- Our Family’s Nugget Couch Review
- Frequently Asked Questions
- What Is The Nugget Couch?
- What Is The Hype Over The Nugget Couch?
- Nugget Couch Alternatives
- Are Nugget Couches Comfortable?
- Can You Sleep On A Nugget Couch?
- What Age For Nugget Couch?
- Nugget Configuration Ideas
- Shop Our Playroom
Are you considering purchasing a Nugget Couch? I was in your exact position just 6 months ago.
I’ll share our families honest review, what we love and what we don’t love + things I wish I knew before buying.
Our Family’s Nugget Couch Review
I first learned about the Nugget couch from seeing cute photos of them all over Instagram.
When it came time to redesign our Playroom, naturally I put the Nugget couch on my list.
Checkout my playroom inspiration photo below.
Then, when I went to go actually purchase it, I saw that the cost STARTS at $229 (up to $259) AND that the couch was on back order for 4-6 weeks. I’m generally an instant gratification type of person so this plus the price is what caused me to pause.
Is the Nugget Couch Worth The Money?
First, I pulsed some of my Mom friends to see if they had it and what their thoughts were. To my surprise, unanimously, they all said it was worth the money. When I asked why, they said that their kids LOVE their Nugget couch.
Most had one for a playroom, basement, bedroom or even family room if they had the space.
I also know lots of friends that have more than one Nugget which means they spent $229 times X.
Does The Nugget Couche Ever Go On Sale?
Now I’m a coupon and bargain shopper so once my Mom friends told me this was a worthwhile investment, I decided to google and look for coupon codes. Nope – nothing!
I also learned that the Nugget couches don’t go on sale – likely due to the demand!
I looked into some Nugget couch alternatives (more on that below) and ultimately decided to go with the Nugget because of my friends recommendations who actually had the Nugget couch.
Honest Opinion of our Nugget Couch
So I can truthfully tell you that while it seems like a lot for 4 pieces of foam – it is a worthwhile investment and it is not cheaply made.
- The foam itelf is CertiPUR-US certfied
- The fabric is a double brushed microsuede. Ours has held but really well and trust me, my kids beat this thing and test it!
- It is light enough that the kids can pick up the pieces themselves and move them all around
My five and two year old play with and on their Nugget couch all the time! See why they love this couch below in their own words. In our family’s opinion, ages 1-7 is the perfect Nugget couch age range but older and younger kids would definitely make good use of it too!
Sometimes it is used as an actual couch, or a table, as a fort, as a slide, as a wall, as a trampoline – the options are literally endless!
We have the classic Harbor color Nugget couch. Truthfully, I went with this color not because it was a classic but because it was a neutral and dark enough to hide all the stains! Let’s be real for a minute – this is a kids couch so it is destined for stains. And while you can take the covers off and wash them, who wants to do that for every little thing.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the other colors so if you can keep the markers, goldfish and slobber off of it, you will probably be fine!
Our Nugget couch is in our playroom. Most of the time, it is not in sofa formation which is great because it means that they are playing with it and more importantly, it is keeping them entertained!
I love that this “toy” does not involve a tablet or TV. In fact, a lot of people think that the Nugget couch is a Montessori toy.
I can honestly say that it truly does evoke my kids imaginative side.
Also, see the reviews on their website yourself – they have almost 20,000 5 star reviews
See some of my other favorite Montessori toys linked below.
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Thoughts From Each Family Member
What Daddy likes – Daddy likes that it keeps the kids quiet and entertained for awile.
What Mommy likes – Mommy likes that this is a multifunctional piece that doubles as a seating area plus an imaginative toy!
What our five year old likes – she says she likes that it can be a slide and that it is a couch she is allowed to jump on
What our two year old likes – he likes to build forts. He is currently obsessed with the nugget couch at his age. It’s a great toddler entertainment toy. He is also all boy and loves to be rough on it – luckily it is very sturdy and solid!
How Our Nugget Couch Arrived
The picture below is how it look as soon as I removed it from the box. The one key thing that they do say is to open it AS SOON AS YOU GET IT… I of course didn’t but only let it sit in the box for maybe 5 days.
Definitely was worried when it came out of the box looking like this!
