My toddler is only about 17 months old but closer to the size of a 2.5 year old. So, he’s climbing everywhere he can without enough coordination to keep himself safe often.
I decided to get this Kids Kitchen Helper Kitchen Step Stool with Safety Rail so he could get up to the countertop, get his food, and “help.” It was an unexpected success and he’s using it multiple times daily now with great success. Most items like this come as cheap particle board and are poorly made where this was actually solid wood and reasonably well put together.
I did have to tighten some screws on the base that were pre-installed but beyond that, this stool far exceeded my expectations.