We all remember making pillow forts as young ones and it brought the best of memories because who doesn’t love making cubbies? But how many parents do you know who love having their dining chairs in the middle of the lounge room, covered in random blankets and sheets for days on end or their lounge cushions being jumped on endlessly?
Parents generally support kids creating cubbies because they offer so many wonderful benefits. Cubbies can:
- Engage children’s creativity
- Get kids off screens
- Encourage sibling play
- Provide a safe space for children to have downtime
- Be used even during wet-weather
Traditionally, though, cubbies have been bulky eyesores that use up all your furniture and have to live in the middle of a room- and don’t dare think about taking them down!
Changing the game
Two savvy Sutherland Shire-based mums and Paediatric Occupational Therapists got together and created the most amazing alternative to makeshift cubbies, which still allows your kids to capitalise on the many benefits of building, creating and playing in an indoor cubby.
Amy and Tara observed that their kids craved movement. As a result, lounge cushions would be pulled apart to be jumped on, rolled on, carried from room to room and anything else but for sitting on!
They saw how their home decor had to completely change when the kids started to really move and explore. Drawing on their decades of experience working with families to improve children’s development and skills, Amy and Tara designed the Cubbi Buddi.
While it may look simple and fun, they describe it as “sneakily very purposeful.”
The completely Australian-made play lounge is “designed for kids and gives little ones a way to play, explore, learn and develop while also packing away in a cinch AND compliments any room in your home”, says Co-founder Tara. It is manufactured right here in Sydney where the founders are involved in every step of the process.
They were conscious of designing a product that is:
- compact enough for homes of all sizes (suitable for bedrooms, living and toy rooms)
- easy to clean
- safe for children
- Insta-worthy but simultaneously multi-purpose
- soft and comfortable
- Lightweight while strong
- environmentally friendly and made in Australia
The Cubbi Buddi comes in twelve beautiful fabric colours. The fabric range is made from extremely high-quality Commercial-grade upholstery fabric that is spot cleanable and machine washable. It is also available in four leather-look vinyl completely wipeable colours for mess-free fun!
What can a Cubbi Buddi do?
A Cubbi Buddi is much more than just a kids’ play lounge. Amy describes it as “a place to jump, crash, roll, climb, build, wrestle, hide, and relax – trust us; your actual lounge will thank you!”
The list of things your children can turn the Cubbi Buddi into is endless. It can be a cubby, a spaceship, a tower, a car ramp, a slide, a crocodile, an obstacle course, or laid out flat for family movie night or the perfect sleepover solution. The only limit is your imagination!
Cubbi Buddi has even provided downloadable posters containing over 50 build ideas to kickstart that imagination. You can gain even more fun ideas by following @cubbibuddi on social media or joining the Cubbi Buddi Community.
There is also an exciting range of Cubbi Buddi add-ons, like the EPIC crash mat called The Cloud, The Ramps, The Rocker and many more, for inspiring never-ending fun!
Every GECA-certified foam piece has been designed to assist children’s development whilst looking beautiful in your home. The Cubbi Buddi promotes gross motor skill development, motor planning, play ideas, sibling play, sensory regulation, muscle strengthening and coordination. It does all this without your children even realising they’re learning!
A special offer for Mums of the Shire
Mums of the Shire readers can get 5% off Cubbi Buddi products when you buy from Cubbi Buddi online and enter the code “MOTS22” at checkout.
You’ll be the hero of your (now more stylish) home thanks to the Cubbi Buddi, and you won’t look back!