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Whitney Brothers Step Stools & Ladders

Young children struggle to reach the tall counters, sinks and other household areas. Whitney Brothers stools and other brands available at Staples help boost their height.

Choosing the Right Step Stool
Step stools have a variety of purposes, from helping you reach high cabinets to giving a boost to kids getting into bed at night. Determine the necessary step stool for any purpose by considering the material it's made from, its weight-bearing capabilities, its height and whether or not it has any kind of bars or handles.

Different Materials for Varied Purposes
Plastic, wood and metal children's stools all have different design benefits. Plastic stools may be molded to fit into certain positions, like around a toilet or against a bathtub. Wooden step stools provide secure support next to furniture or near sinks or utility shelves. Metal stools support heavier weights, providing steps to reach objects placed too high.
What Are Some Popular Step Stool Features?
Plastic stools wipe down with bleach or other cleaners quickly, which makes them simple to sanitize when used around toilets or in kitchens. They often come in a molded design, which means they fit around toilets, into corners and in other areas where traditional step stools may not. Plastic and wooden stools usually don't fold, but metal step stools fold away to be stored until needed. Metal stools usually have grab bars for balance, and accessory containers could be added to the bar to hold tools while you work. To prevent slipping, step stools come with anti-slip strips or materials on each of the stairs. Some have guard rails to prevent children from falling backwards when using the stool.

Who Uses Step Stools?
Step stools benefit people and animals. Children's stools benefit kids at school and home. A single- or double-step stool gives kids a boost to reach sinks or toilets when they're learning to take care of their own hygiene needs. They help kids reach higher points on shelves, so they can put away books or reach toys. Some wooden stair models boost kids high enough to reach bunk beds or kitchen counters. Other people who benefit from step stools include the elderly, who may use a stool instead of attempting to reach for an item that's too high. With a support beam attached the stool, adults and the elderly have something to hold onto for balance while reaching for items in tall cupboards or tucked away on higher shelves. Even pets use step stools; some models sit flush to beds and couches so that pets, whether elderly or just small, can reach the area to be with their owners.

What's the Difference Between a Step Stool and Step Ladder?
Step stools typically stand no more than four steps high. Basic models hold up to 200 pounds, while heavy-duty models hold up to 300 pounds. Step stools have wide stairs to support the whole foot, unlike step ladders which use thinner steps and rungs. Step ladders extend up to 20 feet in some cases, and you can't stand on the top three rungs for safety purposes.
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Whitney Brothers Steps With Guard Rail, 150 lbs.
Item : 71874 / Model : WB0080
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  • Capacity: 150 lbs.
  • Overall length: 28"
  • Number of steps: 2
186.69 $186.69
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Whitney Brothers Step Up Low Stairs, 100 lbs.
Item : 71876 / Model : WB0086
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  • Capacity: 100 lbs.
  • Overall length: 16"
  • Number of steps: 2
113.99 $113.99
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Whitney Brothers Step Up Tall Stairs, 100 lbs.
Item : 71877 / Model : WB0088
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  • Overall length: 16"
  • Number of steps: 2
  • Age: 30 - 72 months
163.99 $163.99
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