Stokke Steps All-In-One Seating System {Giveaway}

In February, I shared details on Stokke’s all-in-one seating system, the Stokke Steps over at Project Nursery.  As a steadfast Tripp Trapp fan, I was eager to test out the innovative system with my darling new nephew.

There is always a lot of action going on at Granny’s house, and the Stokke Steps Bouncer, allows baby to remain close to the fun.  With a soft cradling movement, designed to mimic a parent’s arms – the four-position plush bouncer provides a comfortable, transportable and secure seat for baby.

stokke steps bouncer blue stokke steps bouncer reviewStokke Steps Bouncer in Blue ($199.99)

The Bouncer not only folds flat, but can easily be placed on the Stokke Steps Chair – with helpful color-coded safety dots, to safely bring baby to the table from birth.

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I can’t think of anything tastier than tiny, sweet feet at the breakfast table!

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One of the things that I love about Stokke, is that their functional, modern products are visually stunning in any decor. The clean, Scandinavian design of the Stokke Steps meshes beautifully into the home, in all of its modes.  And with the click of side buttons, the Stokke Steps bouncer can easily be removed to accommodate an older child in the ergonomic Stokke Steps Chair.

stokke steps highchairstokke steps chairStokke Steps Chair in Chestnut ($279.99)

Once baby is ready to sit upright, the additional Stokke Baby Set and Tray can be added to create a safe and comfortable high chair.  Additional seat cushions in an array of colors can also be purchased.  I found all of the components to fit together swiftly and smoothly.

stokke steps all in one seating system chestnutStokke Steps Baby Set ($99.99) and Baby Set Tray ($49.99)

Designed to accommodate from birth to age 10 – the Stokke Steps keeps my sweet nephews (and their mama!) happy.  To learn more and to purchase visit Stokke.com

WIN IT: Stokke is generously giving one MB reader a Stokke Steps Bouncer and Stokke Steps Chair, a $479.98 value!  To enter, visit the rafflecopter below and please note that entries are verified.   The giveaway will end in two weeks and the winner will be displayed on the below widget.  U.S. only please and best of luck!

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Thank you to Stokke for providing the above sample.  Opinions, as always, are my own.

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Ultimate Baby Registry Holiday Giveaway

In the spirit of Holiday giving, I’m joining together with Stroller in The City, Casey Leigh, Lunch Pails & Lipstick, Lillies & Leon, and Tastefully Childish to offer one lucky parent a fabulous Ultimate Registry Giveaway!  We’re incredibly excited to be collaborating with favorite brands that you can find across all of our blogs.  We’ve handpicked products that we love and would want for our own families.  One lucky winner will take home ALL of the following items (total giveaway value = HUMONGOUS!!!):

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Lily Jade – Diaper Bag // Bellini – $150 Gift Basket // Freshly Picked Moccasins (winner choses color & size) // UPPAbaby – Mesa Infant Car Seat // Joovy Scooter Stroller // 4 Moms – Breeze // STOKKE – Tripp Trapp // Orbit– Bassinet Cradle G2 // 7 A.M. Enfant – Warm Muffs // Aden + Anais – New Beginnings Gift Set // Ergo Baby – Original Collection Baby Carrier in Night Sky

TO ENTER:  Simply enter via the rafflecopter below.  This contest is open to US only and will run until 12/19 midnight.  Please note that all entry methods are verified.   A winner will be selected in one week.  Best of luck and Happy Holidays from us all!

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Stokke Tripp Trapp {Review}

If there is one piece of advice I would offer to new parents in terms of their purchases, it would be to think of items longitudinally.  Is it functional?  Does it fit into your overall aesthetic?  Will it serve a purpose as the child grows and moves through varies stages?  I suppose I thought about a few of these things when I was pregnant with my first, but don’t think that I considered how my children would sit in chairs after being well out of babyhood.

My youngest has insisted on sitting in a regular chair since 15 months of age.  Both of my children also shunned their plastic boosters seats and are either way too low at the table or sit on their knees.  They are certainly not comfortable, and I’m constantly worried about the chairs tipping backwards.  I am also often asking them to “please sit properly” –  yet how can they without a chair that suits their needs?

I was excited to welcome Stokke’s Tripp Trapp into my home since my 2.5 year old clearly still needs to be in some sort of high chair.  I was able to assemble it myself and my son took to it right away, referring to it as his royal chair (big sister influence here).  I was so happy to no longer see his little feet dangling at the table in a chair that was adjusted to accommodate his specific size perfectly.  Adrian is clearly comfortable in his Tripp Trapp and so is his mama – knowing that he is securely strapped into a (removable and adjustable) five-point harness.

