Choosing the right table & chairs for your child
Choosing the right table & chairs for your child; by Glenn Mast
The first set of furniture most people will buy for their toddler is a kids table with chairs. The table may be for the child's room, the play area, or the informal dining area. Having chairs that are just a child's size is especially important since it helps to establish good posture and, if properly designed, provide good spinal column support. After back support, one must consider safety next. All kids will climb and stand on the furniture. Important factor is, to prepare oneself and plan ahead to reduce the chance of injury.
Select a form of construction and sturdiness of material that will not allow the table or chairs to collapse when one's child uses it as a trampoline. Assure that the back of the chair conforms to the profile of the child's back and aligns her spine in a neutral position. Once the solid construction of the kids furniture is assured, you might want to concentrate on selecting the style of the kids table and chairs to match your décor. Whatever theme you have chosen for your home, there will be a kids table and chairs set available to match.
It is good to compare products for quality, and style. The tables may be round, oval, rectangular, square. The accompanying chairs will be of nearly every style one might expect with a full-sized dinette set. It will be easy to get over-whelmed. Be wary of the least expensive tables: it likely will be a bad investment. Often these will not be durable and will break when the kids start climbing on them. It is not worth the risk of an injury to save a few dollars on the purchase price.
The kids table and chairs can become a great activity center as well as the setting for lunch with their friends. Give them some paper and crayons or play dough and some cookie cutters, and they can easily spend time creating refrigerator art while you are doing your household chores. With the kids table and chairs in their room, it provides the perfect setting for an afternoon tea party for one's child and her friends or dolls.
Author Resource: Glenn Mast is a successful business owner of a couple websites that offer Amish Handcrafted Products. His sites offer products and information about Amish Made Products & decor for your home, lawn or garden.