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8 Toddler Chairs We Love for 2024

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8 Toddler Chairs We Love for 2024

As toddlers become more confident, they gain more independence and begin exploring the world around them. Their worlds are transitioning and evolving, which means buying age-specific necessities like a toddler table and chairs set and a new toddler mattress.

One hero product that can be introduced in these early years to cultivate independence is a toddler chair. From a buildable sofa to a luxe leather recliner, these picks are guaranteed to last your little one for many years and are a wonderful place for them to learn, create and relax.

What to look for in the best toddler chairs

When parents are seeking out a chair for their little one’s sweet digs, it’s key to think about their toddler’s needs. “Comfort is quite important when looking for a toddler chair given the fact that most toddlers are quite active and may have a hard time sitting still,” says Alli Cavasino, co-founder and CEO of JoyLet, a baby and kids' gear rental membership.

“Choose chairs with adequate padding or support to keep your toddler comfortable and cozy. Remember, younger toddlers may need extra support and a bit more structure.”

Speaking of structure, Cavasino notes the importance of finding a toddler chair that can be adjusted in height or has removable trays — this aids in accommodating your little ones as they grow. “The ideal materials for toddler chairs are durable, easy to clean, and cozy for little ones,” she says.

Durable materials ensure that the chair can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use, while easy-to-clean surfaces or removable slipcovers can make maintenance a breeze — especially considering how messy toddlers can get.

Depending on space, certain toddler chairs are better than others. For smaller areas, Cavasino suggests a compact toddler chair that can stack or fold. In larger spaces, families can opt for larger, more traditional toddler chairs that offer additional features such as reclining options or storage compartments.

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Ultimately, safety is the number one priority for Cavasino. She advises parents to look for chairs with sturdy construction, rounded edges and non-toxic materials. “Toddler chairs play a crucial role in the development of a child's independence and motor skills as they navigate their environment,” she says.

“They serve as a safe and comfortable haven for toddlers to engage in various activities such as snuggling, eating, playing or crafting.”

Best toddler chair picks 2024

Best overall

Kids Snuggly-Soft Sherpa Chair

MOMCAYWEX Kids Snuggly-Soft Sherpa Chair, best toddler chairs Merchant

Enhance the coziness of any room with this comfy toddler chair — it’s the perfect spot to enjoy reading or unwinding! Made of durable polyester sherpa, the chair has child-friendly armrests and no sharp corners or hard edges to ensure the safety of your little one. They can even jump or climb on it with ease, which is a total win for their gross motor skills.

Available in six colors, the snuggly chair is lightweight and the handle design makes it easy for kids to drag it around and sit wherever they please.

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It includes a removable cover with a zipper that can be taken off and machine-washed in cold water — maintenance is a breeze!

Pros

  • Soft, plush sherpa material
  • Child-friendly armrests
  • No sharp corners or hard edges
  • Removable cover
  • Machine washable
  • Easy to move
  • Ideal for ages one to six
  • Available in six colors

Cons

  • The chair comes vacuum-sealed, and it takes up to 24 hours for it to take shape

Best budget

Idea Nuova Baby Shark Bean Bag Chair

Idea Nuova Baby Shark Round Bean Bag Chair for Kids, best toddler chairs Merchant

We’re calling it: this is the perfect toddler bean bag chair for your toddler. Available in seven designs, including Baby Shark and Encanto, it’s bound to steal the attention at the next playdate.

Crafted with an ultra-soft fabric and poly-foam beans, your little one can sit comfortably for long periods.

This fun, functional chair is durable and easy to maintain, making it 100% parent-approved! Designed for ages three and up, the chair is strong enough to hold up to 81 pounds and is effortlessly moves between rooms.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Ultra-soft fabric
  • Filled with poly-foam beans
  • Doesn’t get uncomfortable for little ones
  • Holds up to 81 pounds
  • Easy to set up
  • Available in seven toddler-friendly designs

Cons

  • Spot-cleaning only

Best table and chairs set

Costzon Kids Table and Chair Set

Costzon Kids Table and Chair Set, best toddler chairs Merchant
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This 3-in-1 activity table set checks all the boxes for the best toddler table and chair set, designed for ages three to seven. It has a detachable top that flips over to a chalkboard opposite.

The top also hides a secret storage spot, perfect for art supplies, blocks and other small items. It also has two sturdy chairs that come with storage baskets beneath them.

Made from wood, the set comes in three colorways. Choose from grey and white, natural and white and pink. We love that each chair holds up to 100 pounds safely. (The table can hold up to 50 pounds.)

