Arc NZ Baby is a small, 100% New Zealand owned and operated children's furniture brand, that specialises in kids stools, specifically toddler safety-fun stools. It was born after our Director, Cara was chatting with her ‘mum’ friends around New Zealand and discovered that many of the products which would make parent’s lives easier were simply not available in our beautiful country. From the open feedback these brilliant Kiwi women shared, the hero product for Arc NZ Baby was born; our new Children’s Safety Stool, fondly named - The Arc Assistant.

Cara designed the Arc Assistant with a clear vision:

        1. To make her friends’ and other parents’ lives in their homes easier and to increase the level of fun they have with their children around meal preparation.
        2. To support Kiwi businesses through making the Arc Assistant here in New Zealand.
        3. To be environmentally conscious, through not importing items that can be easily made in our ‘back yard’ (The Arc Assistant is made in New Zealand).
        4. To make a safety stool that can be trusted. The Arc Assistant has been tested at an accredited independent laboratory in New Zealand and complies with the following sections of the Australia/New Zealand Standards AS/NZS 8124:1 2016 and AS/NZS 2172 2013: Stability test 5.12.6, Overload test 5.12.5, Tension test 5.24.6, Projection test 4.8, Reasonably foreseeable abuse test 5.24.3 and Label testing 11. Please note, The Arc Assistant has not been tested to the highchair or the full standards for the cots or toys, as it is does not fall within these categories and there is no specified testing for children's stools in NZ.

We listened to the struggles that many Kiwi parents are having around the need to juggle meal preparation with looking after toddlers at the same time. We heard over and over about little ones getting under their feet, wanting ‘up’ or on the bench and playing the disappearing act, all while meals are trying to be prepared. The pressure for parents to multi-task is an understatement.

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Our Arc Assistant has been 100% designed by Arc NZ Baby here in New Zealand to make your life with your little ones around meal prep easier, a whole lot more fun, safe, educational and not to mention stress free.

We’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by all the feedback that has been arriving in our inbox. Here are a few snapshots of Kiwi parents thoughts so far on their Arc Assistants:

  • "The supporting walls are great as they assist our toddler to stand up at bench height with us"
  • "The modular design meant easy assembly, with no tools. I made The Arc Assistant in 90 seconds!"
  • "The height adjustable standing platform means I will use the Arc Assistant for years with my child"
  • "The removable front wall, allows me to place my 3 year old in the Arc Assistant without having to lift them over the top"
  • "My toddler's occupied and happy while I make dinner (therefore I’m happy too!)"

The Arc Assistant is also great for use in other areas, such as the garden shed. We welcome you to join our Tribe and purchase one of our Arc Assistants for you and your child's enjoyment.