* Prices may differ from that shown
I'll start off by saying that we actually have the rectangular version of the IKEA Mammut table, and not the round version as shown above, but essentially they are the same product and do the same job. We decided on this particular table in bright red when our little boy was a toddler as we wanted somewhere that he could sit and draw, or eat his meals at a height that was appropriate for him. At the time, we lived in a two bedroom flat and didn't really use the dining table (it was in our conservatory area but the roof kept leaking on it), so it was important for him to have a table of his own. Since we've moved, the children use the dining table in our spacious kitchen for most activities but the IKEA Mammut table is still a handy piece of furniture to have around.
* Product Info *
Like most IKEA products, the Mammut table comes flat packed and needs to be assembled at home. This was a very simple process - ok, I'll admit that my husband did it, but I could easily have done it myself. It comes with four screws which you insert into the top of each leg, and these screw into the holes at the base of the table. This was a very simple process and then, voila, one fully-functioning table. Due to the screws, the table legs are securely attached to the table and it feels very stable. This is a refreshing contrast to the legs of our blue Mammut chair, where the legs fall off all the time - interestingly, the legs on the pink version of the same chair never fall off so I do wonder if the blue one is dodgy. The size of the rectangular table is 77 cm long x 55cm wide x 48cm high. It coordinates perfectly with the chairs and stools from the Mammut range.
* Our Experiences *
As a table for young children, this has genuinely been a good buy. In the early days, it was used every day as a table for our son to eat his meals and do various activities such as drawing and puzzles. These days it tends to be used slightly less frequently as it is stashed in a quiet corner of the kitchen and most often used for piling up play kitchen-related items to get them off the floor. However, my daughter has got into the habit of using it for her play-doh which works well as the surface of the table is not damaged by constantly having play-doh stuck to it. Due to the lightweight nature of the table, we also move it around to use as a table for multiple children to eat at - for example, our garden table only seats four comfortably so when we have friends over for a BBQ, the children tend to eat at the Mammut table which we pick up and take outside. Or, I set it up for the children in the kitchen so that they can have their own space with their friends while the adults eat at the dining table.
Overall though, we have been very impressed with this table - it is strong, sturdy yet lightweight and, perhaps most importantly with an item of furniture that is designed for children, very easy to clean. A damp cloth (or baby wipe) will remove all the stuck on food, scribbles / creative artwork, bits of dried on play-doh, sticky spilled drinks etc. that a table of this type has to endure. Five years on, it still looks almost as good as new - a remarkable achievement considering just how much mess has been made on it!
The rectangular version costs £22.00 from IKEA and is available in light blue, pink and light green. This is excellent value for money in my opinion.
I would definitely recommend this table. It is perfect for young children and the relatively low price means that you don't need to feel 'precious' or protective about it. It is strong, it is durable, it is sturdy (which means that it's not the end of the world when one of the kids climbs on it), it cleans easily and the design appeals to children - great! The only minor downside for me is that it doesn't look that stylish in a adult environment, but then neither does the sea of toys which seems to surge down the stairs from my children's bedrooms and take over the house. There's plenty of time for stylish, adult furniture in my future - until then, let the kids have their fun!
I bought this table last year, you can also get a rectangular version of this table.
The table cost me £28 and I chose a light green version. There is also a pink and blue variety. I chose chairs in pink and blue so thought a green table would go nicely.
The table is made from plastic which is very robust.
In diameter the table is 85cm.
It was very easy to put together the legs simply popped into place.
Once assembled the table is very sturdy. It also looks really nice, the legs are thinner at the top and get larger towards the bottom.
Once the table was together I put two chairs and two stools under it one each for my daughter an nephew. You could easily fit four chairs around here so that a child would be able to access the table.
The table is low to the floor so it's the perfect size for my 2 year old to use standing up or sitting. We use this table for eating snacks, painting, play doh, drawing and playing with blocks, it is so versatile. It is also easy to keep clean a wipe is all it needs with a damp cloth.
The table is nice and light top so it is easy to move around the house in fact ours has been outside in the garden.
The colour is still as bright as when I bought it, this was a great investment I can sit on the floor and participate in what my daughter is doing and there is plenty of space for all her paints etc.
5 out of 5 from us.
Ikea Mammut Children's Table
This review is for the table component of the individually purchased children's table and chair set that we bought in Ikea nearly two years ago. I apologise if it is similar to the matching chair review that I recently wrote.
