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Travel Smart this Summer with The Shrunks Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed (Review & Giveaway)

Part of MBP's Summer Splash

When my dad informed me that he and my mom had rented a beach house for our family to visit and enjoy together during late May, I was thrilled. I love going on vacation with my family, and most of the time, there's no place we'd rather be than at the beach. Traveling with babies and toddlers can be sort of challenging, though. There are so many things to think about when it comes to your child's safety when traveling. Now that our toddler sleeps in a 'big boy bed,' he's used to sleeping with a guard rail, for protection. Unless my husband and I want our son sleeping in between us for an entire week of vacation, we figured we'd have to pack the guard rails to attach the bed he'll be sleeping in at the beach house. Ahem- what a pain!

Of course, I'll do whatever it takes to keep my child safe, whether or not it means lugging a bunch of extra gear on vacation with us (been there, done that!). I knew that there had to be an alternative safe sleeping solution for our son, though. I was pretty intrigued when I found The Shrunks. The Shrunks think that kids are totally cool, and they aim to make bedtime fun and safe for kiddos- wherever they may be. Founded in 2007, The Shrunks was born from the ideas of David and Perry, two dads who have been with The Shrunks from the very beginning.

We feel like super lucky ducks, because we were offered the opportunity to review one of The Shrunks' amazing Indoor Tuckaire Toddler Travel Beds, and a blanket!

'Thanks, Mr. UPS man!'

'What is this, mommy? Is it for ME?'

Our new Indoor Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed & Bones Blanket from The Shrunks!

Our products from The Shrunks arrived safe and sound, and we couldn't wait to check them out! The Indoor Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed came packaged in its own handy box, with built in handle, and with handy instructions for use, right on the back of the box. The great thing about this, is that you can store it in the box when it's not in use, and move it to and fro with ease! Smart move, The Shrunks!

With color photos and clear instructions printed right on the back of the box, set up of this travel bed is a cinch!

When we opened up the box, my husband was particularly excited, for some reason. I was glad to find that included with the travel bed, was a hand-held, electric air pump, as well as a carry bag, or storage bag for the deflated bed and pump. Gotta love those little bonuses that make life a little easier on moms and dads!

A closer look at what we found in our box from The Shrunks...

Contents of the box laid out on the table: Carry bag (with bed inside), and air pump.

My husband, who appreciates the practicality of just about any and everything, was extremely pleased to see that The Shrunks Indoor Tuckaire Travel Bed included two repair patches for the bed. We're not expecting that we're going to encounter any accidents when we use our new toddler travel bed, but you never know, and it's better to be safe than sorry.

Repair patch with instructions. Easy to follow and great to have, just in case!

Now for the fun part of the review... both my husband, and our two-year-old son, couldn't wait to blow up the indoor travel bed, and test it out. My husband pulled the deflated bed out from the storage bag, and laid it out flat on the floor. We sure had a lot of fun trying to explain to little B that he had to stay off of the bed until it was filled with air! The air pump was incredibly easy to use! All we had to do, was plug it into the wall, and then insert it into the little air hole in the bed, and turn it on. The pump worked so quickly, that the bed was inflated in less than sixty seconds! I couldn't believe how fast the set up was!

Here's the toddler travel bed, deflated, and laid out across the floor.

After we used the air pump to blow the bed up, it looked like this!

The Indoor Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed by The Shrunks is sturdy and firm, yet very comfortable. It features built in, inflatable guard rails on the sides, so there's no need to worry about your toddler falling or rolling out of this bed in their sleep. Perhaps the coolest feature of this toddler travel bed, is that sheets and blankets can be tucked right into the inner mattress, and they stay in place! Standard crib sheets and blankets will work with this mattress size. We tucked the Blue Bones blanket that The Shrunks sent to us, into the inner mattress, which was so easy to do. I couldn't believe how well the blanket stayed in place.

Sheets and blankets tuck under the inner mattress, and stay put! Genius!

Balian, testing out the Tuckaire Indoor Travel Bed from The Shrunks...

Balian couldn't wait to try out the travel bed, so we let him clamber into it, get settled and he laid in it for a few minutes, very cozy-like. We knew that we couldn't leave the air bed out, but it seemed sort of mean for us to blow it up and then deflate it right away, so we left it out in Balian's room, so he could nap on it the next afternoon. He slept very soundly for a solid two hours, and I wasn't worried about leaving him sleeping on it, alone, because of the inflated built-in guard rails.

Features of The Shrunks Indoor Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed

Signature sheet-tuck feature – fits all standard crib-sized sheets
Trademarked security rails helps prevent your child from falling off
Inflates quickly in 30 seconds
Includes a convenient carrying bag, repair kit and the compact yet powerful Jetaire Electric Pump
Phthalate-Safe, BpA-Safe and Lead-Safe
Ages 2+
Inflated size: 60 x 37 x 9 (inches), 152 x 94 x 23 (cm)
Approximate deflated size: 16 x 7 x 7 (inches), 40 x 18 x 18 (cm)
Weight: 6.6 lbs, 3 kg
Maximum weight capacity 150 lbs, 68 kg

Cozy and soft Bones Blanket by The Shrunks

The Shrunks also sent us one of their lush, yummy-soft blankets for Balian. The Bones blanket is in a creamy, dreamy blue color, which actually matches that color we just painted B's bedroom. The blanket is made with a super soft fleece, perfect for cuddling up in, and for keeping little bodies warm and cozy. These blankets come in a variety of colors, and are made to be used with the travel beds, as they tuck right into the inner mattress of the inflated beds. Of course, you can use these blankets anywhere... Balian loves curling up beside me under his Bones blanket before nap time.

