New Chair for Boy Arbo

Waaaayyyy back in the early days of being at home with a blob of skin that cried with a great deal more frequency, Kale’s Nana, my mom, told Ross and I that her and Rick (my step dad) wanted to buy Kale his high chair when the time came. I really took my time hunting for a chair as I was slightly afraid of the plastic-y Elmo-adorned (man, do I have a hate on for Elmo) varieties currently being offered at retailers. 

So I did my research and decided I wanted to go with a wood chair, and if it could be a chair that lasted a while, I’d be even happier. As much as I liked the Stokke Tripp Trapp, the $350 price tag sent shivers down my spine.  

I knew there were a large number of knock-offs out there, and I wish I knew someone like Mr. Smith, my old neighbour from when I was like, 13, who could just MAKE me one to my specs. But since a knock-off can occasionally compromise safety, it wasn’t something I wanted to just buy because it was cheaper. I eventually ended up at One Step Ahead who has their own brand of wooden grow-with-you chair for children. Yes, its made in China, unfortunately, but the chair is at least backed by a small company with a good return and warranty policy. In any event, Nana and Grandpa bought Kale his first high chair, and this chair will hopefully be with us until he is into his teen years. The chair arrived Monday via UPS (thanks for making me pay a brokerage fee, a-holes! You were supposed to ship via USPS) and after some fun Ikea-esque assembly complete with a useless little hex key and equally infuriating directions, BEHOLD:

From Kale 3 to 6 months
From Kale 3 to 6 months

Would you like a sucky?

From Kale 3 to 6 months

I’m going to do a proper product review once I actually use if for its intended purpose. I’ve already got a few choice words about their assembly instructions.

13 years ago

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