Let Them Lounge With The Best Bean Bag Chairs for Kids

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Whether you're family is spending more time at home or you want to spruce up your living room, playroom, or kids’ rooms, adding some comfortable and versatile seating is something your whole family can benefit from. Bean bag chairs come in all different sizes, shapes, and price points, so everyone in the family can enjoy them depending on the style you choose.

Reviewed & Approved

The Lovesac Gamersac is a splurge-worthy bean bag chair thanks to its super soft fill that doesn't sink down or compress over time. For a budget-friendly beanbag, we suggest the Big Joe Milano Bean Bag Chair.

Bean bags come in many different shapes and sizes, with some including back support and others providing enough space for more than one person. We looked carefully over value, design, material, ease of cleaning, and age recommendations when reviewing products.

Here are the best beanbags for kids to lounge comfortably in.

Best Overall: Lovesac GamerSac

5
Lovesac Gamersac

Courtesy of Lovesac

Pros
  • Super-soft fill

  • Absorbs body weight evenly

  • Storage bag included

Cons
  • Costly

  • Bulky

The Lovesac Gamersac earned our top spot because it's super plush and comfy, and can be used by nearly all the members in your family. On the smaller side, this cozy chair measures 2.5 feet wide and weighs just over 20 pounds, so it’s light enough to move between rooms or up and down stairs. The super-soft fill is uniquely crafted, so it doesn’t sink down or compress over time.

Sent with impressive shipping service, the seat and cover arrive separately and are very easy to set up. Durable and long-lasting, this splurge-worthy chair is sure to provide lots of cozy comfort in any home.

Product Weight: 22 pounds | Dimensions: 30 x 32 inches | Maximum Capacity: 1 Child

Best Back Support: Big Joe Milano Bean Bag Chair

Big Joe Milano Bean Bag Chair

Courtesy of Walmart

Pros
  • Durable handle

  • Back support

Cons
  • Cover is not removable

  • Spot clean only

The Big Joe Milano is a surprisingly supportive beanbag thanks to the structured chair-like shape. Outfitted with a true back cushion and seat, the stitching helps to keep the foam beans where they need to be to avoid constantly readjusting.

It’s comfortable and supportive enough that my kids can use it as a reading spot or alternative to a desk chair during their virtual learning. Lightweight and compact, it weighs only 4.75 pounds and has a built-in handle, so it’s super easy to move around the house. 

Product Weight: 4.75 pounds | Dimensions: 35 x 28 x 32 inches | Maximum Capacity: 200 pounds

Big Joe milano chair sitting

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What Our Testers Say

It’s comfortable and supportive enough that my kids can use it as a reading spot or alternative to a desk chair during their virtual learning." — Maya Polton, Product Tester

Best Convertible: CordaRoy's Chenille Bean Bag Chair

CordaRoy's Chenille Bean Bag Chair

Courtesy of Amazon

Pros
  • Converts to full-size bed

  • Machine-washable cover

Cons
  • Costly

A useful addition to a house full of kids, this super-soft beanbag chair converts to a full-size mattress by simply removing the chenille cover and flattening out the insert. Also available in queen and king sizes, this innovative option is a fan-favorite in my house. As a chair, it’s wide and super soft, almost like a dog bed, but for kids.

The conversion process to become a mattress is easy and doable for one older kid or parent. While spending multiple nights sleeping on the foam mattress might not be the best idea, my kids are looking forward to using it during a sleepover or as a soft landing pad for some indoor play

Product Weight: 30 pounds | Dimensions: 42 x 42 x 32 inches | Maximum Capacity: No Maximum

CordaRoy Bean Bag Chair

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What Our Testers Say

"This innovative option is a fan-favorite in my house. As a chair, it’s wide and super soft, almost like a dog bed, but for kids." — Maya Polton, Product Tester

Best Two Seater: Three Posts Teen Classic Bean Bag

Three Posts Teen Large Bean Bag Sofa

Courtesy of Wayfair

Pros
  • Made with recycled CFR foam

  • Double zipper closure

Cons
  • Heavy

  • Bulky

This spacious beanbag chair weighs in at 58 pounds and has a weight capacity of up to 300 pounds. Made with a foam insert, the sofa takes some muscle to assemble since you (and, hopefully, your crew) have to work hard to expand all of the foam.

