Bouncy Beds For Kids This Christmas

You may have seen my post last week about our new Vegas Smart Advance mattress. It was time for us to get a good nights sleep, and our new mattress certainly hit the spot. We have been enjoying our new mattress for over a week now and we love it.

In my previous post I had to admit that I hadn’t ever really taken much thought about buying a mattress before. In the past we have chosen a mattress through cost alone. The cheapest option always being the only option. I am in no way a mattress expert and I can only really recall around 3 mattress specialists from the top of my head. Not something anyone should really admit to when I recently discovered that we spend a third of our lives on one!


But, we were not the only ones in our household who were enjoying a nice comfortable sleep. Willow was also given the same treatment, with her all new Vegas Smart Bounce single mattress. Unlike our double mattress which arrived ready-to-go, the Smart Bounce was shrink wrapped and delivered neatly in a box. We excitedly opened the box and pulled her new mattress free. It was strange seeing a mattress so flat in its wrapping.

Look how thin it was when boxed!
Look how thin it was when boxed!

The mattress comes with a handy opening tool, which allowed us to slice open the plastic without the risk of ripping the mattress inside. It worked wonders! What a fantastic idea. The plastic wrapping was sliced and removed within seconds. Now we just had to wait 48 hours for her new mattress to spring into shape. That was the hardest part of all, because Willow was desperate to try out her new Bounce! But, the hours flew past and soon enough the mattress was ready to be put onto her bunk bed and be dressed ready for bed time.


The mattress is also quite firm, like the Smart Advance which is on our bed, which Willow says feels nice. Her old mattress was just a cheap sprung mattress with no special features. She had been using it since she went into her big girl bed when she was just 1 years old. She’s nearly 5 now, so it was time to refresh her mattress after a few years of potty training and spilt milk bottles.


The new Vegas Smart Bounce has a super special feature. The mattress is protected by a thick cover, which protects the mattress in a special unique way. The mattress cover unzips with ease for simple removal and can be washed in 2 halves. Once dry, simply zip on each side within seconds and you’re good to go. S*ds law, the first night that she slept on it she had a little wet accident. We put reusable bed protectors on the girls mattresses which are waterproof, but as if the Laws-of-the-World knew I had to review the mattress, her wee bypassed the bed protector and went onto her new mattress. Great. But, I was very pleasantly surprised that when I unzipped the wet half of her mattress cover, the mattress underneath was completely dry! The mattress cover had absorbed the wee, but held it away from the mattress, see, I told you it was a good quality thick cover!


The cover is washable on a 60*c wash, and can also be tumble dried. We decided to pass on our tumble drier to a friend when we chose to live a more simplistic and self sufficient life. So, lucky for us the weather was nice and the sun was shining on the day we had to wash her cover. I am glad that the cover can be removed in 2 halves, because it is so thick. I managed to fit one half into my 7kg washing machine with ease and room for a few smalls but when I tried to fit both halves in at once it was a tight squeeze. I chose to wash them one at a time because I really did not want to damage the covers in any ways. Over loading your washing machine can result in damaged items, so be aware!


The mattress can be used on any beds with slats because of it’s specially designed Smart Pocket springs, which are held tightly in place and protected by a greater distance between coils, preventing them from coming in contact with one another when pressed upon. The top and bottom of the pocket spring is a reinforced layer of firm spunbond that allows for higher loads and protects covering layers, ensuring that the mattress has a much longer lifespan. Who knew mattresses could be so complex?!


We have noticed that Willows sleep has improved over the last few nights. Once asleep she seems to be drifting into a much deeper sleep, quicker. She’s even sleeping later into the morning, 6am starts are way better than the usual 5am wake up call. She even said herself that she feels “snuggly and cosy” on her new mattress and seems to be very happy with it. She was very happy with her old mattress being left on the bedroom for a day too, which provided a perfect bouncy play opportunity. The mattress feels a lot thicker than her old mattress. It sits into the bedframe well and doesn’t slide around either, handy when you have a fidgety sleeper. There used to be a rather annoying gap between her old mattress and the bedframe, toys were trapped down the gaps and the mattress used to slide all over the place during the night. The mattress did take the full 48 hours to plump up, so you certainly wouldn’t get a very comfortable nights sleep if you rushed into sleeping on it.

The Vegas Smart Bounce is available in a double and King size, as well as the single. The single costs £249 but if purchased today (27/11/2016) you can purchase on a Black Friday discount price of £149! There is also a double available at £199, full price is £449 🙂

Visit the Vegas Mattresses website here to check out their full range, and offers available at the moment!

We were sent a Vegas Smart Bounce mattress in exchange for an honest review.

Go To Vegas For A Good Nights Sleep

We all love getting into bed after a long day. A nice hot bath, fresh linen, cosy PJ’s and a hot water bottle makes this time of year perfect for making up excuses to settle down for an early night. It’s cold outside, and you want comfort.


Did you know that you will spend 20,000 hours on your bed over a 7 year lifespan*? That’s a long time. And we all know how important it is to get a good solid 8 hours sleep each night to function at your very best the next day. Broken sleep can feel adults and children feeling irritable, tired, unable to focus on work or school and even achy, from all that tossing and turning during the night. I suffer from a condition called Klippel-Trenaunay-Webber syndrome, and part of my condition is a large lump that takes up the whole of my right buttock cheek and the top of my right thigh. I never lay or sit straight because the lump is always in the way. Sleeping can be a pain and a challenge because I just cannot lay with my back straight, and I get sore very quickly.

