Cassandra Stone also contributed to this post.
If you're a mom you've probably heard once (or a million times) about the Instagram famous Nugget couch. In case you haven't, Nugget is a play couch made of four foam pieces that can be used to build forts, tunnels, lounge, watch TV or for quiet time with a favorite book. Nuggets come in several beautiful colors and became a hot-ticket item when the pandemic started, as parents were looking for more ways to keep their children entertained at home.
The reason these mini-sofas are so popular probably has a lot to do with the fact that they're like having a live-in babysitter (I can attest to this). Who knew lounging and playing around on some foam squares could be so entertaining? No complaints here.
I have two (which basically makes me like Nugget Royalty) and I cannot tell you the number of hours we've spent playing with or on it with my three children. My twin babies learned how to carefully get off of it by practicing over and over and over again during a snowstorm.
If you're looking to join the Nugget fan club or want to shop around and see what alternatives may be out there, here are my favorites from around the web.
This article was originally published in February 2020. It has been updated.
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