Bouncing, blowouts, spills, and crumbs. If you have kids, you know what I’m talking about. Some parents make furniture “kid friendly” with plastic covers to protect it from the “little angels”. Some parents put fashion over function, by opting to keep the kids out of the living room. What really makes furniture kid-friendly? And can it be good looking at the same time? Striking balance between form and function IS possible and, at Wallaroo’s, you can do it without breaking the bank! How? I know you’re on the edge of your seat. Well, let’s talk about The Vincent, our U-shaped sectional sofa that keeps everyone happy, safe, and stain free.
What makes kid friendly furniture kid friendly? At Wallaroo’s, durability comes to mind. We all know toddlers are just tiny drunk adults. They have spills. They puke at inconvenient time. We never really know what they’re saying and most everything they do is unpredictable. You need furniture that will stand the test of time, clean easily, and won’t have you rushing to buy a sofa cover after 3 months.
Whether you have babies, toddlers, or 13-going on 30 teens, you want your furniture to account for bouncing, rolling, falling, climbing and all those other -ing verbs kids like to do. Something low profile (and conveniently stylish) will add to the “kid friendly”-ness of an item. A piece that is sturdy and bottom heavy. A piece that won’t tip over, no matter who decides to climb up the back of the sofa when mom isn’t looking. Sturdy and durable furniture is important with kids in the house.
A furniture tip over can happen anytime something large becomes unbalanced. 67 percent of child tip-over fatalities since 2000 involved children between 1 and 3.5 years old. As little ones become mobile and curious, it’s important to take into account having kid friendly pieces in your home. It’s so widely talked about that the CSPC did a campaign called “Anchor It!” encouraging parents to anchor any furniture that a little explorer might try to climb. You can read more about “Anchor It” here https://www.anchorit.gov/why-anchor-it/. Finding something durable and sturdy that’s also stylish was our mission, and here’s how we did it!
When designing The Vincent, our top selling U-shaped sectional sofa, we took these factors into consideration. We wanted something low profile, a sleek silhouette, and small legs that would blend into any home. Whether the aesthetic was modern or straight out of a Magnolia magazine farmhouse, we wanted something that could chameleon its way into any home. We knew it needed to have a chaise for lounging and napping and high quality insides that made this sectional uber comfy.
At Wallaroo’s, we believe in giving our customer options AND #hotdealzzz. We made The Vincent modular, so you could choose a left facing or right facing chaise. We wanted you to have plenty of options for colors, so it comes in Black, Oatmeal, Light Grey, and Navy. AND it’s only $1499. A price that can’t be beat. It’s such a hot deal you can totally afford all those trips to the movies, the trampoline park, the water park, road trips to grandma’s house, diapers, toys, holiday presents, and the endless supply of new clothes your child has made it their full time job to keep outgrowing.
Once we had the dream sectional in our heads, we decided this sofa also needed plenty of kid friendly features as well. With a kiln dried hardwood base, The Vincent is a sturdy U-shaped sectional sofa. Building from the ground up, it has pocketed coils that make up the insides of the base and give it just the right bounce. Memory foam makes up the tush-cush (cushions for your tush, trademark pending..) and leave you feeling comfortable and supported.
To top it off, The Vincent has durable linen fabric that is stain resistant and easy to clean. Cue the, “Daaaaddddd!! I spilled!” Anytime we make a new product at Wallaroo’s, we stain test the fabric and see how well it stands up against some crowd favorites like hot sauce, red wine, and chocolate milk. It’s not a perfect science, but you can check out how we do it on our highlight reel on our instagram page @Wallaroosfurniture! Fabric testing is a critical step when making kid-friendly furniture.
The Vincent holds a special place in our heart at Wallaroo’s, because it’s named after Nathan and Bailee’s first child, Vincent. (If you’re friends, you can call him Vinny.) This U-shaped sectional sofa is toddler-tested with the perfect bounce for a superhero. The fabric durability for your two year old chef. And has a sturdy base for your in-home jungle gym. Wallaroo’s is committed to making high quality furniture designed with your family in mind. And that is true, wherever you live.