10 Things to Know About Nugget Play Couches

Have you hopped on board the Nugget train yet? If not, have no fear! Here’s is everything you need to know about this wonderful, open-ended toy. It’s easily one of our most enjoyed purchases– and I know more than a handful of friends who would say the same.

Now before you read this and fall in love, let’s talk about the elephant in the room: All Nuggets are currently sold out until August-ish. More on that later. But my intention with this post is to help introduce you to an all time favorite purchase so you can decide between now and then if it’s right for your family.

Nugget Comfort in Bamboo
|Nugget Comfort in Bamboo|

The Details:

It’s a modular foam couch made with microfiber covers. You’ll receive 4 pieces: two triangular blocks, 1 soft rectangular cushion and 1 sturdy rectangular base. It’s super simple, and that’s part of the genius.

|Inside the Box|

The List:

1. The hardest part is picking a Nugget color.

Seriously though. So many beautiful colors! You’ll want them all– or at least a handful. I ended up getting Bamboo and love love love it. If you are having trouble narrowing down your pick, Nugget routinely features @sprucecreativestudio on their Instagram account (@nuggetcomfort) to help you find your color.

Additionally, you can buy extra covers for $99, which could be a smart idea anyway. Especially for those with young ones!

2. Play options are endless.

You will often wonder if you got a Nugget for your enjoyment or for the kids. Is it a toy? A piece of furniture? A space ship? So many options! We use it for family movie nights, open ended/gross motor play and even as a makeshift bed for guests.

You can also find @candokiddo, an Occupational Therapist who specializes in all things baby/toddler, in their Instagram story highlights. She shares tips on how to get the most developmental benefits out of your Nugget.

3. Nuggets really are easy to wash!

Like really easy. Ours has already met coffee, yogurt, dirt and more. And all came out like a charm! Nugget HQ tested 7 detergent brands and determined Folex Carpet Spot Remover to be the best. But I use whatever is on hand.

4. They don’t use flame retardants or other potentially harmful chemicals.

And, it Nugget still passes California’s TB-117 fire safety regulation.

It’s also CertiPUR-US certified to exceed safety standards. It’s mercury, lead, and formaldehyde free, and VOC’s are minimal to protect indoor air quality.

5. These couches do not go on sale!

The company believes in this crazy concept of pricing their product fairly– I wish more companies did this! So if you are holding out for a sale, know that you’ll be waiting for a realllllyyyyy long time.

6. Restocks sell out fast!

Like crazy fast. Hop on their email list for the most up-to-date restock dates. And prep for your order like you are back in middle school, anxiously waiting for Brittany’s Opps I Did It Again tickets to drop on Ticketmaster.

Nugget Restock Info

7. Shipping can take a hot minute.

These couches are made to order, so shipping time varies depending on demand and time of year. For instance, ours took 3 weeks, while our friend’s took 2 days. But I should also note that we bought ours around Christmas time and my friend bought theirs in March. (And they are made in the USA!) And we weren’t in a pandemic. Soooo yeah.

You can check out this Nugget article for all things restock and shipping: Welcome to the Summer Restock.

8. Open your Nugget box as soon as it arrives.

Because of the foam and the way it’s vacuum packaged, you’ll need to open it as soon as it is delivered. So if it’s a gift, plan on either potentially giving it early (that’s what we did) or having a secret storage spot.

9. Remember sharing is caring.

If you have multiple kids, they may find themselves in a How To Share Our Nugget break in period like Richard and Sarah. But now they are pros at sharing it, so there is hope for yours!

10. You’ll want another as soon as your first one arrives.

I know I am guilty of this! And so are my friends who have purchased one. But another COVID thing— you can only order 1 at a time. So we are all in that together, too.

BONUS!

  • When in stock, you can also buy two additional triangle pieces for $99.
  • Here’s a little real life inspo for you:
Nugget Comfort in Bamboo in action
|Nugget Comfort in Bamboo in action TV time|

Bottom Line

This is an excellent purchase. There are knock-offs now, which I am sure are wonderful in their own right. But in my opinion, you can’t beat the OG. Plus, you are supporting a solid, US-based company, which is always a win.

Any questions?? Already own one have have thoughts? Share them below!

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