Best step stools for kids according to redditors

We found 59 Reddit comments discussing the best step stools for kids. We ranked the 36 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Kids' Step Stools:

u/WeAreNeverMeetingIRL · 22 pointsr/Parenting

What if your child "helped" with food prep? Stirring, pouring liquid and dry ingredients (with your muscles), mix salad ingredients, etc. I know it would be more work for you.

Something like this could help them watch food prep and be more involved. An engaged child is going to be more motivated to eat the meal they helped with. Also they can hear you say to others, enjoy/try this ---- that "child's name" made and then maybe they will try it too.

u/m1cro83hunt3r · 13 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I use a folding step stool instead. Then it can be put away. It also can be explained as being used to reach high shelves.

Casafield 9" Folding Step Stool with Handle, Black - Portable Collapsible Small Plastic Foot Stool for Kids and Adults - Use in The Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom

u/GeekDad12 · 7 pointsr/TrueOffMyChest

I was 25 when my roommate was dating somebody with a kid. Exact same thing with the kid getting up hungry and the parent still sleeping. Also the house was four college kids who came home drunk to a 10 year old sleeping in the living room. Sad. I didn't know anything about kids then (I have two of my own now) and just kind of avoided the situation.

An idea:
Folding Step Stool - 11" Wide - The Lightweight Step Stool is Sturdy Enough to Support Adults and Safe Enough for Kids. Opens Easy with One Flip. Great for Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Kids or Adults.

u/_annalin_ · 6 pointsr/toddlers

Also have a daughter of 20 months so I feel your pain!! Especially now she is getting so heavy. I recently purchased a kitchen helper thing like this, and it has been so helpful at home.

u/Tsarena · 6 pointsr/moderatelygranolamoms

We bought this tower off amazon and have been pretty happy with it. It comes flat pack. We had talked about making our own, but this was going to be cheaper than buying the wood and tools required to make it. I second the Etsy recommendation. Search for Pikler triangle and you will get a bunch of options.

u/zcam · 6 pointsr/ikeahacks

I built nearly the same (using that ikea item) and it's not needed imho, it's quite stable already (2yo using it daily). You might want to debur/soften the edges tho.

My daughter has been using it from 1yo; early on she struggled a bit to climb in it but it's fine after a few tries. After 2 she's started trying to sit on the bar (stopped now), so it becomes a bit short relatively quickly.

If I was to make another one I would go for something with an adjustable base like that one:

u/Kinky_Dude · 6 pointsr/StraightPegging

Number 1 tip for your issue of not being able to get it out without forcing, is to get a low stool to put your feet on while on the toilet. It better alignes your colon and will make it “flow out” here is a link to the one I bought off of amazon: foldable stool

u/ok_kat · 5 pointsr/toddlers

The answer is a learning tower like this!!! There are lots of different versions, but they all have some sort of railing to make sure they don't fall/step off of the platform. Most also have adjustable platforms so that you can lower it as they grow taller. My son is now 30 mo, but we've been using a tower since around 22 months. He absolutely loves it, and helps me cook and/or wash dishes every night, with the added benefit that he eats a ton of veggie odds and ends while we're working!


These things come in a range of prices, but I found most seemed to be too expensive. There are woodworking patterns that you can download for free, and if you've got a drill and a bit of skill you can make one yourself for cheaper. Ours isn't too pretty, but we were able to build it for ~ $50 worth of materials.

u/chrisbrl88 · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

As others have said, don't do this. It's impractical, unreasonable, and a huge liability. Relationships are about compromise. Your financée will just have to use a step stool. Buy a few folding step stools. They even come in purple!

u/hTACO · 4 pointsr/aclfestival I've seen people clip these onto their backpacks and use them in the crowd.

u/acciocorinne · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

:D :D :D :D :D <-----my feelings when I realized this was a Disney contest. I loooooooove Disney!!!!

The lamest thing on my wishlist is probably this stepstool. I just hate stepping on chairs all the time >.<

u/loves-lit · 3 pointsr/sanantonio

If you can’t make one or get someone to help you, maybe something like this would work.

