The Carrot-Shaped Bean Bag Chair That Won Our Hearts (and 6 More Bean Bags Great for Kids!)

published Jun 28, 2023
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Product photo of Lorena Canals Cathy the Carrot Bean Bag Chair
Credit: Lorena Canals

There’s something so appealing about a bean bag chair. Maybe it’s nostalgia from getting cozy in one in your youth, or the way kids seem to naturally know just how to flop into one and wiggle around until they are comfortable. Regardless, it’s somewhere between furniture and a hug — a great option for little ones (and bigger ones) to sit in. 

Design has come a long way since I was young, and bean bag chairs are no exception. You no longer have to choose between a stylish room and something comfy. Unlike the red vinyl of my youth, you’ll want to keep the fabulous bean bag chairs we’ve rounded up out of the basement and out in full view. As with any chair for little kids, you’ll find a wide variety of prices; we’ve tried to select well-made, stylish options intended to last to help you get the most out of your investment. 

The Best Bean Bag Chairs

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was $162.50

Best oversized bean bag chair

This giant bean bag is large enough to accommodate two adults, but that also makes it nice and roomy for family cuddle time. The soft microsuede cover comes in 12 colors, including neutrals and pops of color. The bag is filled with extra-soft shredded foam and is refillable, just in case.

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Pottery Barn Kids

Best cozy bean bag chair

This ultra-soft Pottery Barn bean bag chair is perfect for cuddling up in any room in the house. It was designed to be easily movable for your little ones so their seating can follow them anywhere. Choose from several tasteful colors including gray, blush, and cream, and you can mix and match with their other washable slipcovers — choose a soccer ball or a kitten, just to name a few.

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was $399.00

Best bean bag chair for teens

The Moon Pod’s sleek shape and versatility (you can sit, recline, or lay on it!) make it the bean bag of choice for teens just hanging out.

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This fun and funky carrot-shaped bean bag comes in a non-traditional carrot shape. It’s made of cotton canvas and filled with recycled polystyrene pearls. The cover is decorated with leaves, short fringe, and longer braids at the end, resembling root tendrils. The cover unzips for easy machine washing (you can even tumble dry on low). This is the perfect match for farmstand decor (or fans of food-themed items) and is built to last for many years, with washing only adding to the natural look.

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You provide the beans for this Stuff ‘n Sit bean bag by filling it with your child’s stuffed toys! This ingenious product comes in several colors and two sizes and just might revolutionize your space (like it did for another Cubby writer). Large holds about two heaping laundry baskets full, and extra large will hold three (90+ animals). You can also stuff these with off-season clothes or extra bedding!

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Yogibo has a variety of bean bag chairs in various shapes; I like this one because it looks like the classic, only much more sleek, but is also made for the outdoors and includes a machine-washable cover. It’s water-resistant and UV protected and even has a handle for easy moving. Although it’s built for outdoors, it’s right at home inside as well. With 10 colors to choose from, you’re sure to find the right look for your space.

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This Pillowfort bean bag was designed with sensory challenges in mind, but the soft, velvety, washable cover with water-resistant backing and looped handle is great for any kid looking for a supportive, comfortable place to relax. It currently comes in three attractive colors, intended to blend with your decor in any room.