Sit & Store Tubside SeatThe First Years®
Bathrooms are not spacious places, and once a baby is welcomed to a family the space seems to get even smaller. Monitoring and bathing the baby present new challenges, as does storing additional bathing accessories and toys. The First Years® team wanted to be first-to-market with a solution that helped new parents with these challenges in one versatile product.
The PI team realized that their end goal was a 3-in-1 product: a stepstool, seat and storage bin all in one. The ergonomics were challenging as the product would interface with very different areas of the body in these different functions. The team designed a surface area that is comfortable as a seat yet stable and non-skid as a stepstool, and the inside has ample storage area for toys and bathing items. It is large enough to accommodate an adult easily yet small enough to be unobtrusive in the bathroom. Air vents are built into the base to allow stored toys to dry without mildew. With a simple turn of the seat the height can be raised from 7½” to 9½” allowing for added versatility and use with multiple family members, and the seat can support 300 lbs.
Parents appreciate the Sit & Store Tubside Seat as a great value with 3 functions in one. And it is useful for future years as a toddler stool for tooth brushing and general bathroom storage.