We have been using the Nomi highchair for our third baby. Read on to hear our full Nomi highchair review, plus our verdict on Nomi VS Stokke Tripp Trapp (the highchair brand that we used previously for our two older children)
Nomi highchair review
Call me fickle, but since we redecorated our dining area, I really wanted a highchair that would complement. The thought of yet another glaring bit of plastic baby paraphenalia just didn’t fill me with joy.
Enter the Nomi highchair with it’s gorgeous modern design, and I was suddenly excited – a highchair that would actually look good in our space. But looking good is far from the most important thing when it comes to highchairs – would the Nomi highchair prove to be a decent, functional highchair?
What we particularly like about the Nomi highchair
Since getting our nice new wood floor, we do tend to wince at the sound of a chair being scraped back and forth as we sit down to the table. The wheels on the back legs of the Nomi highchair are a clever inclusion that prevents scratching to delicate floors.
We tend to find our highchair moves around quite a lot depending on whether we are eating at the table or breakfast bar, and without a doubt, we move it after every meal time for cleaning the floor. We’ve had heavy highchairs in the past, and you really notice it when you have to move it three times per day. The Nomi highchair is one of the lightest we’ve used, and a light highchair makes the world of difference.
Having a footrest rather than having his legs dangle means Otto is in the best ergonomic position and his Nomi highchair naturally encourages him to sit up straight with good posture.
Nomi Highchair Design
There’s no doubt about it, since we moved to our new house and redesigned our dining space to suit our tastes, I have become a little bit of a highchair snob. The highest criteria for a highchair will always be how easy it is to use and clean, but these days, design is a close second. A trivial point, maybe. But after going to all that effort with our house design, we want a highchair that blends in and compliments our space, rather than sticking out like a sore, garish plastic, thumb. The Nomi highchair, with it’s clean lines and neutral colours, looks the part with our whitewashed wood and white colour scheme.
Nomi Highchair Tray
Yay, the Nomi highchair comes with a tray! This is really a requirement for me when considering a highchair. In the early days of weaning, I find it particularly useful to have a tray, rather than a highchair that sits up at the table. The great thing with the Nomi highchair is that it does both. And the tray pops on and off really easily so it’s very simple to switch between standalone highchair with tray, and table-side highchair.
Anything we don’t like about the Nomi highchair?
We’ve been using our Nomi highchair daily for the past couple of months. I actually haven’t found any negatives yet. There are a few small crevices between the seat and the ‘stem’ of the Nomi highchair where food likes to collect, but I’ve found that the same on most highchairs we’ve used in the past, the Stokke Tripp Trapp included. Once you know where these areas are, you know to pay extra attention to them.
We opted for the white version of the Nomi highchair, and so far, Otto has eaten things like spaghetti bolognaise straight off the tray and it’s cleaned off with no hint of discolouration at all
I’m interested to see how this holds up in a year or two’s time – will the white still be white? Or will it have suffered from food staining over time?
Update: We’ve had our Nomi highchair for over two years now, and we still use it daily for Otto’s meals. I am pleased to report that our Nomi highchair is still as white as the day we received it.
Nomi VS Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair
I couldn’t really write this Nomi highchair review without comparing it up against our previous highchair, the Stokke Tripp Trapp. Nomi VS Tripp Trapp is a really common debate, both highchairs having a similar modern, sleek look, and ‘grow with the child’ capabilities. We have owned and used both the Nomi highchair and the Stokke Tripp Trapp, so here are the main differences between the Nomi and the Tripp Trapp.
The Nomi highchair has less wood, so it’s a little bit lighter and easier to move around compared to the Stokke Tripp Tripp.
The Nomi highchair looks good as new two years on, whereas our Stokke Tripp Trapp had suffered from chipped paint work at the same age. As the seat and foot area of the Nomi highchair is plastic, VS the Tripp Trapp’s all wood look, there are less dents and chips to be found after repeated use.
In the case of Nomi VS Stokke Tripp Trapp, I think the choice really comes down to which look you prefer. We still have both our Nomi highchair and our Stokke Tripp Trapp in our house, and both are still used daily by our family. Whether you opt for the Nomi highchair or the Stokke Tripp Trapp, both are excellent adjustable highchairs that will give you a heap of longevity.
The verdict on our Nomi highchair review
We really like our Nomi highchair. It blends in really well with our dining room decor, and its striking design is definitely a talking piece whenever we have visitors. Otto is very happy sitting and eating in his Nomi highchair. And we love that it gives us the option to bring him closer to the table at family mealtimes, whilst also working as a standalone highchair with tray for the times when that is easier.
The Nomi is a chair that will grow with Otto right up until his teenage years, and will no doubt be a permanent fixture at our dining table for many years to come.
Our Nomi highchair was provided for the purpose of this review