I first saw this table (along with matching chairs and stools) at a fun little language class at a local French cultural centre. I thought that it was a cute and funky set, but thought nothing more of it, nor of buying such items until I saw it in Ikea a few months later.
Apparently the Mammut range was inspired by the shape of objects found in cartoons. This round table is made from Polypropylene plastic. My husband assembled this table at the same time as putting together the chairs. He tells me that it was easy to do so; certainly it seemed to take no time at all before Millie's new bright pink table and chair set was ready to be used.
The surface area of the table is quite large. We have four backed chairs; Millie's language class uses six stools at each of their two tables. The diameter is 85 cm and the height is a child-friendly 48 cm. With five tapered legs, the table is very sturdy. Thankfully there are no sharp edges.
Millie and her friends love sitting at this table. It's mainly used for colouring and painting, usually inside but sometimes in the garden. This table has been on the receiving end of several crayon-yielding toddlers. I've found it easy to clean with a wet cloth and liquid detergent. It was available in several colours when we bought it, although looking at the website it seems that this round table style is now only available in green. There are other colours available in the rectangle table.
The Mammut range has a number of children's items. We are very happy with this table, but have no intention on buying anything else from this range as it's not really our style.
We bought this table from Ikea for about £24 a few years ago.
My grandchildren spend a lot of time here and I wanted to get them a table and chairs that they could sit at for play activities and also for their dinners. We bought this table and chairs to match from Ikea. The colour of the table we bought was purple.
It was easy to put together and it's very light so it was easy to buy it from the shop and get it home. My husband put it together very quickly and since then it has never come apart and we have had no problems with it at all.
It is light plastic which means we can move it from room to room easily. We sometimes have it in their little play area but also move it into the kitchen for dinner times. It is light so easy for me to move although the shape of it makes it a little difficult.
It's round and we fit 3 chairs and a stool around it, you could probably fit one more too.
It is plastic so it's wipe clean and easy to keep on top of. This table has been drawn on and had many a drink spilt on it but because we clean it down after each use it is still in very good condition.
For £24 I think that this was a good price to pay. It's nice for the grandchildren to have somewhere to sit which is the right height for them and is sturdy and substantial enough that it will withstand their sometimes boysterious play
Little people need little things and ergonomically the Ikea Mammut table is perfect for little them. Aesthetically it is not that that inkeeping with my kitchen colour or design-wise, but then it a little more impossible to maintain with kids around. I guess the table would look better in my Chidlren's rooms but it is more practical from a supervision point of view in the kitchen.
Our Mammut table is a bright, light blue colour, although it does also come in bright pink and bright green. It is rectangular with dimensions of 77 x55cm for the table top and 48cm in height. I think this table used to also come in a large round version too, although I could find it on the Ikea website when I just checked. It is a good size for children from the age of 1 - 6ish and works well for my five year old daughter and two year old son. It's also a good size for two children eating or playing on it at the same time, my children always sit opposite each other.
The table is made of polypropylene plastic which means it is vey easy to clean. Most of the time I use an antibacterial spray and cloth to wipe the table clean. Occasionally the table gets a bit more messy with wax crayon or paint and them I clean with a damp cloth and Jif.
As with all Ikea stuff this table came flat packed in five pieces - four legs and one table top, plus four special screws and four caps for the bottom of the legs of the table. My husband put it up in less than 10 minutes, it was sup easy to do and one doesn't really need the instructions, especially if you are used to dealing with flat-pack things.
The table is very light in weight, Apparently 4.6kg, I can easily lift it around which is very usual. It's also very durable and thus far has shown no sign of wear. Currently the Mammut table can be purchased from Ikea for £22 and considering the use we have had with it has been well worth the money.
When we moved house a year ago we were lucky to gain a converted loft which the children have adopted as their playroom. Eager to make it perfect for them we took a trip to Ikea for some suitable furniture to fill the large room. They didn't need beds or wardrobes or anything as this was after all only a play room, but they did decide they wanted a table where they could have tea parties and do drawing on etc.
I wanted something sturdy and durable but fairly cheap, and remembered from previous trips to Ikea that they had just the thing in the Mammut range. Bright and colourful with oversized handles, etc, it is aimed solely at younger children and was just what I was looking for.
Available in three colours, pink, blue or green, we opted for the pink for obvious reasons, although it is nice to have the option.
The table is durable and strong with chunky legs, so I don't have to worry about them sitting on it (not that I think they would - I hope!), etc. while unsupervised in the playroom. The round table also means no worries about bumps or scratches from corners, which is absolutely perfect for younger children who seem to gravitate towards edges of tables! The edges of the surfaces are also rounded so if they climb underneath etc. to pick up something, they won't hurt their head if they catch it on the way back up.
