Product Type: Ikea furniture
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A table just for the children!
Ikea Mammut Children's Table
Member Name: katykicker
Ikea Mammut Children's Table
Advantages: Fantastic, sturdy, great for more than one child to sit at, lots of space, wipes clean, chunky.
=== 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!
Summary: A fantastic play table from Ikea.
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