Making everyday tasks accessible to the child is a big part of learning basic things at home. Step stools are required despite our best efforts to create workplaces at the child's level, like low shelves and low chairs and tables for toddlers and preschool-aged children to reach the kitchen counter, wash their hands in the bathroom sink, and independently use the big toilet.
While step stools can be bought in most big stores, as well as many departments and specialty stores, it is crucial to do some research before purchasing to ensure that the step stools you buy are the proper fit for your child and environment.
Here Are A Few Things to Remember:
What is the height of your kitchen counters? When it comes to working comfortably at the kitchen counter, most stools are discovered to be far too short for the average toddler.
What's your child's age and height? If the counter is tall enough, children as young as 10-12 months (and even younger) can reach it using a stool. For the sake of safety, learning towers are a fantastic option for youngsters this age.
Is there enough room on the floor? While some step stools are attractive, they often take up a lot of room. Before you make a buy, have a look and possibly measure it.
Is it possible for my child to use this step stool securely and independently? If possible, inspect the step stools. To make sure they won't teeter, put them to the test. Take into account your child's abilities and make sure that whatever you choose will complement their strengths and offer them the most opportunities for independence.
Check for stability - For safety, age and physical ability should be taken into account. For a small child, more steadiness may be desired initially.