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3.0 out of 5 stars not for little kids, August 18, 2008
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This review is from: Rubbermaid Commercial 4209 EZ Step 2-Step Folding Stool (Misc.)
PROS -- it's lightweight and portable and storable. It's sturdy when it's open and easy to use if you are just trying to reach up a bit higher for something.
CONS -- it does slide on linoleum, though not with adult weight on it. I bought it thinking it would be a spacesaving, inexpensive option for my child to reach the sink and counters since it's a little higher than those two-step kids' stepstools, but a young child on it, pushing against a counter trying to reach forward, can slide it backwards. Plus, because of the slant in the back, the step is a few inches away from the counter/cabinets and leveraging little toes against it while reaching forward makes it even more likely to slide on a linoleum floor. So if you are also thinking of putting a kid on it instead of a space-hogging heavy block-type stepstool, keep looking.

The top step is sturdy and textured so that you won't slip on it, but it's not a very wide step, so it's only great for reaching for things. I wouldn't stand on it for doing things like painting or installing something.
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Initial post: Mar 1, 2009 12:24:31 PM PST
Thanks for your review. I was considering this item for our son for the bathroom sink. You provided just the information I needed. :)

Posted on Jul 25, 2009 9:07:42 AM PDT
yazjhi says:
Thank you!
I was looking for a stool so my kids could reach the kitchen sink so they could "help" me with the dishes.
I almost got this one. I would have been so disappointed! Thank you for saving me the frustration!!

Posted on Apr 24, 2010 4:00:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 24, 2010 4:01:19 PM PDT
M. Rose says:
Great review. I am looking for a lightweight portable and storable stool for my toddler to get up on the potty and stand at the sink, so luckily I read this review before I bought this. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2010 4:02:06 PM PDT
M. Rose says:
Hello,
Did you ever find one? Just thought you might have some suggestions.
Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2010 4:05:56 AM PDT
... says:
yes, actually. IKEA has a plastic one-piece stool that is double the height of your average kids' plastic stool. Perfect!

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 3:43:58 PM PDT
THANK YOU for helping me NOT waste my time with this! I'm looking for a step stool for my toddler to be able to reach sink and wash hands. All the kiddie stools are wayyy to short for her to be able to reach! Did you ever find a good one for this?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2013 3:45:04 PM PDT
wow! really? What's it called?
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