Safety Considerations for your Learning Tower®
We hope that your Learning Tower brings your family years of fun and learning. For us, the Learning Tower opened up a whole new world of cooking, crafts, sink play, artwork and so much more. However there are a few things to keep in mind.
- The Learning Tower must be assembled by an adult and all screws should be checked and tightened prior to use.
- The age recommendations are a guide only. Parents and guardians should use their discretion based on their child’s individual size and ability. A Learning Tower is not necessarily suitable for all Children and it is expected that a parent will determine whether their child is able to follow the guidelines set out on our website.
- The Learning Tower should only be used when your child’s hips are below the top railing.
- The Learning Tower must only be used under adult supervision. Your child must ALWAYS remain within arms reach.
- Prior to use, ensure all dangerous and poisonous items are out of reach. Also ensure the tower is not placed near any hot surfaces or items. It is also prudent to remove all things from peripheral reach to avoid your little one dangerously leaning or reaching from their tower.
- The Learning Tower is designed to be stood on. It is not designed to be played on, rocked on or lent out of. It is not designed to be used as a seat or a chair ( with the exception of the Tavolo when converted to a chair and table)
- The Learning Tower is also designed to be used flush up against a solid structure such as kitchen bench top or cupboard, bathroom vanity etc. It is not designed to be used without this support structure in place.
- The Learning Tower is not designed to be pushed or dragged along the floor. It is designed to remain in one place and be moved only by an adult.
- The Learning Tower is only to be used on flat surfaces.
- The Safety bar should remain in place at all times.
- If your child is not developmentally ready to follow the instructions and use the learning tower as designed (without rocking, leaning, jumping or climbing on or in the structure) then we HIGHLY recommend it is removed from use until your Child is developmentally ready. When trialling your child in the tower, we recommend lowering the step height to the middle step (if you have an adjustable tower) to bring the centre of gravity closer to the ground. When you are comfortable that your child can use the tower appropriately, please adjust the step height to the most suitable level.
- The Evo learning tower comes with 3 adjustable levels. We recommend that the highest level be used for a child up to around the age of 2-2 ½ years old (or approximately 78-88 cms tall or weighing in the range of 12kgs – 14kgs). While this is a guide it is important to remember that if your child’s hips are above the top of the learning tower then it is time to reduce the step height.
- We recommend that the Fisso and Tavolo Tower be used for a child up to around the age of 2 ½ years old (or approximately 78-88 cms tall or weighing in the range of 12kgs – 14kgs). While this is a guide it is important to remember that if your child’s hips are above the top of the learning tower then it is time to move to an adjustable version.
- It is also recommended that you routinely tighten all screws and check for any defects.
An interesting fact – In Australia there are no specific safety standards for step stools or Learning Towers®. My Happy Helpers Learning Towers® have however been voluntarily tested against the most appropriate Safety and Stability Standards associated with Children’s Products. These tests are performed in world leading SGS Laboratories, by independent technicians. For further information on our safety tests, please see our Safety Compliance Section.