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An Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Ergonomic Chair for a Teenager

Given the variety of presented options for teenage furniture, parents should know what to look for when choosing a suitable model. Any of the teenage orthopedic chair options should correct the posture, maintain the correct back position, and allow the teenager to work and study without getting tired.

Desk chairs for teenagers must meet the following criteria and parameters:

  • have a backrest adjustable in height;
  • correspond to the height, age, weight of the teenager;
  • follow the physiological structure of the spine;
  • have an orthopedic back, ergonomic design;
  • the structure must be as stable and reliable as possible.

To prevent unnecessary pressure on the back and spine, a teenager's chair should not be overly soft. A moderately hard seat should be comfortable and adjustable in the tilt angle to prevent blood stagnation in the popliteal blood vessels.

If parents choose a chair for a first grader that will grow with the kid, it is worth giving models with the special wheel spin locking mechanisms. Removable armrests are a good idea in case a grown-up teenager decides to use the chair without them.

Design and Quality

It is equally important to pay attention to the shape and construction of the whole chair. Backseat should follow the spine curves, have normal rigidity, and be adjustable in height. It is best to choose models with back supports and a headrest so that a teenager relaxes straight in the chair whenever they want.

A sitting position should allow the feet to touch the floor and the back to lean closely on the backseat. Parents can solve this problem by purchasing a special footrest or choosing a teenage orthopedic chair already equipped with this element if the teenager does not reach the floor with their feet. The knee angle should count exactly 90 degrees. The desk and chair should be comfortable for the child to study without putting the health at risk.

Before purchasing a desk chair for a teenager, make sure of the product's reliability, structural strength, quality, practical, and operational characteristics. Cast steel and durable aluminum are the best frame materials. If you choose a wooden parts model, make sure that all surfaces are well processed, free from cracks, chips, other flaws, and defects.

Only hypoallergenic varnishes and paints are suitable for the coating — read through the product certificate to find out which materials were used. Any ergonomic chair for a teenager must be certified and made from environmentally friendly, safe materials. Your kid should like the chair, be as comfortable as possible, not feel tired when working or studying, and enjoy how organically the chair fits into the overall interior concept of their room.

Criteria for Choosing a Desk Chair for a Teenager

Now we will proceed to the shortlist of the aspects that parents should bear in mind for the best results. A chair for a teenager must allow an angle of 90 degrees in the knee region, and the feet should be tight on the floor. If the kids' legs don't reach the floor, install a footrest. There should be a gap of 10-15 centimeters between the tabletop and the knees.

With or without castors?

Older children should have an office chair on wheels. You can choose models on castors starting from the second or third grade. The first-grader can get distracted and use the chair to ride the room. Buy a desk chair for a teenager with removable wheels or a spin blocking mechanism.

Chair back

All teenage desk chairs currently produced on the market have special back supports preserving the natural curves of the spine. The backrest needs to support the whole lumbar region, including the upper back, so that the teenager can easily sit up straight.

Armrests and headrest

A headrest is excessive in a work chair. The kid will most probably lead slightly forward when studying, and a headrest is not used at such moments. When should you buy a chair for a teenager with the resting elements? If the chair will be shared between two kids whose studying habits differ or when you choose a growing chair for a young student. In the future, you can remove the headrest and armrests.

Proper Use of an Ergonomic Chair for a Teenager

If you buy a desk chair for a teenager, teach them to use it properly so that the chair performs all of its functions. The feet should be on the floor, no shoulder straining, and the wrists should be placed on the table. The body is slightly tilted forward. The distance between the eyes and the computer screen or the desk surface equals the distance from the elbow to the fingers' tip. The back is straight. The knees should be bent at 90 degrees.

When does a kid need a break? As in school, after 30-40 minutes of studying, every student needs to get up and stretch a little. This will prevent losing the attention focus and save your kid’s health.

A Desk Chair for a Teenager by Kulik System: Ergonomics and Design

As you delve into ergonomics, do not forget about design. The appearance of the chair for a teenager is crucial for its future owner — you kid. A safe bet is neutral shades because as the teenager grows up, the chair will not go out of fashion. Black, brown, possibly dark blue are versatile colors. A bolder solution is to make the chair a bright statement piece of the room. You will find many color and material options for your own chair customization in the Kulik System online store. Finally, do not buy a chair without testing. Visit our offline showroom to evaluate the level of comfort and ease of adjustment. Buy an orthopedic chair for a teenager from Kulik System and invest in your kid’s health.