp Trapp.
Some parents also pointed out that they can’t make any suction plates or bowls stay on the textured tray.
They even said Stokke’s very own silicone mat won’t stick on the tray!
The tray’s design underneath also makes it super hard to clean, especially if your baby likes to wipe food on it.
It has a lot of nooks and crannies where food, vomit, or worse can get trapped, and it can be a little bit of a hassle to remove them.
Some parents also mentioned that the chair can stain from food, like watermelon or carrots.
So it’s advisable to clean it up immediately.
Other parents though didn’t have a problem with cleaning the Steps and found it easy to remove the trap and the straps as well.
So again, it’s a mixed review for Steps, just like the Tripp Trapp.
The Clikk seems to be the easiest chair to clean out of the 3 Stokke chairs.
The chair and legs don’t have a lot of crevices where the food can get stuck, plus it’s very easy to wipe.
It also doesn’t stain that easily, according to some parents who mentioned leaving some spaghetti on it for a few hours.
Some parents mentioned though that the strap is hard to take off and that it gets easily soaked with food, making it difficult to clean.
The Tripp Trapp has 5 height positions, which can accommodate babies and kids of all sizes, especially those with low muscle tone issues.
It has an ergonomic seating position and an adjustable footplate.
The curved backrest offers natural spine support, and the footplate brings the ground to the feet to provide stability.
This feature helps in making mealtimes a less wriggly and more comfortable experience for your kid.
However, when it comes to getting in and out of a squirming baby, some parents find the Tripp Trapp a little bit of a hassle.
One parent mentioned that it takes 2 people to guide their baby’s legs in and out of the baby seat.
Another mentioned his chunky 6-month-old 10kg baby is very difficult to get in and out of the chair.
A few parents also don’t find it comfortable to sit on, when using it as a regular chair.
Now let’s go to the Steps.
The Steps also has an adjustable backplate and footrest to accommodate different-sized children.
Its ergonomic design also aims to support the posture of your kid and make it comfortable for them to sit down for a meal.
The adjustable footrest also helps in giving them more stability, making them fidget less while eating.
There’s not a lot of feedback regarding how comfortable the Steps chair is or how difficult it is to get in and out a baby.
But some moms mentioned that the straps are not comfortable and that their kids got a rash from it.
Lastly is the Clikk.
The Clikk has the least adjustment offerings when it comes to its footrest (it only has 2).
You can’t even adjust its chair height and the back, to accommodate a shorter kid or a taller one.
But when your kid is just the right size for the Clikk, it offers optimal spine support and encourages your little one to sit up and to fidget less.
A lot of parents love how comfortable it is for their little one and how their kids had a better, more enjoyable mealtime.
The Tripp Trap has separate accessories to accommodate kids of all ages, from newborns and older babies.
They have the Newborn Set which turns the Tripp Trapp into an infant seat.
It’s basically like a lounger that you put on top of the chair.
The Newborn Set is suitable for infants up to 20lbs with 2 adjustable positions plus leg support to offer a cozy, nest-like environment.
The Baby Set, the one for baby led weaning, comes with the backrest, 5-point harness, baby set rail, and extended gliders for stability.
Other accessories that can be bought separately are the following:
- 3 Types of Cushions – Baby, Classic, Junior
- Munch Snack Packs
- ezpz™ by Stokke™ placemat
The Steps also has the Baby Set for baby led weaning.
The Baby Set has an adjustable backrest and 5-point harness to secure your child safely.
You can also purchase separate accessories for it such as:
- Baby Set Tray
- Baby Set Cushions
- Chair Cushions
- ezpz™ by Stokke™ silicone mat
- Bouncer (can use separately or attach to Steps)
The Clikk on the other hand doesn’t have its bouncer or Newborn set.
But you can still purchase separate accessories for it though, such as a:
- Travel bag
- ezpz™ by Stokke™ placemat
- Munch Snack pack
Size and Weight
Consider the size of each, as the Clikk can have a big footprint and can be a tripping hazard, while the Tripp Trapp has a small footprint and can be pushed under the table.
- Product Size: 49 x 46 x 79 cm / 19.3 x 18.1 x 31.1 in
- Baby Set Dimensions: 36x32x8 cm /1 4.2×12.6×3 in
- Baby Set Weight: 0.92 kg / 1.95 lbs
- Chair Weight: 7 kg / 15.4 lbs
- Suitable for Age: from 6 ~ to 50 months (Baby Set)
- Maximum Weight Limit: 242 lbs/ 110k kg adult
- Product Size: 56 x 53 x 52 cm / 22 x 20.9 x 20.5 in
- Baby Set Dimensions: 61x71x43 cm / 24x28x17 in
- Baby Set Weight: 1.6 kg / 3.5 lbs
- Chair Dimensions: 61x71x43 cm / 24x28x17 in
- Chair Weight: 4.6 kg / 10.1 lbs
- The distance from the floor to the tray is 71 cm.
- Tray slides right under a 30 in standard height table
- Suitable for Age: from 3 ~ to 36 months (Bouncer and Baby Set)
- Maximum Weight Limit: 187 lbs/ 85 kg
- Product Size: 56 x 66 x 83 cm / 22 x 26 x 32.7 in
- Weight: 4.6 kg / 10.1 lbs
- Suitable for Age: from 6 ~ to 36 months
- Maximum Weight Limit: 15 lbs/ 33 kg
Tripp Trapp has a complimentary 7-year warranty but you need to register for it online.
All Tripp Trapp’s accessories have a 1-year warranty from the date of purchase.
While the Steps and Clikk has a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Similarities of Stokke Tripp Trapp vs Steps vs Clikk High Chair
Now let’s check out the similar features between the Stokke Tripp Trapp vs Steps vs Clikk High.
