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AeroBed for Kids: A Review

Posted by on July 19, 2016

The Best Air Mattress for Kids

We have used and enjoyed AeroBed for Kids for six years, so I figured it was time I gave it a review. If you are looking for a travel bed for your toddler, preschooler, or young child, I highly recommend the AeroBed for Kids.

The AeroBed Mattress for Kids is designed similarly to the regular AeroBed mattress: it is compact when deflated and it fills with air simply and in seconds. It comes with a washable fleece mattress cover and has a 4-inch bumper to keep children from rolling out of bed. Our AeroBed for Kids Mattress lasted us 6 years with regular use before it got an irreparable hole in it.  This week I’m visiting my parents with my 3 1/2 year old son, John and the question of where he would sleep came up. Until he was three years old, we used the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib for him, but he’s really too tall for it now. The guest beds at my parents’ house are very high off the ground, and John is not used to sleeping in a regular bed, so we ended up using a regular twin-sized AeroBed (without the raised sides).  It’s worked well, but when I checked on John throughout the night he was often on the floor. Once he had his body wrapped around the bookcase, snuggled in tight to keep warm. Last night I found him like this:

Aerobed for Kids

I think we will go ahead and buy a replacement AeroBed for Kids for him. We used our first one for our daughter Ella until she was 8, so we should have a good 3-4 years still where John can use it. Ella was very sensitive to her sleep environment, so it helped to always have the same mattress for her when we traveled. This mattress is even comfortable enough for an adult, as we know from experience after the many times we fell asleep while laying down to keep Ella in bed. Here are the details on the mattress:


  • Inflatable bed made specially for kids; sleep surface measures 50 by 25 inches
  • Constructed of heavy-duty PVC with electronically welded seams
  • 4-inch-high surround safety cushion helps kids stay on the bed
  • Included AC pump inflates bed in under a minute; deflates in under 15 seconds
  • Comes with thick, washable, fitted mattress pad with star and moon design
  • Comes with carrying bag
  • Weighs 11 lbs.


  • Most comfortable air mattress we’ve tried.
  • Quick set up and take down.
  • Transportable.
  • Raised sides keep kids from rolling out.
  • Comes with fitted sheet.


  • A/C power outlet required for inflation (might be tricky when camping).
  • Too big/heavy to pack with regular luggage.

When we traveled by air with this air mattress, we added the kids blankets and pillows to the carrying case and then we checked the entire bag. The bag is just a duffel bag with a drawstring. We tied it in a knot and ours was never ripped or damaged. The downside is if you have to pay for checked bags, you might want to consider whether this is worth the extra bag fee. If you have a very sensitive sleeper, it is probably worth the extra cost.


If you are using the mattress on hard flooring instead of carpet, it is a good idea to put a blanket under the mattress. This helps prevent punctures and also keeps the mattress from squeaking on the floor and waking everyone up.


I have personally tried several brands of air mattresses, but I have never found a comfortable one until I slept on an AeroBed. I recommend this brand with confidence after using it for many years.

*Disclaimer: I am reviewing this product by my own choice. AeroBed is not sponsoring this post and I am not receiving compensation for it. Regardless of whether or not I am compensated for posts, I promise to always give my honest opinion on any products I discuss on this website. This post does contain Amazon links for your shopping convenience. When you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission, which will go toward the operation of this website. Thank you for your support!