Get up, stand up

0099008_PE240453_S3Sad but true, I am writing about the many accolades of a step-stool.  I saw this at a friend’s place and noticed that her two-year-old could easily climb up to the sink to wash his hands.    Then I saw it… a step stool — but taller than usual.  Genius!!!!

Isn’t the whole point of a stool to be able to get to things out of reach?  I invested in the eye-catching Baby Bjorn one and it’s like 7” tall and hoists my girls to exactly the point where they are frustrated and start screaming for me to pick them up.  We also tried getting to the sink on those pretty wooden stools with the inset name in block letters but those things are deadly.  I can’t tell you how many times they have toppled over.

This Ikea stool is what you need if you have a pre-schooler at home because with it they can actually reach things.  It’s sturdy and does not slip, it’s over a foot tall AND it’s only $5.99 USD (which means with the exchange rate it is probably free in Europe!)  Note – these are not in the Ikea Kid’s section!  I found them near the check-out counter.

-Dina

5 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Esther | November 27, 2009 | Reply

We have the smaller version I think, it looks lower. But just as cheap, or even cheaper!

2. Louise | November 28, 2009 | Reply

Oh, I recognise this little stool, it is a very handy piece of bathroom furniture for any parent!

Although my mischevious two year old son lugs it around the house, trying to use it to get to those “out of reach” places!!!

3. Emilie | November 28, 2009 | Reply

I don’t think I know a household with children that does not have this stool! It is great.

4. Roberto | November 30, 2009 | Reply

Great idea for Christmas gift!

5. Linda | July 2, 2010 | Reply

Gotta love the Swedes!

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