Why a Portable Toddler Bed?
Have you ever tried sharing a bed with a toddler? It is not always fun, because let's face it, nothing moves more than a "cat in a bag" than a child sleeping. When traveling with a toddler it is always best to plan for the right sleeping arrangement, especially if your child does not sleep in a crib or with bed rails at home, it is unfair to expect them to conform to the hotel issued crib or a pack-n-play. That is when a portable toddler bed is great to have. They are easy to pack and carry and can be used anywhere. So for you and your toddler's sanity, bring their own portable bed with you as you travel or just to use whenever, because if your child doesn't get a good night's sleep that is a recipe for a long and tiring day.
Best Portable Inflatable Beds
Here is a list of the best portable inflatable beds that can be brought and used anywhere.
1. Shrunks Toddler Travel Bed
The Shrunks Travel Bed is perfect for travel, sleepovers and even for children that are transitioning to a big bed. Kids feel cozy and secure with the side rails that offer more security for a child that moves around a lot when sleeping. Regular size crib sheets can be used to fit the inner mattress. It measures 60"x 37" and 9" high when inflated. It comes with a Jetaire Electric Pump and a carry bag. The Shrunks Travel Bed also comes with 2-year warranty. Recommended for children 24 months and up.
2. Hiccapop Inflatable Toddler Travel Bed
This travel bed can be used for every occasion. Camping trip, a sleepover with friends, a quick overnight stay with grandma and grandpa, the Hiccapop inflatable bed will rise to the occasion. With 40% thicker vinyl and doubled reinforced seams, this is a tough bed that will not suffer from leaks or punctures. Extra large bed rail bumpers that are longer and measure up to 2" taller than other inflatable beds. Use crib sheets if available but the mattress offers enough comfortability that all you will need is your sheet. Using an electric pump the Hiccapop will take just 30 seconds to inflate. Comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. Recommended age is 18 months and up.
3. Intex Kids Travel Bed Set
Measuring at 42"x 66"x 10", the Intex bed has plenty of room for your toddler to sleep comfortably. This set comes with a manual pump, but if you have an electric pump, that would work as well. Crib sheets fit this bed snuggly. The raised bed sides are designed to keep your toddler safe as they sleep. The bed can be removed from the bed frame and can be used as an additional sleeping surface. The possibilities are endless! Ages 18 months and older.
4. EasyGo Products Bambino Toddler Portable Bed
The Bambino can be used for travel or as a transitional bed for your toddler. This bed's air mattress has reinforced seams and thick vinyl which will prevent it from puncturing. It also has raised side bars to prevent your toddler from rolling out when sleeping. This mattress comes with an electric pump and a carrying case.
5. HOMCA Twin Size Inflatable Toddler Bed
This portable air mattress is a little different in the sense with the removable backrest. It would have ranked higher on the list but since we are looking at traveling mattresses the backrest may come across as too bulky, but again this air mattress was just too cool to leave off of the list. The backrest allows your child to have back neck and shoulder support when sitting or laying down. It also comes with a cup holder as well. It comes with an electric pump and will take two minutes to inflate. When fully inflated the mattress measures 79"x 47"x 8".
6. AeroBed Air Mattress
The AeroBed Air Mattress features a 4-inch high safety cushion to keep your toddler from accidentally rolling off of the mattress. Heavy-duty PVC material and electronically fasten seams offers long-lasting use. A washable fitted mattress pad is included for additional comfort. This bed will blow up in less than a minute and deflate in less than 15 seconds. An AC pump is included. When inflated dimensions of the bed measure at 50 x 25 x 10 inches. Designed for kids 4 years and up.
7. Intex Cozy Kidz Inflatable Airbed review.
This is a good mattress to get without breaking the bank. What makes the Intex Cozy Kidz Inflatable Airbed different from some of its competitors is the option to choose the color of your choice. The different color options that are available for this mattress is the colors green, orange, and blue.
This mattress comes with its very own pillow and carrying case. The mattress does not come with its own pump. When inflated it measures 34.5 x 62 x 7 inches. It does not contain bed rails, but bed rails can be purchased separately. This mattress is not recommended for children under the age of 15 months. Manufacture warranty is good for 30 days.
Inflatable Toddler Beds with Sleeping Bags
Here is a list of some of the top-rated inflatable toddler beds that come with sleeping bags. There are not as many but here are some good choices for your toddler to enjoy.
8. The Shrunks Outdoor Toddler Travel Bed
The Shrunks Outdoor Inflatable Mattress was designed with the outdoors in mind. This mattress comes with a 2-year warrantee and includes an inflatable mattress, bed protector, a carrying bag, a sleeping bag that easily attaches and a foot pump. The sleeping bag attaches to the mattress by tucking the corners into the inner mattress.
Bed cover can be placed snuggly underneath the mattress to protect it from moisture and rocks and sticks that puncture it. Its compact design allows it to fit into most tents. The sleeping bag is water resistant and durable and can be used in inclement weather conditions. Mattresses dimensions are 57 x 25 x 8 inches. Availble for 2 years and up.
9. My First Ready Bed
My First ReadyBed is a 2 in 1 inflatable airbed and sleeping bag great for the ages of 18 months to 3 years. With a cozy cover that is machine washable, your toddler will drift off to sleep and dreaming in no time. This mattress also has a supportive headrest and tumble-free sides. Set includes air mattress, pump, cover, and a carry bag. When inflated the mattresses measures out at 51"x24"x9".
10. Diggin Bear Hug Ready Bed
This mattress is a bear hug in a bag. This set comes with an air mattress, sleeping bag, pump, and a backpack. Let your child drift into hibernation on this mattress and comfy removable and washable cover. Comes with a protective headboard and a handy pocket for storage, your toddler will love this set. When inflated the mattress measures out to 15.8 x 11 x 4.7 inches. Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old.
Things To Note When Traveling with Inflatable Sleeping Bags
When traveling with an inflatable sleeping bag, it is important to remember a few things. The first thing to remember is how will you inflate the mattress. For instance, if you have an electric pump, but you travel to an area that does not have electricity that can be an issue.
Another thing to remember is the dimensions and size of the toddler bed for your space. Especially depending on how you will be traveling, car, plane, train, etc. The smaller the mattress deflates to, the easier it is to carry. Try to find a mattress that comes with a carrying case. Next is remember to pack extra patches in case of a leak or tear. Remember if your mattress springs a leak it is useless, that's what makes having a patch available important.
Safety on Toddler Inflatable Beds
When choosing an inflatable toddler bed remember to pick one that is designed to meet all safety requirements. Being comfortable is important, but the sides are important to support and prevent a child from rolling off of the mattress and getting hurt. Bed rails or, bed bumpers, can be added for maximum safety. Also, remember that inflatable mattresses are not intended for jumping or a floatation device. Please follow inflation and care instructions carefully and always make sure that the mattress is properly inflated.
Inflatable toddler beds are a great investment to make for a growing child. There are so many different ways that an inflatable air mattress can be used besides traveling. They even make ones with cartoon characters on them which only makes sleeping on an inflatable bed more fun for your toddler and their friends.
When looking for a mattress, bed rails are important but not necessary as part of the mattress. You can always purchase them separately just like the pump. Look for a quality product that will fit your needs and last a long time. And patches. Don't forget to purchase those patches to be used in case your mattress springs a leak. We hoped we've got you covered for a good night's sleep!