A bean bag is the type of product that children will absolutely love. Can you imagine having a colorful piece of furniture that they can mold to their desire and carry around from one room to another? Just considering the fact that these chairs are filled with tiny beads will fascinate your children beyond words. And, if you’re looking for some quality bean bag chairs for kids, we have some product suggestions that you’ll surely make use of one way or another.
Bean Bag Chairs & Child Safety
Of course that buying a bean bag chair needs to take into consideration aspects such as budget, cover material, inner fill quality, durability, and others, but since we’re talking about a product used by your children, we’re pretty sure that nothing is more important than safety. So, we thought that the wisest thing to do is talk a little bit about bean bag chair safety:
- Since one of the greatest hazards when it comes to children and bean bags is having them choke on the pellets and beads that make up the fill. In order to prevent this from happening, quality products come with interior liners that hold the fill, plus childproof zippers with safety locks, so that the little ones can’t gain access to the fill all that easy.
- It is also important that you only let your children sit on a bean bag when they are old enough to support their own weight and move around. If you put a baby on a bean bag chair, they will sink into the surface too deep, and they might even turn around facing the chair and end up suffocating because they can’t rely on their own strength to get back into position.
- Those of you that live in the US might have already heard about the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is the one responsible with regulating flammability for different types of fabric. This institution varies from country to country, but it surely exists in yours too, whatever it’s called. However, it is the duty of the consumer to make sure that there is no open fire around the bean bag chair. You can do this by opting for chairs that are made from less flammable materials. Two such examples are chairs that have polyester and nylon fabrics. Instead of bursting into flames, these materials will melt under extreme temperatures, shrinking due to the heat. Fabrics of lower density are more likely to catch on fire. The filling of a bean bag chair for kids should also be checked for fire safety. Expanded polystyrene (which is EPS for short) is pretty safe, since it takes more than 200° C to burn it.
Top 10 Bean Bag Chairs for Kids
The gamer chair isn’t just for gamers, but for pretty much any kid that would enjoy sitting on one of these and doing other activities. The advantage of sitting on this chair while gaming at your console is that you have a comfortable position as this is low to the ground compared to the height of a normal gaming chair (measurements are 36 x 30 x 28 inches, and 14 inches in seat height).
The chair is made from vinyl and denim, which makes it both look cool and comfortable to sit on. The interior is filled with polystyrene beads, which conform to the body, offering a pleasurable experience whenever used. While the cover of the chair is fully removable, it is not machine washable, so you can only clean it using soap or mild detergent and water.
Denim is a fabric that will never go out of style, and all kids and teens will love it, which is why we included this product on our list for the day. It is basically an over-sized denim bag that measures 36 x 36 x 20 inches and weighs a total of 20 pounds. It is elegant not just because of the choice of fabric, but also thanks to the exposed stitching that gives it a rugged premium feel.
The denim cover can be removed and washed in the washing machine, which is a cool feature to have especially in a chair that will mostly be used by kids (who we love, but their greasy little fingers have a tendency to touch everything in sight. The cover also has a collectors edition leather patch stitched to it, adding some extra class to the product.
The Juju is an adorable piece of furniture and something that you definitely want to see your kids sitting one, especially because of the four cute color options that are available. This is a 2-in-1 type of product as the ottoman is also included in the pack, which actually created a setup perfect for children to relax, maybe as they color or when they read their favorite book.
The chair itself measures 26 x 18 x 19.5 inches with 9 inches seat height, while the Leo ottoman measures 13 x 18 x 10 inches. The cover is made from some pretty resistant vinyl which we think is a sweet choice because you can just wipe it clean when needed. That extends the durability of the product because, as you know, stuff doesn’t always last long in the hands of children.
Kids are supposed to get their daily dose of vitamin D (just like adults, for that matter), which is why if you have a yard, you should definitely have an outdoor bean bag for children. This fellow right here measures 28.5 x 24.5 x 20 inches and it is the perfect size for children to lay back and enjoy some time outside (wearing SPF, obviously).
The cover of the chair is made from furniture-grade Sunbrella® fabric which is a pretty common choice for almost every Jaxx outdoor bean bag chair for children and adults. That means that you can completely remove the cover and clean it inside the washing machine. The cover is also water and UV-resistant, so it won’t fade anytime soon.
