Every household should have a step stool handy for their child to use especially in their bathrooms during Potty Training. A step stool is a very handy tool and has at least 2 wonderful purposes during this process in a child’s life. One is to offer the child a helping hand as well as a sense of security and independence. The second is to help the child with a good health and hygiene regiment. Let’s take a look at these two a little more closely.
When a child is potty training, the one thing that we are trying to teach them is to be independent. To be able to go to the potty on their own, pull their training pants up and down by themselves, without needing any or very little help from us at all. Once they have accomplished this and they are potty trained, it is time to move them on to the adult size potty using the potty reducer to make them feel more secure. One of the problems with this step is that some of the children find that they can not hop up on the seat without much difficulty or the feeling that they might fall in. This is when our step stools come in handy. They can step up to the seat and just sit down all by themselves, with no assistance at all. The stool also serves another purpose, it allows the child to place his feet on the top step, not only making them more stable but give them a secure feeling. When their little legs are just dangling, they tend to swing them side to side or back and forth, therefore creating unbalance and sometimes a feeling that they might just fall into the bowl.
Once they are finished going to the potty, they are taught to wash their hands. Ooops! Sometimes we forget that they are still little people and need help. Some may not be able to reach the sink without a lot of difficulty and therefore would need the convenience of a stool. With the use of a stool of appropriate height for them, they would again become independent and do things for themselves.
Stools come in many different shapes, sizes and heights. Most of the one step children stools are around 8 inches high, with the 2-step stools right at 14 inch-total height. They come in plastic and wood of many colors and some of them even have a place for your child to store things. Like anything else you must find one that fits the needs of both you and your child.