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.
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.
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 🙂
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:
- 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. ??
- 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).
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!!
Have you tried a SkyBaby Travel Mattress? Has your cheeky toddler also escaped the airplane seat belt?
Disclaimer: We were sent the SkyBaby to try and review