I have a very active 2 year old who loves to help in the kitchen every meal I make. No matter what I am doing, if I am by the counter she is always pushing one of our kitchen chairs over to help in the kitchen.
I was getting sick and tired of hurt toes (she isn’t very good at looking where is is going!) and the loud clashing sound of cupboard doors getting slammed from, from the moving chair.
I didn’t think that there was anything that I could use for my daughter so she could help me in the kitchen besides a chair. I thought I was stuck with a chair helper forever.
Until….I found out about the Kitchen Helper from Guidecraft The Kitchen Helper is the perfect piece of furniture for your child to help in the kitchen. It comes in a variety of colors and styles, and folds up smaller for easy storage! It can hold up to 125 pounds.
This is how the Kitchen Helper comes when you order it online. They have all the parts in a little red box, and four bottoms for the legs. It also comes with step by step instructions to help you put it together.
It is pretty easy to put together. I would recommend to use a screw gun instead of a screw driver. My husband was kind enough to put it all together for me.
As I mentioned above the Kitchen Helper can fold up skinny for easy storage.
But, before you fold it there is a step to do first.
In the picture above says what to do. There is a small screw on the lower right corner. You take the provided wrench they give you and unscrew the bolt. Then you lift up the platform where they stand.
Once you lift the platform up there will be a latch on each side of the kitchen helper. If the latch if down (which it should be down to secure the stability of the kitchen helper while your child stood on it) simply take your finger and slide the latch to unlatch it.
Look at how skinny it folds! That is one of my favorite things about the Kitchen Helper!
Make sure once you put it away you put the screw and screw driver in a place you can find it next time you use it. I usually just tape the onto the bottom or the platform.
Once you’re ready to use the Kitchen Helper again, simply take it to your desired spot, unfold, make sure the latches are latched properly, lay the platform down, and screw in the screw.
I love that it is easy to move. Even my little 2 year old can move it. The great thing about this is that she can only move it when it is set up. If it’s folded up she can’t move it. Once it’s folded it stays in place until I move it for her.
Climbing into the kitchen helper is easy. Little ones can just crawl in like the pictures above and below. The picture above is my 2 year old, and the picture below is my 18 month old nephew. Both were able to easily climb into it with no problem.He was loving all the attention from his sister and cousin! Helping make limade
The Kitchen Helper has 3 adjusting heights. The top bar should not be above the waist. If it is you will need to lower the kitchen helper one notch lower.
That means children that aren’t tall enough to reach the counter, but are too tall for the top notch of the kitchen helper, can still use it by just lowering the platform.My 2 year old and 3 year old niece helping make pancakes!
My daughter loves the kitchen helper so much. Whenever she sees my at the counter now, instead of getting a chair and stubbing my toe, she’ll go to the kitchen helper and say, “Mommy, I need my kitchen helper.” (In possibly the cutest voice you’ve ever heard too!)
The Kitchen Helper values at the price of $179.95. It is a bit pricey, but I guarantee you will love seeing your little ones faces when they get to help you with something in the kitchen, and that, is priceless!
Guidecraft has been kind enough and offered to give away one Kitchen Helper for FREE to one lucky I Love My Kids Blog readers. Giveaway open to USA only and ends on August 28, 2014 @ 11:59 p.m. EST