I saw one in Argos which I liked the idea of which had a table attached to a seat, like an old school desk. It seems to have disappeared now and it was decorated horribly anyway. If there's a plain one, that might be good.
Or are they, as my dad says, a complete waste of money?
I always like the plain wood ones from Ikea, two chairs and a table for about £15 and you can decorate them as you wish. IME the attached ones can be a bit difficult for clumsy toddlers to get in and out of, MIL has a picnic bench type one and dd and ds used to fall over getting in and out and it's hard for any one to sit with them. My big behind can just about engulf sit on a free standing mini chair
We've got the IKEA Latt at home. The table is great for drawing etc but DS doesn't use the chair much as it's still a bit high for him (he's a tall 21 months) The holiday place we went to had the IKEA Poang armchairs and both DS and my niece (2.4) loved them. Really nice chairs for reading/TV watching.
LaTrucha I have just been browsing the new Argos catalogue(it's raining and I'm bored) anyway they have some nice little tables and chairs in the furniture section. They are quite expensive though, but like lambanana you will get loads of use. Also TK Maxx sometimes have nice ones but obviously its hit and miss.
Tried ebay? You often get people re-selling new IKEA things with normal delivery charges. Also quite often used ones are not too worn. Loads of our furniture is secondhand and I'm amazed how people manage to keep things in such good condition.
I have had a look on eba, thanks blithedance. Haven't found any yet. Will keep looking.
Mejon - oo thanks. Unfortunately, we're still confining ourselves to the house due to swine flu. Terrified of meeting anyone we know on the street and having to bolt in the other direction. Baby still coughing today.