Best Sofa Beds for Kids to Relax and Make the Most of Being Young

There’s no better time in your life than being a kid; no responsibilities, no job to go to and no stress. The life of a child is filled with games, adventures, discoveries and days of sitting around relaxing.

As parents, we know what it’s like to be in that position, and we know what stress-filled days lie ahead of them. With that in mind, why not treat your child to a relaxing sofa bed so they can enjoy the best time of their lives in comfort.

These multi-functional designs mean that your child, siblings and their friends can relax while enjoying each other’s company, as well as making it easy for their friends to sleep over. They are extremely affordable and packed full of features that your child will love.

The market is full of sofa beds, so how can you be sure that you’re buying the best? To keep you in the know, I’ve listed some of my favorite sofa beds that are available. Scroll down, and you’ll find my step-by-step buying guide, detailing everything you need to know about sofa beds, so you can make the perfect purchasing decision.

My Comprehensive List of Child-Friendly Sofa Beds That Your Child is Guaranteed to Love

Here is my list of my favorite child-friendly sofa beds that will look and feel great in your home, giving your child the perfect place to relax, reenergize and make the most of their lazy days.

1. Marshmallow Furniture Children’s Upholstered 2-in-1 Flip Sofa

To start my list, I’ve chosen a toddler-sized sofa bed that you kids will love. Ideally designed for eating snacks, watching TV or reading with mom and dad, this is a sofa for all occasions and activities.

The sofa itself is made from incredibly lightweight foam which is safe and easy for your child to move around the house, making it ideal for all kinds of activity, no matter what mischief they want to get up to. Additionally, the lightweight foam provides an outstanding amount of comfort that they can sink into and recharge their batteries when they get tired.

Suitable for children aged 18 months and above, this sofa is light enough that you can take it on vacation. Available in a range of different designs, you can choose your child's favorite Disney, Nickelodeon or Marvel characters, allowing them to truly love this sofa bed.

What's Great About It: When it comes to sofas, chances are your kids will drop food or drinks on it. With this in mind, this multi-functional sofa bed can have all the external covers completely removed thanks to the safety zipper that’s hidden in a safe location. The covers are machine washable, allowing you to maintain high levels of hygiene.

2. Intex Pull-Out Sofa Inflatable Bed (Queen-Sized)

If you’re looking for a quick to set up, minimal assembly and highly portable sofa bed, the Intex Pull-Out Sofa could be ideal for you. Priding itself as the only inflatable sofa bed in my list, all you have to do is safely inflate the bed, and you’re ready to go.

Since it’s an air-bed, the comfort levels on this sofa are outstanding. Due to its size, it will easily seat two adults or three children comfortably, making it ideal for story time or a nap.

This sofa bed boasts built-in cushions which double up as a comfortable back and arm rest while in the sofa position. If you have friends or family staying over unexpectedly, simply pull out the area you sit on, grab a duvet and sheet, and you are sorted.

What's Great About It: As this is an inflatable air bed, while not in use, you can simply deflate the bed using the quick-deflate valves, allowing you to roll it up and slip in back into its box. You can then store away safely, maximizing the space in your home, giving you unlimited options with what you can do with it.

3. DHP Emily Futon Sofa Bed

If you’re in need of a comfortable sofa bed that’s ideal for the whole family while looking great in your home, the DHP Emily Futon could be ideal for you.

This sofa bed boasts an extremely high-quality and sleek design that’s made to suit any type of home décor. The sturdy chrome legs hold up the impressive chic design and can be transformed from a sofa into a fully-functional bed in a matter of minutes.

The soft faux leather surface holds the extremely comfortable filling in place, making this sofa bed perfect for relaxing while watching a film with friends or for taking an afternoon nap.

There are multiple styles to choose from, enabling you to select the exact one for your home. This sofa converts into a queen-sized bed, perfect for weekend sleepovers that your kids will love. This is a highly unique and versatile sofa bed, perfectly suited for any room in the house.

What's Great About It: Thanks to its compact yet impressive size, this sofa is perfect for families to enjoy. This means any member of the family can take a well-deserved break from everyday life, and it’s great for reading before bed or snuggling up to watch one of your child’s favorite films.

​4. Foamnasium Juvenile Pullout Sofa

The Foamnasium Pullout Sofa is perfect when you need a sofa bed that your child will love and can operate without supervision.

