Kids Desk Chairs

kids chairs

Children are active have a natural urge to play and exercise. Sitting still for a long time is not what children want. Moving about and playing is essential for mental and physical development. But kids start to sit early, in kindergarten, in school, and at home when doing homework for school, in front of the TV and on the computer.

Given that even the youngest sit for a long time, it is never too early for a good ergonomic children’s chair. A good child-friendly chair can be preventive or reduce postural damage and helps to protect the child’s back.

Regardless of whether the kids are studying, writing, reading, surfing the Internet, or playing, the right children’s desk chair is an absolute must. But a kid’s desk chair must be chosen carefully. After all, an ergonomic desk chair that is not only comfortable to sit in, but that also looks great, can entice the child to enjoy sitting at the desk and having fun learning and doing schoolwork.

Amazon Basics Kids Wood Table and 4 Chair Set, Natural Table, Assorted Color Chairs
  • Kids’ table for playing, eating, reading, and more
  • Perfect height and size for children
  • Includes square table and four matching chairs
  • Made of durable, natural solid wood
  • Dynamic use in playrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, or outdoors
GreenForest Children Student Chair, Low-Back Armless Adjustable Swivel Ergonomic Home Office Student Computer Desk Chair, Hollow Star Turquoise
  • Small back student computer chair, lovely turquoise PP back & seat with hollow star, bright and cute design great for boys and girls
  • 360-degree swivel chair, smooth-rolling colorful strong casters for flexible move.
  • Computer desk chair seat height adjustment by pneumatic,the seat can be raised or lowered to suit your comfort level.
  • Writing desk chair, size:15.9" * 15.9" * 29.5 - 34.3", package in carton in good protection ,ship from US warehouse, really good gift for boys and girls.
  • Children desk chairs with instruction and tools, easily assemble it without depending on any professional help, so you can get started right away.
SitRite Ergonomic Kids Desk Chair Children Study Student Computer Home School Office Height Control Easy to Assemble (Rosie Pink, Swivel)
  • Ergonomic cushioned back support
  • Thick padded slidable seat depth adjustable to 1.7 inches front and back with locking mechanism
  • Height adjustable from 17.25 to 19.75 inches with silent gas lift cylinder and full 360° swivel
  • Detachable footrest and rounded armrest for added support and comfort
  • Urethane wheels with attachable wheel covers for protection and movement lock

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Height Adjustable Kids Desk and Chair Set | Student Desk for Kids Homework | for Ages 3 to 10 Gray
  • KIDS STUDY DESK AND CHAIR SET - childrens desk and chair set adjusts in height for your growing child.
  • DIMENSIONS: Desk: 28"W x 21"D x 21-30" H; Chair: 14" W x 18.5" D x 24- 29" H; 12.25 to 17.25" Seat H
  • LARGE STORAGE BIN: Store books, pens, pencils, and more! Dimensions of bin: 21.5" x 17" x 4.5"D
  • CLASSROOM DESKS: Heavy duty steel frame makes it perfect school desk. Comes in gray, pink or blue.
  • SIMPLE ASSEMBLY, 3 YEAR WARRANTY: Arrives mostly pre-assembled. Just slide into place and click. Takes about 3-5 minutes. 3 Year Warranty.
ApexDesk Little Soleil DX 43" Children's Height Adjustable Study Desk w/ Integrated Shelf & Drawer (Desk+Chair Bundle – Blue)
  • Little Soleil Children's Adjustable Desk - New 2nd generation Little Soleil Series Height Adjustable Kids Desk now comes with drawer and a desk shelf as part of the set! Height adjustment range has improved, allowing little ones to raised or lowered from 21 to 31 inches high
  • Split top tilts up to 75 degrees
  • Top is made of anti-scratch, anti-scuff and easy-to-clean laminate surface which makes maintenance a breeze
  • Built-in individual leg levers ensure a firm footing regardless of the surface, while rounded corners and rubber bumpers on the surface edges are all designed to minimize bumps and bruises while in use
  • Overall product dimensions: 44" W x 27

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What to look for in a kids desk chair

Chairs for the youngest come in bright colors and exciting designs, but the color and appearance are just a matter of taste. It is much more important though, that the chair is ergonomic and designed in such a way that it takes into account the physics of the small occupants.

It is essential that a kid’s chair is individually adjustable to the size and physique of the child. In particular, the following need to be adjustable:

  • Seat height
  • Backrest height and tilt
  • Armrest height

The chair should also have a rocking mechanism, which means that the seat can be easily moved forwards and backward and helps to sit dynamically. It is advantageous to have a synchronous mechanism, which means that the inclination of the seat and that of the backrest are synchronized.

A good  kids chair promotes dynamic sitting

A couple of years back, the standard recommendation was: sit still, sit straight, and don’t move. Fortunately, people have come away from this and it is no longer recommended to sit motionlessly. We know that this monotonous and persistent posture is bad for the back muscles and the permanent one-sided stress leads to incorrect posture.

Today dynamic and active sitting is whats recommended. Dynamic sitting means that you no longer sit in one position but move in the chair.

This active sitting has many decisive advantages. If the body is constantly performing small movements while sitting, these exercises and strengthens the muscles in the back and along the spine.