I have gotten a number of foam mattresses in a box and feel like they didn’t look like this – especially was worried about the pillows and the wrinkles on the fabric.
Looking back, it makes sense that the micro suede fabric get’s wrinkled but once the foam had a few days to expand, it looked GREAT!
So don’t panic when you take it out of the box, it will be OK!
The Nugget website does say that it takes 1-2 weeks to fully fluff!
What We Love
- Of course, we love that it is multifunctional – couch, table, fort, slide, etc.
- There is no weight limit – my husband sits on it and he is 250 LBS
- The covers are easy to take off and put back on
- I love the classic Harbor because it’s neutral and I don’t have to worry about little stains here and there
What We Don’t Love
Not too much to say here other than I wish it were cheaper because I would love to get another!
Check out our Nugget Couch Video Review
Frequently Asked Questions
Answering all your questions about the Nugget Comfort Couch + my Nugget Couch review after owning the Nugget Couch for 6 months (my kids are ages 2-6.)
What Is The Nugget Couch?
In simplest terms, it’s a kids couch but it can also be an indoor playground, pieces to build a fort and just about anything else your child can imagine! It comes standard with a larger base cushion, a top cushion and two triangular shaped pillows.
What Is The Hype Over The Nugget Couch?
Many people already have or are looking to buy a Nugget Comfort kids couch. As I mentioned, I myself have had the Nugget for 6 months but would love to purchase another. The small business took off in 2020 after starting on kickstarter campaign back in early 2015. Check it out here.
You may also find this article dated 11-20-2020 interesting from the LA Times that talks about how 200,000 parents were desperate to purchase a Nugget Kids Couch for the 2020 Christmas holiday.
The pandemic really jumpstarted what was already a steady demand. Everyone was quarantined at home and parents needed a product like the Nugget couch to keep their kids entertained! It makes sense!
Nugget Couch Alternatives
If the Nugget is currently backordered beyond what you want to wait, here are some other options!
Potery Barn Kids Foamnasium Blocksy Couch
The PBK blocksy couch cushions are versatile and playful for hours of entertainment!
- It’s similar in price to the Nugget couch
- At the time of this post, the kids couch is NOT on backorder
- One big difference is that the Foamnasium covers are vinyl vs suede – super easy to keep clean!
- Available in 6 total colors
Wayfair Blocksy Mini 3 Piece Kids Soft Seating
Furniture meets active play with this 3 piece blocksy foam couch!
- You cannot beat the price on this kid’s play couch – you could get 2 for the price of the Nugget couch
- At the time of this post, the kids couch is NOT on backorder – FAST shipping!
- One big difference is that the covers are vinyl vs suede – super easy to keep clean!
- Available in 9 total colors
- 4.6 star reviews!
Amazon Children’s Factory The Whatsit Kids Couch
The What’s It Couch looks pretty much identical to the Nugget couch with 6 total pieces.
- It is a bit more expensive than the Nugget couch
- At the time of this post, the kids couch is NOT on backorder – in fact, you can get it on Amazon Prime!
- Available in many colors
- Lots of positive reviews!
Amazon Jaxx Zipline Kids Modular Loveseat & Ottomans/Fold Out Lounger
A bit different than the Nugget Couch but The Jaxx Zipline Modular Couch looks like so much fun!
- Less than $200!
- At the time of this post, the kids couch is NOT on backorder
- Has microsuede covers that are removable and washable like the Nugget
- Available in 10 total colors
- Lots of positive reviews
Are Nugget Couches Comfortable?
The couch itself is very comfortable to sit on for both adults and kids. I have laid on it before and scrolled my phone and found it pretty nice!
The pillows are a little awkwardly shaped so depending on how they are positioned, they made or may not be comfortable.
Kids definitely love to lay, read and play on the Nugget sofa.
Can You Sleep On A Nugget Couch?
No joke, my husband did actually sleep on this one night and it was NOT comfortable to sleep on as an adult.
I’m sure a kid could sleep on it just fine but we have not tried it.
What Age For Nugget Couch?
This is just my personal opinion but I believe ages 2-6 get the MOST use out of the Nugget couch but you could definitely find use for it at all ages.
Nugget Configuration Ideas
22 great Nugget Configuration ideas for you to try!
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