Thanks to its unique foam filling and high quality, lead and phthalate-free vinyl materials, this is easily one of the most durable and versatile sofa beds on my list, able to withstand anything your child puts it through. This makes it ideal for lounging around, napping, or any other activities that your child wants to enjoy.

Thanks to the high-density filling, your child can relax in pure comfort, as can other members of the family. The sofa can easily be transformed into a bed thanks to the unique concertina design, allowing you to set up bedtime in less than a minute.

The striking red and blue color scheme mean this sofa bed remains gender neutral, making it ideal for any child’s bedroom, playroom, nursery or the living room.

What's Great About It: One of the leading features of this amazing sofa bed is it’s thought into safety. This design and materials have been rigorously tested and exceed the California Bureau of Home Furnishings flammability guidelines, leaving you safe in the knowledge that it will never be a problem.

​5. MallBest 2-in-1 Flip Open Children’s Sofa

When you’re looking for optimal quality and comfort for your children, my final favorite sofa bed has everything you need. This premium range sofa bed is made with incredibly durable polypropylene foam which helps to provide a firm layer to support your child's body.

The material provides outstanding breathe-ability features that help to regulate the temperature of the chair, keeping your child cool even on the hottest days.

Inside this frame, you’ll find a beanbag-like filling which is contained with a child-safe zipper to help prevent accidental spillage. All the external covers have electronically engraved visual graphics that will help to stimulate your child’s mind while helping to protect the graphics from fading in the wash.

When it comes to hygiene, simply unzip the covers, pop them in the washing machine and you’re done. This sofa bed prides itself on being 100% environmentally friendly, making this one of the best all-round sofa beds on the market.

What's Great About It: Children love products that suit their personalities, and sofa beds are no exception. With four vibrant color schemes to choose from, your children will be spoiled for choice when it comes to picking their favorite.

My Step-by-Step Buying Guide to Choosing the Perfect Sofa Bed for Your Kids

Now that you know what some of the best child-friendly sofa beds on the market are, it’s time to choose the best one for you. Using my complete buying guide below, you can learn all there is to know about sofa beds, enabling you to make the best purchasing decision possible.

Materials

The first thing you’ll want to consider is the materials that the sofa bed is made out of. This is for two reasons.

Firstly, safety is the most important thing. You’ll need to make sure that the materials used in your chosen sofa bed are fireproof, and don’t contain any harmful chemicals.

If your chosen sofa bed uses any types of plastic, ensure these are BPA-free as any chemicals in the plastics can be absorbed by your child’s skin while they use the sofa, proven to cause long-term health problems.

Secondly, you’ll want to be aware of levels of durability that these sofas provide. Your child could be using the sofa for all manner of activities, and it will go through a lot. Food, drink, rough play, and sweat while they sleep; your sofa will see it all.

You’ll want to ensure that the sofa can withstand all this and more. Likewise, you’ll want to be sure that the sofa covers are suitable for machine washing, making it easy for you to maintain the highest level of hygiene and cleanliness.

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Comfort

Comfort is the second most important factor when it comes to child-friendly sofa beds. If your chosen sofa bed isn’t comfortable, your child won’t want to use it. For this, you’ll want to check what kind of filling the sofa bed has.

As you can see from my list, there is a wide variety to choose from. When shopping for your ideal sofa, look for an inflatable, high-density foam-filled or beanbag-like filling. These fillings have been proven to provide the highest levels of comfort for children while providing their bodies with the support they need.

Ease of Use

My final aspect to consider is the ease of use. You don’t want to spend hours fiddling around with little parts of the sofa while trying to turn it into a bed. This defeats the point of what should be an easy-to-use product.

When shopping, look for the term ‘Flip-Out.’ These are by far the easiest sofa beds to convert and will take you less than a minute. Alternatively, look for an easy convert setting that will take no longer than five minutes, common with higher end sofa beds.

Any longer than this and the sofa bed isn’t worth your money.

Conclusion

Sofa beds are becoming more and more popular with families all around the United States. Thanks to modern technology, they are also becoming more comfortable, versatile, fully-featured and affordable. There’s never been a better time to buy one.

Take your time when purchasing your sofa bed to ensure it’s the right one for your child, guaranteeing that they will love it for years to come.

    Sandra Cobain
     

    Sandra is the head of content for BestForTheKids. When she’s not busy crafting posts & researching about compelling content ideas, she can be spotted playing outdoors with her two adorable children.

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