Best Bean Bags for Kids
Choosing a Cool Bean Bag Chair for Kids
Seating is so important in a kid's room. In addition to a table and chair for projects, kids love a cozy chair where they can curl up with a book or relax while watching TV. This page will give you a selection of the best bean bags for kids, ranging from solid colored fabrics to sports themes and cartoon themes.
Choose a material that suits your needs because some are easier to clean than others. Very small children should not be able to get to the beans inside, so make sure the material is durable, the seams are strong and the bag can only be opened via lockable zippers.
Decorating a kid's room is a fun project just because you can go wild with colors and prints. A bean bag chair is sure to be a hit with your kid, especially if it's in a color, print or cartoon that she loves. Whatever room décor you choose, you can find a bean bag chair that matches it perfectly.
A child can sit in it in her room or drag in out to anywhere else in the house, but she'll have her very own chair!
Bean Bags in Solid Colors
Some kids are just drawn to colorful room accessories. As long as there are bursts of color everywhere, they're happy. Getting a bean bag chair in a bright color makes it very easy to coordinate it with the room's décor. Plus, they're suitable for young and older kids.
This top rated multicolored bean bag chair for kids is durable, easy to maintain and has a handle if you want to carry it around. The colors are bright and cheerful and the size makes it great for a growing kid. Can you imagine your kid in the circus now?
The Fatboy Junior
You've probably heard of the flag bearer for bean bag chairs - Fatboy The Original. It sets the standard for bean bag chairs for adults and they can be found in almost every color. Did you know that Fatboy also has a line for kids? It's called Fatboy Junior and you can find them in a range of fun colors. No matter what the color of the room is, you can find a matching Fatboy Junior chair.
Cozy Sac Bean Bag Chair Love Seat
There's nothing better than to curl up into a warm ball with a good book in winter. Kids love to be cozy too, and a good suede-like or furry bean bag chair does its job very well. Options like this 3 feet Cozy Sac, where the cover is polyester but made to feel like soft and fuzzy fibre, is available in 16 pretty colors. It's like giving your child her very own faux fur accessory!
The urethane foam enables the bag to spring back to its original shape after use, and when in use will conform to the child's shape.
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There are many more options for bold and bright colors or even pastel ones. The Jaxx Cocoon Jr. is flat and round and can accommodate two kids at a time. It is available in 8 colors.
There are also ones with a 1/8" nylon pile to give it that extra furry feel.
Vinyl ones like in the Taylor line are puncture proof and can be cleaned easily without needing an outer removable cover and have a glossy look.
Sports Bean Bag Chairs for Kids
If you have a kid that's a sports fan, then they will probably want lots of sports gear that includes room accessories and furniture. You can find sports themed bean bag chairs for quite a few popular sports and it is very easy to coordinate other pieces of furniture with them.
Football Bean Bag Chair
This vinyl Ace Bayou chair is ideal for small children and comes in 4 different sports themes - football, baseball, soccer and basketball. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Basketball for Any Room
Double stitched and double overlapping folded seams create the basketball look on this vinyl bean bag. It has a double zippered bottom for extra safety and holds its shape well. It can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
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The Newco International Kids Bean Chair also comes in 4 fun themes - soccer, baseball, basketball and football. Your little boy can comfortably watch a game featuring his favorite sports team in this chair. It is made of polyester and can be cleaned easily with soap and water. Best of all, if you're looking to create a themed room, you can add on other coordinating items like a lounge bean bag and swivel chair, creating a cute and fun room!
Cartoon Characters or Disney Bean Bag Chair
Some of the best bean bags for kids are ones based on cartoons. What kid doesn't love Disney? Whether it's a traditional Disney character or a new one from the company's movie stable, you're bound to find something good for a boy or girl. Choose from themes like Micky or Minnie Mouse, Tinkerbell, Cars, Toy Story and many more.
Disney isn't the only company that creates great cartoon characters. Chances are your kid will have quite a few favorite cartoons. You can choose from characters from all over the cartoon universe to give a kid a very special gift.
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Mickey Mouse Bean Bag Chair
Little Mickey Mouse fans will love this bean bag cover. It does not come filled with the beans, so you have to get those separately, but looking at how cute this is with the ears and tail, it is well worth the extra trouble. The material is 100% polyester and easy to clean.
Thomas the Tank Engine
If you're doing up your kid's room in the Thomas the Tank Engine theme, then you can coordinate many pieces of furniture from the same line, including this polyester bean bag. Other pieces sold separately include a fleece throw, a recliner and a toy chest.
Hello Kitty, Toy Story and Spongebob Squarepants are just some of the other fun cartoons that these bean bags depict.
Animal Bean Bag Chairs
Animal bean bags are great for younger and older kids. If your child is still into "cute" you'll find chairs with cute animals or animal cartoon characters printed on them that will fit right into an animal themed bedroom. Older kids will appreciate wild animal prints like zebra, tiger or leopard that can go with almost any decor.
Zebra Bean Bag Chair
A tween or teen fashionista would love this zebra print in her glamorous room! It is a 100% recyclable bag and has all the features of a secure product.
Cute doesn't even begin to describe this elephant bean bag! The cover is fleece, which is removable and washable, and the chair is light enough even for little kids to drag around. The softness of it makes it ideal for a snuggle up.
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These plush bean bags in animal forms and prints would do well in a jungle theme or farm theme. While the cute animal forms are suitable for young children, the animal print bags are ideal for teens and tweens.
What Kind of Bean Bag?
There are all kinds of bean bags available besides chairs - floor cushions, stools and sofas. I think the chair is most useful, as it molds into a kid's form while providing back support for the growing child, and can fit nicely in a corner or be dragged out to other rooms of the house. If you want one with that's extra firm, choose an armchair type. You may also be interested in a large flat style to accommodate two kids at the same time.
How to Choose the Perfect Bean Bag Chair
Size and shape
Even kids bean bag chairs come in a variety of sizes and shapes. The armchair type is firmer than the floppy one, but it won't take the shape of the body form. The pear shaped bean bags provide better back support as they are taller. Flat bean bags are not really chairs but more like loungers or stools
The best bean bags for kids are specifically designed to conform to a child's size and form, so carefully read the measurements or the recommended range for height and weight.
Make a note of the material the bean bag is made of. Most are in vinyl as it is easy to clean with just a damp cloth for regular cleaning and soap and water for food stains. However, on hot days, vinyl may feel uncomfortable and "sticky" to sit on. In this case, choose from a fabric option like fur, cotton, leather, denim, or microfibre.
If you pick a fabric bean bag, a removable cover is a big advantage so that you can throw it into the washing machine when it needs to be cleaned. Since kids won't be gentle while dragging them around or flopping onto them, choose one in a high-quality fabric that won't tear easily. The seams should be double-stitched so the beans don't spill out. Small kids should not be able to get to the beans because they can choke on them, so buy a bean bag where the zippers are locked and can't be opened easily.
The type and amount of filling is important in determining level of comfort and support. Polystyrene fill is soft and spongy and makes the bag very comfortable. It is also strong enough to withstand the high weights. The fill should be fire-retardant and to make it environmentally friendly, look for recycled polystyrene.
The range of designs in kids bean bag chairs is huge. You can find an affordable one in almost every color, theme and fabric and can even get one personalized with a monogram if you want. You can either choose one to fit your child's room décor or build the décor around the bean bag.
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