Archive for October, 2012

Step2 New Traditions Table & Chairs Set Review

As your child grows, he will need toys that will help him develop his motor and social skills. It is good for children to allow them to play with other kids. In fact, it is a healthy practice. Kids learn how to control their mental, physical and emotional abilities by interacting with other children.

Buying toys that they can share with other kids is a great idea. Why not buy him a set of building blocks or a board game for young children? And a table and chairs set would be nice as well. A table and chairs set will be very useful when playing board games, blocks or pretend plays such as afternoon tea party and more.

In choosing a set of table and chairs for your child, you need to consider some things. First, the furniture must be perfect for their size. Second, it should be sturdy and well-crafted. And third, it must be made of durable but easy to clean material. There are lots of table and chair sets in the market, and one brand that fits the bill is the New Traditions Set by Step2.

Product Description

The Step2 Table and Chairs come in stylish and fun colors that will mix well with your current décor. Uniquely designed with the ‘X’ base for the legs, the chairs and table ensures superior stability and long-lasting use. They are easy to clean, just wipe off any spillage, crayon marks, etc. and they are as good as new.

This USA-made furniture set includes 1 27.125" x 27.125" table and two 11-inches high chairs. The maximum weight capacity of the chairs is 75 lbs. per chair. The set requires minimal assembly.

Product Features

  • Poly Construction. High-quality plastic is used for the furniture set to ensure long-lasting use and stability.
  • X-Base Legs. Table’s and chairs’ legs are engineered using the ‘X’ base technology, making sure that you are delivered with durable set that won’t wobble easily.
  • Perfect Size. The set is perfect for toddlers aged 2 years old and up.
  • Stylish. The Step2 Table and Chairs set comes in different colors, allowing you to mix and match the pieces with your home’s décor.
  • Easy to Clean. Cleaning is easy with the Step2 Table and Chairs Set.
  • Easy to Assemble. The furniture set is very easy to assemble and does not require special assembling tools.


  • easy to clean surface
  • sturdy, unique engineering
  • comes in fun and stylish colors
  • all-purpose, and can be used as a crafts desk, play table and a even snack table


  • chairs are a bit narrow for large-framed kids

What Customers Say

The Step2 table and chairs set is a nice addition to any playroom. Here are some of the good points about this set:

It is very simple to assemble. All you need is 10-20 minutes tops to put the furniture set together. But, if you still happen to find it difficult to assemble, especially the chair, you just have to make sure that you keep the ‘arrows’ adjacent to one another, they should be pointing at each other. This will ensure alignment and make assembly much easier.

The table and chairs are really sturdy. They are made for small kids but can hold up to 75 pounds each (the chairs), so if you have a bigger kid, you don’t have to worry about them sitting on the chair and breaking it. The furniture can hold a 10-year old kid although that will be very uncomfortable.

The design is great. The set comes in different color schemes. You can choose a color scheme that will match your kid’s playroom or bedroom. The size is perfect for small children. They can eat their morning cereal or do their coloring projects on it. This set will easily become their all-purpose area.

However, there are few things that need improvement:

Although the chairs are of perfect size, large-framed kids will find it difficult to fit into one of those chairs. Maybe a bit of tweaking and adding a few more centimeters will help.

Chairs tend to slide easily. This is somehow scary because you do not want the chairs slipping under your kid. Using the furniture set on a carpeted floor can help, but it is better if the manufacturer attaches anti-slip pads on the chairs’ legs.


Overall, this table and chairs set will be very useful in years to come (especially if you buy it for kids aged 2 or 3). You can even buy extra chairs for siblings and playmates. Your kids will definitely love it.

If you want something that your child can use for virtually anything they do, buy this Step2 table and chairs set. This sturdy, functional set sells for only $59.54 on Additional chairs and accessories are available as well.