Kids outgrow things so fast. You might wonder if it is worth it to invest in child size rockers, chairs and tables. Of course, there is no getting around owning a crib or stroller, but a small chair isn’t a necessity. You can add pillows to adult chairs or let the kid sit on the floor. Here’s why I think it does make a difference in a child’s self esteem and it helps supervise children more safely.
I know as a Grandmother, my grandchildren love to sit at a special table and chair set I bought for them when they visit. My grandsons use the table to arrange their blocks and trucks; my grand daughters put their paints and coloring books where they can comfortably reach them. My grandchildren love watching sports in a kid’s rockers.They use to fight over who got to use the stepstool . Now I have three stepstools so there is no argument. When any of the grand kids come over , they can take one of my three baby stepstools into the bathroom so that they don’t have to ask for help to turn on the water when they are washing up or brushing their teeth. The baby stepstools are a favorite when we are cooking. I bought three so that nobody would be left out; even the eight year old likes to use one of the stepstools when we are making cookies or stirring pasta for spaghetti.
Here are the main reasons for having child size furniture:
1. The first advantage of having children’s furniture is that it boosts a child’s confidence. Take the example of the effects of a child chair. Children who use regular chairs will not be visible if they are shorter than the table’s surface. With them out of sight, you or your spouse may not be able to see him. This would cause the child to feel insignificant. However, with a child chair, the child will be able to see his parents at all times and have them talk to him whenever they set their eyes on him.
2.Another advantage which comes with children’s furnishing is that it teaches them to care for their own things. When you give your child a new piece of furnishing, be it a small desk or a child’s bed, you can instruct him to take care of it and teach him how to do so. If the child really likes what you gave him, he will start caring for it and cleaning it on his own. This can be a valuable lesson because a child will learn to take responsibility at a young age. Plus, it will save you from the hassle of cleaning afterwards.
3. As a child grows, he will start taking his place in different areas in the house like the dining table and living room. However, with everything specifically designed for adults at your home, the child will feel leftout . Besides, by using adult furniture, different problems can occur to children’s delicate physique, thus causing some problems and inhabiting their development. So, rather than making your child suffer in the future, help him grow healthy physically and mentally by getting him his own set of child sized furniture.