Yes, the Casa Tower is one of our first products and yes, we want you to love it. But we also want you to love your learning tower, whatever you decide on. So we wanted to share what features to consider when investing in a learning tower.
ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT TO GROW WITH YOUR LITTLE ONE
Being able to adjust the height of the learning tower allows your child to be comfortable while in their learning tower. When they're younger and smaller, they can stand comfortably without having to be on their tip toes. For older and taller children, they won't have to hunch over.
STEP VS LADDER-STYLE
Children typically learn to climb stairs before ladders so a child generally learns to climb in and out of their learning tower much quicker in a step-stool style learning tower than a ladder-style. It’s just more intuitive for our little ones. A step-stool style learning tower also provides more security for younger children when climbing out. When climbing backwards out of their learning tower, our little ones don’t have to use their feet to find their footing. We find that the step-style learning tower is especially good for younger children. A step-style learning tower is definitely a must-have feature for us.
BACK PANEL FOR SMALLER CHILDREN
Children come in all shapes and sizes. They also develop at different speeds. For smaller children, they may need an enclosed area to secure them in their tower. For our smaller-framed son, a back panel was a must.
REMOVABLE BACK BAR FOR EASIER ACCESS
Some children might struggle with the act of crawling under a back bar. Perhaps they haven't quite grasped the concept of crawling without hitting their head, or they may have a disability that prevent them from crawling underneath the bar. Whatever the reason, this may be a feature to look out for.
ROUNDED CORNER & EDGES
Does the learning tower have sharp edges and corners, or are they rounded and curved? The rounded corners and edges are great to avoid traumas in case children (or even adults!) accidentally bump into them.
MATERIALS USED TO MAKE THE LEARNING TOWER
When we were sourcing materials for the Casa Tower, safety was top of our mind. When we learned about the characteristics and properties of Baltic Birch, we knew it was the one.
Our towers are made of 100% Baltic Birch Ply, versus other materials made of a softer, secondary wood like the ones commonly used by a beloved Swedish furniture-chain. Therefore, the wood core of our towers is free of any voids / bubbles so that the screws bite and hold with 100% of their threads. Basically, the more "pure" the wood, the stronger it is.
WEIGHT AND EASE OF MANEUVERABILITY
If you want yourself or even your child to be able to move the learning tower around easily, then weight is something to consider. Is it lightweight enough for a child to push around, and for you to carry to move around the home
In our household, our Casa Tower is the second-most used piece of furniture (after a bed of course) so it was important to have something that complemented our decor, not compete with it. The last thing we want is to stare at something all day that was an eyesore.
What are some features that you looked for, or are looking for, when searching for a learning tower? We'd love to hear from you!