When it comes to baby-proofing, padding any sharp corners is near the top of most parents’ list, along with covering outlets and anchoring furniture. My kids are 5 and 8, and only just this year did I finally feel comfortable removing the corner protectors from our coffee table (although I still feel a little wary when they’re jumping around our living room playing “the floor is lava”).
Which is why soft ottoman poufs are such great alternatives when you have young kids. Many can work as a table surface, footstool, or extra seating without the worry of sharp corners. As your baby starts to stand, walk, climb—and inevitably fall—ottoman poufs can be way to keep them a little bit safer. We’ve rounded up 12 ottoman poufs that are stylish, functional, and kid-friendly.