Junior Ready Beds

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Planning a summer camp or an overnight stay with a toddler?  No bed?  No sleeping bag?  Consider a Ready Bed.

Junior Ready Bed

 

Ready Beds

Junior Ready Beds are small inflatable beds with a built in sleeping bag.  Simply inflate and the bed is ready.

The sleeping bag part is detatchable and so easy for washing.

Advantages

  • Relatively cheap and widely available with a large selection of their favorite characters.   You can let your child choose one, which will certainly help them wanting to use it.
  • The air bed is built in.  Often comes with a very basic foot pump.
  • Can be used for camping (though not winter camping), and overnight stays elsewhere.

Disadvantages

  • The sleeping bag part is very thin.  If camping you’ll need to bring some additional blankets.
  • The air beds are cheaply made.  Often the valve doesn’t have a great seal and you may need to re-inflate a little each day.
  • The cheap foot pumps supplied aren’t very good.  However, if camping, I suspect you already have a pump for air beds and you can either use that pump, or attatch the pump to the hose of the cheap foot pump to inflate.
Top tip: if you have two adults and one toddler, or two adults with two kids plus a toddler, staying in hotel rooms gets more expensive.   If the room can fit a cot, speak to the hotel about bringing your own toddler ready bed.  Most will be perfectly fine about it and is saves on getting a larger or two rooms – a massive saving on the cost.

Disney Cars Junior Ready Bed Review

So we have been using our Disney Cars Junior Ready Bed for at least 3 years.

We’ve taken it camping. We’ve taken it to hotels. It’s also been used for sleepovers.

Despite having a toddler jumping on it and toys in the bed, we’ve not had one puncture. This lasted a lot longer than we expected.

Our little lad is now a bit bigger. The bed still fits him, but for camping we’ve now got him a dedicated camping airbed (See Kampa Airlock Junior Airbed mentioned below for more details).

Things to watch for

  • Inflating with the supplied pump takes a while. We use our electric pump when possible, but use the adaptor from the supplied pump.
  • The ready-bed will slowly loose some air over a few days. Just top it up with the pump.
  • Make sure you have secured the valve properly.
  • It can make a noise. When your child turns over the sleeping bag rubs against the plastic, which can make a noise – a bit like a ballon being rubbed.
    We don’t get this noise on our camping air beds as they are flocked.

Toddler Camping Airbed

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If you’d like an airbed for camping then we recommend the Kampa AirLock Junior Airbed. Read our review here.

 

Gav Grayston
Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) ....but unfortunately spends too much time behind a computer keyboard than he would like! Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.
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