Product Type: Dusky Moon safety products
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Dream Tubes for Cot Bed
Dusky Moon Dream Tubes
Member Name: womble1985
Dusky Moon Dream Tubes
Advantages: Easy to use.
Disadvantages: Price of second sheet
There is 19 months between my children and so I wanted to my son out of his cot before his little sister arrived as it seemed silly to buy another cot. We replaced my sons cot with a toddler bed so he didn't feel like he was moving in to a big bed too soon. I was slightly apprehensive as he still moved around alot in his sleep so was worried about him falling out. He has a car shape bed, and although it has slightly raised sides I wasn't convinced it 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 and immediately thought they looked like a great idea. They were pricey (around £25 after shopping around) but I couldn't find anything else. I got them in cot bed size to fit the toddler bed. They are also available in single bed size. The set arrived and compromises of one bed sheet with two sewn in holes with zip ends. You fit the sheet to the bed and in to each of the zipped holes you insert an inflated tube (easily done by mouth) and zip back up.
The sheet fits the bed well and the tubes were easy to inflate and insert. They leave plenty of room for your child between them and are not to obtrusive.
My son took to his bed straight away and has never fallen out, he doesn't seem to min the tubes at all and they have put up with being stood on and kicked.
The only downside is that you really need a second sheet, especially if potty training and you only get one sheet included, and a second sheet costs around £15! This is alot and it annoys me that they don't include two sheets or make replacements much cheaper, or even give you a discount code in the pack if you want to buy another sheet.
I think if my son had moved to a single bed I would have just bought a bed guard but these Dream Tubes have been the perfect solution for our problem. They are a very innovative product, and good quality, but having to spend alot on another sheet is a negative.
Summary: Worked well for our situation
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