A perfect size for more than one child to be able to spread out and have their own space (around 85cm diameter). We had previously been given a wooden children's table, quite possibly from Argos which just caused arguments as the space would soon be devoured by crayons, paper, crafting things, and each of my daughters would fight each other for more space. This isn't an issue here and allows each child to have adequate space to do their own thing without feeling invaded upon by the other.
The sturdy plastic material makes cleaning it easy and if paint/ glue, etc. gets spilled on the surface it wipes away easily. Because of the plastic material, it also means it will last and last. When my children have grown out of it, I will be more than happy to pass it on to younger children within the family.
Assembling the table is also a doddle, and the legs simply slot into place at the underside of the table. It's lightweight so meant I could carry it up two flights of stairs with ease in my husband's absence.
The price is good value at £25.99, it's definitely worth its price. For £5 you can add matching stools to the table, or if you prefer a full chair, the matching Mammut chairs are £13. There is also a rectangular shaped table which are slightly cheaper at £21.99 (but this only comes in pink or blue).
Most importantly, children absolutely love this table and matching chairs. It makes them feel independent and grown up and absolutely no parents are allowed... That's 'the rules' apparently!
My little boy has always enjoyed arts and crafts. But after trying to make easter cards with him sitting at our dining table, he was too short to be able to see what he was doing properly and had to constantly reach over to get things. I tried putting him on a cushion on the chair and it was a disaster and resulted in him nearly going head first through our big glass balcony door. I realised he needed something a little more his own size.
On a trip to Ikea I noticed the Mammut children's table, I'm not normally a big fan of Ikea furniture, and was only there while my mum picked up a wardrobe, but I liked the design of it and it seemed very sturdy and looked like it would be pretty easy to assemble, so I thought it would be perfect for him. It was a little pricey at just under 25 pounds but children's furniture in general seems to be pretty expensive, so for a children's table was around the same prices as others I'd seen. As I said the first thing that attracted me to it was the design, having another young baby at the time and with my son being quite accident prone I liked the idea of there being no corners, corners are frightening when you have little children. It's also a wonderful color, the blue is very vibrant, I'm not normally a fan of blue but I like this blue and it fit lovely with the color scheme in my son's bedroom.
When I got it home it was very easy to assemble, the box it came in had been misleadingly heavy and in actual fact the table itself was very light. Which is good for me being able to move it around easily from Will's room into the living room, but it also means Will can pick it up and has knocked it over a few times, sometimes while it's had a drink or a paint pot on. Thank goodness for wooden floors!
The legs of the table come off easily which is very handy as it means I can put it away in my room when not in use. Although not so easily that they've ever fallen off, or even become wobbly, the table is very sturdy and Will tends to lean on it if he gets bored of drawing.
I've found the table to be pretty durable, it's been painted, drawn and spilled on and there isn't a mark on it, Will even tried drawing on it with a Biro and it didn't scratch. It wipes clean easily with a bit of soapy water.
My only real negative is that once you add to it the Mammut chairs it takes up a hell of a lot of room. Even though I have quite a large living room it still seems to get in the way, particularly with being round as it can't be pushed up against the wall or into a corner. I didn't realize until I had it set up in my living room just how much so, as the Ikea displays are bigger than they look with minimal clutter.
All in all I'm happy with this purchase, it seems like it will last me a long time as Will is nowhere near outgrowing it and it's a great place for him to sit and draw, paint or even just sit and eat his dinner.
When Lauren was about 18 months old, we decided to get her a little table and chairs set, having looked online, there was some beautiful sets around however they we very expensive and I was looking for something on a budget and something I wouldn't be too concerned if it got paint or felt tips on. We decided to have a ride to Ikea to see if they had anything which is where I spotted the Mammut table.
Mammut have a whole range of children's bedroom furniture including chairs, tables, wardrobes, chest of drawers, bed frames and shelves.
All are available in a variety of colours: blue, green, red and pink.
*Price and availability*:
The price of the chairs is currently £21.99, I think I paid around £20 at the time.
The tables come in two different sizes, either: L 77 x W 55 x H 48 or in a length of 85cm
Assembly was really easy, the table comes in 4 different parts, the seat, the top and the four legs. It is then just a case of slotting them altogether, no tools were required and the instructions were really easy to follow.
We have the matching chairs too and it has proven to be an excellent buy for us, they are now coming up to 3 years old and still look like new.
