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A Step Stool is a Handy Tool!

Wooden Step Stool- Magic GardenEvery 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.

Potty Training- Holiday Gift Idea

z-prince froggy chairz-Sea rocking chairWith summer now almost over and school beginning, it is time to focus on the holidays.  If your child , your grandchild, niece, or nephew is potty training age, why not consider getting them a gift that they can pass down from generation to generation.  You might take the time to look at our wooden potty chairs.   These chairs make the children feel like they are sitting in a chair and get this, some of them come as rocking chairs!  These chairs are larger than some of the regular potty chairs that you might find in the regular stores.  You might even consider having them personalized with the child’s name and making it more of a personal gift.

z-urine deflectorz-potty chamber potI couldn’t tell you how many phone calls I receive, wanting to know if we carry a potty seat that has a urine deflector that is higher than what the potty seats carry.  The wooden potty chair does!!!!!  And guess what,  we even carry the replacement chamber pots and the urine deflectors that should fit most wooden potty chairs!

z-wood step stoolz-princess and frog step stoolz-sunny safari step stoolAnother holiday gift idea for you to think about purchasing, whether they are potty training or not, is our wooden step stools.  These can be used anytime, in the bathroom, kitchen, etc.  These too can also be personalized to give the child a little more feeling of ownership.  Every child needs help at one time or another reaching up to get something down.  Step stools can be used to help a child feel secure once they start using the adult potty and it gives them a place to put their feet so that the feet are not just dangling.  If the feet are dangling, it gives them a sense sometimes that they might fall in.  This can be a very scary feeling for a child and it does not help with their potty training at all.

So there is no time like the present to start your holiday shopping!!  Have fun!!!