Why I bought my… Learning Tower

04/21/2008 at 12:00 PM ET

By CBB Reviewer Stephanie

06My son has always been a curious fellow.  When I’m cutting food at the kitchen counter, he wants to help.  When I’m washing my hands at the sink, he wants to know what’s going on.  Like most kids, he likes to be kept informed of his mama’s latest activities.

But that isn’t always easy when you’re about three feet tall.  Which is why we’re constantly thankful for our Learning Tower.  It has been a faithful companion in our kitchen for almost two years and I really don’t know how I would survive without it.

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Cherry_childstandingweb_2With an adjustable-height platform suitable for children from the ageof 18 months and up, the Learning Tower is well worth the investment.Children finally have a safe way to get in on the action because itbrings them up to the height of whatever mom and dad are doing, whileproviding a sturdy, stable place to perch. The Learning Tower isdesigned so that it won’t tip when children climb in and stand inside.It also prevents them from falling off because they are surrounded onall sides by the wood “walls.”  That’s a lot more than can be said fora dining room chair!

Instead of trying to keep their balance and worrying about fallingoff, kids can devote their energy to the tasks at hand.  Because, ifyou think about it, nothing is more important than kneading bread anddecorating cupcakes!  And the Learning Tower is finished with alead-free varnish, so it’s easy to wipe off the bread dough and icingafterwards.

I have to share an added bonus, too … my Learning Tower has paid foritself — with the sheer number of timesthat my son has stood at our kitchen sink and been perfectly content toentertain himself with a few cups, toys and, of course, a sink full ofbubbles.  I know every mama of a toddler knows the value of making afew uninterrupted phone calls!

Learning_tower1I haven’t got one yet, but there’s also an add-on Playhouse Kitavailable.  It comes with four signs (including one to convert theLearning Tower into a lemonade stand), a roof, and a set of curtainsfor an instant puppet theater.  As if the Learning Tower isn’t usefulenough already!

If there’s a downside, it’s that The Learning Tower is big …particularly in our not-so-big kitchen.  But I feel like the space ittakes up has nothing on the amount of comfort I get from knowing thatmy son is safe when he’s “helping” me.

The Learning Tower is available at a number of online retailers, check out their site for more info.

CBB Deal: Buy a Learning Tower at $179.95 (natural) or $184.95 (colors) and receive one Playhouse Kit FREE ($32.95 Value) when you use coupon code CelebBaby at littlepartners.com or when you call (800) 704-9058 and mention you saw this offer on the Celebrity Baby Blog. Customer pays shipping (around $20.00).

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Ekaterina on

Please, please, please be careful with this! This is exactly how my brother sliced his finger as a toddler and the ensuing experience in the hospital was scarring for both him and my mother. I sincerely hope he’s watched at all times in this thing.

Maria on

I LOVE our Learning Tower. My son climbs up in to it himself and enjoys standing up there eating berries while I cook. Sometimes he colors. Eventually (when it is more age appropriate), he will be able to “help” me frost, stir, and such. It saves my arms, and keeps him at a safe distance from the hot and sharp stuff. Oh, and I sometimes leave his sippy cup and snacks on it for him to come by and grab a drink!

Heather on

I love the learning tower, it is a wonderful hands on tool! as for safety, the chair or the learning tower the child stands on is not what is to be blamed for an injury. Moms and dads need to supervise at all time no matter what they are on. It saddens me to hear so many “things” get blamed for injuries when we parents need to be held accountable.

Laura on

What a great review! She’s right: our dining room chair has been lacking security, and now I’m sold on the Learning Tower! Thanks, Stephanie.

Amali on

Great review. I called the 1-800 # today to order and they said you have to order online. Do you know which online retailer offers the free playhouse kit? There are many and the one I tried did not accept coupon code. Thanks🙂 Love this site!

Amali on

Maybe I am missing it.
When I clicked this http://www.mylearningtower.com/ I just got a listing of other web sites.

and http://littlepartners.com/ does not let your order from that site.

Thanks for your help,
Amali

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