Whether it’s a camping trip, a sleepover or just a night out in the garden, the excitement of spending the night in a sleeping bag never loses its appeal for toddlers, children (and even adults).
So if you’re searching for the perfect sleeping bag to wrap up your little one in then you’re in luck, as here at Mother and Baby we’ve rounded up the best sleeping bags on offer for boys and girls; from glow in the dark sleeping bags to Frozen themed ones and even Peppa Pig.
But before you dive in and pick the prettiest looking sleeping bag for your child, there’s a couple of things you need to consider first. If you’re looking for a sleeping bag suitable for sleepovers or an overnight school trip, you’ll want something light and compact. However, if you’re planning a serious family camping trip out in the middle of nowhere, you’ll want to find a sleeping bag that has a lot more padding.
Sleeping bags also come with a seasonal rating to determine what weather they’re best suited for and Blacks give a good breakdown guide on this here.
Here's our favourites...
The best sleeping bags for girls
This cute ladybird sleeping bag is suitable for temperatures as low as six degrees and is sure to keep your kid as snug as a bug. The lining fabric is superbly soft to ensure a good night's sleep and it even comes with its very own backpack, making it easy to transport around. It’s also available in a turtle design, shark or panda.
Verified customer review: "Love this sleeping bag, comes in a cute little bag with straps, my daughter loves the design and the "cute little ears" on the sleeping bag. Good size and comfy, easy to put away. We aren't the best at rolling it back up but it still goes in the bag perfectly."
This polyester sleeping bag is perfect for summer or indoor use, making it the ideal choice for sleepovers and, of course, if your child is a big fan of Disney’s Frozen. Once it’s been finished with, it can be chucked in the washing machine on a 30 degree wash and it also comes with a zip-up pouch, so it can be stored neatly.
Verified customer review: "Great quality, perfect size for our 5 year old. She absolutely loves it! Delivery was also amazing and it arrived the next day."
This pink pod is a season 2 sleeping bag that is ideal for if your child is going camping in the early spring/late autumn, or is planning to stay outdoors. The pod shape allows more room to move around (just in case they’re a wriggler) and it packs away into a compact carry bag for easy transport and storage.
If they’re a fan of Peppa Pig then they’ll love this all-in-1 sleeping bag and airbed, which transforms from a bag to bed in minutes. Suitable for 18 months to 3 years, it also comes with a wrap around head rest, book pocket and is machine washable too. Once you’re finished you can deflate it in one minute and fold it into its integral bag. Pump is also included.
Verified customer review: "I bought this for my 3yr old granddaughter. She slept for 10hrs straight on it, which is very unusual for her. I would highly recommend."
Silentnights Rainbow Sleeping Bag
Cosy and kind to the planet, this lightweight season 3 sleeping bag has been made with 100% recycled materials. The lining has been filled with Silent Night Softfill fibres so your little one gets a soft and snuggly sleep, whether it’s outside or at a sleepover. It also comes with a two year guarantee, just in case you change your mind, and is machine washable too.
Unicorns are still all the rage, so we love this cute pink and navy unicorn print. Great for weather at 6°C to 10°C (but can also be used for as low as -0°C) makes this sleeping bag great for warm summer nights, for either indoor or outdoor use. The rectangular shape ensures plenty of room to move around for a cosy night’s sleep and when you’re finished it can be scrunched into a tidy little ball.
Verified customer review: "Lovely colourful design which appealed to the kids and just the right size for them with plenty of room for them still to grow. We haven't used it for camping yet, but it has been used indoors with no complaints. Easy to stuff back into the bag."
The best sleeping bags for boys
If they love cute animals then they’ll love this portable panda sleeping bag, which comes with its very own rucksack so your child can carry it around on all their adventures. Suitable for temperatures down to 6°C, with a polyester fill, your toddler will stay warm and cuddly just like a panda.
Verified customer review: “This is perfect for my grandson when he comes over, falls asleep and needs to be transported back to his own home. He loves it and I’m sure it will be suitable for several years to come.”
This fun rocketman sleeping bag has hollowfibre stuffing to keep your child warm and toasty indoors and out. It comes with a compact carry bag too, so it’s great for travelling and is also OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100® certified as harmful to the environment and your child.
Verified customer review: “Lovely fun product, our grandson loved it.”
This sleeping pod ticks all the boxes; it’s warm, spacious, super comfortable with a fabulous starrey print - what’s not to love? The lining has a double layered fill, so there’s no chance of your child feeling the cold, and there’s also an internal pocket for storing essentials.
If your child is already obsessed with cars then he’s bound to love this sleeping bag with its fun, eye-catching design. The polycotton shell and soft-touch polyester lining ensures a snuggly sleep and the carry bag makes it easy to take on any indoor or outdoor adventure.
Verified customer review: "Delighted with the product, as is my 4 year-old son, who is now sleeping much better! Very warm and cosy, lovely quality. Colours perhaps a little more muted than I'd expected (I bought the vehicle one) but that's no bad thing, still bright and attractive. Will hopefully last for a few years too. Lots of room to grow and should be great for sleep-overs when he's a little older."
It may be a little more on the expensive side, but we’re sure your child will have plenty of sweet dreams in this glow in the dark sleeping bag. Made from a durable embossed soft polyester, this sleeping bag is breathable, waterproof and its unique wavy shape allows multiple sleep positions.
Suitable for 18 months to 3 years, this all-in-one airbed and sleeping bag will ensure your toddler has a great night's sleep away from home. It also features side bolsters, to stop your little one rolling out of bed during the night, deflates within a minute and comes with a built-in hand pump.
Verified customer review: “Did exactly as described, bed with cover, easy to set-up and put down.”