What Is This Nugget Couch?
One of my very favorite kids’ toys just happens to be something I resisted for far too long, which makes for an interesting Nugget Comfort Review. It has been a good year of loving this little Nugget couch – and now I could go for another! But it’s true, I doubted the hype and the possibilities. How could this funny nugget couch possibly live up to all the talk? I used to think.
Being that it is made right here in my town, long before my blogging days my kids got the chance to take some photos with the Nugget for their website and marketing materials. We spent a fun morning getting to know the Nugget, all the configurations and the fun colors. My kids had never heard of it before, and they were instantly in love! Immediately the begging started, and even though I loved the people behind the Nugget, I wasn’t totally sure.
I didn’t know if the kids would really play with it that much after the novelty wore off. After all, it was a couch! (Did you know that the Nugget was originally designed to be made as a small untraditional couch for college kids? Apparently younger kids became obsessed with it and the company realized they had a different audience than expected!) But, over the course of a full year (I made them wait that long! Told you I resisted!), my kids kept asking for it. It didn’t help that lots of their friends have Nuggets, and they would come home clamoring about it. One evening our whole family was visiting our friends’ home for dinner. They own two Nuggets, and all the kids were deep into fort building and pretending all evening with these two Nuggets. It became clear that my kids, despite their different ages and interests, could find different ways to play with this toy! On the ride home my husband told me to “just admit it- you’re thinking we should buy a Nugget.”
So I happily got on board. I loved that twin sheets fit over it, that our cousins and the kids’ friends would be able to sleep on it for sleepovers. The cover coming off easily to be washed was a big win (although we still haven’t washed it! You can see in the photos it still looks clean). It was also appealing that I could buy a new cover by itself if I got tired of the pink. But mostly I just loved that my kids seemed so dang enamored with this nugget couch.
Our Nugget Comfort Review
So one year ago we decided on Piglet, a light soft pink. Most of the colors quickly go out of stock before Christmas, and the Piglet was one of them, but it was set to come back just a few weeks before Christmas. I was sitting not so patiently on the waitlist, emailing and sending DMs making sure I didn’t miss it when it came back, throughout November. Then BAM, when they announced it was back in stock, I was sold!
The big orange box arrived within 10 days or so. It was a secret present for the kids. You aren’t supposed to store it too long in the box, so we took it all out and hid it in my parents’ attic. What a great surprise for the kids on Christmas morning. If you’re wondering how my boys feel about the pink- because I do get this question- they didn’t bat an eye. In general none of my kids feel like pink is just a girls’ color, so it’s no big deal.
What do the kids love about the Nugget Comfort so much?
Before I purchased I was looking for a Nugget Comfort review- but I was really wondering how my kids were going to be entertained by this toy for so long. So for this review, I told the kids to just come play and do their thing, and I would be standing in the corner taking some quick pictures. It was just the usual. The Nugget is not usually a “sit still” toy. Lots of sliding, jumping off, climbing, making caves, pirate ships, castles, playing “house” inside it, tea parties under it / on top of it, tunnels, and their favorite – forts of course. They drag our babysitter up here and involve her, making her get out all the blankets and drape them over it. (She LOVES the Nugget now too, which is hilarious.) This photo of our Nugget covered up with blankets actually made it into the local Durham Magazine:
I have heard from moms’ of special needs children that the Nugget is a great option for a bed. Rather than sleeping on a traditional bed that might pose problems for some children, the Nugget provides a soft spot low to the ground for safe sleeping. (Consult a doctor, of course, for actual medical advice).
The kids do a lot of lounging on the Nugget as well, although I have to admit it is mostly used for action and imaginative playing. We didn’t get any images of them relaxing (they were not in “relax” mode… let me know when that happens, ok???). But on weekends when I let them play their morning video games, they all lean against the triangle pieces and hang over it in various ways. You know how kids like to watch TV upside down, etc.!
My Fears Answered
I mentioned that my one fear before we bought the Nugget was that the novelty would wear off after a few weeks. But here we are a year later, and it’s still played with weekly. It’s not a “girl’s toy” or a “boy’s toy” – although we don’t really encourage that mindset with toys anyways. But what I mean is that the Nugget appeals to all their friends of all genders and interests. I think it comes down to the simple fact that it is an oversized object in the simplest form that creates endless opportunities for imaginative and active play.
Just 4 pieces of foam. No batteries, no light up parts, noises etc. A Nugget couch.
Kids don’t get tired of using their imagination when they can create anything they want (until they grow up, that is!).
My other fear was that my kids would destroy it, and that would just be awkward because I also love the people who make the Nugget Comfort. My kids destroyed a certain popular and very loved company’s “Everywhere Chair” in a matter of weeks, and that thing is made of thick foam and supposedly super durable. It wasn’t the chair’s fault. My kids are just ROUGH and there are 4 of them! But the Nugget couch has retained its’ shape; the foam inside is solid. The outside is still clean – the fabric is in great condition. No pilling or anything like that. Like I said, I haven’t needed to wash it yet. Probably because our playroom is at the other end of the house from the kitchen/outside.
I still love the color, but it is nice to know that when my tastes change I can just buy another color without having to pay for a second Nugget. But at this point I am more likely to buy a second Nugget rather than a second cover only. Think of the forts and the tunnels they could build! (Clearly, they are already wearing me down).
FYI, If you like the Piglet color, you should consider Rosebud. Piglet is no longer made but Rosebud is similar just more saturated!
The Nugget Comfort Giveaway!!!!
**Giveaway Currently Closed, Thank you so much for all of the sweet comments on this post. I am reading through them and it is heart warming. I wish I could respond to all 2k of them. Picking Winner This Week**
Did you really come here for my Nugget Comfort Review or are you here for the free Nugget couch? 🙂 I see you!!
The Nugget Comfort and I have teamed up and are GIVING one of you your very own NUGGET. For Free! Yay! I told you there are the nicest people ever behind this company!!
The color one of you will win is HARBOR. Harbor is their brand new hot off the press heathered charcoal color, seen above. Currently at the time of this post (Friday, November 15th) Harbor is SOLD OUT. The demand was so big, it actually sold out just a day or two after they released the color. One of you is getting a sold out Nugget! Whoop whoop!
I can’t wait to make somebody’s day with a Nugget! And…. go!
Get The Look:
The Wallpaper is from Urban Walls. And of course, the Nugget Comfort
See Our Playroom Tour Here: