*Update* Since writing this review I have been sent a replacement mattress as it seems the original mattress has a slow puncture. This arrived smoothly and quickly and Worlds Apart were more than happy to send the replacement.
A while a go we were kindly sent a Worlds Apart BearHug My First ReadyBed to review. We agreed we would take this on holiday with us to Bluestones and review it there. We wanted the opportunity to really try it out as a travel bed for toddlers.
We were instantly impressed with the useful carry case it comes with. So useful to be able to pack the bed away, but also really fun for the kids to carry around with them.
When packed away it’s quite small so won’t take up much room in the car. Or when storing at home it would sit nicely at the bottom of a wardrobe or in a cupboard.
The bed comes with an easy to use pump, however I found it much easier and a lot quicker to blow into the pipe rather than using the foot pump. Be careful not to go a little dizzy and lightheaded from all of the exhaling!
We found the ready bed perfect for nap time. When we were on holiday Lamb was always too excited to sleep, but with all of the swimming and walking we need him to get plenty of rest.
We would lay the bed in the lounge in front of the TV, put on his favourite DVD and we would all have a cuppa and chill out. Lamb would eventually fall asleep and he actually slept for quite a while in it! We weren’t sure what would happen because it was a completely new sleeping arrangement for him, but it was really successful.
I really like the raised sides around his head. These keep the little ones feeling safe and secure and are also great for resting heads on! There is a useful pocket on the side, which is ideal for holding story books or even a drink. The all in one blanket fastens withe velcro on one side for extra security, however I don’t think this really does anything as the other side isn’t fastened to the top. The blanket doesn’t come up very high, so I give Lamb an extra blanket as he likes it to come up to his shoulders. I’m sure the design of the blanket is around health and safely regulations etc (e.g if the child was to wriggle down), but just keep in mind it might not stay on in the night. Not a big deal, just thought I would mention as it’s something that I noticed straight away.
We also use the ReadyBed when Lambs cousin came to stay. She was just under 3 at the time and fit in it fine. She absolutely loved it and was so excited to have her own special bed. She kept saying “my bed”, even though her mum and dad kept reminding her it was Lamb’s and she was just borrowing it!
I would like to point out the bed was deflated by the time she woke up in the morning, so she was technically sleeping on the floor! This didn’t seem to wake her though! I have no idea why it deflated. Perhaps it has a slow puncture, but I’ll discuss this with the company. If I’m honest I’ve never slept on a blow up bed and it still be full of air the next morning!
This wouldn’t put me off buying this product again, and wouldn’t stop me recommending this to you. It really is a perfect product for travelling with toddlers, especially ones that hate travel cots!
Overall we are really happy with this product, other than the deflating, it’s the perfect travel bed for toddlers. If you visit the Worlds Apart website you can see all of the designs they have available.
You can purchase this ReadyBed from Tesco Direct and it retails at £40.
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