The 10 Best Sleeping Bags For Kids
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in February of 2018. It's difficult enough to encourage your child to snooze through the night in your own house surrounded by his or her favorite toys, so you can only imagine the challenge tucking a little one in away from home can be. A good kid's sleeping bag can help. We rounded up models that are just as hardwearing and comfortable as adult ones, with the types of details and styles kids will appreciate. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
April 28, 2020:
Sleeping bags for any age group must be made of strong materials because they will be rolled up, tossed around, and laid down on the ground, but those for kids must be especially hard-wearing because youngsters can put their belongings through a lot. For that reason, we like the Big Agnes Little Red with its high-quality construction and the Kelty Boys & Girls Big Dipper with its durable taffeta liner and shell. Due to flimsy material that doesn't weather much use, the Wenzel Moose lost its place.
It's important that kids find it easy to pack and transport their sleeping bag, so the Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch 6700 caught our attention, with its cute matching storage bag, as did the Coleman Blue Bandit because it stuffs easily into its compression sack. We removed the Lucky Bums Youth Explorer because, at four pounds, it's a bit heavy for a child to carry to and from a campsite.
Zippers can always be a tricky thing on a sleeping bag, so we like that the Exxel Star Wars 7 The Force Awakens has a self-repairing one, and the Wenzel Backyard Girls has convenient two-way zippers. Conversely, the KidKraft Dinosaur had to go because its zipper gets stuck too often.
Parents know that they only get to sleep well if their children do, so features that improved a kiddo's comfort caught our eye. That's why the Big Agnes Little Red earned extra points due to its built-in sleeve made to hold a sleeping pad in place, making the tent nearly as comfortable as home.
Pottery Barn Kids Shaggy Bear Sleeping Bag The Shaggy Bear Sleeping Bag is like a comforting stuffed animal and sleeping bag in one, thanks to its adorable teddy bear details with the fluffy, padded head and paws. It's finished with soft satin stitching and is filled with lofty polyester batting for insulation. Children who are five feet, two inches tall or shorter should feel comfortable in this. potterybarnkids.com
The Hammacher Schlemmer Fantasy Sherpa-Lined Sleeping Bag Designed by the notorious toy creator FAO Schwarz, this sleeping bag should spark a child's imagination. It's available with either a fireman, ballerina, or astronaut photo printed on the front that makes it look as if the kid inside is donning the special uniform. Its sherpa interior is cozy and warm, while its polyester shell should hold up to plenty of use, and it even has a pillow. hammacher.com
Abstract Ikat Organic Sleeping Bag The Crate&kids Ikat Sleeping Bag has a long-lasting cotton canvas material. It unzips on either side, making it easy to get in and out of, and has Velcro straps for securing it when it is rolled up. The option to customize it by adding a child's name is available, and it is machine washable for easy clean-up. crateandbarrel.com