Camping Beds For Kids

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Making sure the kids are getting a good nights sleep during your camp trip makes your life a lot easier: less grumpiness and more energy makes for a better day! These camping beds for kids will have them sleeping soundly in no time and waking (you) up bright and early ready for another days exploring.

Top Picks Quick Look

No time? These are out top 3 picks:

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Top 5 Kids Camping Beds

3 of these camping beds for kids are made specifically for younger kids, and the other two aren’t, but provide a great nights comfy sleep for older kids.

Milliard Portable Toddler Bumper Bed

Milliard Portable Toddler Bumper Bed | Folds for Travel
  • PORTABLE - This travel toddler bed folds simply for easy travelling, plus you can conveniently store some items inside.
  • SAFE - The included soft bumpers help keep your child in the bed and off the floor.

This travel toddler bed folds simply for easy travelling, plus you can conveniently store some items inside. The soft bumpers help keep your child in the bed and off the floor.

The bed features a durable outer material plus a soft cozy velour inside to create a cute sleeping environment, and the mattress cover is machine washable, and comes with a machine washable fitted sheet, which keeps your child snug as a bug. The mattress encasement is waterproof and easy to wash.

We love that this bed can be used as a carry all, so your child can pack up all their favourite toys, zip them up inside and carry this bed as a suitcase before unzipping and unloading when they get where they’re going! Although this bed is marketed as a toddler bed, it’s big enough for most kids up to around 4-5, depending on how tall your little one is.

The mattress base is thick, making this super comfortable, and the sides mean even the wriggliest kids stay safe.

The only downside of this bed is the storage. It’s not that small when it’s folded up (although it is lightweight) and so you need somewhere to be able to keep this when it’s not being used.

The bed measures 25″x14.5″x27″ when folded, and 55″x26″x7″ when open. The bumpers are 7″ high on the outside, and 4.5″ high on the inside. The mattress is 48″x20″.

Copplestones Inflatable Child’s Air Bed for Children

Copplestones Inflatable Child's Air Bed for Children | Camping, Grandma’s, Sleepovers, Travel, & Home | With Safety Bumpers & 240V Pump | Portable Blow Up Airbed Mattress |
  • ✅ THE ULTIMATE SLEEPOVER - HOME, GRANDMA'S, CAMPING OR VACATION - perfect for modern families on the go. The Toddler Travel Bed is ideal...
  • ✅ 1,158 CUSTOMER REVIEWS - 4.7 out of 5 stars in the US. New to the UK, this airbed has been available in USA for many years and has 4.7...

New to the UK, this airbed has been available in USA for many years and has a pretty big fan base. It includes powerful pump which inflates the bed in less than 30 seconds, and fits all standard crib sheets and blankets.

With a reinforced weld-seams and a heavy duty air valve that insure against air leakage, their velvet flocked mattress is the smoothest in its class, so your little one can sleep more soundly.

This bed really grows with your child and should last for quite a few camping trips. It’s quite roomy, but having the anti-roll sides means if fine for smaller kids as well as bigger ones.
When it’s time to deflate the bed and pack it away the quick release valve comes into it’s own, you simply open the valve and roll the bed, it takes literally seconds to put away.
This bed is so reasonably priced as well, it’s a great buy if camping’s on your annual agenda!

The Shrunks Toddler Travel Bed

The Shrunks Toddler Travel Bed Portable Inflatable Air Mattress Bed for Travel or Home Use, White, Kids Air Bed for Camping and Sleepover with Security Rails and Electric Pump 152 x 94 x 23cm
  • AIRTIGHT - LIFETIME WARRANTY! THE ORIGINAL and AWARD WINNING Toddler Travel Bed - SINCE 2007 the Shrunks Signature sheet-tuck feature - fits...
  • NO SQUEAKY NOISES - Squeak, squeak, squeak all night long is eliminated, due to the soft flocking on top. THE PERFECT FIT! The Shrunks bed...

Squeak, squeak, squeak all night long is eliminated, due to the soft flocking on top. Toddlers feel secure, cozy and right at home, thanks to the portable air bed’s unique design, and standard sized crib sheets and blankets tuck into the inner air mattress.

