I count myself fortunate to have a small office in our house. It's tucked at the back, where I can look out over our garden while I work. At least, that's in theory. Truthfully I don't use it much, and that's because of my (wild, daring, darling) two year old daughter.
We don't generally keep a chair in that room because she'll climb on anything within sight. And above my desk is a baby death trap, aka a giant cork board filled with push pins. See the following photo from our recent spread in Design*Sponge:
The board and pins are too high for her to reach at her usual height, but if she climbs on the desk, that's no longer the case. Of course she loves to do that, and she's been known to put the pins in her mouth en masse to suck on them like tic tacs. It's puzzling and alarming in equal measure.
But I think I may have come up with a solution that will allow me to work and prevent grave injury to the child: a camp stool.
They're inexpensive, quite comfortable, and as the models from Pearl River Mart in these photos show, pretty darn cute. They're also collapsible, so I could stow one away when I'm not using it, which means no pins in the baby's mouth. That's always a good thing.
Plus, if folding chairs aren't your jam, camp stools would also work as extra seating at holiday time, when that sort of thing is always welcome. A good purchase indeed, even if you're toddler free.