Best for 1-5 Year Olds: Flash Furniture Contemporary Brown LeatherSoft Kids Recliner

This chair is one of our reader favorites—but given its small size (36.5″ x 24″ x 27″) is probably best for younger kiddos (aged 1 to 5 seems to work best). Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Easy to assemble.

• Looks grown up, but kids love it.

• Nice cup holder.

• 90 lb. weight capacity.

• Easy to clean fabric.

• Light weight at 25 lbs. so it can be moved around easily.

What Needs Work

• Could be easier for kids to recline. This chair has a “push back” recline mechanism, which can take some practice for the youngest kiddos.

• Cup holder is removable—so it can be lost!

• Too small for bigger kiddos. If you have an older kid, we’d recommend this next pick.

Best For 3-10 Year Olds: Costzon Kids Recliner Chair with Cup Holder

The more generous dimensions and 120 lb. weight capacity make this chair by Costzon better for older kids—and we loved the soft velvet-like fabric. So comfortable! Here’s more:

What We Liked

 Nice storage pockets plus cup holder.

• Easy to assemble.

• Sturdy.

• Easy to clean.

• Soft fabric is very comfortable.

• Wide armrests.

What Needs Work

• A bit pricey.

Best Extra Storage: Amazon Basics Faux Leather Kids/Youth Recliner

We loved this chair’s hidden storage features: yes, those armrests flip open to allow for storage of all softs of kids stuff. Very cool. We liked the polyurethane faux leather, which makes this seat look much more expensive than it is.

What We Liked

• Easy to assemble.

• Faux leather looks sharp.

• Arms flip open for extra storage.

• Easy to clean.

• Very comfortable. 

What Needs Work

• No cup holders.

• If child climbs up the side of chair, storage lid on arms can flip open. 

About the Authors

Denise & Alan Fields are consumer advocates and best-selling authors. The Fields have authored 12 books with three million copies in print, including the best-selling guide to baby gear, Baby Bargains.

The Fields have been featured and quoted in the New York TimesWall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.

As consumer products experts, the Fields have been guests on the NBC Today Show, Good Morning America and ABC’s 20/20.

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