If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, you most likely had a bean bag chair in your room. This vinyl-covered, pellet-filled beauty was your favorite spot, and you (and your friends) spent hours in it honing your video gaming skills and talking to your friends on the landline.
However, bean bag chairs from “back in the day” were not always manufactured safely for young children. Kids would get into the outer shell of the bean bag and become trapped inside or ingest polystyrene beads. As a result, bean bag chairs quickly disappeared from kids' rooms across the world.
Beyond the safety issue, bean bag chairs didn't maintain their comfort like they did the first week we had them. After a week or two, those pellets flattened out and left our bottoms on the cold, hard floor. No matter how many times we shook and readjusted, they never felt "new" again. Bean bag chairs may have been popular in our childhood, but they definitely had some major flaws.
In response to these flaws and safety concerns, manufacturers began redesigning bean bag chairs with safety in mind. Today's bean bag chairs for kids are not only safe for them but provide some of the most kid-friendly and comfortable ways to decorate their space with versatile and functional furniture. Here are five ways you can use bean chairs for the kids in your life.
What to Consider in a Bean Bag Chair?
Bean bag chairs are a great addition to any playroom or bedroom. They provide a comfortable place for your child to relax, watch TV, or play video games. But what should you consider when buying a bean bag chair for kids? Here are some things to keep in mind:Cover material
When you're shopping for a bean bag chair for your child, it's important to choose one with a durable, easy-to-clean cover. That way, if your child spills their snack or track in some mud, you can quickly and easily clean up the mess.
CordaRoy's bean bag chair outer covers come in a variety of fabrics, including microfiber fur, velvety chenille, classic corduroy, faux fur, faux leather, plush velour, and terrycloth. So no matter your style or texture preferences, there's a bean bag chair your child will love.Fill material
Another thing to consider when shopping for a bean bag is the fill material. CordaRoy's bean bags are filled with 100% safe polyurethane foam. It's soft, comfortable, and won't ever go flat. So you can sit back and relax, knowing that you won't end up on the floor.
And unlike bean bag chairs filled with beans or pellets, there's no risk of choking on small pieces due to our childproof zipper. So sit back and relax knowing your kids are safe and comfortable with their CordaRoy's bean bag chair!Cleaning and maintenance
In addition to finding a style and size that your child will love, you'll also want to think about how easy it will be to clean and maintain. While some bean bag chairs have removable, machine-washable covers, others are spot clean only. Most of CordaRoy's outer covers are safe for machine washing and drying so you can keep them looking like new.
To protect yourself from unexpected spills, consider purchasing a bed protector as well.Size
The last thing you'll want to consider when purchasing a bean bag chair is size. You don't want to buy a chair that's too large or too small for the intended user. CordaRoy's offers youth-size bean bag chairs perfect for your little ones to curl up in and relax.
Bean Bag Beds for Sleepovers
Remember the sleepovers of your youth? Five kids crammed in a tiny bedroom sharing a “pallet” on the floor which was nothing more than one or two thin blankets on top of the carpet. It was a novel idea until it was actually time to go to sleep.
Sleeping on the floor isn’t ideal, even for kids, and the pallet pretty much equated to no one getting any sleep at all. A great option for your children’s overnight guests is our convertible bean bag chairs. These best-selling convertible bean bag beds are filled with a plush, polyfoam-filled youth-sized bed.
When the bean bag is zipped up, it functions like a comfy, cushy chair your kids and their friends will love to sit in during movie night or while playing video games. And when it’s time for bed, simply unzip the cover, and voila! – instant bed.
It’s so simple to remove the mattress and place it back inside that the kids can do it themselves. Fair warning: the use of these convertible bean bag chairs could make you the favorite house on the block!
Bean Bags are For the Kids
Dad has his recliner, and mom loves the sofa, so sometimes kids get stuck on the floor or try to sit comfortably in a decorative accent lounge chair. Our youth-size bean bag chairs are the perfect solution for little ones who want their own space in the family room or media room.
The best part of a bean bag chair for kids in the family room is that can be easily stowed if there’s no space for it to have a more permanent home. When it isn’t in use, just toss it in another room or into the bottom of a closet until next time.
Your kids and their guests will love the comfort and inclusivity of having their own special seating options in the family room, and you’ll love being able to keep the family room or game room spacious and clean; it’s definitely a win-win!
Kids With Special Needs and Bean Bags
Not only are bean bag chairs for kids fun and inviting, but they also are extremely effective in helping children with special needs. The more we learn about sensory processing disorders, the more we understand how important it is for kids with these disorders to receive “deep pressure input.”
Deep pressure input refers to a tactile (touch) sensory input wherein a child receives touch in the form of firm holding, stroking, squeezing, cuddling, etc. This type of sensory input releases the chemicals dopamine and serotonin in the brain relaxing a child with sensory issues and helping calm them and refocus without medication.
The sensation of being enveloped in a foam-filled bean bag chair provides this type of deep pressure input, and, as such, is very popular for children with sensory disorders or kids that simply have trouble focusing on everyday tasks like reading a book or watching a movie.
This can be a life-giving solution for families distraught over a child who just can’t seem to sit still or becomes emotionally unsettled from time to time and has difficulty settling down.
Bean Bags Chairs for Kids on the Road
Traveling is always more fun when everyone is comfortable, and that includes the littlest members of your crew. That's why bringing along a convertible bean bag chair for your kid is a great option.
When you arrive at your destination, your kid will have their very own seat and a bed they'll actually want to sleep in. This is especially reassuring for some children, as it provides a sense of security in new places. Plus, the small size of the chair makes it easy to carry along anywhere you travel.
So next time you hit the road, be sure to pack a bean bag chair! Your kids will thank you for it.
Bean bag chairs for kids today are stylish, comfortable, and durable. At CordaRoy's, we offer a wide range of colors and sizes to choose from, making it easy to find the perfect one for your child. Check out our bean bag size guide to find the best fit for your child!
Plus, kids love the foldable, stuff-able, squeezable feel of our bean bag chairs. Having a bean bag chair in a child’s room means they’ll spend more time doing things like reading, working on puzzles, or other seated activities. So if you’re looking for a comfortable and stylish place for your child to relax, check out CordaRoy’s bean bag chairs!