We choose the red tables and despite it being cleaned on a daily basis, its still quite bright in colour and hasn't faded at all.
Because the table is made of plastic, it quite sturdy and very easy to wipe clean.
The table gets loads of use, Lauren sits on hers everyday and sometimes for long periods of times, especially if we are doing 'arty' stuff, she might have a snack while sitting at it or be practising her writing.
I would give the table 4 out of 5, although it does everything I need and wanted it so, its not that aesthetically pleasing.
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I bought the Ikea Mammut table and two matching chairs for our little nephew to sit at and use when he stays over with us.
The Mammut table comes in 3 different colours; light pink, light green and light blue. And it comes in 2 different sizes; the light green is available in an 85cm diameter round table (which is £25.99), and the light pink and light blue are available in a 77cm x 55cm rectangular table (which are £21.99). We bought the round light green table. Although we only bought two chairs to go with the table, it will easily fit four chairs around it.
I guess that my only gripe with the table is that you can't get all 3 colours in both sizes, we did originally want the round table but in blue, but the blue is only available in the rectangular size, so we had to settle for the round table in green.
The table does require some self assembly, but it only takes around 10 minutes to put it together. You literally just screw some double ended screws into the table legs, and then screw the table legs onto the underside of the table, finally attach the feet to the legs - done, no tools needed at all.
The Mammut range is made of bright colourful pastic, and is perfect for children. It is really eye catching and kind of cartoon like, but it is also really durable. It is also easy to clean, you just need to wipe it over with a damp cloth. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, at the moment we have only used it indoors as it's the winter, but I'm sure that it will also get lots of use outdoors come the summer time.
The table is plenty big enough for arts and crafts and making things. It is also fairly lightweight and so it is easy to move around the house if you need to position it elsewhere. It is too heavy at the moment for our little nephew to move around. It does get a lot of use by our little nephew, he sits and draws or paints, or sits and makes things. Occasionally I let him sit and eat his lunch at the table, normally dinosaur shaped sandwiches!
The table is really stable and sturdy and is the perfect size for little people to sit at, the matching chairs slot underneath and fit perfectly.
Overall I actually love this, it gets a lot of use, it seems to be brilliant quality for the money, and it looks really funky. More importantly I guess our little nephew loves having his own little table and chairs at our house.
=== The product ===
This is a large chunky plastic table specifically designed for use by toddlers. The diameter of the table is 85cm which is obviously quite large for a small person and this comes in three colours at present, light blue, light pink and light green so there should be something to suit every little boy or girl and their nursery, play room, bedroom or your living room quite well. Mine tends to sit in the cupboard for 5 or 6 days a week and is just brought out when my niece comes over and we look after her.
=== Does this serve it's purpose well? ===
Yes, this is a fantastic table. While the size is large the legs are chunky and this is very sturdy so my niece is able to play, colour, draw and do almost anything else on this table and I don't have to worry about other surfaces getting damaged or her ruining the finish of my main dining table. The edges are all rounded so there is no real way for my niece to hurt herself when using this and because it's only made of plastic I am able to just wipe it clean whenever necessary before rolling it back in to one of my large hall cupboards. The five legs help to ensure that this is an incredibly sturdy table but because of it being round it takes up a lot more space in the corner of my living room than a square table would, however, this is only in use when my niece is here and is packed away afterwards so it's not the end of the world. When her crayons roll off and go underneath the table this just gives her more entertainment trying to find them all.
=== Where can I purchase this & for how much? ===
This is available from Ikea stores and the current price for the round table is £25.99 but I believe that my sister originally picked this up on special offer before she handed it over to me once three of her children were just a little too large to continue using it and she replaced their furniture in their playroom. This is advertised on the website but I understand that this cannot currently be purchased online.
=== Overall opinion ===
This is a fantastic space for our niece to play. She can lay out plenty of toys, paper and crayons on this and still have room to store her drinks cup or anything else that she wants to use. The table does initially seem quite large and obviously takes up a fair bit of room in our storage cupboard because of this but it's simple enough to just roll it in and out whenever needed and the 6.2kg weight means that I can comfortably manage this alone, even though I am still recovering from a broken wrist. There is also room for more than one child to sit and draw at this table and we have actually kept two chairs to use with this incase any of our other nieces and nephews come over and they want to spend some time together drawing.