Ill be honest, I have never really taking much thought about buying a mattress before. In the past we have chosen a mattress through cost alone. The cheapest option always being the only option. I am in no way a mattress specialist and I can only really recall around 3 mattress specialists from the top of my head. Not something anyone should really admit to when I recently discovered that we spend a third of our lives on one!

We decided to try a different mattress to see if something new would make a difference to my sleep quality.  We were used to sleeping on a standard memory foam mattress. No special features, just memory foam. Many of us have been choosing memory foam recently, because it’s the new thing of comfort. You are promised that your mattress will mould to your shape and hug you to sleep. It’s true, memory foam does feel pretty awesome. I was wondering if I could find a mattress with the support and comfort of memory foam, but with the firmness of a sprung mattress.

The Vegas Smart Advance



Vegas mattresses have developed a mattress that at first glance ticked all of the boxes. It is a medium firm mattress with springs, but bizarrely it is also made with coconut coir and elastic Smartflex. Who ever thought that putting coconut into a mattress would be a good thing?! The springs deliver the firmness and the coconut and Smartflex delivers the soft, comforting ‘hug’ that I expect from my mattress. The Vegas Smart Advance Double (also available in King size and single) has several clever little design features. The springs are known as Smartpocket and are a reliable and hard-wearing pocket spring. A greater distance between the spring coils prevents them from coming in contact with one another when pressed upon, making sure that they mold to the body contours in accordance with your body weight, making the springs inside of the mattress last longer, thus meaning that the mattress stays comfortable for years to come.


Another awesome design feature which was cleverly thought of is how the mattress cover can be removed so easily for washing. Our old mattress cover could be peeled off with difficulty, washed and then peeled back on with even more difficulty. It took an hour and a lot of sweat to get the old cover on and off. The Vegas mattress cover has a zip which runs around the whole mattress meaning that you won’t be fighting to get the cover off and back on again. You can also remove one side completely at a time.


Simply zip off one half, flip the mattress and you can still sleep with come coverage while the other half is washed and dried. Then, flip the mattress and repeat. As a parent I was completely blown away with this wonderful little design idea. When my girls were new born, and I was breastfeeding, I often woke up with wet puddles of boobie milk. They have knocked over cups of tea, and they have even vomited over my bed (how considerate of them). Washable covers which are easy to remove is a must if you have children. TRUST ME. The mattress cover feels really thick, and durable. It encloses the actual mattress completely, and is a tight fit, keeping the mattress in shape.


The mattress also has an X Frame. A clever construction feature, made from an elastic foam material, runs along the perimeter of the mattress to stop it from sagging and loosing shape.

The mattress was delivered ‘as it is’, and not in a box. So make sure you have a clear space ready for it to be rest upon when it is delivered. Weirdly I was OK with this (even if my house has zero spare space at the moment due to decorating and we still have boxes to unpack!) because I didn’t have to worry about waiting for the mattress to gain shape and puff-up. Our last mattress arrived shrink wrapped and we had a while to wait before we could use it- something we wish we had known before chucking the previous mattress to make room for that one. Doh.

We unwrapped the mattress and laid it on our bed. Instantly I HAD to know what it felt like. Straight away I was star-fishing and stroking the new mattress. C’mon, don’t think I’m weird… we have all done it. Fact. After enjoying that ‘new’ feeling to the maximum, my paranoia set in, and I was worried that I would make it dirty. Even though the Smart Advance has a washable cover, my laundry pile is high enough at the moment without having more added to it.

With my nicest bedding in place, my little sanctuary was ready for bed time. We are currently in the process of stripping the wallpaper in our bedroom ready for decorating. We are hoping to go for a nice deep red colour, with soft glow lights. I don’t like electronics in the bedroom. Bedrooms are for sleep, not TV or computers. So, I like my bedroom to be comforting, inviting and personal. I can’t wait to show you photos of my bedroom once its finished. What I’m basically saying is ‘PLEASE ignore the state of the bedroom walls in these photographs!!!!!’.

Our first night’s sleep was lovely. I woke up a little stiff, but I think that was because I was not used to sleeping on a firmer mattress, and I havn’t done so in some years. Don’t get me wrong, the mattress was comfortable and I slept like a baby. To be honest with you, I may have woken up with a stiff neck because I slept so deeply.

Day 3, and we are both in love. My husband is also really enjoying the mattress and he is a light sleeper. He often finds it hard to get comfortable at night and spends a lot of time changing position and fidgeting. The last 2 night nights he has fallen asleep very quickly. Last night I had to kick him in the shins because he was snoring. He rarely snores, so the mattress must be comfortable. I am not waking up with as much lower back pain either. My bum and hips feel supported and when I sit up in the morning, I am not as stiff as I normally would be. Because of my syndrome, I seize up very easily and most mornings are a battle. My lower back pain is awful first thing in the mornings,  but I can certainly see an improvement in myself just after 2 sleeps on the mattress.

This Vegas Smart Advance mattress costs £499.

I shall check back in a week and add a little edit to the bottom of this post to let you all know how we are getting on. I shall also be returning with a new post on the superb Vegas Simplicity and Smart Bounce single mattresses which my daughters have been putting through the test. So keep your eyes peeled for those posts too.

The Vegas mattress range is superb and there is something on their for everyone. With singles, doubles and kings to choose from across the whole range, every member of the family can be kept happy.

Don’t forget that the 25th of November is BLACK FRIDAY, and Vegas Mattresses have a superb offer available. Some mattresses will be available for COST PRICE!!



We were sent a Vegas Smart Advance double in exchange for an honest review of the mattress.

*Statistic from The Sleep Council