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19-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Helper
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September 14, 2023

19-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Helper

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19-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Helper

Your Little Helper

Oh how nice it would be to have an extra set of hands around the house—but wait, you do! Toddlers love to help with chores. And according to scientific studies, they’ll also work for free: because they’re naturally inclined to be helpful, they don’t expect to receive a reward in return. One great place to introduce them to easy tasks is the kitchen counter, where they have more space than they would in a high chair to, say, move washed berries from a colander to a bowl. Remember the toddler chef we mentioned the other month? We often see him hard at work at the kitchen counter, which he’s able to reach thanks to a toddler tower. Part step stool and part ladder and part, well, cage, the sturdy perch is just the thing to help your short sous chef reach adult workstations safely and comfortably. And we’ve put half a dozen to the test to help you decide which one (if any!) is right for you.

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