Let’s talk about learning towers and safety. The learning towers we recommend in this article should be used with close parental supervision—basically, you are going to need to keep a close eye on your child anytime they are using it!
While we think these learning towers are stable and well made, a rambunctious toddler may be able to tip them over if they tried hard enough. Or they could slip through an opening in the side or back of the tower. That’s why supervision is necessary!
Learning towers can be rather pricey. We were happy to find this one, SDADI’s Kids Kitchen Step Stool; it is well made yet easy on the wallet. Our kid testers just loved this one. Here’s more:
What We Liked
• Solid wood with four-sided safety rail.
• Easy for kids to get in and out.
• Nice size—it can fit under some counters for storage.
• Anti-slip strips on each leg. We found this made the stool very stable.
• Painted with non-toxic, lead-free paint.
• Recommended for use from 18 months up to 3 years.
• Wide base.
• Weight: 15 lbs.
What Needs Work
• Open sides allow curious toddlers to try climbing the sides. That would not be wise, but try telling that to a 2 year old!
• Legs can be uneven. We didn’t have a problem with the one we tried out, but we see reports about this from other parents. Uneven legs can cause the stool to be wobbly.
• Assembly instructions could be more clear.
• Just one color choice.