Cheap Kids' Sleeping Bags Review


Adventurous children need their own kid-sized sleeping bags so they can get a good night's sleep, whether camping out or slumbering at a friend's house. Based on the Eureka Grasshopper sleeping bag reviews that we found, this model is one of the better cheap sleeping bags for kids. Parents posting sleeping bags reviews on Amazon give it an average four-plus stars (out of five) for kid appeal, along with warmth and comfort on chilly nights. The mummy-style bag boasts a 30 degree temperature rating that many parents say is fairly accurate. Some Eureka Grasshopper reviews, however, caution that it doesn't suffice for outdoor camping when the air is that cold -- adding a fleece blanket or wearing fleece clothing may be called for. The bag also gets heavy use indoors, according to Eureka Grasshopper reviews, which further note that children are thrilled with features like the inner stash pocket, which serves as a neat place to stow toys or a flashlight. Measuring 66"x26"x18", the Eureka Grasshopper is easy to roll and stuff in its sack and its three-pound weight, including 1.7 pounds of a proprietary synthetic fill, is light enough for children to carry. We did find a few reviews griping about seams that come undone. Nonetheless, if outdoor camping is on your family agenda, this kid-size mummy bag is a good bet.

Moving down the price scale gets us to Disney Kids' sleeping bags (starting at $16, Amazon), which are ideal for overnights with friends. Parents' Disney Kids' sleeping bags reviews on Walmart and Target say young children in particular are enthralled with the bags, which bear the imprint of Disney characters like fairies, princesses, and cars; once introduced to these bargain sleeping bags, many children insist on sleeping in them every night. But Disney Kids' sleeping bags reviews caution against planning to take them on outdoor camping adventures; parents say they're just too thin to provide the necessary warmth. Although the bags are machine-washable, one mom's Disney Kids' sleeping bags review grouses about the inconvenience of having to hang dry the Princess version and notes that the filling may shift in the wash. The Disney bags measure approximately 57"x28" and weigh about three pounds.

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