When it comes to bathroom stools for your little ones, there are a ton of choices. Most of them are similar in fashion – smallish, rectangular shape with non-slip grips on the bottom and some kind of rubberized or molded design on the top to help them not slip even wet the stool is wet. Some easily tip, some are sturdy, but most are not quite big enough. Some even have 2 steps for our smallest of toddlers to be able to reach, as most of the stools don’t quite sit high enough off the floor for them. But have you seen one of these?
Like other stools, it has the non-slip bottom and textured top, but the Looster Booster is no ordinary stool. Created by an Oregon mom (of three) on a mission, this stool is not the typical smallish, rectangular shape of its predecessors. There is plenty of surface area for little (and big) feet all the way around the “loo.” Kids can stand in any spot without it tipping. No matter how hard your kid tries, it cannot be tipped over. It’s that sturdy and safe. Yes, it looks a bit awkward in its large half-donut shape, but it really never has gotten in the way. Adults can still use the toilet without having to remove the Little Looster Booster, which means no more constantly picking up or scooting icky stools out of the way.
This stool is elevated higher than a normal stool (see photo for reference), so it’s perfect for shorter toddlers and preschoolers or for those kids who potty train early. Our son is slightly shorter than average and he potty trained before he was 2 years of age. At the time I had an awful time finding a stool to accommodate him. He simply couldn’t reach the toilet with a stool. We ended up purchasing a 2-step ladder potty seat so that he could not only reach the toilet but his little feet could also touch “ground,” making a more secure feeling for him while sitting on the toilet.
Though we haven’t tested this aspect of the stool quite yet (he is still too accustomed to his cushiony seat), supposedly you can do away with the small child-sized toilet seats that go on top of your actual toilet seat.
- Provides comfort and full support for little legs and tushies until their feet can reach the ground (adults can actually benefit from using this stool because it puts them into better positioning as well)
- Promotes confidence – kids are completely and securely balanced by their feet and legs, eliminating the feeling of “falling in”
- Encourages cleanliness – because kids are stabilized by their legs, they no longer have the need to balance themselves using their hands on the back of the dirty toilet seat or on the germ-laden seat itself
I look forward to having my daughter using the Looster Booster when the time comes.
Any downfalls? If you’re like me and like to have stools stay stationary but worry about that cluttered appearance, it’s a perfect solution. However, just be aware that you will need an additional stool for your little one to reach the sink. With a small bathroom, this may be a space issue for you. Right now, our bathrooms have plenty of space, so this is a great product for us.
The Looster Booster is available for $34.99 in tons of retail locations, online at Looster Booster, or in our Amazon store of favorites with FREE shipping. If you will be at the ABC Kids Expo in Louisville in September, be sure to stop by and see one in “action.”
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