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Kids love discovering, playing and being on the move but with a great sofa bed you can make sure that relaxing is fun as well.
From a fold out bed to bed settees or Z chairs, there are so many to choose from. So whether you're looking for extra sleeping space in a child's bedroom or something to make their playroom more cosy, have a look at our list to find the best kids' sofa bed for your needs.
Kidadl's Top Pick
There are kids' sofa beds on this list to suit every need, but if you're short on time our top pick based on price, comfort and versatility is this waterproof Z bed from My Layabout.
1. My Layabout Kids' Waterproof Z Bed
This sofa bed from My Layabout is perfect for day and night, inside or outside and children of all ages. With no complicated mechanism or hard frame, it is safe and easy for kids to open into a bed or fold back up into a seat by themselves. It comes in a great range of bright, cheerful colours and a double size is available for older children or siblings. The medium density foam is very comfortable, making this ideal for both sitting and sleeping. Best of all, the cover can be fully removed and machine washed, so whether your child wants to haul it outside to play or cover it in crumbs from a midnight feast you can have it looking good as new in no time.
- Age: 2+
- Price: £49.99
Best For Cosy Naps
2. HOMCOM 2 In 1 Kids' Children Sofa Chair Bed
With a durable wooden frame, thick foam padding and flannel cover, your toddler will love having their own little armchair to nap in. The extendable bottom folds out easily so they can stretch out in comfort, while the arms remain in place to keep them securely tucked in. Available in pink and blue, this little seat is compact enough to fit in even the smallest bedroom. The flannel cover is not removable and the small size won't work for older children, making this less of a long-term investment than some of the other kids' furniture on this list, but for a daytime snooze it's hard to beat.
- Age: 3-6
- Price: £45.99
Best For Sleepovers
3. Intex Pull-Out Sofa
If you're looking for something that's easy to pull out, set up and then pack away for sleepover parties, this Intex inflatable sofa bed is ideal. Unlike other air mattresses, this doubles as a convincing sofa wide enough for two adults or three children, so it works well as an extra piece of bedroom furniture when needed. As a pull-out sofa bed, the velvety surface and well structured mattress is extremely, and perhaps surprisingly, comfortable. Like any inflatable, there is a risk of puncture with rough use, but as long as your kids are warned not to jump up and down on this particular bed you should get a lot of use out of it.
- Age: 3+
- Price: £64.12
Best For Play Time
4. Disney Princess Flip Out Mini Sofa
Your child can play like royalty with this princess themed flip-open sofa. The inner inflates quickly to make a comfortable seat that can be quickly deflated for easy storage if needed. The Disney princess cover, as well as featuring some of your child's favourite princess characters, is soft and can be removed and machine washed in case of spills. The flip out mat is great for playing on, colouring, reading or napping and while the small size means this is not ideal for sleeping overnight it would no doubt make a fun addition to any playroom.
- Age: 3-6
- Price: £26.90
Best For Relaxing In Front Of The TV
5. Paw Patrol 2 In 1 Inflatable Flip Out Mini Sofa And Lounger
With a more gender neutral colour scheme, this Paw Patrol sofa is another great playtime inflatable. The cover is easy to take off and wash, so your child can eat, sleep and play without worry. While the small size means this is not great for sleepovers, extending the mat does transform this into a great napping spot or the ideal place to settle down for an episode of their favourite show.
- Age: 3-6
- Price: £24.99
Best For Style
6. Ready Steady Bed Children's Fold Out Single Z Bed Sofa
This fold out sofa bed is a great piece of children's bedroom furniture, forming a sturdy two-seater sofa by day and transforming easily into a comfy mattress bed large enough for older children by night. Although larger than some other child-specific sofa beds, this is not large enough for adult guests to sleep on, but it's fine for sleepovers or parents needing to kip next to their child every now and then. The unique range of prints are stylish and quirky and cover lots of interests (including space, animals and fairytales) and the water-resistant cover can also be wiped down to keep it fresh.
- Age: 3+
- Price: £74.97
Best For Older Kids
7. Argos Home Mexico 2 Seater Futon Sofa Bed
If you want something a bit more hardwearing for your kids, this great futon is an excellent bet. It comes in bright red or green to cater to more colourful tastes, or in more muted grey or black if you want something you can use in a spare room after the kids are done with it. The sleek metal frame is very sturdy but easy to pull out (although shouldn't be used by children on their own), while the mattress is comfortable. The cover is removable and washable and the whole thing is well built and usable for years to come, justifying the more expensive price.
- Age: 8+
- Price: £220
Best For A More Grown Up Style
8. Habitat KOTA 3 Seater Sofa Bed
For kids looking to decorate their first 'grown up' room, this gorgeous sofa bed strikes a lovely balance between fun and sophisticated. The stylish design comes in a range of bright colours and soft fabrics to suit any taste. It is also well proportioned, fitting a small room while providing enough width to seat three on the sofa. A simple mechanism allows the back to flip down, transforming into a small double bed perfect for sleepovers, and the supportive foam filling ensures your guests will get a good night's sleep. The price is higher than the other sofa beds on our list, but you'll probably want to keep this long after your kids have left home, so we think it is worth it!
- Age: 8+
- Price: £220
Best For Compact Style
9. Ikea Lycksele Havet Chair Bed
When it comes to bedroom furniture Ikea rarely disappoints, and this brilliant fold-out chair bed is no exception. In a smaller room, sofas can be far too big to be practical and this Ikea kids' bed is an ideal solution. The stylish armchair will look great tucked away in a corner and it folds out into a compact but comfortable single bed. There's a great range of patterns and colours to choose from and the high resilience foam mattress means that, unlike many of the other beds on this list, you could happily use this every single night!
- Age: 6+
- Price: £220
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