This Machine-Washable Pouf Is the Perfect Lounge Area for Kids

It can stand up to any spill—and is comfy to boot.

Lorena Canals Poufs
Lorena Canals

Purple splotches from accidentally smashed blueberries. Swishes of electric-orange pureed carrot. Cream-colored splatters of milk, from a bottle tossed mid-meal. Shortly after my daughter started eating solid foods, every surface of my home seemed to get a very Jackson Pollack-inspired update. One that quickly starts to smell, if you don't clean up immediately. And often.

Sleepover Pouf
lorenacanals.us
$239.00

That's why, when I heard that Lorena Canals, the brand famous for its line of machine-washable rugs, had come out with an equally machine-washable Sleepover Pouf for kids to lounge on, I was sold—and yet, a little skeptical. Would it be comfortable? Could it really withstand the wear, tear, and hand-wiping that babies and toddlers apply to every surface they touch? Yes and yes, it turns out.

Setting it up couldn't be easier—the pouf comes with what's essentially a bean bag full of polystyrene balls and a plush, can't-help-but-want-to-run-your-fingers-along-it cover. There's an opening on the bottom of the cover to insert the bean bag, which slips in easily, with little ties to seal it shut. There's no wrestling to get it together—nor any dread at the thought of taking it off to wash it later (equally important, as anyone who's fought a car seat cushion on and off can attest).

Machine-Washable Sleepover Pouf
My 11-month-old’s new favorite perch.
Candace Braun Davison

At 4 feet by 4 feet, it's the perfect lounge for a toddler, giving them room to spread out without overtaking the entire room. Within minutes of crawling onto it the first night I set it up, my 11-month-old daughter crashed, and I can see why—it's lightly stuffed, creating enough cushion to cocoon you without causing you to sink into it. Honestly, when she's not sitting in it, I like to kick back in it, preferring it to my own sofa. (Seriously!)

The best part, hands down, is how easy it is to pull off the cover and toss it into the washing machine, just like you would towels or bedsheets. I don't have to worry if my daughter's not finished sipping her apple-carrot pouch (which, no matter how closely I watch her, will inevitably end up dripping onto wherever she's sitting), or if tips over her supposedly spill-proof sippy cup.

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Lorena Canals

Oh, and if you get sick of the pouf, you can take out the filling and turn it into a round rug. I love the floppiness of it—it's just begging you to lounge on it—but if you prefer a more structured shape, the company also sells smaller poufs you can sit on that also boast machine-washable covers:

It may just become your new favorite hangout. It did for me.



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