Do you remember growing up, the joy of building a makeshift fortress with your pillows, cushions, blankets and whatnot? There is something just so fascinating, all the warmth and coziness you feel playing about in your own little fort and we don't know about you, but thinking about it now still brings a smile to our face every time!
Nowadays, a teepee tent for kids is exactly just that - a portable safe haven that your children will enjoy spending time in. Teepees come in different designs and price tags but one thing that is for sure, is that they look good in every setting. Having a teepee for baby room will instantly light up your interior, we guarantee!
1. Benefits Of A Teepee
Aside from having an instant Pinterest-worthy room, teepees actually do provide many benefits to a child's learning, development and creative imagination.
Children, at some point of time (usually 2-3 years of age), desires to be independent and unabashedly pretend play. A teepee gives them just the right amount of privacy to act out the scenarios playing in their mind, with you still having adequate visibility to keep an eye on them.
Teepees help kids develop their psychomotor and cognitive skills, aside from enhancing their social and emotional development. It also trains them to become independent and show respect for others so yes, teepees are not just purely aesthetical, they are certainly worth the money spent for the benefits of your child.
2. Top 8 Best Teepee Tent For Sale
The starting point of choosing the best teepee is material - canvas. There are many reasons why you should choose a canvas-made teepee. They are breathable, easy to clean and most importantly - durable. This ensures they endure the roughest kids' play, which let's face it, is a pretty frequent occurrence in many households.
Our review (not rated in chronological order) below covers different design and price point of canvas teepee for sale in the market, so there's bound to be one that suits your style and budget.
3. Accessories To Dress Up Your Teepee
How to make a teepee for kids more endearing and attractive?
1. Fairy Lights / String Lights
While teepees like Little Dove and Lavievert come in a blank canvas with minimal prints that allow you (and your children) to decorate yourself (think drawings, stickers), when it comes to accessories to dress up your teepee, the most common undoubtedly will be string lights, or fairy lights as some would call it.
There is just something so magical about a lit teepee that certainly drives your little one to want to spend more time inside, be it playing, reading or even sleeping. Parents find it easier to lure their little one inside (instead of running all around the house!) to read them a bedtime story or generally just to put them to sleep. A good few string lights that we'd recommend is this, this and this, all of which are easy to install, long-lasting and battery-operated.
Another easy way to cosy up your little teepee is by layering up the cushions. We like how this and this have apt wordings and prints on them, making them look like part of your teepee. Or if you want to stick to the Indian-style theme, this funky one will surely be a favourite of your child! Of course, any cushion and pillows will do if you do not want to spend any on extras.
3. Teepee Mat
Last but not least, a teepee mat will complete the whole look of a warm and inviting teepee. For those that come with a mat already, you do not need to buy another one but for those that do not, you can consider this and this, which can double up as a play mat for your kids to play on safely.