The 10 Best Toddler Chairs
This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in May of 2016. Even toddlers sometimes need their own chairs for getting cozy with a good book, snuggling with the family pet, drawing and painting, or playing games. Much easier for little ones to get in and out of or on and off, these seating options, of which we included everything from recliners to folding beach chairs, are sized specifically for the smaller members of your brood. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
July 24, 2019:
We understand that even toddlers have already developed their own distinct taste. Some will want designs targeted at kids, while others may prefer something that lets them feel like little adults. So, we added designs to suit both preferences.
For the youngster who likes cute and kiddy things, there's the adorable Animal Adventure Sweet Seats. It's essentially a stuffed animal, turned into a piece of furniture — which is hard for most kids to resist. The Marshmallow Furniture Mickey Mouse Roadsters Flip Open is another excellent choice for toddlers who admire classic children's toys and imagery, since it features the beloved Mickey and Minnie Mouse zooming around in race cars.
Now, for the more precocious little ones who wouldn't mind if a home decor magazine did a write-up on their rooms, there's the Keet Roundy Gingham, which looks like it's straight out of a reading room from a country home or beach house, and the Flask Furniture Contemporary Recliner, which would be right at home in a fully-equipped and luxurious entertainment room. We also added a few options that are basic in aesthetic, more utilitarian, and would be useful in an activity room, like the Kore Design Wobble, the Skip Hop Explore & More, and the Steffy Wood Products SWP1360.
Whichever model on this list you choose, it is important that a child never be allowed to stand on, climb over the back, or use it improperly in any other way, as this may lead to injury. We also recommend that, if you buy either of the following models, you don't let children try and fold up the Melissa & Doug Giddy Buggy by themselves to limit the possibility of pinched fingers, and that they are taught not to climb under the footrest of the Flask Furniture Contemporary Recliner when it is in the open position. If for any reason, you haven't found the ideal option for your little one here, you may want to take a look at our lists for the best recliners and rocking chairs for kids.