Make your life easier with these genius products from your favorite Swedish megastore
IKEA is known for its innovative and affordable styles, including adorable new items just for kids. But it’s the classics that parents go to again and again that we really love. From the beloved TROFAST storage to keep all those toys in check and an IKEA changing table for your nursery to versatile items for the inevitable living-room-play-room combo, here are some of the best IKEA products that make lives easier and more stylish at the same time.
DUNDRA Activity Table
Whether they like trains miniatures or Hot Wheels, the classic DUNDRA activity table will work for everyone. There's a large drawer for storing toys or art supplies and the wide top gives kids plenty of room to play.
Buy it here, $150.
URBAN Junior Chair
They're too old for a high chair, but can't quite reach the table in an adult-sized one. That's where the URBAN junior chair comes in handy. It reaches the table so they can be a big kid, and there's a footrest for added support.
Buy it here, $75.
RÅSHULT Utility Cart
Whether it's for arts and crafts, school supplies, or extra kitchen storage, this versatile three-tiered storage cart is any parent’s saving grace. Made of powder-coated steel, it comes in three colors (turquoise, black, and white).
Buy it here, $28.
KALLAX Shelf Unit
Do you need stylish storage for the playroom? Try the KALLAX. What about a chic upgrade for your entryway? The KALLAX. How about an affordable dining room hutch? Yup, the KALLAX! This storage system does it all and definitely deserves its spot on our list of best IKEA products for families.
Buy it here, $90 for a 4-space unit
POÄNG Rocking Chair
No nursery is complete without this IKEA staple: a Scandinavian-modern rocking chair made for those midnight feedings or restless nights. It comes in several color combos, is easy to clean, and has a 10-year warranty.
Buy it here, $339
PÄRKLA Storage Case
"I don't need extra storage." Said no parent, ever. One of the best IKEA products of all time, you can use these storage cases for almost anything: clothing, linens, toys, kids' gear, the list goes on! And at this price, we're definitely stocking up.
Buy them here, $2.50 each.
BYGGLEK LEGO® Box
This box is a collaboration between IKEA and LEGO®, and it's both a kid's and parent's dream storage container. Made with plenty of space to store bricks, the top has the classic LEGO® studs on top, which makes it a perfect place to build, too!
Buy it here, $25.
MINNEN Extended Bed Frame
One of the best IKEA products for families, this extendable bed is perfect for transitioning from a toddler bed to a twin. At its minimum, it is just over 49 inches long and a little over 76 inches at its longest. The in-between size keeps it cozy for kids who aren’t quite ready for that giant bed or for bedrooms that are tight on space. (You must buy the slatted bed base and the mattress separately).
Buy it here, $169
One of IKEA’s bestselling products, this little fuzzy rug looks just as good next to a grown-up bed as it does in a kid’s room. It’s the small dash of hygge your home needs. They also have a snugglier version, the ULLERSLEV.
Buy it here, $39
Does your child's room look like a tornado of toys? The TROFAST storage combination with boxes has plenty of room to stash their stuff. The lightweight bins are easy to use, move or store. Use this pick with the Trofast lid to seal playthings in place.
Buy a set here, $106.
PERJOHAN Storage Bench
IKEA storage benches come in a variety of styles, from upholstered to hall-tree style, but we love this simple wooden bench with built-in storage. It does double-duty as extra seating and a place to keep homework essentials, something in the age of work-and-school from home becomes invaluable.
Buy it here, $75
SLÄKT Folding Mattress
Setting up for your child's next sleepover was never this easy! This folding mattress is super simple to use, fits under the coordinating SLÄKT bed, and keeps guests comfy all night long.
Buy it here, $130.
ÖNSKLIG Racks for Changing Table
Make changing time easier with this set of four racks. Keep everything within arm's reach, and away from baby, with these mini baskets. use the convenient containers to store washcloths, skincare items, diapers, wipes, or anything else you need right now.
Buy the set, $13.
VÄXTHUS Handmade Basket
It’s big, it’s beautiful and it can hold plenty of blankets, toys, laundry, or whatever else you want to stash in it. What's not to love?
Buy it here, $34.99
MATVRÅ Place Mat
Do you have a picky eater? Make mealtime fun with this fruit and veggie-patterned place mat. Not only is this a completely cute home accent, but it can save your table from an oatmeal assault or banana bash. Bonus—the uneven underside keeps this pretty pick in place.
Buy it here, $2.
FLISAT Toy Storage
This simple storage solution, comes with casters, making it easy to cart around! Use the FLISAT to keep your tot's toys in check or roll it to the next play-day destination.
Buy it here, $50.
BERGIG Book Display
This sweet little bookshelf/desk duo is perfect for a toddler's room. They'll be able to see their favorite stories and have space to color or play, and parents will love the added storage at the bottom.
Buy it here, $130.
KURA Reversible Bed
As parents, having furniture that'll last longer than a year or two is key. With the option of switching the twin bed from below to above, this reversible bed is perfect for a toddler as well as a tween.
Buy it here, $300.
FLISAT Doll House/Wall Shelf
What's better than IKEA storage solutions? IKEA furniture that pulls double duty! This play-time pick is a doll house that doubles as a shelf.
Buy it here, $40.
UNDVIKA Corner Bumper
Now that your kiddo is off and toddling, it's time for some serious baby-proofing. This corner bumper comes eight to a pack and is easy to use.
Buy them here, $5 a pack.
TOSSIG Toilet Seat
Now your kiddo can go, on the go. The TOSSIG is perfectly shaped for the pint-sized set, fits easily over the regular-sized seat, and has anti-slip material on the underside.
Buy it here, $10.
SNIGLAR Changing Table
This inexpensive, basic table provides plenty of storage and can double as a sweet shelf when your now-baby turns into a potty-trained preschooler.
Buy it here, $40.
FÖRSIKTIG Children's Stool
While it might look very fancy, this stool is the workhorse of the group. It can be used in the kitchen, the bathroom, or in the kids' room. There is anti-slip material on the top and the bottom, so it won't move anywhere and neither will your kids.
Buy it here, $8.
LILLABO Wooden Train Set
Our list of best IKEA products for families wouldn't be complete without the iconic LILLABO wooden train set. Everything your budding engineer needs to set up a track through a town and over rivers is included, and it fits perfectly on the DUNDRA activity table.
Buy it here, $35.
All images courtesy IKEA
Editor’s note: At the time of publication, all items were available for purchase.