This table is something of a godsend in our home as it ensures that all our nieces mess is kept in one area, generally, and that she has somewhere comfortable to sit without taking up valuable space for other guests on the 3 piece suite! The legs slot in to place simply and so it only takes a few minutes to set up or take apart if I need some more space in my cupboard but I generally don't bother with this and just push it back in haphazardly and shut the door quickly!
There really is nothing to dislike about this range. It's ideal for children and the colours are inoffensive. The price is cheap and I would have happily purchased one of these had my sister not been getting rid of one and offering it to me! We also received two chairs with our table and the whole range seems to fit in very well together with good coordination meaning you can furnish your little ones nursery on a reasonable budget, providing you have the space for such a large table of course!
I brought this table (although i have the square one) to accompany the two matching chairs i got for my daughter when she was about 18 months. I loved the funky design of the chairs and thought they were excellent so wanted to get the table to match. I'm glad i did cause at about £20 it has paid for itself again and again. It comes in several colours and as i said above i have the square design but you can also get it in a round one for about £5 more.
It is made of a tick very durable plastic and is very sturdy. My daughter has tested this by climbing all over it and it has never looked like it couldn't take her weight. It is very light and easy to move from room to room, or into the garden and is wipe clean so after a messy time painting or drawing it is easy to keep looking new.
As it is plastic we are able to use it inside and in the garden for messy play or picnics which my daughter loves. We have left it outside overnight along with the chairs on several occassions (ooops naughty parents) and exposed it to the elements and it is still looks as good as new.
It comes flat pack (good old ikea) but is so simple to put together it took about 5 minutes before my daughter was sat at it scribbling away.
I would definatly recommend this table (and the chairs) to any parent, they are not only modern and stylish, they are excellent quality and very reasonably priced.
After the disaster which was the chair to match this table (see review), I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this table. The table was £24.99 and came in three colours - light blue, light pink and light green. At first glance, I thought the table was made out of wood but it is actually made out of polypropylene plastic. I did think at the time £24.99 was a little steep for a plastic table but I knew my daughter would enjoy using it to do different activities and on the bigger plus side, it would keep Play Doh and Moon Sand off of the carpet.
When you collect the table from Ikea, it is in the bit where all the flat packed boxes are kept. It wasn't overly heavy either.
It was pretty simple to put together and when it is built the table is 85cm in diameter and 48cm high. The table does not require any screws or hammering. It is just a case of twisiting the legs into place. What I really like about this table is that it has 5 legs and it makes it so sturdy. it stands as though it is rock solid. The legs are very chunky and it helps make it stand safely. It is pretty bit and this makes storage a bit problamtic if you prefer to store your kids tables away but the only other thing you could do is take it apart each time and that would just be a nightmare. You can see the size of it when you are in Ikea and you can judge there and then if it is too big for you.
My daughter is messy when it comes to arts and crafts and just generally with stuff that can end up on the carpet. The first time she used this table, there was glue, glitter, paint, play-doh - you name it, she had it stuck on there. But yet all it took was a simple cloth and some water and it wiped away clean without a problem, leaving no evidence that the mess had ever been there. Perfect!
My daughter abosolutely loves this table. She uses it all the time and it was definately money well spent though I would avoid buying the matching chairs for the table and you can see why in my review of those. I absolutely loved the design and shape of this table. It is sort of funky and cartoon like. My daughter says it is something that looks like it is out of The Simpsons!
But I definately recommend this table and give it a 5 star rating.
After writing a less than complimentary review on the Ikea Mammut chairs, I thought it only fair to tell you about the accompanying table - which is actually fabulous and of a far better design than the chairs.
I have personally only seen the table in the blue colour pictured above, although have been told it's also available in other colours. I cannot confirm this though so recommend you have a look in your local Ikea if blue isn't your cup of tea. Don't be concerned if you have little girls however, as the blue used to create the Mammut collection is actually a rather unisex blue and not a colour which would be designated purely for boys.
The table I have is the round design, although Mammut tables are also available in an oblong shape. The round one does appear far more stable and durable than the oblong table however, as the legs are chunkier and the actual table top is also thicker.
There are five legs on the table, it does arrive flat packed but please do not let this put you off as all the table requires is for you to twist the legs into their holes on the underside of the table. I think it's an excellent idea to have the five legs as this does make the table extremely stable and far less likely to tip up should your child lean heavily on one end.
Once you have the legs attached securely the table is ready to be tipped the right way up and can be used straight away. I think it's an extremely attractive design, being chunky and very child-like - this table will not look out of place whether you put it in your child's bedroom, or simply use it downstairs in the living room or kitchen.
