Published on May 26th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Safe Bekvam step stool for toddlers

Materials: Bekvam step stool. 1.25 inch wood. 6 screws.

Description: PROBLEM
2 small children need to reach fragile modern glass bowl sink without injuring sink or themselves.

- measure height of sink bowl.
- measure out the 1.25 inch left over wood into 3 pieces to arch over the sink to act as a handle for children perched on step stool.
- cut 2 vertical wood pieces and screw onto either side of step stool taking into account where the child will stand on stool. Mid way of top step should do it. Use 2 screws for each side and allow vertical wood pieces to touch floor to make it stable.
- cut last piece as top handle onto top of 2 vertical pieces and attach with 2 screws.
- sand off cut edges to round them.
- paint to suit.

This simple hack not only provides a safe solution for my kids but turns an inexpensive stool into a safer stool for adults that would cost way more for something comparative.

~ Peter Brunton, Orlando, Florida, USA

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Safe Bekvam step stool for toddlers

  1. Anonymous says:

    very clever solution! love it!

  2. Rachel says:

    My dad made this for my two year old after I emailed him the link. It’s AWESOME!! Guess who is way more excited about washing his hands, now that he gets to use his “Pop stool”? Thanks so much for this hack!

  3. Anonymous says:

    mommy blogs.. haha.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Really, MacMama? Get off the mommy blogs and get some perspective.

  5. evaone says:

    It’s safer for the little kids to use the an idea for my little ones too.thanks

  6. Leigh says:

    Glad there was a wink at the end of that, Mac, hope you meant it. If the child pulls on the sink and breaks it, guess who is going to suffer? The small kid standing underneath it. Besides that, I don’t think there is ANYTHING wrong with trying to keep one’s belongings safe from even the children s/he loves dearly. I don’t really want my toddler smashing dishes, either, even if they have little to do with her safety. So, it’s my responsibility to keep them away from.

  7. MacMama says:

    Sink more important than children? ‘not injuring sink or self’;)

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