Baby bean bag

Here in Europe, a popular piece of furniture for babies is the Doomoo Seat. This smart Dutch design is a bean bag which can be used for newborns, but also for older kids. It has two interchangeable upper layers: one with a safety harness (for babies), and one without (for kids).

We bought one when Norah was a baby, and it has given us a lot of pleasure and convenience. Norah is now passing on her Doomoo Seat to Ava, but as the last thing we want is to give her the feeling that she has to give up certain things for her little sister, I made Norah a similar bean bag in the week before Ava was born.

While the real Doomoo Seat opens and closes at the top with a giant zipper which goes all around the top layer, my version closes at the bottom, with velcro. The fabrics are Lotta Jansdotter‘s Glimma Kulla Orange Nut, and Glimma Tove Slate, bought in this Etsy shop. I combined them with yellow piping. The inside bean bag is filled with EPS pearls.
Because it’s actually quite convenient to have two baby bean bags – I used to drag Norah’s one around the house all the time – I’m also making a new bean bag for Ava, complete with safety harness.Β 

35 thoughts on “Baby bean bag

  1. Geweldig, mijn zus heeft er ook zo eentje zelf gemaakt (en toen hebben we heel het internet afgeschuimd, maar geen tutorial gevonden!) en mijn kleine nichtje ligt er supergraag in. Had ik ook nog maar een baby in huis …

  2. Hoe opmerkzaam πŸ™‚ we kopen veel Engelstalige boekjes voor haar via Amazon (veel meer keuze, en goedkoper) maar lezen ze wel voor in 't Nl. Maar we leren haar ook al wel wat Engels op andere manieren.

  3. My kids love the big been bag we have at home. Unfortunately we only have one and I'm always planing to make another but never actually made it. A tutorial would be perfect for me to finally make it! Thank you An!
    I love your fabric choice! Lotta's fabrics are gorgeous and perfect for bean bags!

  4. I love your version much better than the ones I've seen so far – it has a great shape πŸ™‚
    Of course, I can't wait for the tutorial as well πŸ™‚
    Norah seems quite happy with her new bean bag!

  5. Hi! This is a beautiful been bag! I just wonder if with a new born in your hands you were able to post the tutorial!!

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