There it was… the Tripp Trapp by Stokke Australia. I saw it when my bestie was fixing me a cuppa in her kitchen and I sat in the lounge, wrestling with a muslin wrap while trying to feed my newborn. #mumlife
By Nicole Fuge, Mama Disrupt® Managing Editor
Just like all new mamas, I started noticing things I had never cared about before. From which of my fav coffee shops were pram-accessible, to highchairs blending in with the rest of the dining furniture.
And that’s exactly what we do as mums – we eyeball each other’s baby stuff, we ask around before buying something and most of all, we get and give honest opinions. Because kids come with A LOOOOT of stuff and it can be overwhelming and confusing to know which brands are amazeballs and which are, well… not.
Stokke Australia is one of those brands which are defo worthy of your love and attention, and here are just a few reasons why we think they’re awesome.
Future-proof in more ways than one
Baby furniture that grows with your child? Sounds like it belongs in the land of unicorns and dragons. Right?
Well it is very much the real deal. Yup. We’re talking about Stokke’s core products, which can be adjusted to suit your child’s size – evolving with them as they get older.
Two of our favs are the iconic Tripp Trapp chair, which can be used for a lifetime [quite literally from newborn through to adulthood!]
And the Xplory X Signature pram, as it ‘grows’ from infant to toddler size.
So no more needing to upgrade, upsize or add to your baby arsenal every few months. Hallelujah!
Another way the legends at Stokke are planning ahead, is with a strong focus on sustainability.
For example the Tripp Trapp Nordic Grey range uses eco-smart technology. That means no hazardous chemicals, no wastewater and a low environmental impact. And the Xplory X Signature pram is made from 100% recycled fabrics.
Close + comfy
As mamas, we may crave alone time [seriously, 20 minutes of peace and quiet please], but we luff our crazy kiddos with every fibre of our being, which is why we want them with us every step of the way.
And this close connection is part of Stokke’s ethos. It is why they do what they do. Designing products that bring kids closer to their parents, because… “Closeness fosters connection. Children need this sense of connection to feel safe and loved, encouraging them to become self-reliant and confident learners in life.”
Another biggie is wanting kids [and their parents] to be comfy when using their products. After all, we do spend a lot of time in the eat, play, bath, sleep cycle. AMIRITE?
The Tripp Trapp, for example, revolutionised the way we eat dinner as a fam-bam. Invented over 50 years ago, it was the first highchair to give kids ‘a seat at the table’ and has been designed to properly support kids as they learn to eat and develop fine motor skills.
The Xplory X pram has one of the highest pram seats. So your bambino is not only closer to you, but they can better see the wide and wonderful world around them. This cool pram also has an adjustable handle, so you can change the height and angle for maximum comfort… no more back and wrist pain when pushing your bebe, yay!
And the foldable Flexi Bath is a bathtime game changer [and space saver!] because you can easily bond with your little water babes. Plus, with the additional stand it is ergonomically amazing for new mamas, so you can say buh-bye to your sore, hunched back when bathing your newborn. GENIUS.
Beautiful baby things made to [actually] last
If you’re a mama who doesn’t want to feel like you moved into a baby shop, then you are not alone. Aesthetics are important. IYKYK.
And Stokke gets that. In fact, they have a long history of design and innovation, which began over eight decades ago [O-M-G] on the west coast of Norway. And these values remain deeply rooted in the brand today, drawing on its Scandinavian heritage and commitment to craftsmanship and quality.
So with the Stokke range, you can actually hold onto your personal style and design as your family grows. This is modern motherhood.
One stop shopping makes life so much easier
As we said earlier… babies and kids come with a lot of stuff. So whether you need to set up your nursery, or need seating, strollers, bathing, and travel products, Stokke is your one stop shop.
From newborn to toddler and beyond, they have thought of errrything!