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Maybe its just me - but I feel that most toddler steps (for like use in the bathroom so they can reach the sink, etc) are just not...high enough! And my son is quite tall for his age! (hes 100cm).... Or anyone else find this?
I was looking at the Bjorn steps but they are just not high enough.
Today I just used the washing basket flipped upside down lol...

So... Does anyone know of a good toddler step, safely suitable for bathroom use - that isnt so ...short???


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I got one at Target that has two steps, and also the lid to the top step flips up and it has a little storage compartment. One day ALL the toothbrushes in the house were missing and guess where I found them!

Heres the link, they come in lots of colors:
http://www.target.com/Step-Stool-wit...20stool&page=1
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We ave the Target two step one as well... it's a lot "taller" than other steps and the only one that really worked with dd1. But do check the top step storage area frequently... you never know what will wind up in there.

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lol thats funny because I just googled 'toddler step stool' and the ones from Target came up and I thought 'wow! - they have loads!'.... if only we had a Target in this country ...They even have a cars toilet seat! - Not that my son needs another toilet seat but he would love it! lol

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I got one at Target that has two steps, and also the lid to the top step flips up and it has a little storage compartment.

Heres the link, they come in lots of colors:
http://www.target.com/Step-Stool-wit...20stool&page=1
We have the same one in our bathroom. It's great.

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We've got the same Target step stool! We've got 2, in fact. Love them! Plus, I like the fact that they are wooden, not plastic.

I do agree about checking the storage area. . .it's now the first place I look when something goes "missing". LOL

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lol thats funny because I just googled 'toddler step stool' and the ones from Target came up and I thought 'wow! - they have loads!'.... if only we had a Target in this country ...They even have a cars toilet seat! - Not that my son needs another toilet seat but he would love it! lol
Maybe check out some unfinished wood furniture-type or woodcrafter's places? We have several here that have stools like the one Target has. . .you just may have to sand and paint/stain it yourself.

Also, the stools are pretty easy to make, so you might be able to find a local carpenter who'd be willing to make one up for you. My dad has just started learning wood crafting (retirement hobby) and he made a similar stool for their house, so I know it doesn't take a ton of experience.

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