Why Pick A Possum?

Picking a play couch?

We know that there are other play couches out there and choosing one can be a big investment for your home. It can be overwhelming to weigh up the options, so to make things a little easier we've detailed below what makes The Possum special.

See why more Australian and New Zealand families have chosen Possum Play than any other play couch out there

The Possum Difference

1) The only play couch that meets international quality ratings on all 3 material components

The Possum is the only play couch on the market that meets internationally recognised quality standards for all three material components: CertiPUR-US® certified foam, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified fabric, and YKK® zips. These are the gold standard in international children's furniture products meaning your Possum Play Couch is the best quality available. The Possum is also tested to meet all Australian Fire and Safety standards, and Toy Safety Standards

Why this matters

You can be confident when you buy The Possum that it is the highest quality play couch on the market: the safest and most durable product for your family.

2) Bigger bases, sewn together

Extensive product testing helped us realise that sewn together bases (vs those that zip apart) make for much stronger builds. Size matters too! Many competitors have smaller base cushions than The Possum - many measure only 160cm wide, vs The Possum's 168cm - if your play couch is doing time as a spare bed or you want it to be suitable as your kids grow older, you'll notice the size difference!

Why this matters

If you have kids older than toddler years or are investing in a play couch for the long run, you'll want larger bases and stronger builds

3) Colours for you, fabric for kids

We're not joking when we say we've reviewed thousands of fabric colour swatches, and agonized over 28 potential Sage Greens (who knew that was possible?!). The result? A colour palette we believe is second to none; colours that are fun but functional and will perfectly match your decor.

Our vegan microsuede fabric has been just as carefully chosen. As well as being OEKO-TEX® certified, it's the perfect mix of soft-to-the touch but also hugely durable and stain resistant. Other brands use upholstery fabric, which can look great but is a bad match for kids who want to use their play couch for sliding and rolling on.

Why this matters

You want your play couch to look great, but also be made of fabric designed for play. The Possum does both!

4) The highest density foam

The Possum is the highest density foam play couch on the market, as well as meeting the important CertiPUR-US® certification standard. Some competitors use lower density, lower quality foam without the CertiPUR-US® certification (eg. meets only GECA standard), that is less able to stand up to the rigours of extensive use and may misshape over time. For example, if a play couch is unable to be compressed for transport it's a likely sign the foam density is on the lower side and compression would damage the foam structure. Unfortunately if a play couch's foam would be damaged by compression, it is probably not going to stand up to years of use by your kids!

Why this matters

The Possum's high density foam means your play couch can be used for years while holding its shape, making it an investment for the long term.

5) Handy handles to make moving easier

The details matter, and handles on your play couch are one that need a mention! The Possum bases and add-on pieces all come with handles designed for little hands, to help your kids manouver, drag, and build with. If you ever need to pick up The Possum too, you'll be glad they're there! Handles help your kids build fine and gross motor skills, and without them you've got slim chances at independent play.

Why this matters

Handles make manourving and building hugely easier for little hands (and big ones too!)

6) Add-on shapes to let you build your play setup over time

With Possum you can build out your play setup over time. If you don't need armrests right now, add them later, if you find our kids love sliding down The Possum bases, look at adding a Wedge Set. We have carefully tested each add-on to build out the most fun collection of play couch shapes on the market. We let you customise your play setup and build as you go.

Why this matters

The Possum gives you lots of options to build out your play couch setup over time, but lets you choose what to add and when.

7) It's the most loved play couch in Australia & New Zealand

Don't just take our word for it... more families have chosen The Possum than any other play couch on the market. Since launching in 2021 we're now in over 25,000 homes and counting. With thousands of 5-star reviews, we' couldn't be more proud of the joy we're bringing into Australia and New Zealand homes, and hope you'll be part of the Possum family!

Questions? We've got answers

What is CertiPUR-US® foam and why does it matter?

  • CertiPUR-US® developed a foam certification program in 2008 to ensure consumers have a way of knowing what’s in the foam of their upholstered furniture and mattresses. CertiPUR-US® certified foams independetly tested and confirmed to be made without formaldehyde, ozone depleters, heavy metals and flame retardants (PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP), and promote indoor air quality through low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).
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  • The CertiPUR-US® certification is the international gold standard ensuring safe production of foam products. With it, you can be assured your products are free of nasty chemicals and safe for the most precious members of your family to play and relax on.

What is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and why does it matter?

  • The OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certification independly tests and confirms that every single element of our product has been tested for harmful substances and is free from any toxic chemicals. The OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certification gives you assurance that the fabric and mateirals are made free of any substances that may be harmful to human health.

What are YKK® Zippers and why do they matter?

    • YKK® Zippers are widely regarded as the highest quality zippers available when tested for use and durability. The Possum's covers also come with thoughtfully designed 'zipper garages' so that when not in use, zips are tucked away to protect from scratches and snags and kept away from little fingers.

Do you have a warranty?

