The Most Commonly Asked Questions about Chairs for Children
What ages are appropriate for use of children's chairs?
Always follow the specific weight and height guidelines and warning labels on children's furniture. A child as young as 1 year old can enjoy the comfort of a chair made for his or her small size. Kids' chairs can also accommodate older children and preteens. With a variety of sizes and styles, there is an option for just about every age and stage a child goes through.
What styles of kids' chairs are available?
Chairs can be durable and used for a large group as well as comfortable and relaxing for use lounging at home. They can also be used as extra eating space next to the family dinner table. You can browse styles by colors, materials, or chair function. Functions include:
- Seating sets
- Bean bags
- Sofas and benches
- Swivel chairs
Do I need a table with my children's chairs?
It is best to have a surface that coordinates with the height of the chairs. If you are planning to have the child(ren) eat a meal while sitting in the chairs, then a table to go with the chair(s) would be ideal. If you are planning on the child(ren) performing an activity such as coloring or doing homework while sitting in the chairs, then purchasing a similar sized desk or table easel would be appropriate. Many coordinating surface options are available to go along with children's chairs.
What are the benefits for a child using a child-sized chair?
Children can use the same seating as adults, but having child-sized furniture really does benefit them in so many ways. These include:
- Feet touching the floor - When feet can touch the floor, knees and hips generally follow proper alignment. This is beneficial for proper growth during childhood years.
- Gaining independence - When a child has a table and chair of appropriate height, they can more easily complete tasks by themselves.
- Gaining confidence - When a child comfortably completes tasks with less and less assistance from adults, that child becomes confident to begin tackling more difficult tasks, gaining even more confidence and independence.
- Feeling special - Whether the child receives a chair as a gift or it is just time to redecorate, having a unique piece that complements the child's personality can make him or her feel really special and loved.
How much assembly does a chair for children require?
Most kids' chairs do not require assembly. Those that do are typically completed in just a handful of steps.