We’ve added another gaming bean bag chair to the list because you know that this activity is a weakness for most children, and while we don’t encourage every day gaming for hours on end, we do encourage buying products that are safe and comfortable for your kids. This gem right here is made from denim on the sides and upholstery-grade spandex in the center.
While the cover looks and feels extremely good, you can only spot clean it, which might be a hassle for some parents, so we do recommend this chair for kids that are actually a bit older and are more aware about caring for their stuff. The chair measures 37 x 28 x 24 inches and has a seat height of 11.75 inches.
The Pivot bean bag is a product that’s focused on comfort above everything else. We love the fact that it comes with a brushed cotton cover that’s soft and breathable and out-of-this-world comfortable, but considering the fact that cotton is not a stain-resistant fabric, some parents might not want this to fall in the hands of their children. Rest assured that the cover is removable and machine washable, but you’ll have to do so in due time, while the stains can still be removed.
It’s a 47 x 61 x 39-inch bean bag that’s filled with high-density foam micro-cushions. The benefit of this type of fill is that it does a really good job of conforming to the shape of the child’s body, but it also makes the chair quite flexible. Overall, this is a supportive and extremely comfortable cotton bean bag that can be used by children and teens.
With six amazing color options and a soft and smooth microsuede cover, the Cocoon bean bag for kids is a product that even adults would love to use. It measures 45 x 45 x 16 inches, so there might be some petite adults that would sit on it quite comfortable. This particular bean bag chair takes pride in its flexibility, as it can easily be molded to a chair with back support, but it can also be laid flat to act as a pillow. Even more, since the chair has a morphable style, there are certain positions in which it can actually hold two children, not just one.
The soft microsuede cover is completely removable and washable, but you can also opt for a version of this bean bag chair that comes with a denim cover. Inside the chair lies a multitude of shredded ecofoam bits that support the body of your child in different positions.
You have to love this microsuede pillow, even if it’s just for those amazing six color options that make it so difficult to choose only one of them. It is a bean bag pillow that measures 34 x 44 x 13 inches and, unlike some of the other bean bags we’ve shown you in this list, this one weighs 10 pounds and it’s relatively easy to carry around the house in case your children want to move from one room to another.
While this product is made particularly with a microsuede cover, you can also choose one with a premium faux suede or a polyester cover (there are different product pages for that). The cover can be removed and cleaned in the washing machine. The inside of the bean bag is filled with shredded ecofoam which is excellent at contouring and providing a comfortable and clean place for your kids to lounge on.
Are you in need of an ottoman that your children can either use as a standalone product or that you maybe want to pair with the Nimbus bean bag chair (which is sold separately)? Then you have this baby right here, available in four beautiful colors and with a construction that can withstand the wrath of intense child use.
The ottoman measures 18 x 18 inches, so it’s quite smaller compared to some of the other ottomans you might be used to seeing. It is made with polyester spandex material in the cover, which makes it easy to spot clean it whenever it gets dirty or something is spilled on it. The zipped that conceals the fill is 100% childproof, while the fill itself is made from a bunch of polystyrene beads that provide good contouring and a decent level of support.
We will always encourage children and adults to spend more time outside because being outdoors has so many benefits for one’s body and mind, there just is no good substitute for it. And if a comfortable outdoor bean bag is going to get your kids to do more activities outdoors, then the Juniper chair might be a good product to buy.
With a resistant construction and features that stay true to the Jaxx benchmark of quality that we’re used to by now, this chair measures 21 x 25.5 x 18.5 inches and it’s the perfect addition to your outdoor furniture collection. It is made with all-weather coated acrylic fabric that can withstand water and UV rays. The cover is removable and machine-washable.
Getting the right bean bag chair for your child is a process that the little ones can contribute to, because if you let them choose the color themselves, they will be twice as happy and excited to actually use the chair. With that in mind, you need a bean bag chair that’s durable, easy to clean (either by wiping it clean or removing the cover and washing it), but also safe around children (having a childproof zipper that conceals the fill always helps).