Cooking Stage | Kitchen Step Stool | Step Stool | Stove Step | Large 36" x 22" x 4.2" | Birch Wood

u/genreand · 3 pointsr/blogsnark

You are not a bad anything and I don’t mean screaming! Orchestrate the environment so that she can safely open any drawer that she can reach and let her do so. Cleaning up after the fact is a bit of a pain, but think of it as an investment in her ability to interact with her environment (which is really what solo independent play is). As she learns to do it close to you she will eventually be able to go play with her toys nearby. (Pro tip: move the aluminum foil out of her reach, the sheer waste, my god!) You don’t have to do anything but give her the opportunity—and clean up in the short term. My walker is now 18 mo and will do some of the cleaning up herself.

With that said, and this is advice you didn’t ask for, so ignore it if it’s unwanted, we bought this foldable learning tower that I often slide over to the counter so my toddler can bang a spoon on a cutting board while I prep for dinner. If you want her to feel included while you’re cooking that might be a good answer? It doesn’t work for independent play but if it makes you more comfortable with juggling what you need to juggle it might be worth it.

u/Kaypip · 3 pointsr/toddlers

Acko White 18 Inches Non Slip Folding Step Stool for Kids and Adults with Handle

We had the same problem and we use this one in addition to one of those extenders for the faucet that brings the water stream closer for children. This step stool collapses for easy storage and it's even sturdy enough that my 22 month old can safely climb it and get to the sink herself and the stool doesn't even move a mm as she climbs.

u/Dermonster · 2 pointsr/woodworking

Here where I stole the design from. I just don't have the tools or skill necessary to make the fancy shapes.

u/Green_Bike · 2 pointsr/Parenting

There's a big difference between preschool toilets and regular toilets. A regular toilet won't really help her like the preschool toilets except for getting used to the flush. Don't push your home toilet for several weeks. In fact, the more you push, the more she is likely to resist. She is little. A little potty makes sense for her.

We had a seat like your link and didn't use it too much. I carried it to the park for a while, but now I just hold her while she perches on the edge of any toilet without a child seat.

We have two step stools and I wouldn't want to be without either. This one has two steps so she can easily ascend and descend even when she's really gotta go, and this one folds up small and is a little higher so she can reach the sink.

Good luck!

u/SciviasKnows · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Look at toddler stools. Some of them are in that height range.

Edit: Boom! Here ya go.

u/NatalieMac · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I use this one under my desk and it works great. It's not collapsible, but it's very lightweight.

u/amalagg · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Wife is 5'0". She bought this for herself for the kitchen: and she is happy. Folds away next to the refrigerator and out of the way when not in use

u/IM_ALiiive · 2 pointsr/short

If you're

getting blank T-shirts buy a variety from Amazon, you'll find a much better variety than at stores and once you find on that fits they'll have better variety. Also they have a generous return policy. This especially helpful if you're big(muscular or fat) and short I have a hard time finding shirts that fit me in the shoulder but aren't too long. Also at least for men's clothing I've never bought the kids version of anything but belts since the fit is always terrible.

Also grab one of those plastic folding step stools they're perfect for getting that extra 6-12in but are actually quick enough to setup that you'll actually use them.

Also If your buying boots you can watch online manufacturers for clearance they have periodically for their biggest and smallest shoe sizes.

Car LPT buy japanese, they're made for shorter people.

My secret for jumping more higher is big quads.

u/DanielleMuscato · 2 pointsr/Guitar

There ARE specialized chairs for playing, but frankly MANY chairs can work, and those specialized ones tend to be really expensive.

A lot of people use 2-foot-tall bar stools. Fender and other companies make them. They are anywhere from about $50 to $100 for a nice, tall, vinyl-covered padded one. You can get these at like Guitar Center etc. This type of stool is also what Guitar Center provides out on the store floor for people to sit on while they try out guitars & amps:

I usually practice 4-6 hours a day and do it in 1 of 2 places:

Usually, I actually sit quite low on the ground, on a plastic Rubbermaid stepstool. I've been using this same one for many years. Here's a pic:

I cross my legs in front of me, "Indian style," but sitting on a stool rather than directly on the floor allows me to keep better posture. Being close to the ground keeps me at ear level for my amps, and also makes it really easy to program settings on my floorboard or adjust settings on my amp, as they are within arms' reach.

