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I have frequently looked at ready beds but have always considered them to be overpriced. My son is now four years old and has started having sleep over's with his best friend so know I need to think a little more seriously about a second bed.
I was in Home Bargains about three months ago and a spotted a Zing Zillas ready bed for £10.99. This seemed a much more reasonable price than the £25 to £35 price tag I have frequently seen on other ready beds. My son has stopped watching the Zing Zillas so I was a little concerned he wouldn't want to sleep in it for very long but he was very excited to receive it.
The Ready bed is a plastic inner and a removable washable cover which has a pillow cover, covers mattress and a sleeping bag top that zips up. You need to insert the inner inside the cover prior to inflating. It comes with a foot pump and which attaches to the inner. A great design feature is a Velcro flap at the top of the pillow so that the valued is very access able but not too little hands. The valve does have a screw top and the pump easily attaches. My son thoroughly enjoys helping to inflate the bed and this takes about ten Minutes but would be quicker if he didn't want to "help".
This Ready bed does have the gimmick of three positions. The first is a chair which is relatively simple to so, upright but to do this we simply leaned it against the wall and horizontal. When we first set the bed up I let my son have a lounge about in the living room. He constantly changed position. I did have to tell him not to jump on it but he was able to spend an hour constantly changing position. After about an hour we deflated it and put it away in the storage bag. This is a blue soft cotton bag which has a large strap which means my son can easily transport his own bed over his shoulder.
My son has had three sleepovers since we bought it. On the first I spent the evening at his friends and as the bedroom was hot he wouldn't have the sleeping bag zipped up and so fell off the numerous times. He has stayed another couple of occasions. On both occasions I have helped him set his bed up. It still causes much excitement and both my son and his friend now have to have to have a go at pumping the bed up. My son after he settles does seem to sleep as well as he does in a normal bed. He says it is really comfy and loves sleeping in it. This may be partly the novelty of having a sleep over. It is made of polyester so while quite thin also warm.
The cover is machine washable but cannot be tumble dried.
This bed is recommended for children aged three to eight years. This ready bed has a RRP of £34.99 and but is £24.90 with £5.13 shipping so it is definitely worth shopping around and checking out Home Bargains. I would recommend this for a young child if you can get it at the right price.