All 3 Stokke chairs have gorgeous and timeless designs that can match any type of home or interior.
The Tripp Trapp comes in 14 colors and you can also have your child’s name engraved on the back.
While the Steps has a Contemporary Scandinavian that never goes out of style and will suit any interiors. It’s available in 4 colors.
The Clikk on the other hand has 6 colors and is almost comparable to an Ikea Antilop design-wise, according to some parents.
Safety and Material
The Tripp Trapp Baby Set comes with a 5-point harness, making sure to secure your little ones on their seats.
Especially if they find out that they can stand on the footrest!
The Tripp Trapp Baby Set also comes with an extended glider. This provides extra stability and support by preventing the chair from falling when your child is leaning backward or suddenly pushes themselves away from the table.
Its material is BPA and Phthalate free, with water-based, non-toxic paint.
It’s certified by JPMA and meets or exceeds all ASTM safety standards plus, it’s made from 100% wood (Beech, Oak, or Ashwood), which means it can last for generations.
Some parents mention that they used to sit on a Stokke chair before and how their kids are using it!
The Steps has also a 5 point safety harness and is also free from phthalates and other harmful substances.
It’s also JPMA and Intertek GS certified and is made from European Beech solid wood, which is also sturdy and can last for years.
Same thing also with the Clikk.
The Clikk has also a five-point harness, free from phthalates and harmful substances, JPMA and FSC®-certified and it’s also made of European beech wood.
FAQ: Stokke Clikk vs Tripp Trapp vs Steps
Is a Stokke high chair worth it?
Yes, if your child can use it until way beyond their elementary years.
Does the Stokke Steps tray work with Tripp Trapp?
Yes, you can use the Stokke’s tray with the Tripp Trapp Baby Set.
Can an adult sit on Stokke’s Steps?
Yes, as it can hold a maximum weight limit of 187 lbs/ 85 kg.
Does the Stokke Steps high chair fold?
No, it doesn’t fold.
Can this chair be used as a step stool?
No, Stokke chairs are not recommended to be used as a step stool.
If you’re looking for something for your kid to stand on in the kitchen while helping you, check out my reviews on the best kitchen learning towers here.
Stokke Steps High Chair vs Tripp Trapp vs Steps: Pros and Cons
Here’s a general overview of the advantages and drawbacks of the Stokke Tripp Trapp or Steps or Clikk High Chair
Tripp Trapp Pros
- Can last for decades
- Sturdy and stable even for adults
Tripp Trapp Cons
- Has complains of being difficult to clean
- Has complains about straps and tray
- Adjustable backrest
- Sturdy and stable even for adults
- Has complains of being difficult to clean
- Has complains about straps and tray
- Easy to clean
- Lightweight yet sturdy (travel bag can be bough separately)
- Has complains of being flimsy
- Straps are difficult to adjust
Advice and Tips on Using a Stokke Tripp Trapp or Steps or Clikk
• For older Tripp Trapps, use a universal harness
If you bought a second-hand, old model, the new harness won’t fit on it.
So some moms had this genius idea of using a universal harness for the Tripp Trapp. She mentioned it was cheaper, easier to install and remove, and way convenient for cleaning.
• Check your floorings
Uneven floors and carpets are not suitable for using a Tripp Trapp, as it could prevent the chair from sliding backward, which can be a hassle.
• You don’t need the cushions
Seriously, you don’t need them.
Your kid will be okay and will get used to seating on a wooden or plastic or any type of chair that you have, even if they’re only 6 months old.
You don’t want them sitting down too long to eat anyway, plus it’ll be a bitch to always clean the cushion when you have a wild BLW child.
• Use a large, waterproof bib
You can check out Grabease or something similar, that can cover the whole Baby Set of your Stokke chair.
• Other uses for the Tripp Trapp
If your child gets older and doesn’t want to use their Tripp Trapp and you don’t really need an extra chair, use it for your plants! Or to hang and place your towels, trinkets, books, etc.
Stokke Tripp Trapp vs Steps vs Clikk: Which One Should You Get?
Between the three, if you prioritize ease of cleaning, I’d recommend getting the Clikk.
However, if you want something that can be used for a long time, that can be handed down to your grandkids as heirloom furniture, I’d go for a Tripp Trapp Baby Set.
If you’re going for a Tripp Trapp, I’d suggest not installing the harness and just always supervise your child when eating – never leave their side.
And also, just get the Baby Set, not the High Chair with Tray as the tray can be hard to clean.
And to also get a big, waterproof bib like the Grabease. Or anything that can be comfortable on your child that can practically cover the whole Tripp Trapp chair.
Alternatives to Stokke High Chairs
There are tons of amazing alternatives to Stokke chairs and even if they’re not as sturdy as the latter, they can still work even for the most active of kids, if you’re always there supervising them.
Takeaway on Stokke Tripp Trapp vs Steps vs Clikk
I don’t have a budget for Stokke but if I did, between the 3 chairs, I’d get the Tripp Trapp.
It just seems it will have a very sentimental value to it, especially if my kid could use it until way past her teen years.
I can imagine looking at the chair when she’s off to some country studying or working. I’d look at the Tripp Trapp and reminisce all the sweet, fun and hellish times we had during mealtimes.
I would never sell it, even if I can get a fair price for it.
If she becomes a mom, of course I’d give it to her and hopefully, we’ll have the chair in the family for many generations to come.
Then when I’m old and gray, I’d find myself sitting on it while looking at all our family albums and just bawling, lol.
But I digress.
If your budget doesn’t permit it, there’s no need to get a Tripp Trapp or any Stokke chairs at all!
Just get what you think will work for your kid and your family.