Summer camping with kids
Hi all, we are total newbies to camping culture but would like to learn to camp with our kids 3 & 5 yrs old. We could borrow a bunch of gear from friends but I would like to ask for your advice about kids' sleeping bags. What differentiates between the Sportchek/Cdn Tire/walmart bag ($30) vs ones from MEC ($75) if the temperature rating (5 degrees Celsius) is the same? Polyester fill, comes with its own packing sack. We figured rectangular shape would be roomier for them instead of mummy style. We would be using it for mild summer camping, cabins at first, maybe car camping, maybe tents if we ever graduate to be more adventurous. Would it also suffice for elementary school/scouts camping trips? I want to make sure it's decent enough quality so they would enjoy the outdoors and wouldn't be cold and miserable. It would be nice if it could be used for the next few years. Do kids need therma rest pads to go underneath too? Thanks.