Tripp Trapp Instructions

Tripp Trapp Instructions

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Tripp Trapp Instructions

What makes the Tripp Trapp great:

The chair's seat and footrest adjust for both DEPTH (front to back) and HEIGHT.

To get the very best for your child you must regularly readjust it. Most of the time you can get away with a half-yearly reset, but watch for growth spurts and do adjust the chair at least once a year ... why not every birthday?

The Tripp Trapp is suitable from Birth to Adulthood. Newborns require the Newborn attachment and from 6-36 months your child will need the Baby Set (both purchased separately).

In many families even adults have their own Tripp Trapp at the kitchen table. It makes a fabulous chair set.

Clearly the chair should not be used as a stepladder!

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Adjustment Routine: For children old enough to use the chair without a Baby Set.

You will need to use the supplied allen key to loosen the bolts down the side of the chair enough to allow the seat and the footrest to slide easily. DO NOT disassemble the chair.

Tripp Trapp Sitting Position


This adjustment ensures your child can control their movement with their feet. It also places them at the right ergonomic height for a table surface.

The seat (fig. A) is set at the correct height when the child's elbows (1) are level with the table top. The footrest (fig. B) is set at the correct height when the sole of the foot can be lightly rested on the footrest (3), while the thighs are touching the seat. If you are in doubt about the height of the footrest, or if it cannot be adjusted to exactly the right height, it is far better to have the footrest a little too low than a little too high.


This adjustment is important, and determines whether your child is able to sit upright effortlessly or forced into a slumped posture. If you use your intuition it will probably come out wrong...!

There should be ample space between the front edge of the seat and the child's calf(2). The seat depth is correct if it provides support for three quarters of the length of the thigh when the child's back is against the backrest. This may look strange to those of us used to conventional chairs, and the seat will probably look too short when properly set, but the short seat depth is very important. It is much better to have the seat too short than too deep.

The footrest depth is correct when its front edge is directly above the front edge of the chair (4). It is important that the front edge of the footrest is not further forward than the front edge of the chair to keep it stable when your child stands on the footrest. (Standing on the footrest is an important part of using the chair.)

Re-tighten all screws twice a year, as you adjust the chair for growth.

Children under 36 months

Tripp Trapp

Baby Set:

If the depth of the seat is set correctly (i.e. very short), it should be easy to lift the child in and out of the chair with the Baby Set front rail in place.

NB: If you have purchased the optional cushion set, we recommend delaying the use of the seat cushion part until your child is out of nappies and you are also no longer using the Baby Set front rail.This will save on washing too!

We recommend using the Stokke Harness, which we supply separately. We strongly suggest having two so that your child is safe while one is being washed.

For Adults

The footrest is used as the seat. The child's seat and lower steel rod may be removed.

Tripp Trapp Assembly Instructions

When assembling your Tripp Trapp, do not fully tighten the bolts until you have fitted and correctly adjusted the seat and footplate as shown further down the page.

Tripp trapp Assembly Contents

Footplate Adjustment

To complete the assembly, slide the seat and footplate into place (see following image for correct adjustment). If you are using a Stokke Harness with your Tripp Trapp and Babyset this would be the ideal time to attach the D-Ring harness attachments to the seat plate. (See instructions further down page)

Tripp trapp Assembly Contents

Once you have fitted the seat and footplate stand the chair on a flat surface and ensure that the seat and footplate are square so that the chair doesn't wobble. Then fully tighten the bolts down both sides of the chair.You may have to hold the metal rods to prevent them from turning while you tighten the bolts for the rods.

NB: It is normal that that side frames may not fully butt up against the metal rods. This ensures that the seat and footplate cannot slip in normal use.

Baby Set Assembly Instructions

If fitting a Baby Set, please see the additional instruction sheet in the Baby Set box and the notes below.

fitting a Baby Set


fitting a Baby Set


fitting a Baby Set


fitting a Baby Set


Extended Glider Assembly


D-Rings Attachment