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    Question Floor Cushions/Reading Corner idea?????

    Didnt know where to post this thread! What I was wondering was if anyone had a quiet cushion corner for their mindees and if so where did you get the cushions! I really want some nice floor cushions but their so expensive!! What do u use??

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    I have one of these - although not in a specified reading area - it makes a great toy as well as a place to sit.
    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S49872850
    but I am sure ikea do other seating products you can use.
    In the summer I have an old cot mattress which we keep on the deck as a quiet area, with books and other quiet activities.

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    I have been looking into something similar for a quiet corner. My 2 new mindees dont go to bed for a nap as such but will just lay/fall somewhere and sleep. Neither can get on my sofa and both have limited language so cannot tell me they want to lie down.

    Actual floor cushions can be quite expensive. I did find some on Ebay but then its postage as well.

    I am off to Ikea Monday or Tuesday night, so will have a look there.

    If not, I am going to get a large dog cushion!! They are half the price of proper floor cushions but exactly the same thing. I am not going to get one with paws etc on it, but some are plain or patterned in other ways.
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    I bought some foam and material and made some cushion covers myself to have in the corner. I have used old cushions to fill them. The children love to sit there and read or just have quiet time. I will try and post a photo. I got the material and foam from dunelm mills.

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    I used to have floor cusions - but a mindee threw up on them - so in the bin they went! I now have faux leather beanbags (easy to clean & a sensory item)!
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    I just bought some jigsaw shape foam seats from next for our reading corner, kids love them. Just the right size for the two year olds.

    Just thought, Next sell large square bed pillows and covers in lots of different colours, plus they are machine washable, which you can’t do with most cushions covers.
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    I have one of these, the children love it and its half the price on this site than what i paid for it from sbs educational


    http://www.e-quip4education.co.uk/ac...o_PP00090.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey1 View Post
    I have one of these, the children love it and its half the price on this site than what i paid for it from sbs educational


    http://www.e-quip4education.co.uk/ac...o_PP00090.html
    That's lovely Monkey - going to have a nosy round that site later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leelee View Post
    Didnt know where to post this thread! What I was wondering was if anyone had a quiet cushion corner for their mindees and if so where did you get the cushions! I really want some nice floor cushions but their so expensive!! What do u use??
    I've got 2 floor cushions from Ikea - you can get removable covers - mine are plain but they do others.

    Miffy xx

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    I have dog cushions with removable covers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarah707 View Post
    I have dog cushions with removable covers
    Glad it wasnt just me that had that idea then!!!

    I am actually picking up a cot mattress tonight off the free section of my ***** site. Then I am going to get some material and sweet talk my Auntie into making covers for me.
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    Have to say dog cushions seem a great idea, the are usually much than floor cushions! My mindees love making a den under my dining table, so I may get a couple they can throw under there - bit more comfy than the laminate floor!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarah707 View Post
    I have dog cushions with removable covers
    I keep thinking about getting those as they seem so much bigger and cheaper... now I know Im not alone on this one I think I will

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    i made my own with foam and also with stuffing so we have harder ones and squesiy ones kids use them as cars, seats reading laying down on.

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    I think I might get some cheap pillows and colourful cases.

    The dog beds are a good idea too
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    Quote Originally Posted by beccas View Post
    i made my own with foam and also with stuffing so we have harder ones and squesiy ones kids use them as cars, seats reading laying down on.
    I picked up the cot mattress - turns out it was from an extending junior bed, so it comprises of one junior bed size piece then two smaller end cushions. I am going to cut the big bit in half and get my Aunt to make covers for them. They are quite sturdy foam, so can be used for a bed but also like soft play to use as walls etc.

    Then I am going to get some soft cushions to scatter on too to make it a more comfy and relaxing area too.

    Will post photos when I am done.
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    I have a couple of striped floor cushions that I got from IKEA for my two to use in the conservatory of my last hse doubt if they still do those particular ones but sure they do something similar - they were not expensive at all.
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    Thanks for all the ideas girls! I also thought of Dog beds because they are cheaper and seem more squashy and comfy, lol! I just remembered I got an old cot matress in my garage aswell!Also saw these which were actually the cheapest I found:http://www.ascoeducational.co.uk/product.php?xProd=1716 x

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    I read this thread yesterday morning but I just have a couple of round reading cushions from SBS which are not very comfy. Anyway I was in Makro yesterday and they had massive dog cushions on offer for £12 each. I bought 2 . There is no way you would know they are dog cushions they just look like oversized cushions. My own children love them already

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    I've just been to Donnington market and brought 2 large ones for £14, there was some even larger ones but they only had one left and I needed 2!

 

 
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