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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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?!

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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.

Author: Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 young daughters, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting brands.

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