Product Type: Dusky Moon safety products
Newest Review: ... was enough, but due to the shape it wouldn't fit a normal bed guard. I saw these Dream Tubes when looking for a solution to this problem a... more
Worked a treat!
Dusky Moon Dream Tubes
Member Name: pootlegirl
Dusky Moon Dream Tubes
Advantages: Extremely portable, stops little ones from rolling out of bed.
I bought some Dream Tubes for our recent holiday. Whilst there was a travel cot available I felt my 20 month old would probably find it too small, but as he's still in a cot bed at home I was pretty sure he wouldn't manage a single bed without constantly falling out! So I had a hunt around for some sort of portable bed guard and came across Dream Tubes:
The idea of Dream Tubes is so simple that I can't believe they weren't invented a long time ago! Available in two sizes (cot bed/single bed) it consists of a good quality fitted sheet with two integral pockets and two inflatable tubes. The one we have is the single bed size. Using it is incredibly easy. You put the sheet on the bed, inflate the tubes (I did use a pump but I imagine blowing them up manually wouldn't be too much of a problem), place the tubes into the integral pockets, zip the pockets up and you have one cosy and safe bed! The sheet and tubes come in a zip up bag with string handles, and more importantly fit back in the zip up bag easily after use. The bag is slim and roughly twice the size of a sheet of A4 paper so they are incredibly portable. (I have just been upstairs to measure the exact size of the bag but have no idea where it is so a rough guide will have to do!!)
Once inflated the tubes are around 15cm high, they do not run down the full length of the bed. There is a pillow sized gap at the top, then on the single bed version that we have, the tube runs approximately two thirds down the bed. In other words, they are not going to stop a little escape artist from getting out of the bed! An older child will easily be able to climb over them, and even my 20 month old soon realised that even in his sleeping bag he could wriggle down to the end of the bed and slide out. But they do the job they are intended for, which is to stop little ones rolling out of bed whilst they are asleep!
If you shop around you can buy the single bed set for £25, but I have seen them priced at up to £50 so be careful! I actually got an un-used set from ebay for £15 as I thought £25 seemed a little steep. However, now I have seen the quality and know that using it was a success then maybe £25 isn't such a bad price - £50 is ridiculous though!! You can also buy spare sheets if necessary.
This product is fantastic and I can see why it has won several awards. The quality is high and in our case it did the job it was bought for, which was to stop our toddler falling out of a single bed! I have absolutely no complaints!
Summary: An amazing idea - what took them so long!