Bean bags are fantastic for children (and adults!) of all ages. They look stylish around the home and are extremely comfortable to relax on. Here, we take a look at everything you need to know about the benefits of beanbags, so you can go ahead and choose the perfect one for your child.
Why are bean bags good for children?
Bean bags are a great choice for children because they can easily be transported from one room to another. Kids will love having their own special seat to use in any room of the house! Bean bag chairs can also help children sit comfortably at school or when they are watching television or reading. They are also great for helping the transition to school. Sitting at a desk for several hours a day can be difficult for young children, but bean bag chairs can help children have a more relaxed seating position, whilst still providing support. So, if children are sitting comfortably, they are more likely to succeed at the task they are carrying out.
Another great advantage of bean bag chairs is the fact they come in such a wide range of colors and styles. There are thousands to choose from, so there's sure to be something to match your home décor! Unlike some children's furniture, a bean bag can really fit in with the style of the room and you can find prints and colors your child loves.
Choosing a toddler bean bag chair
There are many different styles of bean bag, so it can be hard to find one which is right for a toddler. There are some which come empty and can be filled with blankets, clothes or soft toys. These can be ideal for toddlers who have a lot of 'stuff' - parents will be so glad to finally have their child's room tidy and free from clutter on the floor!
Advantages of using a baby bean bag
Baby bean bag chairs can offer a great place for babies to sleep and sit during the day. They're ideal for allowing infants to watch as mom and dad go about their business. The soft surface of a bean bag can help prevent babies from developing flat head syndrome, which often occurs when they spend a lot of time lying in the stroller or car seat.
Baby bean bags are also ideal because they come with two covers in most cases. One has a harness for younger babies to keep them safely in place when using the seat. The other is for toddlers and has no harness – meaning one bean bag can be used for up to 5 years. There are very few other baby products offering such good value for money!
Finally, it is worth mentioning that many bean bags are more environmentally friendly than traditional wooden chairs. By choosing a bag filled with a 'green' filling, you can help reduce the number of trees which are being chopped down to make wooden chairs – it's thought this figure is in the millions, every day.
Emily Dick is a parenting blogger who writes forWHOOPSADAISY.COM all about a variety of parent topicsabout kids, including product reviews on the latest toddler toys and board games. She is a mom of one toddler girl, and two cats. Emily has also recently graduated from the Open University with a degree in social sciences.