Step ‘N Wash

Step 'N Wash in Action

As far as I know, the only restaurant in Charlottetown to provide a stool that allows kids easy access to the sink to wash their hands is Angels on Belvedere Avenue. If you’ve got a young child, you know that it can often be a struggle to hold them up to the tap while simultaneously turning on the water, managing the soap, and so on.

Which is why the Step ‘N Wash should be in every public washroom. It’s a hand folding “on demand step,” with no pinch-points, that’s bolted to the floor. USA Today reports today that Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta is installing them; the company website has a list of other customers.

Each unit costs $189US, and they suggest you need only one per washroom.


DerekMac's picture
DerekMac on April 11, 2007 - 19:46 Permalink

How about a Rubbermaid step stool and a lightweight chain? Restaurants could get by for less than $10, although it would not look as high-tech.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on April 11, 2007 - 20:00 Permalink

Yes, but it would also slip away, and be harder to clean around. And it would get stolen.

Susanne's picture
Susanne on April 14, 2007 - 04:06 Permalink

Great idea! Too bad this wasn’t around when my kids were little.

DerekMac's picture
DerekMac on September 1, 2007 - 13:33 Permalink

In my maritime travels this summer, I have found Rubbermaid step stools available in the washrooms of the beautiful new Irving “Blue Canoe” service stations, and also at Jungle Jim restaurants. Kudos to these establishments for thinking of their younger clients!