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Kids in Ready beds...and? what else?

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Twine88 Sat 20-Jun-15 15:47:07

We are off to a festival this summer with the kids, and will probably do some other summer camping. We have two ready beds for the kids (4.5 and 2yrs) but, the 'cover' layer on the ready bed is flimsy and they obviously won't be warm enough with that alone, so my question is what else? will sleeping bags be too much - worried they would be restrictive within the ready bed? Or should I just do blankets over the RB? Our youngest still uses Gro bags, so could go in this with blanket over if necessary....Anyone got any experience of using ready beds, I should add we HAVE to use the ready beds as the kids are obsessed with using them...

Minisoksmakehardwork Sat 20-Jun-15 16:16:41

I'd use the ready bed in the same way as a regular inflatable mattress. So would inflate and put a sleeping bag on top.

We did have a ready bed once. But as you say, the cover is very flimsy so you'd still need something else and the idea of the ready bed doesn't live up to the reality. The attached cover came unstitched on the first night of use so went back and was swapped for a regular inflatable mattress.

Your little one in a baby sleeping bag would probably be fine, but take anther blanket instead. Definitely sleeping bags for anyone else though. They can always be opened out and used like a blanket if preferred.

Minisoksmakehardwork Sat 20-Jun-15 16:17:33

*incase, not instead.

laundryelf Sat 20-Jun-15 16:32:05

We put camping mat under the ready bed to insulate from cold ground and used several blankets/duvets on top. We spent day one of a holiday in Northumberland trying to buy more blankets/duvets as one sleeping bag and warm clothes was not enough. This was August! Lovely in day time but freezing at night. My DCs are too old now but recently saw Disc o beds on facebook advert, bunk camp beds! They look good. Will try to link
www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.discobed.com%2F&ei=IoeFVaSrN8PdywO2pKa4Ag&usg=AFQjCNEKOp-Q5i2L_Xyy1Leg08kQgA74cg&sig2=KacY-Gs8MK81vtNpf9Yr9g

MegBusset Sat 20-Jun-15 16:34:49

Mine have always been fine in just their ready beds, it gets pretty cosy inside a tent esp if they're sharing a small sleeping space. We take an extra fleece blanket just in case but have never needed to use it.

Twine88 Sat 20-Jun-15 18:13:46

I have seen those bunkbeds, they look great!

I am torn, our DS likes to move around, so I worry a sleeping bag as well will just annoy him, I am leaning toward blankets, but will look into the mats for underneath.

Thanks all!

Artandco Sat 20-Jun-15 18:15:42

I would just take duvets from home to add ontop. Add a survival blanket ( those silver space looking ones) underneath - about £1

LMGTFY Tue 23-Jun-15 14:31:11

My 2 use these on a ready bed as more room for wrigglers:

www.sportsdirect.com/gelert-sleep-pod-sleeping-bag-junior-789217?colcode=78921716&src=google&gclid=CN6pwY_2pcYCFQoEwwodyfkD4Q&gclsrc=aw.ds

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