If you're the traveling type, I definitely recommend that you take a look at some of the other wonderful products from The Shrunks! You'll definitely want to have these on hand as you plan your summertime travels!

Inflatable Bed Rail

Outdoor Toddler Travel Bed

Travel Pillow

Sunny Wheeled Travel Bag

We are so thrilled to have this wonderful travel bed from The Shrunks for Balian. We know that it's really going to be useful as we travel this summer. We have two weeks worth of beach vacations planned, and who knows what other types of weekend traveling we'll be doing at the spur of the moment? This mama feels great knowing that whether we're at a beach house, in a hotel, staying with family, etc., we won't have to worry about where our son will safely rest during the evenings, or for naps. Since the set up and break down is so fast and easy, it's no trouble to get the bed set up, even for just an overnight stay. My hubby loves camping and the outdoors, and I have a feeling that he'll want to one day invest in the outdoor travel bed by The Shrunks, as Balian gets older!

The Shrunks' products are really wonderful to have on hand for traveling, or they're great for grandma and grandpa to have at their house, for those special overnight visits from their favorite little guys and gals! Don't just take our word for it- The Shrunks have received several awards for their innovative products, like The National Parenting Seal of Approval, Babble Best, and more! This awesome travel bed definitely receives two thumbs up from me, and my Mommy Stamp of Approval!


Want It? Buy It!

You can find all of the above mentioned products and more over at The Shrunks! They have lots of really neat products you and your kiddos will love, so take a look around! The Shrunks products are available through their website, as well as several different retailers, so check the Where to Buy tab to find out where you can purchase their products. The Shrunks are super social, and they'd love to connect with you through their social media channels. Find The Shrunks on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Includes pump, storage/carry bag and bed. Does not include blanket.

Want It? Win It!

Thanks to the generosity of The Shrunks, one lucky MBP reader will win their very own Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed! Wow- which of your travels will you take this wonderful bed along on? This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win!

Special thanks to The Shrunks for allowing us to experience this must-have toddler travel bed, and for offering one as a giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!

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  1. This would be great to take to my in-laws house this summer. jj250@aol.com

  2. This would be great for when we visit family this summer!

  3. We're hoping to go on vacation later this summer, would love to take this!

  4. We are planning on visiting family this would be awesome to take along!!

  5. We may be traveling back home to visit family for the summer and this would be great for my youngest

  6. Perfect for grandma and grandpas house

  7. We are planning on visiting my husbands family in N.Y.

  8. i'm hoping to visit family in Illinois this summer, plus lots of camping!

  9. This would be wonderful to have for when our granddaughter comes to visit.

  10. We just got back from a camping trip, this would have been very useful! Plan on going back in the fall!

  11. We will be traveling to Europe and then moving to Ecuador so this would be perfect!!!

  12. Plan on seeing alot of family, this will help out greatly!
    Tanyamae Tate

  13. That would be good for whenever we visit family & friends :-)

  14. I would like to have the Wally Inflatable Bed Rail for my daughter.

  15. We're traveling shortly to CA to visit my parents, this would be great!

  16. This would be perfect for my 3 year old!!!

  17. We just bought a travel trailer and this would be perfect for our four year old until he's big enough for the bunk bed (then we can pass it on to his little brother!!)

  18. we could use this for camping or for a fall trip to FL to see the grandparents

  19. We are hoping to take a vacation this summer, though we thought it would be too difficult with a newborn and a toddler, since she is in a toddler bed but we didn't know where she would sleep if we traveled. Having this travel bed would solve that!!

  20. We are going to the in-laws in California and this bed would come in handy when he stays over at their house

  21. We travel a lot with our toddler and it would be wonderful to have one less thing to check in for a flight. The pack and play is nice to have, but my daughter is starting to out grow it!

  22. Yes we are going camping and this would be perfect for sleep overs to my moms house she never has an area for them to sleep

  23. Ilike the nap mats also. My son could use it at his school during nap time

  24. We are planning on going camping.

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  26. Yes and this will be great when my niece and nephew stay over

  27. plan to take my daughter to her 1st camping this summer, this bed would be great!

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  29. Hello! I just found your blog and think it’s awesome! I’m starting a new website called TeeterTot, which is a site for mom bloggers to contribute their reviews for infant and toddler products. I would love to feature your review of The Shrunks Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed! I met the owner of The Shrunks at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas last week and think their product looks awesome!
    Let me know and I can send more info! Thanks! info@teetertot.com

  30. Hello! I just found your blog and think it’s awesome! I’m starting a new website called TeeterTot, which is a site for mom bloggers to contribute their reviews for infant and toddler products. I would love to feature your review of The Shrunks Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed! I met the owner of The Shrunks at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas last week and think their product looks awesome!
    Let me know and I can send additional info! Thanks! info@teetertot.com


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