Absolutely. We provide a one-year warranty, and you are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure, or to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality. If you have a problem with your Possum Play Couch please contact us on hello@possumplay.com.au. Please note that these guarantees cover physical flaws and manufacturing defects, but do not cover normal wear and tear or damages caused by alterations and improper use.

Does foam compression matter?

The Possum is made from very high density foam, which means it can be compressed for transport and bounce back to shape afterwards with absolutely no damage to the cell structure of the foam!

Some competitiors use foam that is not high enough quality to be compressed and that would be damaged in the compression process. Unfortunately if a play couch foam would be damaged by compression, it is not going to stand up to years of use by your kids!

On the contrary, compressing our foam means not only that it's high enough density to withstand compression, but also that we lower our carbon footprint for delivery, and you family gets an epic unboxing experience when The Possum springs to life out of the box. In our minds, compression is a big win!

Is The Possum bigger than other play couches?

Yes! It can be hard to tell when you're just looking at a photo online, but make sure you check your play couch dimensions (you can find the dimensions of all our items on their product pages). Many competitors have smaller base cushions than The Possum - often measuring only 160cm wide, vs The Possum's 168cm. If you want to use your play couch for bigger builds like forts and dens, as a spare bed, or for older kids, you'll notice the size difference!

Convinced?

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Amazing!

So so happy I got this. Was going to buy a cheaper version but ended up saving for this and so glad I did!

Kids love it.

Very pleased with this item- so versatile for the children making lots of different shapes and games with it. Good quality item and nice fabric

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Slides to rock star stage

My boys absolutely love this. From the day we opened it, they were bursting with ideas (aged nearly 5 & 2) from slides to the rock star stage which is a favourite! Highly recommend!

Thumbs up from us !

Best ever

I have a new house and this is the only furniture is have and it is hands down the best buy ever. My 2 year bounces off all the pieces, so much so I bought the additional ones too. His cousins who are 10 and 6 also love it. It was a world of play. Also easy to vacuum

Sensory room

Our youngest son is autistic and we bought the Possom Play couch to go in our Sensory Room. It’s been an absolute success. Not only do we use it to build dens and houses, but also under our sensory swing and as beds for sleepovers. It’s brilliant, versatile and cosy. A brilliant addition to our room.

A brilliant concept

Our little one loves his play couch and is always making it into something new!

Loved by a 4 year old and 1 year old

The possum play couch is the best item we’ve bought for our kids. Originally bought for my older child’s room, as he loves to climb, but my 1 year old equally loves it. The amount of things we’ve made out of it since we’ve got it are endless, and since we’ve bought it, my son has decided he wants to sleep on it and not his bed! (We bought it in November!) we’ve already bought the wedges as an add on. Great purchase. Have already recommended to friends.

Not a fad, still having fun

My children were so excited when this arrived. I thought that would wear off but a couple of months in and they are still playing with it every day. Really good buy.

Hours of fun!

Such a versatile piece of furniture; works great as a sofa or chair but even better as a fort, a castle, a slide, teddy bears tent…

The Possum Play Couch (with Circle Set)

Possum play sofa

I am very happy with this sofa. Kids have had so much fun building shapes and it's so comfy to sleep upon too. So good we have 2 in the family now 😂

The Possum Play Couch (with Circle Set)

The Possum play couch

My daughter loves the play couch and 3 months later she still is not bored of it.
My husband agrees this is the best present I have ever purchased for her.

Great Investment

We bought the play couch for our young grandchildren and it’s a real hit. The imaginative play is a delight to see, especially when Dad plays too. The cushions create tents, forts, thrones, stages, cars and fire engines. Every day something else appears! Great idea and definitely saves the main couch!

Zen room

This is for my meditation room and grand kids when they come - perfect

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Planks Set
Hajar

very beautiful

hours of fun and entertainment!

my daughter loves her possum play couch! it allows our little adventurer to use her imagination and play independently in a safe but fun way! as a mum, I love that the covers are stain resistant and easy to clean, but they can also be removed to wash! we have the lilac colour and it's beautiful!

Best thing I have ever invested in for my kids! They use it every day as do I! It is so comfortable and allows for very creative play!
I have an 8 year old boy and an 8 month old girl and they both love it in different ways!

So much fun for hours

Our kids absolutely love their possum play couch! Always trying to create new builds. Their favourite is turning the couch into a hideaway. We don’t have a spare room so it’s nice to know we can turn the couch into a single style bed for the kids friends when they have sleepovers.

Play Couch

The gift for my children. Hours of play and with washable covers. Perfect

Possum Play Couch

Great item and the participants love it!

Love it!

After weeks of research on which of the many brands of play couch to buy, I’m so glad I chose the Possum Play couch. Not only are they the only brand where both the foam and cover is completely non-toxic, but the quality, deliver and customer service wise excellent! My 3 year old and 1 year old play on it everyday, then at night we snuggle up and read books on it. Love it!

Amazing product hours of play