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4 Things To Look For When Buying Beanbag Chairs For Kids

Updated on June 21, 2010

Beanbag chairs are hugely popular again these days, not least among kids. Children’s bean bag chairs come in a wide range of designs that are designed to appeal to their tastes, such as cartoon characters and animal shapes, as well as standard beanbag seats in bright colours and funky fabrics.

If you're thinking of buying a beanbag chair for your child, great decision! It's sure to go down well. However, before buying that cute beanbag that caught your eye, there are a few things that you need to think about in order to make the right choice.

1. Is it easy to clean?

Every parent knows just how much mess kids can make, so avoid extra work for yourself by buying a bean bag chair that is easy to care for. Make sure that the cover is fully removable and can be machine washed. If your child is young (or just especially messy) you might want to look for a waterproof bean bag chair, or at least one that can wipe clean easily.


Find Bargain Bean Bag Chairs For Kids On Amazon

2. Is it safe?

A second consideration is safety. Many kids make their beanbag part of their rough-and-tumble play, so any chair that you buy should be well made enough to stand up to a lot of rough treatment. You might also want to look for a beanbag that has a childproof zip, in order to stop your child from opening it up and spreading the filling around the room.

All bean bag chairs compress slightly over time, and will require a top-up of filling in order to maintain their bounciness and softness - this will be especially important if your child likes to jump on the beanbag. Children should also be warned not to eat the filling, in the event that some of it does escape.

3. Is it the right size?

You'll also want to make sure that the chair is the right size for your child's needs. Bean bag chairs are available in many different sizes, from very small to extra large. If your child is very young, small size chair will probably be sufficient. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a chair that’ll last for many years, you might want to buy a larger size so they won't outgrow it too quickly. Generally speaking, children over the age of about 11 or 12 will do best with an adult sized bean bag chair.

4. Is it durable?

We've already seen how roughly many children treat their beanbag, and for this reason it's especially important to pay attention to quality and only buy a kids bean bag[link] that’s well made. Before buying, it is best if you can check the seams and zipper for any signs of weakness. You should also check the chair periodically to look for signs of wear and tear. If you're buying online, and can't check the bag in person first, be sure to look for reviews of the beanbag chair that you're interested in, to see what other people's experiences have been like. You should also check what sort of guarantee is on offer from the retailer.

Where To Buy Children’s Bean Bag Chairs

Bean bag chairs for kids can be bought in many furniture stores and other shops that sell home wares. However, you'll find that the best choice is available online, as are the lowest prices. This is because internet-based retailers typically have lower overheads than regular stores, and can pass the savings on to you.

So if you want to find the best possible beanbag chair for your child, have a browse around, and you'll be amazed at the choice that is available, both from specialist furniture retail stores and on more general sites like Amazon (see the links just above). Don't forget to have a look on eBay as well, as you can often find some excellent bargains on brand-new bean bag chairs from eBay sellers.

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