Up until recently, whenever we stayed overnight anywhere we took a travel cot with us. It was very satisfying having Thurston safely contained! However, the last time I used it was when Alex was in hospital having spinal surgery and I stayed at my mum’s house. I was in a very deep sleep having spent the day at the hospital, so didn’t hear any noise but woke up when I felt a very heavy lump on my legs. I opened one eye and the heavy lump was grinning at me, so that was that! Thurston can now escape the travel cot! He does sleep in a bed at home now so I set about looking for a travel bed too.
Worlds Apart were very kind and sent Thurston a Ready Bed to try. They sent him the Cars 2 model which was obviously an instant hit and he needed no persuading to try it out. We set it up in the lounge straight away and actually struggled to get him out. It was really easy and fast to pump up. In fact, we have had Ready Beds before for the other children, and Worlds Apart have made some really great improvements on the pump and valve since the last time we bought one. It is a much better design and has a quick-release part to the valve which means it deflates in no time at all.
We took the Ready Bed with us on an overnight stay at a friend’s house and Thurston settled in it no problem. It was so much easier laying him down in the bed than trying to lean over a cot side to get him in. It looked really comfortable and comes with a light duvet already attached. The Ready Bed looks really appealing and colourful, and the Cars 2 design was brilliant for Thurston who is now very fond of his “Carbed!”. We chose the option of having the Ready Bed suitable from 3 years instead of 2 years so that it would last him longer. The only slight problem is that I think he might still be a bit lightweight for it, as this happened when he rolled over!!!!
We did all have a good laugh when we found him though, he didn’t even wake up when he was rolled back!
The Cars 2 Ready bed is a really useful item and makes staying overnight so much simpler. It all packs away really small into a little bag that comes with it, and even fits under the kids’ feet in the car if the boot is jam-packed! I may now need to buy 2 more…..!
Thanks for reading!