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Hello mamas,<br><br>
we are due with our second babe soon and I want to get a learning tower so that my ds 18months can help in the kitchen while Im making dinner and wearing the newborn. I found em online for 170 but I remember a thread that someone said they could get em half off. I of course cant find the thread now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: anyone have any money saving tips for me?<br><br>
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use a chair instead <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: that's what we've done for the last year or so and it works well
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">use a chair instead <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: that's what we've done for the last year or so and it works well</div>
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Thanks but no way! Not with my crazy active toddler and a newborn, Im sure one of us would get hurt<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
anyone else?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">use a chair instead <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: that's what we've done for the last year or so and it works well</div>
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Yeah, my ds (15mo) had fallen off the chair a few times now, and it's hard to keep an eye on his busy body, especially when his older sister "helps" me and I'm trying to get dinner made. I don't think a learning tower would fit in our tiny kitchen, but I'd love to hear if someone knows of a less expensive option.
 

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It isn't much cheaper, but Guidecraft just came out with a similar product that folds up for storage. It's called the Kitchen Helper:<br><br><a href="http://mystepstool.com/kitchen_helper.htm" target="_blank">http://mystepstool.com/kitchen_helper.htm</a>
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">: Gott'a keep up with this one...I really want one of these too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Kids fall. My dd is crazy active also, but after a few falls (with me reminding her to be careful) she's now very calm on a chair. I also have a newborn and it's no problem.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Kids fall. My dd is crazy active also, but after a few falls (with me reminding her to be careful) she's now very calm on a chair. I also have a newborn and it's no problem.</div>
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Well I just dont agree, I think teaching a child to stand on a chair is a BAD idea, maybe thats just me but we would rather fork over the cash at full price for a learning tower, thats our family though.<br><br>
Thanks for your opinion!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well I just dont agree, I think teaching a child to stand on a chair is a BAD idea, maybe thats just me but we would rather fork over the cash at full price for a learning tower, thats our family though.<br><br>
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I'm with you!<br><br>
And I got one on my local Craig's List.Give that a try.
 

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<a href="http://store.platinumgalleria.com/little-partners-the-learning-tower-step-stool-guidecraft.html" target="_blank">http://store.platinumgalleria.com/li...uidecraft.html</a><br><br>
got mine here for 152 including shipping... nice product! My 16 month old loves to 'coook coook' with mommy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm with you!<br><br>
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Great idea, why didnt I think of that<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Looked today and found one for 40 bucks but they already sold it, I was bummed, dh said just buy it new you obviously want it<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br><br>
off to order it... yippy
 

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I'm a thrifty woman, but I bought ours at full price and haven't looked back for a second! This is, hands down, the best $ we've spent on kid stuff thus far (well, this and the ergo!)
 
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