If I'm not practicing there, I usually practice on my piano bench:

This is useful for practice sessions when I'm working on theory concepts or ear training (using the piano), or if I'm doing sight-reading or learning new material and need the built-in music stand.

u/alydalf · 2 pointsr/toddlers

We have this one . It has been great so far for my son. He turns 3 in a few days and his grandparents bought it as an early birthday present. I went back and forth for about a year as to whether we needed one. Space is kind of tight in our kitchen and there weren’t a lot of places he could use it without being in the way of drawers and cabinets. About 2 months ago he decided he just HAD to eat at the counter and chose a collapsible step stool to drag over there. But that wasn’t very safe because he would not be careful as toddlers often aren’t. I like the one we have because the profile is slimmer than many others and the step up can be folded in if you need the floor clearance. Since it arrived he’s eaten 90% of meals on it, whoch has been fine because family sit downs are rare for us right now with a 4 month old as well. He has also started “helping” me cook now that he is at a proper height to really reach things on our high counters.

u/Pamzella · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

You have to move a little screw to fold it, but we keep the tool on the fridge. We havethis one Desperate, we could slide it under a bed even.

u/minisnoo · 2 pointsr/toddlers

So, it's a bit expensive but we got a stool like this and it was so worth it for us. My 20 month old loves it. Loves being able to help at the counter, play at the sink, watch me make something, look out the window, etc. We use it daily!

u/TheBuzzerBeater · 1 pointr/governorsball

I've got some tiny friends, if you're short here's what you do...

Go a little early and find a spot with something behind you like the soundbooth/PA/etc. Then you won't get moved around when the crowd rushes forward and you've got a secure spot. Find/bring some stuff to stand on. It's easy to grab a couple couple cardboard boxes from the vendor and layer them on top of each other and its stable. You only need a 5" platform to make you 6'. I've also seen people bust out folding stools like this...


Basically: Find a protected area and stand on some shit (by the sound booth is your best bet and its a good view, great sound)

u/DScorpX · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

Closest thing I've found

My ex had one. Almost bought it for one of my shorter friends at work.

u/outnumbered41 · 1 pointr/DIY

I bought it a few years ago in a natural wood color, it does get a little slippery if the kids use it at the sick so I also put some none skid tub stickers on the platform part.

Guidecraft Classic Kitchen Helper - Ivory W/ Keeper and Non-Slip Mat: Adjustable Height Counter, Folding Step Stool for Safe Cooking with Toddlers, Chalkboard & Whiteboard, Kids Learning Furniture

u/rabidstoat · 1 pointr/TooAfraidToAsk

There are cheaper stools but I got this guy off Amazon and it is extremely sturdy and well made. Used it to get into my tall bed after a recent surgery when climbing up that high (okay, it's not THAT high but I'm short) was difficult. Kept it after I was feeling better because it's just convenient.

u/MoonlightGroove · 1 pointr/OrganizationPorn

I am in the short camp and definitely do this. However, this stool often saves me. I love it. Had it for over ten years probably and it’s paid for itself 1,000 times over. Still as sturdy as ever, easy to clean, and folds perfectly into that little space between the fridge and the cabinet next to it.

I believe I got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond but I don’t think they carry it anymore. Posting in case any other shorties out there need a something like this.

u/WaffleFoxes · 1 pointr/Mommit

We went with bigger ticket items that we knew she would need. For Christmas my 10 month old got car seats for both our cars because her infant seat wasn't a kind that transitioned. For first birthday not long after she got a kitchen helper used from craigslist. I recommend the kitchen helper so highly, she is 2.5 now and we still use it every day and will likely use it for several years to come.

u/ShadowL42 · 1 pointr/bdsm

I have issues kneeling also but for me it is nerve related and not being able to bend my joints that far anymore. I cant do futomomo ties either.

