Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Shrunks Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed Review


The Shrunks was created in 2007 by David Cirjak, a proud father of three as well as the company's Managing Director. Perry Chua has been involved in the company from pretty early on, he is a father of two and joined the team as the Creative Director in 2010! "The Shrunks"? Yes, while brainstorming on a name, they discussed what their brand stood for - "To help kids gain confidence, to make bedtime fun and safe for them again." So someone in their brainstorm group said "shrink", as in a psychiatrist as you would see one when dealing with issues such as fear. Through more brainstorming on the white board and writing different variations of "shrink", the "i" quickly became a "u", turning "shrink" into "shrunk". They chose shrunk as it can mean many things on it's own, two of being: to reduce fear as well as make small (like kids), etc.

Indoor Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed

The Indoor Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed ($99ARV) comes with the air mattress, carry bag and electric pump. This bed is for children from 6 years old and up, but The Shrunks also have an Indoor Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed which is for children from about 2 years old through 6 years old. One of the great things about this air mattress is that with it's Tuckaire design features it can fit a standard twin size sheet, so no special sheets needed, just snugly tuck your twin sheets in and around the inner air mattress. They don't even touch the floor thanks to this! This Indoor Kids travel Bed is Phthalates-safe, BPA-safe and Lead safe.

Everything nicely packed away in one bag!




The air pump is really easy to use. As you can probably see in the picture the top of the pump says inflate and deflate, meaning you can do both with this pump. It has different size "nozzle" attachments as well.

Yes, the mattress really does blow up in one minute! It really didn't even seem like it took a full minute either.










Everything fits nicely in the travel bag. I folded the sides of the mattress inwards (as if I were folding a letter to put in an envelop, except long ways), then I rolled it up and put it in the bag. I put the air pump bag in the bubble bag that it was shipped in and there was enough room left in the bag on top of the mattress for the air pump to go there and then of course the instructions, patches and warranty card.




The bed inflates in just one minute! Since it is not over sized you don't have to wait forever with a tired and probably crabby child who just wants to go to sleep or is just too excited about their new bed!

We may use this as a temporary bed for Ezio until we are able to get new hardware for his toddler bed. We accidentally misplaced the hardware for it so unfortunately at the moment he is still sleeping in the pack n play. We are going to Iowa Summer 2014 for a family reunion and will definitely be bringing this along for one or two of our children. The cabins we will be staying in, sleep 8 - 10 people, but bringing a nice and simply air mattress such as the Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed from The Shrunks will be more then worth it! It doesn't take up much room at all, light weight, super quick and easy to both inflate as well as deflate and also to get back in the bag!!! We have tried a few other air mattress' and they NEVER went back in their travel bag or even the box that they came in! It was impossible, but putting this one away literally took me maybe 5 minutes tops!

We set it up in the living room for the boys to watch a movie on since our couches are kind of positioned weird. They loved it! I didn't put a sheet on it and a sheet really is not needed as it has a soft velvety top to it. If it were just bare plastic I'd definitely cover it.



 Silly boys we happy as they were comfortable and didn't have to lay down on a blanket on the hardwood flooring. The weight limit of this twin air mattress is 300lbs, this means that all three of my children could lay on here as well as Dan or myself, not that there would be enough room on it to lay comfortably though! NO air leaked out of this air mattress, other ones that we have tried in the past have either leaked slowly or had really thin lining so we had to use the patches and then duck tape to try and make them last longer, but not a single issue with this air mattress! I really like it as well as Dan and my children.

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Disclosure: Mami's 3 Little Monkeys received the above product in exchange for our honest review, all opinions and experiences are my own and may differ from those of your own. 

83 comments:

  1. These are so cool I love having something so compact and easy to take along with me! I would also love to have the Sunny Wheeled Travel Bag

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  2. this is a great idea. I also like the
    Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Red

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  3. These travel beds look so comfortable. Another product which I like is Wally Inflatable Bed Rail
    xuanthaohkus@yahoo.com

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  4. Another product I liked is the Outdoor Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed. It would be great for the beach or pick-nicks or just outtings!

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  5. Bones Blanket Pink is cute my daughter would love it

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  6. Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Red I also like, perfect for our 4 year old that could use for pre-k

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  7. This is great! I also love the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Orange!

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  8. I also like the Bandit Mini Travel Luggage - Blue

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  9. The other items I like is the Toddler bed and the sunny plush pillow. I really like these and the kids will too.

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  10. I love the Indoor Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed, especially the raised edges. No rolling to the edge, flattening in to the floor & rolling off.

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  11. I love these travel beds! They are very convenient for sleepovers. I also like the mini luggage. The outside pockets for toys are perfect.

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  12. We need this for camping! So cool.
    xo

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  13. I love the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Red. I would love to have 2 for my sons.

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  14. SHERRIE C.