While kids love to lounge, watch TV, play, or read on this sofa, it’s definitely designed for relaxing versus sitting up and virtual learning. The extra-large chair is enough space for two or more kids to hang out, but the lack of structure may lead to one kid rolling into the other's space.

Product Weight: 58 pounds | Dimensions: 33 x 68.75 x 44.74 inches | Maximum Capacity: 300 Pounds

three post chair

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What Our Testers Say

"My kids love to lounge, watch TV, play, or read on this sofa, but it’s not appropriate or conducive for sitting upright or beneficial for virtual learning." — Maya Polton, Product Tester

Best Oversized: Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair

Chill Sack Giant Bean Bag Chair

Courtesy of Amazon

Pros
  • Memory foam blend

  • Several color options

Cons
  • Heavy

  • Takes up a lot of space

"Oversized" might be an understatement when it comes to this chair, which arrives in a giant box and requires some hard work to expand the foam and put the cover on. Soft microfiber covers are available in a wide range of colors, so there’s sure to be one to match your decor.

Because it’s so big and heavy, weighing 78 pounds, this isn’t a beanbag that can easily be moved around the house. However, if you have the space for it, it’s quite comfortable and good for chilling.

Product Weight: 78 pounds | Dimensions: 72 x 72 x 34 inches | Maximum Capacity: 1 to 2 Adults

Best Toy Storage: MiniOwls Stuffed Animal Toy Storage Bag

MiniOwls Stuffed Animal Bean Bag Chair Cover

Courtesy of Amazon

Pros
  • Store toys/other items inside

  • Double stitching

Cons
  • Bag must be filled

A nice option for households that may be overwhelmed with stuffed animals, this seat turns your mountains of clutter into a cute, useful chair. The budget-friendly option is simply a fabric cover that unzips for you to cram your overflow of stuffed toys inside.

Whether you choose to cram it with clothes and blankets or stuffed toys and plushies, the easy-to-fill cover can hold up to 52 gallons. While this is a useful way to store stuffed animals, it makes for a bit of a lumpy seat, and my little testers noted that it has to be filled to near capacity in order to create a comfy seat.

Product Weight: 1.06 pounds | Dimensions: 35 x 50 x 30 inches | Maximum Capacity: 1 Child

What Our Testers Say

"While this is a useful way to store stuffed animals, it makes for a bit of a lumpy seat, and my little testers noted that it has to be filled to near capacity in order to create a comfy seat." — Maya Polton, Product Tester

Best Body Contouring: Moon Pod Moon Pod

Moon Pod

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Pros
  • Ergonomic support

  • Lightweight

Cons
  • Legs may hang off depending on your position

  • Costly

From the playroom to the living room and any stops in between, this lightweight 12-pound chair is uniquely designed to adapt to whoever sits in it. The incredibly sleek, elongated design makes it a good-looking chair to add to just about any room. The most standout feature is the high-density responsive beads that allow the chair to contour to your body and provide ergonomic-based support.

Product Weight: 12 pounds | Dimensions: 4 square feet | Maximum Capacity: 300 pounds

Best for Teens/Big Kids: Pottery Barn Teen Polar Bear Faux-Fur Bean Bag Chair

Pottery Barn Teen Faux Fur Bean Bag

Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Pros
  • Soft

  • Removable cover

Cons
  • No back support

Big kids and tweens likely want a cozy sanctuary in their room for reading, texting, or relaxing. Look no further than this plush beanbag chair. The polar bear faux fur makes this the softest seat in the house. The beanbag inserts are made with polystyrene beads, so they retain their shape but aren’t super cushy.

