My post on the classic Cube Chair The Cube Chair: Your Special Needs Toddler’s New Favorite Seat! has been popular, but it isn’t always a great choice for the smaller toddler that was a preemie (they tend to stay smaller in size). So…enter the next choice for toddlers that need some back support and need to have their feet on the floor for good postural control: the Costzon Table and Chairs set!
This set that can morph into a table/chair/bench/desk isn’t for bigger kids. The Cube Chair, rotated to the higher seat height may be the better choice for kids that have a wider hip width or leg length. But we all know that there will come a point at which a toddler resists sitting in their high chair for play, but needs more lateral (side) support than a standard chair provides.
Why do they need this support? Usually they need more sensory input due to hypermobility and/or low muscle tone. Some kids with sensory aversions like the cocooning experience of a chair with more support. And of course, kids with mild cerebral palsy or other motor issues may need a bit more assistance for sitting, but don’t need an adaptive chair.
The back of the chair isn’t as tall as the Cube chair, so kids that go into trunk extension may not do well with this chair. The larger piece turned into the bench setup is tall, but probably won’t accommodate kids with significant postural issues. I like that piece better as a wider desk or table anyway.
This set has safe rounded edges, but it is made of wood, so it has more weight than the Cube chair. That can make it a little more stable for those kids that like to tip their chair over a bit for input. It can also reduce the desire to push it around for fun. The rounded edges of the table encourage things to slide off, so I would recommend using Dycem The Not-So-Secret Solution for Your Child With Motor And Sensory Issues: Dycem or my fave cheap hack, a silicone baking sheet, as a topper. The carrying cut-outs are handy for adults, but I will warn you that toddlers are gonna want to see how many crayons they can slide through that opening. Step carefully!