We're at a point where the kids no longer need a stool for everything. The bulky and permanent stools in the kitchen and bathroom are overkill now, but once in a while they still need a little more height to reach things in the pantry or shelves around the house. That's why these stools are such a good option for them. They are light enough for them to carry them from room to room, and easy enough to fold/unfold on their own. At the same time, they are sturdy enough that I have absolutely no worries about them being able to support the kids' weight (one a time of course). A perfect solution for our growing kids.