Parents appreciate that the faux fur cover is machine-washable. For finicky teens, Pottery Barn sells many other covers including faux fox fur, ombre styles, faux pony, and themed styles from Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts.

Dimensions: 41 inches in diameter | Maximum Capacity: 1 Child or Adult

Best for Toddlers: Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere Beanbag

4.4
Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere Beanbag

Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids

Pros
  • Can be personalized

  • Machine-washable cover

Cons
  • Some assembly required

Younger kids will love this soft beanbag while parents will appreciate the durable and machine-washable twill fabric slipcover. This cute option provides a good spot for kiddos to read, daydream, or play on. The seat isn’t overly soft, so kids won’t sink in. This could be a benefit for little legs that may have trouble climbing out of other beanbag chairs.

For an additional fee, you can personalize the chair by adding an embroidered name on the beanbag slipcover. 

Dimensions: 31 inches in diameter | Maximum Capacity: 1 Child

Best for Gaming: Fatboy Original Bean Bag

Fatboy Original Slim Bean Bag

Courtesy of Amazon

Pros
  • Shapes to the body

  • More than a dozen color options

Cons
  • Costly

Fatboy beanbag chairs offer gaming kids lots of flexibility and support. Shaped just like an oversized beanbag, these can be lounged on or positioned more like a chair for sitting upright.

Made with a 100% nylon cover, this option is not soft and cozy—but it is stain- and water-resistant and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and mild soap. Nearly indestructible, the tough nylon fabric will withstand lots of use, and over 15 color options will match any gamer zone in the house. 

Product Weight: 12 pounds | Dimensions: 61 x 47 x 12 inches | Maximum Capacity: 1 Child

Final Verdict

For a beanbag chair that offers that cushioned softness with a structured high back for support, the Big Joe Milano Bean Bag Chair (view at Walmart) is the perfect option. If you are interested in a versatile option that can be more than just a chair, the CordaRoy Bean Bag Chair (view at Amazon) is a 2-in-1 chair and mattress that you can pull out for guests, sleepovers, or use as a lounging pad.

What to Look for When Buying Beanbag Chairs for Kids

Size

From little toddlers to older teens, beanbag chairs can be a great seat alternative for your whole crew. When finding the right one for your kiddos, you want to purchase the right size for their age. Smaller options are easier for toddlers to climb onto while the bigger, fluffier options are great for teens that want to sink into a cloud of lounging comfort.

Structure

Some chairs are less structured, designed for supreme lounging and relaxing, while others are firmer and resemble chairs. Depending on what you want to use your beanbag chair for, you'll want to choose a structure that suits your needs.

Maintenance

Consider your lifestyle: You may need a chair that can hold up against a rambunctious group of kiddos. This could mean choosing a chair with a durable polyester shell or going for a plush chair with a removable, machine-washable cover.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I keep a beanbag chair clean?

    If you’re concerned about the upkeep of a beanbag chair, check what the manufacturer recommends before purchasing. Most will state how to properly wash the chair so you don’t cause any damage and can use the beanbag chair for a long time. 

    Many beanbag chairs come with covers, which are typically machine-washable, so you can throw it in with your clothes or by itself on a gentle cycle. The actual chair will need to be spot cleaned per the manufacturer’s instructions. When in doubt, check the beanbag chair’s tag for additional information to ensure you’re cleaning it properly.

  • Can my child use a beanbag chair instead of a traditional chair with a back?

    If your child wants to occasionally use their beanbag chair instead of a traditional chair, there’s no harm in that. However, it’s all about moderation, as too much time in a beanbag may cause back pain due to the lack of back support. 

    While there are beanbags on the market that provide back support, many don’t, especially for the upper back. It all depends on the chair your child has. For healthy back support, your child should use a traditional chair instead of a beanbag most of the time. This will promote good posture, which leads to a decrease in body aches and pains, strain on the spine, and more.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year old daughter. Maya and her crew tested 10 beanbag chairs. While there were definite favorites, her kids loved having her house overrun with all of the beanbags. Her husband, not so much. 

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