Many Montessori and other parenting books and sites recommend the use of the Stokke Tripp Trapp. Many visitors to our home haven't seen one before and wonder how they work. I will admit that when we purchased our first Tripp Trapp we also purchased all the accessories because we ourselves didn't know what we needed.
If you are not at all familiar with the Tripp Trapp and are looking for a new high chair, I would encourage you to visit the Stokke website and have a look in greater detail.
This is Caspar in the Tripp Trapp with the harness, baby set and cushion.
And older with just the baby set.
And again older with just the chair. I would only remove the baby set once the child is walking and steady on their feet. Then they can begin to climb into the chair themselves. For Caspar this was probably around 14-16 months. This is when the chair is of it's greatest benefit.
As Caspar still uses his chair we decided to purchase a second one for the new baby. We sourced ours from Bebe online. A word of warning that the Tripp Trapp does come in a wonderful array of colours but for some colours, depending on the stock of the importer, there is a wait. For Caspar's chair (green) we waited around three months and while our next chair (blue) is yet to arrive we are expecting a similar wait.
There was some recent discussion at Babyology regarding the newly released newborn set, however I still haven't seen it available in Australia. If you know when it will be available here - please let me know.
If you are unsure about using the Tripp Trapp, please contact me, I would be more than happy to answer any questions. It may cost a little more and take a little more effort to purchase but we think it is worth it.