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Last weekend Pete and I headed up to Disneyland for the premiere of a new attraction. We planned for it to be just an overnight stay for just the two of us. The big girls stayed back home with family and Emmy came up with us and we dropped her off with some family closer to Disneyland. She was so excited to get to hang out with them, but then later that night she started to have some issues with asthma and wanted to be with us. The only problem was that we didn't have enough beds in our room for all of us because we hadn't planned for the three of us to spend the night.
Thankfully we now travel with an airbed from Intex, the number one source for inflatable products.
There have been so many times over the past couple of years where we needed an airbed and didn't have one, that we realized that our travels would be so much better if we did have one. For this trip, we took it out of our car and put it into our suitcase. It is really compact, especially when you take into consideration how large it gets when inflated.
Out of the box, it has a nice carrying bag that it then folds back up into.
We were both really impressed with how quickly it came to full size. The included air pump had it completely inflated in minutes and then we just added some sheets and a blanket and it was ready to go.
I asked Pete to put pressure down on it because I wanted to show the quality of the airbed. It is really solid, yet still soft enough to be comfortable. It also inflates pretty high, almost to the height of the standard hotel bed which is another reason that it feels like you are sleeping on a luxury mattress and not one that is as easily portable as the Intex airbed.
As soon as Emmy joined us she was so excited to have her own bed. She just kept telling us how much she loved it and I was so happy that we didn't have to squish and share beds. Since we are a family of five, and most standard hotel rooms don't sleep more than 4, we have had some pretty uncomfortable situations like that in the past. We normally plan ahead and get multiple rooms, but some of our travel is last minute and we have been lucky to have even the one room available. The options are normally sharing beds or a rollaway, but the rollaway beds are uncomfortable and not something we normally go with. This is a solution that really works for us.
Since we have had the Intex airbed we have realized how many uses there are for it. Right now Emmy is still having asthma issues and likes to be close to me when she is sleeping so I have her set up on the airbed next to me. It has really been a sanity saver. My parents often visit too and this is going to be perfect for them when they stay over. Of course, I am most excited about how much this is going to get used when we travel and we will be taking it with us all over the world. If you have a family of five or if you have kids that just won't share a bed, especially teens, this is a must-have travel tool.
Intex Dura Beam airbeds are available at select retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Kmart.