Bean chairs take the usefulness of the bean bag to a whole other level, especially for kids. When your kids are small, there’s not much choice of furniture designed for them – except cheap and nasty plastic things that are not really sturdy enough. Besides this, unless you are planning on having a large family and can pass them down, it won’t be too long before they grow out of them, and then you have to go and buy something else. These problems are easily overcome by a bit of lateral thinking. Instead of miniature chairs that break or get grown out of, why not consider bean chairs? No matter how small your child may be, a bean chair is a safe and comfortable seat – and as it doesn’t lend itself to use as a platform, it helps to discourage climbing up to reach something you may have placed out of reach on purpose. Bean chairs have lots of advantages over even full-sized regular furniture because most come with easy-care covers – some are even completely waterproof – and special stain-resistant treatments. If the worst does come to the worst, the cover is easily removed for washing, although some stain resistance may be lost unless you stick to the lowest temperatures. So far as kids are concerned, bean chairs are good for lots of things, not just for sitting on. Kids have great imaginations, after all. And because bean chairs are light and easy to throw (or drag) around, they can be taken to the part of the house where whatever today’s “play event” is occurring, without having to bother mom every time. So a bean chair can be a seat one minute, a medieval castle wall the next, and a throne for King Teddy the next. This is an adult talking. Trust your kids to come up with loads more ideas! And even when your child becomes a teen, bean chairs will still be tops for comfort. Bean bags have been a great addition to a kid’s room since the 1960s – but bean chairs take that usefulness to a whole other level.