It’s hard to find attractive kiddy friendly coffee tables. Constraining your selection to those without sharp corners or glass tops reduces potential finds. Sure, round tempered glass is fine but you’ll hate those gooey little telltale fingerprints that reveal your secret aversion to cleaning way too often. An attractive alternative is a reclaimed wood top like the one above in a unique “lozenge” shape. Kids would have a hard time killing this time-worn look as it is pre-distressed. Furthermore the campaign style iron base is handy for steadying wobbly toddlers.
Another great choice is a round marble top on an iron base. This one isn’t climbable and the patterning would disguise most sticky messes until company comes.
(Having thwarted your child’s efforts to sabotage your tables, you can only hope they don’t see your walls as a blank canvas.)