With dozens of different air mattress beds out there and a fair number of different styles and categories to consider such as air bed camping mattresses or air mattress beds for trucks, I often find myself confused about what would represent the most helpful content for my readers. I was doing a little bit of pre-spring cleaning and maintenance on this site, though, and noticed that a lot of you come here looking for air mattress beds for kids. Having only written one post reviewing a Gentle Air air mattress bed for kids (click that link to read about it), I decided that variety is the spice of life and my readers would be well served by another great product in kids air mattress beds category. So, let’s get to it! Introducing…
The 40010 AeroBed for Kids
Whether you need to make allowances for more sleepy bodies than Grandma’s house can handle or you need to make the most of the space available in a cramped hotel room, inflatable air mattresses offer the perfect solution. Carrying around the unnecessary bulk of a full-sized air bed to accommodate the compact frame of a kid is some serious overkill, though. Enter AeroBed’s 40010 air mattress for kids.
Measuring in at a very reasonable 50 x 25 inches and weighing in at a reasonable 12 pounds, the 40010 AeroBed for Kids hits a cozy middle-ground between comfort and convenience. These dimensions are comparable to our previously reviewed Dr. Watters Air Bed for Kids.
Also like our previously reviewed kid’s air bed, the 40010 AeroBed for Kids offers a 4 inch raised edge. It’s a great feature that prevents children from rolling off the mattress as they sleep. Where the two products most notably differ is in price and weight.
The Dr. Waters air bed (including pump) comes in at a very light 8.8 pounds. As already mentioned, the 40010 AeroBed for Kids weighs in at a comparatively hefty 12 pounds. Does that mean you should skip the AeroBed in favor of the Gentle Air? Not so fast.
Is the 40010 AeroBed for Kids the Best Air Bed for Children?
While I’d comfortably recommend either bed to my readers, you shouldn’t let weight alone be a determining factor (it should really only be a consideration when flying). As mentioned, there’s a significant price difference in the two beds when purchased from Amazon. Where the Dr. Waters air bed for kids retails on Amazon for about $99.00, the AeroBed for Kids is listed for a wallet-sparing $68.00. That’s a notable savings in any economy.
I also noticed that the Gentle Air bed for kids is currently listed as temporarily out of stock on Amazon. Whether that’s a product of poor inventory control on Amazon’s part or limited inventory availability for which Gentle Air can be blamed is anybody’s guess, but I’m going to throw caution to the wind here and talk a bit about branding.
Gentle Air is no slouch in the industry but AeroBed is the more recognizable (and prolific) brand in the air mattress industry. It’s that brand recognition and proliferation that lend AeroBed products greater availability whether you want to shop for air mattress beds online or want to make the hike to buy from a brick-and-mortar establishment (and pay a higher price).
One might argue that well-known branding also implies the potential for greater product reliability but I’d caution my readers against that assumption because more is not always better. In the case of the 40010 Aero Bed for Kids, though, I’m going to reveal that I’m a little bit of a brand-whore (meaning I place a fair amount of stock in companies who are really out there and who have a reputation to maintain in terms of reliability and customer service). AeroBed has proven to me that they are diligent and highly focused in both regards.
Reliable Air Mattress Bed Pumps and Valves
And AeroBed’s reputation doesn’t end with their mattresses. The 40010 AeroBed for Kids comes with AeroBed’s proven pump and valve technology. What that means to you as a parent is reliable, lightning fast inflation and deflation and an air mattress bed that won’t leak and deflate halfway through the night.
To put it into measurable terms, the AeroBed for Kids inflates in 1 minute or less. That means you don’t have to have a bed sitting out and hogging limited hotel room space until the last few minutes before bed time if you don’t want to. Just blow it up a few minutes before lights-out, slap on the included moon-and-star-designed mattress pad and enjoy a restful night’s sleep for the whole family.
And break-down the next morning is also a snap. No hassle, 15-second deflation from the AeroBed for Kid’s generous deflation valve means you can break camp and be back on the road without the time and fuss required for a full-sized air mattress bed.
Where Can I Buy an AeroBed for Kids Online?
I’ve made it as easy as I can for you, folks. Peppered through-out this post you’ll notice that the words 40010 AeroBed for Kids is a hyperlink. Those links will take you directly to Amazon where you can buy your kids a comfortable AeroBed online of their very own. You’ll also notice I’ve included Amazon ads at the top and bottom of this post, either of which will take where you need to go.
So make an investment in your family’s sanity and pick up an air mattress bed for your kids. You don’t need me to tell you that a well-rested child makes for a much more pleasant traveling companion than one who is tired or grumpy.