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Bean Bag Chairs Help Kids with ADD, ADHD and Autism
Monday, 30 August 2010

As the owner of AHH! Products (as in ahh…that bean bag is comfy), I have the constant pleasure of speaking to parents about how AHH! Products bean bag chairs are adored by their kids worldwide.  It’s all fun and games for the most part, but about once every week I get to talk to a grateful parent who has a child dealing with ADHD, ADD, autism, and other sensory integration issues.  One parent’s feedback struck me: “We bought your giant bean bag for our daughter years ago who has severe ADHD and other learning disabilities including autism and we absolutely love it!  It's really been a life saver for us to get her focus and help her to learn - she can wiggle around in it and doesn't have to sit still.  Thanks, C.E.”

That made every single person here happy.

It turns out that bean bags are perfect for kids who just cannot sit still in rigid, straight-back chairs.  Bean bag chairs allow them to change position quickly and easily without getting up, so they don’t need to stop focusing on what they’re doing (reading, etc.).  Bean bags also provide a feeling of being cuddled and safe.  It is important for us to offer super soft fabrics to give tactile comfort, as well as calming colors that help soothe frazzled kids.  Bean bag chairs can be transported around the house by almost everyone, so kids have “pride of ownership”.  They can also carry their “nest” to any room and not be bound to one spot.  Every bean bag chair we offer also has a washable cover and a water-repellent liner that holds the filling.  The bean bag liner zipper is child-resistant and our bean bags meet or exceed flammability standards.  We assemble our bean bags right here in Virginia, U.S.A..

A few years ago, the Washington Post featured us in an article about how bean bags help kids with ADHD and ADD.  And, from our experience, children with autism benefit as well.  This spurred us on to put more focus on this aspect of bean bag furniture.   We are always on the lookout for skin-friendly, kid-friendly materials.  We added organic bean bags, which are hypo-allergenic and “green”.

AHH! Products will continue to try to help for years to come (14 years strong so far).  I congratulate all the families making it work for their children and look forward to being a helpful part of your lives!

Yours Truly, Jade

Jade is the founder and CEO of Ahh! Products. Find her on

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