Toddler-Size Soft Seating

Toddler-Size Soft Seating

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Carrie McBride
Oct 25, 2010
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With the exception of activity tables and chairs, I've never been a huge fan of buying child-size furniture. It certainly doesn't seem practical for my own small home where we struggle just to make room for the essentials. Besides, if I can walk ten miles to school barefoot in the snow, can't my toddler son endure sitting in an adult-sized chair? But lately I've been reconsidering.

In our small living room we have a couch and one arm chair - which lately my son has completely co-opted. He insists on sitting there and cries and cries if someone else dares take his spot. While not wanting to give in to his demands, I have wondered if getting him his own chair wouldn't only delight him, but also keep our chair cleaner (not to mention free for use). So I wanted to see what my options were for small, modern, comfortable chairs. Here are the results of my research with a handful of options at different price points:

Budget:
Poang armchair ($29.99 by Ikea)
Little Reader ($69.99 by P'kolino)
My First Hybrid Chair ($79 at Pottery Barn Kids)
The Nod Chair ($99)
Cubino Chair ($109 by Monte Design)

Mid-Range:
Anywhere Recycled Beanbag ($129 at Pottery Barn Kids)
Fatboy Junior ($199 at Design Public)
Baby Maggie ($199 at Crypton)