The 10 Best Toddler Step Stools

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in February of 2017. Once your curious little one starts to become more independent, he or she may still have difficulty reaching all the things needed to get ready each day. These toddler step stools are the perfect height for helping youngsters hop on the toilet, brush their teeth or wash their hands at the sink -- and get to the cookie jar, too, so watch out. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Little Partners LP0070

2. Angels Best Friend

3. Jessa Leona Dual Height

Editor's Notes

July 17, 2019:

Once you have one of these stools, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. A stool will increase your child's independence: no more racing to lift your toddler onto the toilet seat, no more holding her up to the sink with one knee while you help her wash her hands.

Made of wood, fiberboard, or plastic, these stools run in a range of heights, designs, costs, and uses. Some have curvature that shows they are intended primarily to sit in front of the toilet so your toddler can climb onto it by himself. Others are more versatile, serving that purpose along with others, letting you slide them under the bathroom sink, for example. A few of our selections require assembly, but it's easy because they have simple designs.

We made this update with safety in mind, mostly selecting items with non-slip properties. Removed several items due to concerns about their availability. Added the Tenby Extra Wide for its clever way of draining water from the surface. We also like its large width because it gives toddlers a bit more margin for error when they're standing on it.

4. Growing Up Green 00481

5. Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends

6. Tenby Living Extra Wide

7. Bumbo BMB301

8. Home-it Folding

9. KidKraft 15501

10. Lebogner Anti-Slip

Joseph Perry
Last updated by Joseph Perry

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