The perfect toddler chair offers plenty of benefits, including letting your kiddo snuggle up to read their favorite book. Aside from allowing you to reclaim your personal space or your spot on the couch, or both, a great kids lounge chair keeps your little monkeys from climbing on the adult furniture, thus reducing the risk of arts and crafts stains, slime spots, footprints, and rips. Have we got your attention now? Right, we thought so.
Whether it’s modeled after an adult accent chair or emblazoned with cartoon characters like Baby Shark or Vampirina, providing your little with his or her own toddler chair will give him or her a sense of value and ownership, and a spot of their own to get excited about that’s not on your lap or generally all up in your grill. Especially as we spend more time together at home, there is no understating the value of time to yourself–or just time without the kids glued to you. Between quarantine and homeschooling in the fall, let’s just put it this way: Both you and the kids will be thankful for some much-needed time spent apart (err, in the next room away from one another).
When shopping for a kids’ lounge chair, there are a few things to consider: Is it lightweight enough that they can transport it to multiple rooms but sturdy enough not to tip over? Will the chair be a spot for watching TV, reading books, taking a nap, learning how to draw a rose (a.k.a. Mom’s favorite flower; wouldn’t that be sweet) — or all of the above? Do you want a stylish kids chair that coordinates with your decor or something fuzzy adorned with their favorite Disney princesses or Disney characters (thanks for the reminder Disney+) that will actually motivate them to sit down for five seconds? From the ease of cleaning and assembly to durability to overall aesthetics, there are chairs to suit a variety of needs. We scoured the internet for the best toddler chair options on offer now. Check out what we’ve found and know they’ll love!
Best Character Toddler Chairs for Kids:
Any current or future little leaguer will love sitting in this baseball glove chair! Recommended for ages 3 to 5, this chair is light enough that kiddos can move it themselves and sturdy enough for it to last. One Amazon reviewer said, “The product arrived on time. The chair feels very sturdy and cushiony. My nephew loves it a lot and the fabric is very soft.”
Every superhero needs a super place to chill. This PJ Masks chair is perfect for any little fan. It’s comfortable with plush cushions and made of durable hardwood to ensure that it lasts. One Mama raved, “This chair is seriously such a dream for your kiddos. My boys absolutely love watching their tv shows in this chair. I love the quality of it and how well it is put together. I highly recommend this chair :)”
If your kid goes crazy for Mickey Mouse, this toddler chair is kind of a no-brainer. For an additional cost, Pottery Barn Kids provides a personalization option so you can have your little one’s name embroidered right in the middle. The slipcover is also machine washable (yay!) with minimal assembly required. It’s just the right size for teeny Disney fanatics, this soft kids chair is super easy for them to maneuver around.
Designed for ages three and up, this upholstered toddler chair is set perfectly low enough for your little to get in and out of with ease. The frame is made of hardwood and the seat of this soft kids chair is wide and padded for little tushies, and the whole thing is easily cleaned by wiping with soap and water. No matter which Frozen character your kids go nuts for, this pick offers a cozy spot for them to curl up and read, watch TV, or just chill out (does that ever happen?) One happy customer said, “This is a perfect chair for my grand daughter. It is built well, nice colors and it was fully assembled. I definitely recommend it. She Loves it.”
This is a plush foam chair kids and parents will love. Meant for minis ages 18 months and up, this faux fur lounger is lightweight and features a removable chair cover that’s machine washable, as well as a child-safe zipper closure. In addition to the adorable grey elephant, this toddler chair comes in a variety of animal characters including a dragon, bear, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Curious George, making it an ideal combo of stuffed animal and seat (anything that gets them to sit, right?) “My 13 month old loves this chair! This has become our story time spot,” wrote one reviewer, “It’s the perfect size for a toddler and little one. She can move it if she wants yet still sturdy enough to support a jumping babe lol…Super soft, even after wash and the color is just as pictured.”
If your little one is a Mickey Mouse fan (and doesn’t want/need their name embroidered into their chair) this is another great option for them. It’s top rated on Buybuy Baby for its durability and comfort. One reviewer said, “This is my second purchase of the Disney chair for grandchildren. I purchased the first one 6 years ago and my granddaughter still uses it. This one is for my one year old grandson. So well made and beautiful.”
The Costzon Toddler Sofa Chair is too adorable to pass up. And with five other designs (Crocodile, Mermaid, Lion, Elephant, and Spaceman), you’re sure to find one that your kiddo will love. These chairs are comfortable, sturdy, and easy to clean.
