The multi-award winning FunPod from the UK provides a safe environment to get toddlers from 12 months up to six years up to the kitchen worktop on their own safely constructed platform to help, interact, learn and play.
The FunPod was created by a mother in the UK. The parents enjoyed spending time in the kitchen. The designer/parent Kim wanted her daughter to participate in cooking activities safety and she needed the freedom to move about the kitchen without a child on her hip.
Heralded as socially responsible by a leading obesity expert in the UK, the FunPod encourages children to learn all about the whole food experience and can encourage parent and child bonding with quality time spent preparing meals. Children form their habits and opinions between the ages of one and four so this is an essential time to be giving them a healthy food education.
There are 5 settings accommodating the average height of a 12 month baby up to a toddler of 6 so at whatever level, the top of the FunPod™ is always at chest height for safety reasons.
Manufactured in a durable, high quality FSC MDF (recycled material), selected for high durability. Product exterior is non-toxic commercial laminate chosen for water resistance and easy of cleaning.
The FunPod is available in four colours:
Natural Maple with natural edging FP02-1
Red with natural edging FP02-2
Black with natural edging FP02-3
White with natural edging FP02-4
NEW-Walnut with natural edging FP02-5
Delivered flat-packed, it comes in 7 easy to assemble pieces.
*The child must be able to stand unaided in order to use the FunPod™ safely. It is important that the child’s chest is in line with the top of the FunPod™ for safety. Adjust the level accordingly.
What are the dimensions of the FunPod?
The FunPod is 13.78 inches, however the footplate is slightly bigger at 20.47 inches; the footplate is however scalloped so it looks more aesthetically pleasing and is more stable!
How tall is the FunPod?
The FunPod is 33.86 inches tall fitting just underneath the lip of the counter.
How heavy is the FunPod?
35 pounds with packaging-dimensions 36x17x6 inches
What UK Parents think about the award-winning FunPod
“When my sister bought this for her child, I thought it was the latest kiddi gimmick – what ever was wrong with a simple stool?! Fast forward 6 months, and this is the most used item in the house. She can stand in the kitchen and help me prepare food, watch me cook and stay safe at the same time. She uses it for painting, helping me bake cakes etc… Really fantastic, and I’d even go as far to say a safety necessity for all toddlers in the kitchen. Instead of shooing them away from the dangers of the kitchen, they can get actively involved. Fantastic invention – I only wish I’d designed it as I think these will really catch on.”
Bec, North ants
“As a professional Registered Childminder of 13 years I provide the best possible care for the children and the most important thing to me is keeping them safe. Since introducing the fab FunPod, we have had so much fun – the children can develop new skills and early learning goals from washing up to helping with healthy snacks – it’s trendy, very well made and an asset to my childcare setting. Most important, the FunPod keeps the children safe, and they absolutely love it.”
J.Thornton, Registered Childminder, Swindon (Judge for Practical Preschool Awards)
“I wish the FunPod had been around when my eldest was younger. We use it every day – Zoe likes to butter her toast in a morning and she loves making cakes in it. Having fallen off a chair before, this makes my life so much easier. In just a few weeks, I have definitely had my money’s worth. I would recommend it to anyone.”
Jane Abbot, Herts.
“This product is great for peace of mind if nothing else. I know once my child is in the pod she can’t accidentally fall off, like she can with standing her on a chair. She loves the way she can be part of whatever I’m doing in the kitchen, and it’s great for letting her get on with painting whilst I’m preparing dinner. How did I live without it? My only criticism would be the weight of the pod. It’s not easy to move around, but then again that means she’s not going to push it over either.”
Normal Mum, Southampton
“Thank you so much for designing the Fun Pod. Lu bangs on it every day and says “ma pod”. Never have I bought something so useful. I have never eaten so many ginger biscuits or chocolate buns before but it has been a God send. Lu is in it for an hour every day. I could not be without it now.”
Kate Evans, Keighley.
Cleaning and Care
We know you have enough to do so we’ve made cleaning as easy as we possibly can. The FunPod has a hole in the bottom for all the mess to drop through and it can be wiped clean with a cloth and warm soapy water.