What is a bath step?
A bath step is a sturdy, small step that provides you with an elevated surface to help you step in and out of the bath.
What are the benefits of a bath step?
Bath steps reduce the distance you need to step in and out of the bath. This makes getting into and out of your bath easier and safer – especially if you find it difficult to lift your legs.
Bath steps are great for giving independence and confidence to anyone living with a disability or age-related health condition who may be unsteady on their feet, or find it difficult to step over the side of the bath.
What are the differences between the various bath steps?
Our bath step with hand rail offers you close, handheld assistance when using the step, so you have something to hold onto when getting into your bath – it even doubles up as a towel rail.
Adjustable steps allow for height adjustment; they are made up of multiple small steps that can be stacked together to create steps of differing heights.
Our bath steps are made from many different materials. Some are made from plastic and others from wood and steel. Each have their own unique features and differ in size and weight.
What should I look out for when choosing a bath step?
Steps with a hand rail – if you are looking for a step that includes handheld support, this type of bath step may be ideal for you. A hand rail is attached on the side of the step and gives you something to hold when stepping into the bath. It may also be suitable if you have difficulty bending down and wish to move the step yourself.
Adjustable bath step – will different people be using the step? If so, an adjustable bath step might be suitable as you can change the step to your desired height.
Size and weight – when choosing a bath step you’ll need to consider the width, depth and height to make sure it will fit in your bathroom. The weight is especially important to consider if you want to move the step yourself and make sure it is not too heavy.
Style – choose a style which is comfortable for you and gives you the greatest stability.
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