The new Bumbo Step Stool.
- The design, while it has a juvenile flare, is streamlined enough that it’s not completely out of place in my master en suite (which I have styled to mimic a hotel bathroom)
- Non-slip pads on the feet and on the top of the stool itself ensure it’s not shifting around while busy-body kidlets are brushing teeth with ants in their pants
- Two child-size holes for easy carrying (note: this does not promise that the photos on your gallery wall in the upstairs hallway will make it through unscathed if, say, an excited two year old comes barreling from one bathroom to another with stool-in-hand)
- Not too high, not too low. “Just right,” as Goldilocks might say, for reaching faucets or potty training
- No matter where either of my kids stands on it, it doesn’t seem to want to tip
- Only holds about 100 pounds; so – parents – don’t use this as your own step stool. Just for kicks, I thought I’d test the weight limit. I assure you, I’m well over 100 pounds but nowhere near 200, and this stool was NOT standing up under pressure
- At nearly $25 in Canada, I think the Bumbo Step Stool is just slightly overpriced. If it could hold 300 pounds or doubled as a potty somehow, it could command a higher price point. I think this should retail for less than $20, and if you’re in the USA and get it for $15 as I’ve seen on Amazon, then you’ve done well