Last week we reviewed Serta's NeverFlat technology, and this week we're reviewing the AeroBed Kids Twin Air Mattress.
Toddler air mattresses are a popular choice for parents; mostly because they're easy to take on a trip. Unfortunately, there aren't many toddler air mattresses out there. A quick search on Google yields about 12 toddler beds. Here on AirMattress.com, we only sell two.
While it's on the pricier end of toddler beds, the AeroBed Kids Twin Air Mattress' pros outweigh its cons. The following are some of the main components of the air mattress.
Fitted Sheet & Pump are Included
The AeroBed Kids Twin Air Mattress measures at 25" x 50" x 9". The nice thing about this bed is it comes with a fitted sheet. When you're trying to find an unusual size of mattress bedding, it can be difficult and costly to find a sheet that matches. A fitted crib sheet can run at about $10 to $50 dollars depending on the quality. Luckily the price of this bed also includes an external, AC pump. Since the bed is so small, it should only take up to a minute to inflate. Bedtime can be difficult for parents and children, so it's quite convenient to get the bed set up quickly.
Easier Travel with Young Kids
Another big pro to consider is the versatility of this bed. When you're traveling with young children, it can be difficult to find proper accommodations for them. I've read reviews where people have their toddlers sleep on this bed while out traveling. Sleepovers, camping, staying at grandma's house— this is a great alternative.
I recently traveled with a bassinet I borrowed from a friend. Normally our two month old sleeps in a bassinet attached to his pack 'n play. For those of you who also have a pack 'n play, it's not so nice to pack as the title may imply. Even the borrowed bassinet was bulky to put in the trunk.
This size of bed is technically reserved for ages 4+, but some reviewers have used it for younger kids as I mentioned before. The high sides help prevent kids from rolling off the bed. After use, its ability to fold compactly is invaluable. You can pack it up nicely in the car and conserve room for those traveling with limited space. Another plus is older kids may like the idea that it's "their" bed. This sense of ownership can make traveling an easier transition for kids (and ultimately adults).
Compared to the Competition
Some of the competition includes the Intex Kidz Travel Air Mattress or the Toddler Travel Air Bed. In total there are about 12 or so other toddler beds. They range in price from about $20 to upwards of a $100. They also vary in the size, bedding, pump, and color. When you're out shopping for a toddler bed there are a few important things to consider:
- Make sure the sides are raised to ensure your child stays on the bed.
- Any sort of bedding is great. Remember to add a blanket between the mattress and the child to cushion your child against the cold air in the mattress.
- Make bedtime easier on yourself—get an electric pump. Even though these beds are smaller, you want to get your child to bed as soon as possible.
Just a few things to consider when you're looking for a toddler bed this holiday season. We hope you'll consider the AeroBed Kids Twin Air Mattress as a comfortable travel solution for your kids.