White leather or fabric dining chairs with kids

posted 2 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which would you go with?
    White fabric : (1 votes)
    2 %
    White leather : (19 votes)
    46 %
    other (explain below) : (21 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 16
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    47209 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you are getting the chairs as a custom order, have a set of slipcovers made at the same time.

    Post # 17
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    4548 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    For the love of all that is good and holy, if you choose the white leather, do not do what I did.

    Picture this, my Mothers brand new super expensive white leather lounge. Also picture it raining, and me wearing  a pair of very dark wash denim jeans that had only been washed once before their first wear that day. Picture me going outside to play with my nephew in the rain, because, fun. Then picture me towelling off my hair, figuring my bottom half was dry and settling in for a cup of tea on the comfy leather lounge. 

    Picture my Mums face when I got up and there was dark stains all over the new leather. 

    Not my finest moment. 

    Post # 18
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    2525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    echomomm :  Came here to say the same thing. White leather will stain, even if you wipe it up right away. I would avoid white and light colors completely. 

    Post # 19
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    3439 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    travelbee2017 :  Kids can be in high chairs for awhile. After that, many people find the space to put a small plastic table and chairs for the children to sit at until they’re school age or later. You can also put the nice chair in the closet until they’re older, and substitute a wooden chair at the table until you feel more comfortable. Or simply put a cover over it, and take it off when guests are over. But most people don’t sit their kids at the dining table to eat. With a tiny kid table, they can be more independent.

    The way I see it, there’s no reason your kids have to sit there for at least 5 years. Even after that, they will probably need a booster seat to sit there comfortably for a couple of years. How long do you want these chairs to last? 

    Post # 20
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    8246 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    travelbee2017 :  again, I’m clearly in the minority, but I can tell you I use white fabric dining chairs every single day with a kid and a dog and it’s been totally fine! 

    Post # 21
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    9555 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have a toddler and you couldn’t pay me to have white or fabric chairs of any type.

    Even if they aren’t actually eating in the chair, it only takes a second for them to run off with blackberries smooshed on their hands and touch your chair and it’s done. Or a marker. Or puke.

    I have light tan leather in my vehicle and it is definitely stained from my dark wash jeans.

    Post # 22
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    9216 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i have a white leather sofa, a 2 year old, a 5 month, old, and a dog.  although we don’t eat on the sofa, you can wipe it up much easier than fabric.

    i would go leather, especially if your kids are going to be eating sitting on the chairs.

    Post # 23
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    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Personally, I wouldn’t want to sit on white chairs to eat. Maybe I’m just super messy, haha, but white + food just doesn’t seem like a great combo to me.

    Post # 24
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    2805 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Leather is geat choice for material.. but black might be a better color choice ( or compromise and find gray leather). 

    It doesn’t matter how clean YOU are. Kids are messy AF. 

    Post # 25
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    986 posts
    Busy bee

    travelbee2017 :  lol…

    you get wooden chairs that can easily be wiped down after every meal. 

    Well unless you don’t care that the fabric chairs will look like they have been through a war in about a month.

    have you never wondered why high chairs are easily wiped down?

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee

    travelbee2017 :  I once had a very Victorian living room in a house with oil heat. This is a room that was literally used for a few hours on Christmas morning. The cream colored chairs turned a light gray. Light colored furniture is ridiculously hard to keep clean.

    Post # 28
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    897 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If you want white, go with something that has washable slipcovers, or chairs with removeable seats that can easily be recovered. I get loving white, but it is so difficult to manage and frankly, looks horrible when it gets dirty. The loveliest, most expensive piece will look like a yard sale cast-off if it is dirty white.

    Post # 29
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    6298 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Please share pictures of your final look!

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