Product Type: John Lewis furniture
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A Very Sweet Children's Chair
John Lewis Child Teddy Bear Chair
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
John Lewis Child Teddy Bear Chair
Advantages: Looks wicked; Very easy to put together; Stable and strong
Disadvantages: No bum indent!
We're lucky that our house has got very big bedrooms, it means I've been able to make mine into a kind of bedsit for when I want time away from the family and my 3 year old sister has got a wicked bedroom which doubles up as a playroom. Obviously my mum and dad and 11 year old sister have got their bedrooms sorted good too, but I don't go in them rooms all that often so can't find much of theirs to review!
My sister has got 2 of these John Lewis Teddy Bear Chairs in her bedroom, we got her the 2 because our cousin who is about the same age comes to play quite a bit and it's lovely to watch them sitting on identical chairs and watching tv or whatever. The chairs are absolutely gorgeous, a bit pricey for a kids chair at £25.00 each but they are brill quality and would look wicked in any child's bedroom.
The chairs come flat packed but when we brought ours I helped my dad put them together, actually he did the first and I copied him with the second so I pretty much put it together myself apart from getting him to make sure all the joints were tight and stuff. They were VERY easy to fix together and the end result was a stable and good looking chair.
These Teddy Bear Chairs are suitable for kids from 2 years, obviously it will depend on the individual child's height and how well they are able to sit on their own but looking at it now I reckon 2 years would be about right. The height of the seat is only 27cm so they are very small chairs, my sister is 3 and she sits nice on them but to be honest she can also sit comfortable on higher chairs so I don't know how much longer she'll be using these for.
The chairs only come in the one colour, the seat is rubberwood and has just been varnished and the legs and back of the chair (the teddy's head) is yellow. Other colours ARE available at John Lewis but they feature different animals like a green frog, red cat and blue mouse. All the chairs look great but the teddy bear face is the cutest and it's a bit of a shame that you can't choose what colour you have it in. The yellow is nice and bright anyway so it doesn't matter all that much, and yellow is one of them colours that will go with most colour decoration in a room so it's well thought out.
The legs are stable and the chair doesn't rock, I've caught my sister standing up on it and it has never fallen over or started rocking. Obviously I make her get off it as soon as I see her standing on but at least I can tell you that it's stable enough to take the weight of a 3 year old even standing up so will definitely hold most young children sitting down!
The seat is just flat and even though it's smooth I was quite surprised to see that it hadn't got any indent for the child's bottom. My sister looks comfortable sitting on it anyway but a bit of shaping would have been nice I think especially for the price of the chair.
Summary: A Wicked Chair Especially For Little Kids
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