June 14, 2023 5 min read
However, we also recognize that bringing the kids along on a camping trip can definitely present some unique challenges… from bugs, to nap schedules, to exhaustion from days in the sun– it can all add up to seem overwhelming at times. We do believe that the right kid friendly camping gear can help make the transition into the woods a little easier. HEST mattresses are a great choice for a family-friendly camping pad for a lot of reasons. Here’s a list of why we love HEST for your child-friendly camping sleep set up:
HEST mattresses are child safe because they’re close to the ground so if your kiddo rolls or crawls off their bed they won’t fall far. Also memory foam does a great job hugging your body in place even if you move around:, the fabric is not slippery like some other camping pads that you slide off every time you rotate or turn. Extra bonus-it’s quiet!
So many sizes! From Travel Pillow to Standard Pillow, and dog beds, and varying mattress dimensions- there’s a HEST mattress and Pillow for everyone! Whether your child is a toddler or a teen, HEST will support them in their quest for a better night’s sleep on family camping trips..
Sleepover parties are a highlight of our youth! Next time your child has a friend over for a sleepover, toss a fitted sheet on your HEST mattress and give your guest premium kid friendly comfort. The fitted sheet is easy to wash and use.
All HEST products are made with outdoor ready fabrics which means they are dirt & water resistant and easy to clean. We all know kiddos can get messy but especially so on camping trips! S’mores fingers, sunscreen streaked cheeks, and grubby little feet: worry not! Sleep soundly with HEST, knowing the clean up will be easy. Plus HEST Bedding makes it EVEN EASIER to wash & keep your HEST Mattress & Pillow cleaner for longer. Camping with kids can be a lot more simple when your equipment is dirt & water resistant and easy to clean!
Unlike your previous air mattress, the Sleep System’s dropstitch base is bomb proof… so no popping or deflating in the middle of the night! The dropstitch material is super durable so you don’t need to worry about it getting roughed up by rambunctious kids.
For all the times your parents told you NOT to jump on the bed, you can finally encourage your kids TO jump on the bed! When slightly under inflated, the Sleep System’s dropstitch base has a little bounce to it. You can add “jumping” to your list of camping activities for children. Also great for jumping out that extra energy before bedtime 😉
If you’ve got an active kiddo, HEST mattresses can do double duty as a crash pad. Whether it’s learning how to do a kick flip, go backwards on roller skates, or nail your handstand form: HEST mattresses are a soft, forgiving surface to land on whether it’s on the ground, on top of a trampoline or underneath a rail!
As we mentioned before, the Sleep System base can do so much more than provide maximum comfort for sleeping on the ground… zip off the base and use the easy to clean, mess proof surface as a changing pad for when the little ones are still in diapers. We’re all about the versatility. Also while we’re on the subject… the Tote Bag makes a dreamy adventure diaper bag, keeping all the diaper duty accessories in one easy to clean place.
Sending your kid away to sleepaway camp? It can be scary for kids to be away from home for an extended period for the first time… sending them off with a comfortable mattress/pillow that reminds them of the comforts of home can help to ease them into the time away. Plus we all know those cabin mattresses and pillows are low on comfort and high on germs.
HEST products are designed to last a long time! As your kid grows into adulthood, HEST will continue to perform and support restful sleeping habits on family camping trips. When your kid grows up and moves out of the house, HEST will still have their backs.
We love all our HEST X collabs! If the classic HEST blue isn’t doing it for you and your little one - there’s other colors and prints that bring some extra fun into your slumber. The worst part is having to pick just one!
If your little ones are still in the phase of life where naptime is still a daily occurrence: we know how hard it can be to schedule and plan your days around your baby’s particular sleep schedule, especially while on the road or in places that aren’t home.
HEST helps to create a comfortable, consistent place to cozy up for a nap. While it’s true that there’s no place like home, HEST’s memory foam camping pads can help to soothe the discomfort of sleeping in a new place.
The Sleep System’s drop stitch base can also be used on it’s own as a camping activity table on your next family camping trip! It’s easy: pump the base up to full rigidity & place it on the ground or across two logs for a makeshift table. Whether your child is focused on drawing nature scenes, playing card games, building a sand castle, having a snack, or stretching out to read a book: the dropstitch base makes a great support for so many camping activities for children.
Plus for the artsy kids: bring some paper, masking tape, and water color paints & your mini Monét has a camp friendly, packable easel! Just prop the base up on a tree trunk, picnic table, or side of the van, and let the creativity flow.