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Brand: Ready Bed / Available: Various designs / Type: Bed

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      06.02.2011 00:07
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      I would not recommend this to anyone. I have only given it one star as I can't give it zero.

      We bought this bed when we were taking our 3 year old away for the weekend. It cost just over £30. We thought it would be ideal for any weekend breaks and trips to see our families. Unfortunately we have been very disappointed with it.

      The Readybed is a child-sized inflatable airbed. The one we chose was the Toy Story 3 design and it is bright green and blue in colour. It has a big picture of Woody and Buzz on the front. The Readybed also comes in Peppa Pig, Zingzillas, Night Garden and Winnie the Pooh designs.
      The bed comes with a cover attached. It unzips like a sleeping bag down one side and this enables the child to get in easily.
      At the top of the pillow end is a screw cap where you attach the pump. The little pump comes with the airbed, along with a bag to carry it all in.

      Here is where the disappointment began.
      The instructions say to unscrew the cap at the top of the airbed, then to close the valve by pulling the little red tab. I did all of that but the little black flap, that was meant to close, never fully did. Around the inside of the cap is a lot of extra plastic, where it looks like it has been cut roughly and inaccurately. This stops the valve closing. I (and many people) have tried pushing the extra plastic back but it doesn't work. This means that it takes an incredibly long time to pump the bed up as some air comes back into the pump. In addition, the hose of the pump often disconnects from the main body of the pump causing air to gush out of the hose. This is incredibly frustrating and means it takes even longer to pump up the bed.

      *Using the bed*
      Initially my son was very keen to use his new airbed. He climbed in and I zipped the cover up. I put an extra cover over him as the cover attached is not warm enough on it's own. It's very thin and would only be suitable for warm summer months.
      When my son first got in he wriggled and squirmed for the first few minutes trying to get comfortable. I then realised how noisy the bed is! It squeaked very loudly every time he moved even slightly and it actually took him far longer than usual to go to sleep. Eventually he did, so I left his room and went downstairs.
      A while later I went to check on him. Horrified, I saw that he had rolled in his sleep and had flipped the entire airbed over. He was now under the bed with it on top of him. Luckily he was unharmed, but I had to take him out of the bed in order to turn it round the right way. Within a minute of being back in the bed, I watched him roll slightly, and again flip the bed. This time I was able to stop it before it flipped all the way over but I couldn't watch him all night so he ended up sleeping in my bed for the night.
      A few weeks later we tried using the bed again, this time not pumping it up as much, in case that was why it had flipped over. Again, my son rolled slightly and flipped the bed so quickly we couldn't stop it. He ended up banging his head on the floor so that was the 2nd and last time we have used the bed.

      I do not recommend this Readybed to anyone. I feel it has been a huge waste of money as it is not fit for use. Although my son rolls in his sleep, I would imagine it's not that unusual and many children also do. It seems this bed is only suitable for children that do not move at all. I am hugely disappointed in this and my son won't be using it again as I think it is dangerous.

      *Update* I emailed the maufacturers and have heard absolutely nothing back from them. I would be interested to know if anyone else has had similar problems with this product.


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