My bf and i found that i can kneel straddling and sitting on a small toddler potty stool. It lifts me up off the floor a tad and means that my knees dont support my full (considerable) weight.
Like this (hope this works, i dont comment on my phone much)

Ikea 602.484.18 Forsiktig Children's Stool, Green/White

We tried a folded pillow first but that was too soft, i need the stability and structure of the stool

u/nataliatriesreddit · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Here's the rest of the pictures 😁😁

Top Five

In the living room

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30 Travel System
Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30 travel system

(We'll probably have the stroller in the car most of the time)

Evenflo Versatile Play Space, Cool Gray

(Usually comes with a sixth panel, but we wanted to save space until we needed to add it)

Our room sharing set up

Bassinet was handed down to us all put together, and I can't find a link sorry!

Night Lights for Kids, VAVA Baby Night Light, Bedside Lamp for Breastfeeding, ABS+PC, Touch Control, Timer Setting-Pink

(Not pictured)

Ubbi Money Saving, No Special Bag Required, Steel Odor Locking Diaper Pail, Gray

Honeywell Mistmate Ultrasonic humidifier

Munchkin Laundry Hamper with Lid, Grey

Super Strong Folding Step Stool - 11" Height - Holds up to 300 Lb - The lightweight foldable step stool is sturdy enough to support adults & safe enough for kids. Skid resistant and open with one flip

Her side in my closet

South Shore Litte Smiley's Changing Table, Chocolate

GAGAKU Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer - Baby Shower Basket Portable Nursery Storage Bin Car Storage Basket for Wipes Toys Tote Bag

Munchkin Warm Glow Wipe Warmer

mDesign Soft Fabric Dresser Drawer and Closet Storage Organizer Set for Child/Kids Room, Nursery, Playroom, Bedroom - Rectangular Organizer Bins with Textured Print - Set of 4 - Linen/Tan

mDesign Soft Fabric Dresser Drawer and Closet Storage Organizer, 8 Section Divided Bin for Child/Kids Room, Nursery, Playroom, Bedroom - Textured Print with Solid Trim, 3 Pack - Gray

Modish Labels Baby Nursery Closet Dividers, Closet Organizers, Nursery Decor, Baby Girl, Deer, Floral Antlers, Flowers, Woodland

AmazonBasics Kids Velvet Hangers - 30-Pack, Pink Polka Dot

For the kitchen

Philips AVENT Microwave Steam Sterilizer

Boon Bundle Feeding Set

Gourmia Jr. Single Baby Bottle Sterilizer and Warmer, Digital Display, Dishwasher-Safe Removable Parts, JBW150, ETL-Certified

Not Pictured items

Rustic Wood Frame Gray Felt Letter Board 10x10 inches. 440 White & Gold Letters, Months & Days Cursive Words, Additional Symbols & Emojis, 2 Letter Bags, Scissors, Vintage Stand. by whoaon

Fisher-Price Auto Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Aqua Stone

Fisher-Price Bath Tub, Rainforest Friends

u/Max_Roc · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I'm 6'2" but bad shoulders make reaching difficult washing roof of my crv . Just ordered this yesterday. Should do the trick

u/tiiiiii_85 · 1 pointr/camping

For my teardrop I have one of those foldable step stool, which I think would be pretty comfy in this set up too:

u/dvddesign · 1 pointr/OddityMall

Considering the cost of making space in your kitchen for a dedicated step stool, it's all but only for people with disabilities or for short people who need the reach and are willing to build into their home.

As someone with a toddler, there is no way in hell I would ever buy this for my kid when I can get by with an $11 folding step stool from Amazon.

u/DeyCallMeTater · 0 pointsr/AskWomen put yours away? Silly rabbit. :X LOL. I have a couple of those thin fold up ones hidden around the house. Like in my kitchen, you know that dead space between the fridge and the cabinets? :D

u/stormer14789 · 0 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/Cfrish · -2 pointsr/baltimore