This plush chair isn’t only adorable, but it’s extra comfy too. This Trend Lab Children’s Plush Moose Chair has a non-slip bottom so your little one doesn’t move or tip over when relaxing. Great for a little one who’s 12 months or older. One reviewer raved about how adorable to chair was in person and said, “I bought for my 13 mo old sons birthday and he loves sitting in it and its his favorite place to enjoy a bottle or watching Sesame Street.”
Best Bean Bag Chairs for Toddlers and Kids:
Not only is it a unicorn bean bag, but it’s a unicorn bean bag that also functions as toy storage. Genius. The stuffed animal storage organizers is really big — 24”(L) x 24”(W) x 19 1/2”(H) —which can fit around 90 stuffed animals. The cover’s velvet texture is soft and also made with a thick, durable fabric that can weather active kids. This is the cover only, so you’ll need to buy the filler separately (scroll for our top pick).
This bean bag chair is extra long, making it ideal for kids and adults for ultimate lounging time. Plus, its cute and trendy design isn’t too “childish” so it can easily blend in with the rest of your home decor. The bean bag chair also functions as toy storage, and can hold about 195 small plush toys or 110 medium stuffed animals. Bonus? It’s super easy to wash. Just toss it in the washer — you won’t need to worry about color fading or shrinking. This is the cover only.
For a classic (yet functional) bean bag chair cover, this one by Delmach has great reviews, and parents love that the material is made from 100% cotton canvas that’s non-toxic and machine washable. You can also use this bag for storage.
If you’re looking for something slightly more upscale (yet fun for your kid’s room), we love Mack & Milo’s bean bag from Wayfair, which comes in 15 different colors, and already comes pre-filled with polymeric beads. The cotton-twill upholstery is extra durable to prevent tears, and you can easily machine-wash the cover if it gets dirty.
Best Adult-Style Toddler Chairs for Kids:
Looking for comfort and style? This three-tone Dwinguler Kid’s Sofa has got to be one of our favorites for it’s ergonomic design that encourages good posture, and it’s super comfy eco-friendly Bio-Foam cushion. Another great thing about this chair? It’s super easy to clean! Just wipe and go.
Moving on up, we see! At last, the kids can experience what it’s like to have a big kid chair of their own. Set this stain-resistant microsuede fabric chair (recommended for 2-5 years old) in the living room beside your recliner for family movie night or place it in the nursery/playroom. Either way, it’s bound to get 24/7 use. It’s padded with high-density foam and has real wooden legs. If you want to coordinate it with the feng shui of your space, then you’ll be happy to know that it comes in a slew of colors including lavender, navy, black, and kiwi.
Another option for parents who want a soft kids chair that’s stylish, too, this chevron striped armchair offers the best of both worlds. Covered in grey and white striped cotton on a solid wood frame, this toddler chair–for ages two and up–is both sturdy and chic. (Seriously, does it come in adult size?) Your kiddos can curl up and get cozy, and you won’t have to worry, as it holds up to 150lbs.
Leave it to Melissa & Doug to create a fun, functional, high-quality toddler chair. The OG’s of kids toys created this comfy armchair as an option for kiddos ages three and up that won’t fall apart or clash with your decor. Blue denim is the ideal mix of casual, comfy, and durable, but this sturdy seat (it holds up to 100 lbs) also comes in luxe-looking brown faux leather and a very princessy pink faux leather that features a tiara-inspired back. Reviewers rave about its quality, style, and minimal assembly, as well as how easy it is to clean–need we say more? Well, as one happy Amazon customer said, “bought this for my one year old son. He loves it!!! it came assembled so all you have to do is put the legs on. it’s light enough that you can move it with ease and it’s super easy to clean. i love it!” Or as another put it, simply, “Best children’s item ever.”
For something a little different, try a saucer chair. It’s perfect for cuddling up and reading a book or watching a movie from a tablet. Bonus: It already comes preassembled.
When kids have their own grown-up style chairs, they feel valued and leave more seating available for you–double win! This toddler chair looks like a traditional club chair but is designed with little ones in mind: It’s framed with sturdy wood, upholstered in a fun animal-printed cotton-linen, and padded with spongey high-density foam for comfort. At approximately 18 inches in height, this lounge chair grows with your kids–it comes with extra plastic legs to add lift as they get taller. “Love everything about this chair- bought this for our great grandchild for his first birthday,” said one reviewer, “he loved it immediately and I loved it so I got one for our home when he visits- it is perfect [without] the legs right now and can screw in the legs when he gets a little taller- buy it you will love it and the child will also.” A soft kids chair that goes the distance = a worthwhile purchase.
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