The Best Toy Chests for Kids

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Best Toy Chests

Choosing the Best Toy Chests

A toy chest is a great way to store toys and other items in your child’s room.  The best toy chests add a decorative statement to the room, save space, and can also provide seating.  Toy chests vary in size and are made from varying materials like solid wood, plastic, or cloth.  Some may be plain in color, or just stained wood, while others may offer a theme.

Choosing the best toy chest for your child’s room is a simple matter of deciding what material, colors, or themes you would like the chest to offer.  You should also do a little measuring to see how much room you have available for the chest.

The Best Toy Chests

In our list of the best toy chests, we chose to show you wooden toy chests.  Wooden toy chests are sturdy and durable, which is important for a child’s room, especially if your little one likes to climb on furniture!  We’ve got the best toy chests here for you based on quality and durability!

Timy Wooden Kids Storage Bench Toy Chest White

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This adorable toy chest is constructed from sturdy MDF board.  It doubles as a bench, and has a safety hinge on the lid to prevent your little one’s fingers from being smashed!

Dimensions: 23.6 x 11.8 x 20.0 inches

Pros
  • Light color pattern
  • Sturdy
  • Safety hinge on lid
  • Doubles as a bench and toy chest
Cons
  • Difficult assembly


Fantasy Fields – Sunny Safari Animals Kids Storage Bench

This adorable animal-themed toy chest boasts beautiful, hand-painted details.  It’s constructed from quality solid wood and doubles as a bench.  The adorable hand-carved giraffes on either side add a unique touch!

Dimensions: 23.4 x 14.6 x 24.8 inches

Pros
  • Hand painted and crafted
  • Doubles as a bench and toy chest
  • Brightly colored
Cons
  • Does not have safety hinge on lid


Delta Children Metro Toy Box

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This simple toy chest offers a simple, contemporary/metro design.  It is constructed of sturdy compressed wood and features magazine/book racks on either side of the chest, rounded corners for safety, and a safety hinge on the lid to protect your child’s hands and fingers.

Dimensions: 33″W x 17.75″H x 18.50″D

Pros
  • Contemporary/metro design
  • Simple
  • Sturdy
Cons
  • Somewhat difficult assembly


KidKraft Limited Edition Toy Box

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If you’re looking for something simple and charming, this is the one for you!  The lovely arched back makes this toy box a great double as a bench.  This chest is available in four colors that will match any bedroom set.  It’s constructed of solid MDF board and has attached wheels to make it easy to move around.  The lid has a safety hinge to protect your child’s hands and fingers.

Dimensions: 33.07″Lx18.38″Wx27.75″H

Pros
  • Simple design available in four colors
  • Flip-top lid with safety hinge
  • Mounted on wheels to easily move about room
Cons
  • Some buyers stated that the paint chips easily


Delta Children’ s Hello Kitty Toy Box

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This adorable character themed box offers rounded corners for safety and sturdy manufactured wood construction.  A scratch-resistant finish protects the lovely design of this box, and the lid has a safety hinge to protect your child’s hands.

Dimensions: 2362″L x 1417″W x 1535″H

Pros
  • Character theme
  • Scratch-resistant finish
  • Safety hinge on lid
Cons
  • Some buyers stated that the tension in the hinge caused a loud sound when opening the lid


Delta Children’s Minnie Mouse Toy Box

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Much like the previous toy chest in our list, this box has rounded edges, a scratch-resistant finish, and a safety hinge on the lid to protect your child from injury.  This adorable Minnie-Mouse theme includes an arched back with an embellished bow design.

Dimensions: 21.5″H x 23.5″L x 14.5″W

Pros
  • Adorable design
  • Scratch-resistant finish
  • Safety hinge on lid
Cons
  • A bit small


Wildkin All Star Sports Toy Box Bench

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**Editor’s Choice!**

This charming sports-themed toy chest is constructed of a combination of solid wood and MDA board.  High-quality paint, design, and scratch-resistant finish give this toy chest a classic, attractive look.  This toy chest doubles as a bench, and includes chalkboard “scoreboard” for play time!  Armrests with carved designs give this toy chest a little something extra.

Dimensions: 32″ L x 13″ W x 16″ H

Pros
  • High quality
  • Scratch-resistant finish
  • Chalkboard “scoreboard”
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Does not have safety hinge on lid


Delta Children’s Disney/Pixar Cars Toy Chest

 

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This character-themed toy chest mirrors the features of the other chests in our list that come from Delta Children.  Rounded edges and a safety hinge on the lid prevent injury, while a scratch-resistant finish protects the design of the toy chest.  This box also doubles as a bench.

Dimensions: 23.5″W x 21.5″H x 14.5

Pros
  • Rounded edges for safety
  • Safety hinge on lid
  • Scratch-resistant finish
  • Doubles as a bench
Cons
  • A bit small


Compare and Choose

Use this table to compare the best toy chests for kids, and choose the right one for you!

Product NameImagePriceFeaturesRating
Timy Wooden Kids Storage Bench Toy Chest White$Light color palate and simple design,
Sturdy MDA board,
Safety hinge on lid,
Doubles as a bench
Delta Children Metro Toy Box$$$Simple contemporary/metro design,
Compressed wood,
Rounded corners for safety,
Safety hinge on lid,
Magazine/book racks on side
KidKraft Limited Edition Toy Box$$$$Simple design,
Arched back,
Doubles as a bench,
Mounted on wheels,
Safety hinge on lid,
Available in four colors

Delta Children' s Hello Kitty Toy Box$$Character theme design,
Scratch-resistant finish,
Rounded corners for safety,
Safety hinge on lid

Delta Children's Minnie Mouse Toy Box$Character theme design,
Scratch-resistant finish,
Rounded corners for safety,
Safety hinge on lid,
Doubles as a bench
Wildkin All Star Sports Toy Box Bench **Editor's Choice!**$$$$Solid wood and MDA board,
Scratch resistant finish,
High quality paint and design,
Chalkboard "scoreboard" for play time,
Doubles as a bench,
Has armrests
Delta Children's Disney/Pixar Cars Toy Chest$Character theme design,
Scratch-resistant finish,
Rounded corners for safety,
Safety hinge on lid,
Doubles as a bench
Fantasy Fields - Sunny Safari Animals Kids Storage Bench$$Hand painted and crafted,
Solid wood construction,
Doubles as a bench

Safety First

It may be hard to believe that safety concerns can come into play when it comes to toy chests, but there certainly are a few, and we want to share with you the best way to ensure your child’s safety when using a toy chest.

  • If the chest does not come with a safety hinge, consider purchasing one separately to install on the lid.
  • If the chest has sharp corners, consider using corner-guards to prevent injury.
  • As an extra safety measure, you might consider installing rubber stoppers or guards on the edge of the lid, just in case a finger gets pinched.
  • While we have chosen to show you toy chests made of sturdy and durable materials, they certainly are not indestructible.  Do not allow your child to climb into, jump off of, or roughhouse on top of the toy chest.  If the chest does not double as a bench, do not allow your child to sit on top of it.

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