SkyBaby Travel Mattress Review

Holidays, Life with a toddler, Life with baby, Reviews

I hadn’t heard of a SkyBaby Travel Mattress?for air travel until I received a tweet from @SkyBaby. I thought it would be excellent when we got up our courage and took our first holiday abroad. As many of you will know, Toddler H is not a great napper, often preferring to do with out. Well, we finally did it, we booked a fairly last minute holiday to Menorca, thinking it’s sunny there, family friendly and less than 2.5 hours on a plane. All boxes ticked, we just had to prepare for the flight (see my tips here, note. most of all include snacks, snacks and more snacks). We also popped the SkyBaby Mattress onto the side of my hand luggage (a rucksack). I thought by attaching it to the side it would be easily accessible. So on to my?SkyBaby Mattress Review:

SkyBaby Mattress Review

What is it?

A travel mattress for babies up to 2 which allows them to sleep safely and be more comfy?when flying, or travelling.


It’s small, thin, rolls up, has a clip off attaching it to your hand luggage.


SkyBaby was conceived by Rachel and Nico Arvanitis, establishing the company in 2009 and launched the product in 2012. They wanted to make our lives as mummy’s and daddy’s simpler, to let us travel without the worry, to create a simple product that kept our little ones nice and safe and comfy.

Age Range:

Up to 2 years (from product website)

How do you use it?

  • Pop the infant seat belt through your seat belt ?(as instructed by the airline)
  • Then thread the infant seat belt through the SkyBaby slots??
  • Sit baby on the SkyBaby Mattress and do up their seat belt
  • Then do the SkyBaby up over the top of the seat belt
  • Nice and easy πŸ™‚

Do I think it would be useful to a baby?

Yes, it’s got a lovely pillow section, two settings for tightness, and would be lovely and snug for a baby.

What about a toddler?

Yes! Two reasons:

  1. Yes, it’s a bit small, but before we’d even taken off Toddler H had figured out how to undo the seat belts, including her own. 15 minutes later during take off (you know the steep bit where you’re really climbing), managed to undo hubby’s belt, causing her belt to come off his, and both of them be sat without belts on. Not good. So, once we were up, we tried H in the SkyBaby and it was a massive help. It covers the seat belt so she didn’t even try to undo it (she does have a thing for buckles at the moment!). In fact for the rest of the plane trip there, and the whole of the trip back (including take off and landing) she didn’t show any interest in the seat belt buckles once the SkyBaby was on. ??
  2. Toddler H actually slept on the way back. She napped for just over an hour, on hubby. The SkyBaby looked comfy, and provided some support to her sat on her daddy’s lap (still in the seatbelt).

Recommended?

Yes!?I thoroughly, 100%, recommend the SkyBaby Travel Mattress?for both reasons listed above – sleep and keeping little one from undoing the seat belt.

It’s not just me that likes it, the SkyBaby website says it was “finalist for two awards (2013) with the UK & European Baby Products Association: Innovation Award & Baby and Nursery Trade Award” – that sounds like a great endorsement!!

 

Available to purchase from SkyBaby themselves, various retailers?including Amazon -?here (affiliate link)

Have you tried a SkyBaby Travel Mattress? Has your cheeky toddler also escaped the airplane seat belt?

Lynne

Disclaimer: We were sent the SkyBaby to try and review

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    A Mum Track Mind
    June 10, 2016 at 11:54 am

    This sounds perfect for us! We are off to Spain next month! Great review! #TheList
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      newmummy
      June 11, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks! It was definitely good x

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    Life as Mum
    June 12, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Oh wow! That looks like something I’d purchase for next time we go on holiday. Great review. #KCACOLS

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    Becky @ Educating Roversi
    June 12, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Oooh it looks comfy, do they do adult ones?! πŸ˜‰ #KCACOLS
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    Mum in Brum
    June 13, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Ooh what a brilliant idea! We traveled long-haul with Taylor and were lucky to have a bassinet but I know a lot of the airlines don’t have them which would completely put me off travelling with a baby – in fact we cancelled a holiday to mexico when I discovered they didn’t have bassinets on the 11 hour flight!!! We also travelled Ryan Air to spain and Taylor had to sleep on Dad the whole time – it took ages to get her comfy and dad was afraid to move the whole time. I wondered why nobody had invented a product like this so I’m glad to know that they have! xx #KCACOLS
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    Rach
    June 14, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Brilliant idea! #thebabyformula
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    Nicky Kentisbeer
    June 14, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Great review Lynne. I would have loved something like that when my daughter was small. I have seen some really uncomfortable looking set-ups on board. This looks like it may be the answer to a few prayers. Thanks for sharing with #KCACOLS. Hope you can join us again on Sunday.
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      newmummy
      June 26, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you! It really is a great product, even just as a seat belt deterrent πŸ™‚

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    Briony
    June 14, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    What a good idea! It sounds like it was great for napping but even better for keeping the plane belt in place. #TheBabyFormula
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    Sarah- Arthurwears
    June 15, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    We also have an issue with Arthur undoing the seatbelts inflight! Or standing up and shimmying out of his own seatbelt. He is a terrible sleeper and last time we flew our flight was delayed meaning we didn’t even set off until 2 hrs after his bedtime and he still didn’t sleep. I’d love to try this when we fly in July, but then the other part of me thinks I could be wasting my money if I buy one and he still refuses to sleep lol! #KCACOLS
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      newmummy
      June 26, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Oh I’m so glad H is not alone in her seat belt undoing. Though, awww I know how you feel! H often doesn’t even nap anymore, so we were shocked. But to be honest it was worth it just as a deterrent to the seat belt. Have a fab holiday x

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    Mommy's Little Princesses
    June 15, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    What a fantastic product. One worth looking into if you’re planning onot flying. Xx #KCACOLS
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