Pros

  • Available in three colors
  • Good for tight spaces
  • Includes a lot of storage
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Requires assembly, which some reviewers found tricky

Best recliner

Adjustable Kids Sofa Chair

HIGOGOGO Adjustable Kids Sofa Chair, best toddler chairs Merchant

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This reclining toddler chair takes “sit back and relax,” to the next level! Suitable for ages one to five, the chair adjusts to fit different heights and grows with kids.

For comfort, the multi-angle seat is made with a soft sponge and teddy fleece fabric, while the base of smooth wood handrails and a sturdy iron frame ensure durability and stability.

Available in five neutral colors, the seat provides comfort and support for little ones during their day with no issues. When it’s time to relax, the backrest adjusts to support toddlers while sleeping, studying or playing. Add to cart!

Pros

  • Soft, teddy fleece cushion
  • Easily reclines
  • Adjustable height and backrest
  • Smooth finish, rounded corners
  • Easy to clean
  • Ideal for ages one to five
  • Available in five colors

Cons

  • Has to be assembled

Best luxury

Flash Furniture Vana Kids Recliner

Flash Furniture Vana LeatherSoft Kids Recliner, best toddler chairs Merchant

Toddlers can enjoy the comfort that adults experience with this comfy recliner. The plush, ergonomic recliner comes with a built-in headrest and footrest for comfort and a cup holder to free up little hands and avoid spills. It’s perfect for little ones to enjoy watching TV, playing games or reading!

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Available in 15 colors, cleanup is a breeze on the faux leather, which makes it ultra-durable for active children. Thanks to its solid hardwood frame, the recliner holds up to 90 pounds and includes a safety feature that prevents the seat from reclining until the child is seated.

Pros

  • Ergonomic
  • Easily reclines
  • Built-in head and footrest
  • Includes a cupholder
  • Easy to clean
  • Holds up to 90 pounds
  • Available in 15 colors

Cons

  • Not ideal for small spaces
  • Assembly required

Best toddler sofa

Delta Children Serta Perfect Extra Wide Convertible Sofa

Delta Children Serta Perfect Extra Wide Convertible Sofa, best toddler chairs Merchant

Cozy chair by day, laid-back lounger by night! This convertible sofa easily flips open to reveal multiple ways for your toddler to relax.

Perfect for their next sleepover, the soft slipcover is embossed with an adorable sheep pattern and features an easy-to-reach side pocket to store their favorite books.

We love the supportive foam construction, which keeps the sofa’s shape and provides all-day comfort. Plus, the chair's non-slip bottom ensures it stays in place! Big enough to fit three small kids in sofa mode, it’s light enough to easily move around the house.

Pros

  • Embossed design
  • Non-slip bottom
  • Sofa pocket
  • Easy to clean
  • Fits up to three kids
  • Ideal for 18 months+
  • Machine-washable slipcover
  • Can be personalized

Cons

  • Only available in two colors
  • Comes vacuum-sealed, takes up to 24 hours for it to take shape

Best buildable

The Nugget

The Nugget, best toddler chairs
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Designed with four foam pieces—including a base, cushion and triangle pillows—Nugget’s toddler couch is infinitely configurable. The foam is CertiPUR-US certified, meaning it’s free from toxins like mercury, lead and formaldehyde.

Each piece of the couch is squishy and strong, so playroom superheroes can bounce back after big falls!

Available in 16 variants, this sturdy sofa is covered in a machine-washable fabric cover. These are designed to lay flat when not in use. The zippers are sleek and rounded, with added texture for easy access.

Pros

  • Infinitely configurable
  • Easy storage
  • Innovative zippers
  • Machine washable
  • CertiPUR-US certified
  • Available in 16 variants
  • Available in three fabrics

Cons

  • On the pricier side

Best Walmart

American Kids Everywhere Foam Chair

American Kids Everywhere Foam Chair, best toddler chairs Merchant

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This cozy foam chair is the perfect addition to any child's space. Made with high-density foam, the chair provides the ultimate comfort for your little one as they read, draw or watch TV.

It features a removable cover, which makes it easy to clean, and is machine washable for your convenience.

Pros

  • Affordable price
  • Versatile design
  • High-density foam construction
  • Removable cover
  • Machine washable
  • Portable handle
  • Ideal for ages three and up

Cons

  • Only available in one color

Experts:

  • Alli Cavasino, co-founder and CEO of JoyLet, a baby and kids' gear rental membership

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