The Shrunks trademarked security rails helps prevent your child from falling and stay in bed – designed low to the ground, for complete safety.

This bed comes with a powerful little pump gets the job of inflating it done quickly. Approximate inflation time: 30 seconds (inflated size: 60 x 37 x 9 (inches) and includes a convenient carrying bag, repair kit and the compact, yet powerful Jetaire Electric Pump. These are also constructed with the safe materials, plus The Shrunks Travel Beds are safe from Phthalates, BpA and Lead.

It’s no wonder these beds are getting an impressive 4.5/5 customer reviews on Amazon. They really are awesome!

ALPHA CAMP Camping Folding Bed

ALPHA CAMP Camping Folding Bed, Heavy Duty Sturdy Camp Beds for Adults, Oversized Sleeping Cot Supports 280kg Folding Steel Frame Portable with Carry Bag
  • Easy Setup: Foldable steel shock-cord pole structure makes for easy assemble, within minutes you can finish the assembly processof the...

This is the first of the beds we looked at not aimed specifically at younger kids. This one is actually an oversized bed, which might seem unnecessary at first, but we found especially useful for one of the kids who’s a wriggler at night. They’re too old for bed guards, but young enough to be falling out. No, they wouldn’t really hurt themselves but hey, no one likes to fall out of bed 🙂
This Alpha Camp bed provides enough room for kids to move about while staying in it, and it’s really comfortable. We used a sleep pad on top of the base and then layered blankets and it gave a great nights sleep.

Foldable aluminium shock-cord pole structure makes for easy assemble, within minutes you can finish the assembly process, and to disassemble is also the same in reverse. This is a sturdy bed that won’t sink or wobble during the night, and fold up small and quite flat for transport and storage.
Overall, a great camping kit buy!

Timber Ridge Foldable Camping Bed

Timber Ridge XL Folding Fishing Bed Chair Foldable Camping Bed Supports 140kg with Adjustable Recliner and Foot Reclining Bed Heavy Duty Portable with Side Pocker
  • 【Maximum Loading Capacity】Outdoor hard arm chair can support up to 140kg with durable polyester seating and durable steel frame,Set up...
  • 【Comfortable Seating】Our folding camping bed has high back and wide width. Weight is 11.6kg. Oversized seating brings extra comfortable...

For the same reasons as above, this large bed is great for older kids on a camping trip. It’s easy to assemble and disassemble, folds flat and doesn’t weigh a lot, this one has an adjustable back, is well made and a reasonable price. Of course, not being solely for small kids means this bed can be used as a spare bed for any occasion really, it’s big enough for anyone and give a good level of comfort.

Also see: The Best Trolleys For Camping {To Save You Lugging Everything From Car To Pitch!}

Can Children Sleep On Air Beds?

While an inflatable mattress or air bed seems firm enough for very little kids, it’s still a suffocation hazard. You always need to check the manufacturers guidelines and make sure the bed you buy is going to be suitable for your childs age.
For older kids, air beds are super comfortable. They tend to have a little more ‘give’ in them and provide a cosy nights sleep. However, that said, we’d always recommend taking a puncture lit with you on your camping trip…just in case!

How To Choose A Kids Camping Bed?

Depending on the age of your child, these are some of the things you’ll want to look for when choosing the best camping bed for your kid.

Safety – Does the bed provide anti-roll protection for small kids? Some of the beds that are aimed at tinies have sides, making them a safer option for sleeping away from their regular bed. Plus, they can help your child feel secure during the night, when they may wake in an unfamilar environment.

Comfort – Ultimately, any bed you end up choosing must give your child a good nights sleep. Making sure the base is soft, and there are no ‘digging in’ parts to it will go a long way towards making sure their happy. You can always add a sleeping pad to a bed, they’re inexpensive and can provide an extra layer of padding, and even warmth, if the weather takes a turn for the colder!

Quality – If camping trips are going to feature often for your family, you’ll want to make sure the camping bed you choose can ‘grow’ with your child, at least for a few years, and that it’s not going to break and let you down mid trip. We also used travel beds for sleepovers, trips to grandparents houses etc…and so a well made bed that’s simple and quick to assemble will make your life easier.

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