‘Up Mommy, Up!!!!!!!!!!’
That used to be the anthem of my son, along with ‘carry’ or ‘see’. Now all I say is, “Go get your learning tower and climb up!”
I heard about this learning tower business a while ago from a friend of mine. You can buy them outright or do an Ikea Hack which is more work, but cheaper overall. We went for the Ikea Hack.
I bought the stool from Ikea, and then my super handy Brother-In-Law designed and constructed this beautiful tower for my son for Christmas last year. It has turned out to be one of our most loved and well-used posessions! Thanks a million Jeff!
And so now, my son participates in my daily home life with me: We love preparing and cooking meals, doing the dishes, making snacks, watering the plants behind the sink, emptying the dishwasher, getting stuff out of the freezer, looking at recipes, etc – we do it all together!!! Sometimes he will bring over a book or we’ll set up some painting or drawing at the kitchen counter so he can be close to me if he wants. It works so beautifully. I feel like I can get a lot done and he feels involved in our home life.
If you’re wondering about the safety bar, it’s on a swivel so it swings around and hooks on the right side (in the picture).
Leave a comment if you’re interested in this tower concept or have any questions.
Much love, light, and safe toddler participation in all the daily tasks of life!