Adrian is comfortable in his Tripp Trapp while his big sis is sitting on her knees.

 

In our home, things that scream “baby” are often ejected into the donations pile – sometimes even before we are through using them.  I’m such a fan of the Tripp Trapp’s space-saving minimalistic design – it is a piece of furniture that morphs into our space perfectly.

I  recently had the chance to hear Stokke’s Director of Innovation and Design, Hilde Angelfoss speak about the brand’s design philosophies and appreciated the emphasis on the baby’s relationship to her/his mother and surroundings.  The Tripp Trapp is uniquely designed to bring the baby directly to the table during family meal time.  Since there is no fixed-tray, the baby is able to learn and bond during family meals at the same proximity (to the table) as other family members.  I’m also a fan of the ergonomic design that encourages proper posture and can be customized well into adulthood (it supports 300 pounds!).  Stokke has also covered all possible scenarios with several Tripp Trapp accessory options.  The newborn set can bring the baby to the table from as early as birth.  While the additional baby set and tray (as seen below) can be added to accommodate for times when the baby must be fed away from the table, like in the middle of big sister’s living room musical performances.

Please note that that the baby set and tray were not tested with an actual baby.  The footplate should also be raised to fit the baby.

 

I am incredibly happy with this chair.  The Tripp Trapp’s durable construction is easily customizable and built for longevity.  It has also been around for over 40 years, winning multiple prestigious awards.  It is available in a rainbow of colors and was even included in an exhibit at MoMA. The Tripp Trapp is also made of beech wood and is environmentally friendly.

The only notable limiting factor may be its price point.  The chair alone retails for $249.99 and the recommended gliders, additional baby set, and tray would bring the cost closer to $387.97.   Although, I do think that over time the chair is definitely cost effective as it made to be customized from babyhood to adulthood.  Furthermore, it is under warranty for 7 years.

Perhaps my only problem is that I now really want another one for my five-year-old.

Stokke provided me with a Tripp Trapp and accessories for review purposes.  As in all my reviews, the above opinions are honest and my own. 

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Stokke Stroller Launch With Momtrends

Where I live, strollers are much more than transporters of our most precious cargo.  For a mama like me who depends on my own two feet for transportation, my stroller needs to perform more like an all terrain vehicle.  I look for durability, ease of use on city streets and overall comfort factor.

Since Momtrends is well known for their partnership in helping to launch many of the most sought after products, I was thrilled to attend their Stokke Chic event at the gorgeous Glasshouse showcasing Stokke’s newest strollers, Crusi and Scoot.   Along with other bloggers, I was able to test out both strollers and was impressed with the brilliant designs, maneuverability and adaptability.  I also had a chance to hear Stokke’s Director of Innovation and Design, Hilde Angelfoss speak about the design process emphasizing the child’s connection to the parent (i.e. the high seat design) and comfort in the stroller.

Stokke original Xplory, new Crusi and Scoot Strollers at Momtrends Stoke Chic Event.

The Stokke Crusi can be used from birth and is a new option in the single-to-double stroller arena.  It can easily convert from single to duo seating and is a stroller that I would have loved to use while both of my children were in strollers.  I’m not a fan of side-by-side doubles as they feel cumbersome and overpowering.  The Crusi’s sleek design actually feels more like a single (when in duo mode).   I’m impressed with the Crusi’s flexibility, the luxe feel of the seats/materials, and the overall size.

I also tested out Stokke’s new lightweight Scoot stroller.  It’s so smooth I imagine pushing it with one hand and was impressed with the simple single-hand fold.  It’s an excellent option for the urban parent who needs to lug her stroller on a train, or a suburbanite who’s looking for extra comfort in a travel stroller.

Like all of Stokke’s products, both strollers are designed to grow with the child.  They also have adjustable handlebars, substantial underseat baskets and adjustable footrests to curtail dangling feet.  They come in an assortment of  colors (I especially love the sleek grey seen below) and will be available for purchase later this month.

I even had the chance to ham it up on the red carpet (so fitting during fashion week’s kick off) with my stroller of choice, a beautiful Brahmin bag, and Stella & Dot Jewelery.
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Thank you Momtrends and Stokke for a fabulous event!

I received a gift bag with Stokke products at the event.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  All photos via Momtrends. 

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