Pop-up Dream Tents for your child's bed will have them wanting an earlier bedtime

These cool pop-up tents for your child's bed will definitely take the hassle out of their nightly routine.

If you struggle to get your kids into bed at night, (let’s be honest, who doesn’t), this new genius gadget is about to give you a massive helping hand.

No, we’re not talking an iRobot style clone that’ll shuffle them upstairs for you (well, not yet anyway), but a humble canopy bed that'll help get your kids to sleep.

Dream Tents are pop-up coverings that you can attach to a child's bed to transform it into a magical haven, helping them drift off to sleep in no time. Quite an upgrade from the 2005 glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling. Even better, they only take a few seconds to assemble.

Already huge in the US, the tents are ideal for brightening up your little one’s room and you can even sell it as a reading nook to get the kids through their schoolwork. Win.

If you have siblings sharing a room these could give them a bit of privacy and are a fun way to distinguish beds. They're currently available with a solar system design, but keep your eyes peeled for the bright unicorn and dinosaur versions due to be released in September. Whichever style your child goes for, the colour-changing lights will add some extra excitement to bedtime.

Dream Tents are only available to fit single beds.

Handily, they will fold away into a neat storage bag, so can easily be transported for any fun sleepovers your child has elsewhere.

Plus, if you're looking for an excuse to skip camping in the garden adventures on the weekends (and sneak in that extra glass of pinot while the kids are camping safely in bed), you may have just found it. You’re welcome.

Dream Tents are exclusively available at Smyths Toys, suitable for ages 3+ and retail for around £19.99.

Aleesha Badkar
Lifestyle Writer

Aleesha Badkar is a lifestyle writer who specialises in health, beauty - and the royals. After completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at the City, the University of London in 2017, she interned at Women’s Health, Stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating features and news pieces on health, beauty, and fitness, wellbeing, and food. She loves to practice what she preaches in her everyday life with copious amounts of herbal tea, Pilates, and hyaluronic acid.