How to adjust the kids’ desk chair

Basically, setting the desk chair height for children is not much different than adjusting a chair for an adult.

Kids sit for many hours every day, in the morning at school, at home doing homework, gaming on the PC, or on the console. They quickly forget the time around them. Sitting in an upright and back-friendly posture is particularly important for them so that bones and muscles develop healthily. A crooked slouching posture will cause discomfort and in the long run a poor posture and back problems.

  • Make use of the entire seat, that is, sit in the chair so that the lower back touches the backrest. There should be about an inch of space between the inside of the knees and the front of the seat pan
  • With the feet flat on the floor, adjust the seat height so that the angle between the upper and lower legs is 90 ° or slightly more. This allows the hips to be in an upright position and to support the natural S-curve of the spine assuring the bodyweight is evenly distributed and the lumbar region is relieved.
  • Let your arms hang loosely in your shoulders. Place your arms close to your body and form a right angle between your upper and lower arms. The armrests must be adjusted so that the lower arms rest horizontally.
  • Adjust the desk height so the desk surface is in line with the armrests and they are virtually an extension of the desk surface.
  • Set the monitor distance so ist about an arm’s length from the eyes and the upper edge of the monitor is slightly below eye level.

Children grow, so every few months you have to check again whether the height is still good and adjust the kids’ desk chair accordingly. A good kid’s desk chair is adjustable and grows with it, so to speak. This is the only way to maintain the best possible sitting position. Nevertheless, make sure that kids do not sit in the same posture for too long and that there are also enough breaks and that kids spend enough time outdoors and play with friends.

Safety of kids desk chair

A good children’s swivel chair must be safe! Safety should never be neglected when it comes to furniture or toys for children. Buy a high-quality product with safety certificates that assure you that the products have been tested safe to use and are free of hazardous materials. When unpacking and assembling the chair, inspect that everything is well processed, that there are no protruding sharp edges, no bad weld seams, and no other weak spots where one can get hurt. You should pay particular attention to the following.

Risk of tipping over

Since children do not like to sit still and may fidget around in the chair, it is particularly important that the chair always has a stable position and must not fall over, even when it is wobbled and rocking.

The standard chair base toady is the “Five Star Base” it is either made of reinforced nylon or in heavy-duty chairs aluminum or steel. Pay attention to the width of the base,  the wider the base and the more area it occupies, the firmer the stand.

Braked castors to prevent rolling away

The rollers (castors) of a chair may have different Castor Braking Systems depending on the kind of chair and where it is used.

Most swivel desk chairs are Free Wheeling, i.e. the chairs always roll either with or without occupant (loaded and unloaded).

For children’s chairs we recommend: Brake Unloaded. This means that the chair rolls when occupied (loaded) allowing free movement, but automatically applies the breaks when one gets up. This has the advantage that when the child gets up and wants to sit down again, the unoccupied chair does not accidentally roll away.

For very small kids, chairs with wheels may not be suitable.

Weight Rating

The safety of a chair also includes observing the chairs’ maximum load weight rating. A chair that is designed for small, lightweight people will break if a person who is too heavy takes a seat on it. Be sure to pay attention to the weight rating instead of just the age rating given for some chairs.

Gas lift

It is also important that the gas lift spring matches the weight of the chair user. A lightweight child may not be able to lower the chair height without help. The chair must sink slowly, even if a light person sits on the chair. Under no circumstances should the chair go up when the height adjustment lever is operated.

Risk of pinching or trapping fingers

Some modern chairs have a variety of adjustments. Armrests can be adjusted in height, the angle of the backrest can be adjusted, and the height of the chair can be adjusted. Wherever there are moving and adjustable parts, there is of course the risk of getting your fingers or limbs trapped. Inspect there is no risk of fingers or limbs being trapped. Only by chairs that are safety certified.

Harmful solvents or chemicals

All kinds of chemicals and solvents are often used in the manufacture of many fabrics, upholstery materials or foam padding.  Make sure that a new chair does not smell too bad and that the “new smell” quickly fades away.

Some substances can be released by sweat and trigger undesired reactions when in contact with skin. In the case of cheap products in particular, the safety of the substances is often neglected. Pay attention to environmental labels and make sure no harmful substances are used in the manufacturing process.

Need kids desk chair armrests

Many children’s swivel chairs, as well as adult office chairs, have armrests. The armrests serve to put down the arms and relieve the shoulder and neck area. The armrests also function as a kind of tabletop extension. But whether armrests really make sense for children’s chairs remains a matter of dispute. Basically, it depends on the child’s individual preference whether it likes them or whether they are more of a hindrance.

So what’s the best kids’ desk chair?

There is no such thing as the best kids’ chair! There are many points to consider when choosing the right chair for children. In addition to age, the size and weight of the child must also be taken into account. Not every model may be the ideal choice for your child because children develop quite differently. Make sure you buy a chair that matches your child’s level of development. Some chair models may not be suitable for very small children, for example, chairs with casters or armrests may not be the best choice for toddlers. Older kids are probably big enough to sit comfortably in an office of gaming chair for small people often big enough tIn general, the simpler and the fewer gimmicks a child’s chair has, the more suitable it is. Always explain to your child how to use the chair properly and where there are any risks.