    This bed would be really handy to have at home for my two granddaughters to use and I love that it holds up to 300lbs. I also like the
    Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Red. That would be perfect for my grandson. Thanks :)

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. WOW! This would be perfect for camping…love it!!!

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  16. I would like to have the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Red. http://www.theshrunks.com/shop/indoor-products/nap-pads-mats-and-cushions/stepaire-bandit-nap-pad-red/?products_id=88085

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  17. i like this also http://www.theshrunks.com/shop/outdoor-products/nap-pads-and-mats/chillout-air-cushion-5163/?products_id=0000

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  18. I like the bandit nap pad and I read that the company is getting a segmint on QVC.
    dawnmonroe83@gmail.com

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  19. I like the Bandit Mini Travel Luggage in Blue

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  20. This would be perfect for when my 5 year old grandson comes to stay overnight! I love that it comes with a pump, too!

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  21. I also really like the Outdoor Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed

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  22. My kids would like the chill out air cushion for video game playing.

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  23. I also like the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pads
    Thanks for the chance

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  24. Another product I like the is Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Orange.

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  25. Another product I like is the Outdoor Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed!

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  26. I like the Sunny Plush pillow. Super cute./

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  27. Visited the site and I like Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Red

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  28. this would come in handy for sure.

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  29. Because I live in a one bedroom apartment and I have three grandchildren I struggle when they all spend the night, this is the perfect solution!

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  30. Love this travel bed, it would be so handy for traveling and also for home use for sleepovers! Another product of theirs I really like is the outdoor version of the travel bed, and the nap mats look nice as well. Thanks for the great review.

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  31. I would love the Outdoor Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed

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  32. I like the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad in red. It would be great to have at preschool or even at my house for the grand kids!
    jbafaith at yahoo dot com

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  33. we have used travel beds before and love the sunny plush pillow
    shopannies@Yahoo.com

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  34. Nice! Since it holds up to 300lbs, a lot of adults could use it, too - all about the versatility! :)

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  35. These are really cool! I also like the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad in Orange

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  36. I like the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Red

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  37. I love the Sunny Plush Pillow! Adorable-my kids would love it!

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  38. I like the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Orange and the Indoor Tuckaire Toddler Sleeping Bag

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  39. I love your review! And I adore the Indoor Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed. These could be the answer to a lot of prayers. Thank you for all you do!

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  40. Wow! The Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Orange is perfect for sleepovers! Great idea!

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  41. I also like the stepaire BanditNap pad in red

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  42. I also like the Two For One Luggage / Orange

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  43. What a wonderful blog! I love the luggage, the inflatable side rail and, of course, the inflatable tuckaire bed!

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  44. so cool. I like the Stepaire Nap Pad Bandit in Orange

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  45. i like the Stepaire™ Bandit Nap Pad

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  46. I would also like the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Orange

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  47. I was glad to read about how easy these are to store. I would like to try a Outdoor Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed.

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  48. Wally Inflatable Bed Rail is a great idea! I am entering from http://www.heartofaphilanthropist.com I love the kid size air mattress!

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  49. The product shown here is actually my favorite.

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  50. I like the
    Bandit Mini Travel Luggage - Blue
    Amy Williams
    sethandtjay at yahoo dot com

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  51. I also like the Bandit Nap Pad.

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  52. My kids would love the mini travel luggage.- Tara Berke Torres

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  53. This bed is awesome!! I love the Sunny Plush Pillow too!

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  54. I'd love to get this bed for my son! He'd also like the Sunny Wheeled Travel Bag.

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  55. I like this Air Mattress
    http://www.theshrunks.com/shop/indoor-products/travel-beds-and-security/indoor-toddler-travel-bed/?products_id=85001

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  56. Love that the bed has sides on it. Perfect for traveling to see grandparents.

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  57. This is such a great idea!! My family travels out of state and this would be perfect for our four year old. Another product that looked great was the Nap Pads and Mats. Awesome review!

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  58. The outdoor travel toddler bed would be awesome for camping!

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  59. I like the sunny pillow ,I like the bed for grandsons .

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  60. The bandit nap pad would be so lovely and convenient for travel :)

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  61. Another product I also like is Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Orange.

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  62. I also like the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Orange.

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  63. I would love to have the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Orange

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  64. This is really nice. I like the Bandit Mini Travel Luggage - Pink.

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  65. I like the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Orange

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  66. I like the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Orange. Thank you

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  67. I love the Sunny Wheeled Travel Bag!

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  68. I also like their Bones Pillow....too cute.

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  69. these are really neat beds but I really like the Stepaire Bandit Nap Pad Red too

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  70. I love this cute travel bed. I also like the Bones Fitted Sheet White on their site
    Richard Hicks

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  71. This is so awesome and perfect for traveling. I like the Chillout Air Cushion.
    Michelle Tucker

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  72. The Outdoor Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed looks very nice!

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