Do ensure the legs are all in correctly though as if they are off even the slightest millimetre you will end up with a wobble, this occurred when I put together my table and I did find it a nuisance as the final 'push' needed to get the legs in properly was a rather hefty one - so hefty in fact that I had to call my son-in-law over to complete the job as the wobble was extremely irritating! Having said that, you do not need particularly strong arms to assemble the table - just non-arthritic ones!
Once erected, the table is fabulous. It is a slightly concave design which means the edge of the table is raised, not so much that your child will have to stretch over the 'lip' but enough that things aren't going to roll off the edge and onto the floor. One good thing about this is the fact that when my granddaughter is painting any drips will run into the centre of the table and not all over the floor, although the lip also provides a very effective ramp for the stunts which her toy cars are forced to perform!
Overall, I'm very impressed with the Mammut table. It has a striking design which really could not be found anywhere other than Ikea and is a very useful item of furniture. With a height of 48cm it is ideal for most toddlers and small children, it has been designed to fit perfectly with the Mammut chairs which are available (although I do not recommend them). The diameter of the table is 85cm, which is plenty of room for more than one child - in fact I had four little people eating around this table a day or two ago and, other than a few knocked elbows, there was certainly room for them to eat their meal in comfort.
The beauty of the entire Mammut collection is their ease of cleaning, the plastic has an excellent texture for children's furniture and the majority of spills can be cleaned up simply with hot water. Unlike some cheaper plastic tables I have owned, stains do not set into the plastic and despite the fact my table is now over twelve months old it still looks as good as the day I bought it.
At £24.99 you may be tempted to look around for a cheaper alterative, especially considering most discount stores now sell plastic patio-style child sized tables for around £5. However, you are paying for quality by purchasing the Mammut table and in my opinion it will prove to be a far more durable addition to your nursery than a cheaper version.
When I was given some vouchers for Ikea, I decided to buy my kidsone of these mammut children's table from Ikea, with the intention of them using it for her arts and crafts. The table was around £27 as I remember, which I initially thought was a bit steep for a kids table but as the table was made from very durable looking plastic, I thought it would last at least a year.
The table is bigger than it looks when it's nicely packed in the box, and is approximately 28 inches in diameter. This can mean storage is a bit of a pain if it's not for everyday use, but as my kids use this frequently and it's always out, that's not a problem for us. There aren't any sharp corners at all on the table, which
We have the light blue coloured table pictured - it's pale enough to not be too 'boyish' a colour for my little girl, but my son also likes it, although there is a range of other colours available to suit all tastes, for both girls and boys. There are matching chairs also available, but we didn't buy these as we thought that really would take up too much room. The kids prefer kneeling up on the floor, standing or leaning over the table anyway when doing craft work.
I have found the table to be very hardwearing, and the plastic is very durable. Any glue, glitter or crayon marks can easily be wiped off with a wet cloth so even after months of use, the table still looks in good condition.
I initially thought the table was a little expensive, but it actually works out as being good value as it's long lasting and built in a sturdy manner. So far, it's performed excellently over the past few months, and it's a great kids piece of furniture that I can recommend.
I bought this table recently in Ikea for my daughter. She is getting to the age where she is becoming more independant and likes to do everything herself including colouring. After getting pen all over the dining table, I decided it was time to get her something which she could sit at by herself and draw without worrrying about staining the floor or table.
It cost about £25 which I think is fairly reasonable as I'm not too bothered if it gets coloured on and it is very sturdy. The table is 28 inches diagonally across the top, which is quite large. I didn't see it assembled in the shop so when we put it up, it took up quite a bit of room. I have also bought 4 matching chairs to go round the table as when we have friends over to play, she likes to sit there with them and draw or have her lunch, but there is plently of space for all of them.
The table and chairs are also suitable for outdoor use but we haven't tried this yet, I can't see there being any problem as it is plastic and very easy to wipe clean.
The table is really sturdy and it is obvious Ikea have made them to last. If we spill food on it, I just wipe it with a damp cloth. I actually really like the design, a lot of tables are wooden and have sharp edges but this is suitable for the little one.
I really like this table and would definitely recommend it to anyone with small children. It does take up quite a bit of room but I feel it is excellent value and has saved our dining table being drawn on!
The table comes in a selection of bright colours, I am sure you will be able to find one that matches your home. I know this table will continue being used for a long time yet and couldn't recommend it enough. It doesn't look out of place in a modern family home but is very practical and great value.
Raised edge prevents spills from landing up on the floor. Plastic, durable and easy to clean.