What age are kitchen helpers?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

The age at which children can start using kitchen helpers, such as a helper tower, can vary depending on their individual development and abilities. Generally, the recommended age for using a helper tower is around 18 months.

At this age, most children are confident enough on their feet and can walk steadily. They have developed enough balance and coordination to safely use a kitchen helper without the risk of falling or injuring themselves.

However, it’s important to note that every child is different, and some may be ready to use a helper tower earlier or later than others. Some children may be confident walkers by the age of 12 months and may be able to use a kitchen helper at that time. It really depends on your child’s individual development and capabilities.

As a parent or caregiver, you will know your child best and can assess their readiness for using a kitchen helper. You can observe their walking and balancing skills, as well as their ability to follow instructions and stay focused while using the helper tower.

It’s also important to ensure that the kitchen helper is safe and appropriate for your child’s age and size. Make sure it is sturdy, has a secure base, and is at the right height for your child to comfortably and safely use. Always supervise your child while they are using the kitchen helper to prevent accidents or injuries.

In my personal experience, my child started using a helper tower around 18 months. By that age, she was confident in her walking and had good balance. It was a great way for her to be involved in kitchen activities and learn about food preparation. She enjoyed being at counter height and being able to help with simple tasks like stirring, pouring, and washing fruits and vegetables.

While the recommended age for using a kitchen helper like a helper tower is around 18 months, it’s important to consider your child’s individual development and capabilities. Supervision and safety precautions are key, and always trust your instincts as a parent or caregiver to determine when your child is ready for using a kitchen helper.