Best Toddler Workbenches Reviewed in 2018

As a parent, choosing the right toy for your child’s overall development can be tough. There are so many toys available, all of which claim to encourage child development and cognitive skills. Not all toys are beneficial to a child’s development in life, but among the few that are, a toddler workbench is by far the handiest. Triggering positive cortex stimulation and promoting better problem-solving skills makes a toddler workbench the ideal gift for any creative and handy kid. Here are the best toddler workbenches we have found in 2018.

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Workbenches are great fun for toddlers who might want to emulate dad or mom who fix things around the house. We recently updated our page to expand upon and clarify the criteria that we use to pick the products on the top 10 list. In addition, we reviewed all pertinent product information to ensure that things like age ranges, materials, construction, accessories, availability and cost were accurate and up to date.

Criteria Used in Evaluation of the Best Toddler Workbenches

Choosing the perfect bench to bring home to your toddler is definitely not an easy task. These workbenches on our list are the top products in the market today and were run through a tedious test based on our own personal criteria. Details on how we chose the top 10 products.

Size

When it comes to toddlers, sizing is a major factor. We wanted to make sure that these benches weren’t too big once they were fully assembled. We know that toddlers have a lot to keep them busy and we wanted to make the sizing of the benches was appropriate to use in an average-sized house without taking up too much space.

Material

The materials for these products play a big role. We questioned whether the product was safe for children to use and how long this product would last. Most of these benches are 100 percent durable and will, in fact, last a very long time, maybe even to pass down to your child’s children one day.

Amount of Accessories

Accessories. For your child to have a complete workbench, they’re going to need a lot of tools, right? The number of tools each workbench came with was important in ranking these products. Do you want your child to have something with a large amount? Or do you want something that had a relatively small number but still enough to keep them entertained? Whatever the case, it’s on our list.

Child Development

Choosing a toy to help your child’s development is always difficult. These toys are perfect for creative and hands-on children. Through pretend play, they can help fix all your households needs. These toys also help boost your child’s fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Amazon Reviews

We looked at the number of customer reviews and the overall Amazon score to determine the ranks of each product on the list.

Design

Whether or not the workbench was cute did not apply to us on this matter. While style is important, we selected the top benches that could fit and adapt to any surrounding and not stick out like a sore thumb.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What age should I introduce a workbench to my child?

A: With plastic toys, most companies say 3, with other materials it’s the parents choice.

Q: Should I supervise my child while they play?

A: It is a good idea to keep an eye on your child while using a workbench, the toys are hazardous and some of the small pieces can be potential choking hazards.

Q: Can a child be allergic to the wood used in these products?

A: There is a chance a child can have an allergic reaction when playing with a workbench which is made from a certain wood. It is best to call the company beforehand and find out exactly what kind of wood the product is made out of.

Q: If a 3-year-old were to sit on top of the workbench would it break?

A: No, these workbenches are sturdy enough to hold light weights, but it is not really recommended.

Q: Is adult assembly required?

A: On most of the products, an adult assembly is required, but not all products on the list do.

Q: Could any of these pretend tools be potentially harmful?

A: It’s always a good idea to supervise a toddler with any kind of toys, not just play sets with various pieces. These have all been certified safe for toddlers with no sharp edges or injury-inducing pieces, but if you’re worried, you can always keep the drills without batteries. As always, parental supervision is suggested.

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