Last year I wrote about the BecoPotty by BecoThings, a fantastic environmentally friendly potty. Today I’d like to introduce to you its new relative:

Ameli is such a tall child that at 18 months she can reach up to the basin in the bathroom, and grab toothpaste and a toothbrush. (Any toothbrush. She’s not fussy who it belongs to!) But she cannot yet reach the water to turn it on or off. While potty training is also, shall we say, a work in progress for us, she’ll soon need to be able to reach the taps. And having a step up to the loo might not hurt either, later on!

The BecoStep is an eco-friendly stepping stool which is made from bamboo and rice husk plastic left over from farms in China, making it sustainable to produce and, my favourite part: biodegradable when you’re done with it.

Being made of bamboo rather than plastic, the BecoStep is heavier, and therefore less likely to topple over, sending your youngling flying head first into the bath, for example. The wide base is supported by rubber strips on the feet, preventing slip sliding around bathroom floors too. And, finally, the top of the BecoStep has raised contours, making sure little feet have a firm grip.

And then, my favourite thing about BecoThings, is their answer to what do you do with it once baby no longer needs it? Easy. Turn it into a plant pot, planter, or indoor herb garden.

BecoThings have given one Diary of a First Child reader the chance to win a BecoStep. In order to stand a chance of winning, leave a comment below telling me your preferred colour.
For an extra entry, you can follow Diary of a First Child and/or BecoThings on Facebook. (Do pop a note on their wall to say Diary of a First Child sent you, please!)

The competition will run until 2 May 2011, at noon, and a winner will be randomly selected using

The winner of the Becostep is comment number 41, Victoria – many thanks for entering everyone!

You do not have to tweet or share this competition to enter, but doing so helps ensure that I can keep bringing you giveaways! You can subscribe to Diary of a First Child by RSS or email. You can also follow us on Facebook or on Twitter. We hope to see you back again soon!


BecoStep From BecoThings Review And Giveaway

  1. Blue would be great.
    Have joined the Becothings group on facebook.(Nicola D Seary)and am already following Diary of a first child on facebook(Nicola D Seary)
    Following you on twitter as @n76seary

  2. Favourite Colour is definitely Pink!! Loving the idea that it can be used after the child has out grown it! Will tweet this as well @scarletcreation

  3. My favourite colour has to be pink! This would be brilliant for my little angel! I already like Diary of a First Child and Beco on facebook πŸ™‚

    Thanks for this brilliant giveaway

  4. My preferred colour is pink – my little girl is obsessed with hand washing and this sounds perfect. Thanks for the opportunity

  5. I’d love the Natural one if I were to win. I’m just starting to think about potty training my boy so will be needing this sort of thing I imagine!

  6. I would love a beige one please ……………. ideal for my granson and future grandchild !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Natural, it would look fab in our bathroom!
    Just starting to potty train my 22 month old daughter, so this would be very useful indeed.

  8. pink would be my preffered colour πŸ™‚ my daughter is too small to reach the toilet yet and she is 3 lol

    your daughter sounds just like my eldest with the toothbrush thing .. when he was around 18 months he woke me up 1 morning by brushing my teeth for me .. with a WET toothbrush …. he couldnt reach the taps !!!

    yes he had put the toothbrush in the toilet, and then proceeded to brush mummys teeth for her !!!

    needless to say a suitable toilet lock was quickly purchased along with a new toothbrush lol x

    @clareandtribe on twitter x

  9. My son is 18 months and this would be very handy.
    If I was to win I would like Blue or Yellow please.
    Fantastic product!

  10. My favourite is the yellow.
    What a great idea, eco-friendly and I love the idea of upcycling it as a herb garden, but I’m sure with a bit of imagination it could be put to all sorts of uses once it becomes redundant as a step.

  11. Love this product! Would be great to have the yellow one. Don’t think I’d mind which colour really though, they are all nice. πŸ™‚ x

  12. what a brilliant idea & what a great idea for when no longer needed – I would love a yellow one if I won have followed both of you on facebook:) am kiki woo on there

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