Well hey there my long lost friends! It has been a minute since I’ve been around here and I’m so excited to finally be back in the swing (hopefully). Fall is almost here. Can you just feel it?!! I can’t even wait!! We actually went on a little hike yesterday and I had to bust out the sweater–it was like Christmas! Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I showed you the “concept” for where we’re going with my little one’s room, but today I wanted to tell you about her bed that I’m seriously IN LOVE with. Like, every night when I go to read her her bedtime story and I climb in next to her, I’m kind of bummed out that I didn’t get one for my bedroom.
Let me back up a little bit though. My child has been through a series of hand-me-down beds. When she moved out of her crib, it just so happened that we had an extra full size and an extra queen size bed on hand, so we figured there wasn’t really any point in buying her a new mattress. Nevermind that the full bed (the one she started out sleeping on) was my husbands bed from high school and college, and the queen had been my old college bed. Both super cheap and super uncomfortable. But she’s seven and weighs practically nothing, so how uncomfortable can these beds be for a seven-year-old, right? Anyway, a couple of months ago, she started complaining that her back was hurting in the mornings when she woke up. OBVIOUSLY, I just wrote it off as a bit of 7 year old drama (in all likelihood, she had seen a commercial about back pain when you sleep–she’s practically a walking infomercial). Then she started complaining that her hip was digging into her mattress…it hurt…her back still hurt…it seemed to be legit. Also, it’s worth nothing that my seven year old is going on like, 30. Ask anyone who knows her, it’s the first thing they’ll tell you about her , so it seemed that it was probably something we needed to remedy. It also just so happened that Tuft & Needle had also asked me if I’d want to try out one of their mattresses. Yay for perfect timing!
So we ordered a one in a queen size and it arrived on my porch in this perfect little box. Well, kind of a big box, but there’s a whole mattress in there! Pretty amazing! And if the idea of a mattress in a box puts you off, I’ll be honest, I had my reservations too.
So we took it down to her bedroom and got to work unpacking it–I even made you my first video!! My FIRST video–so bear with me. It’s the wrong direction (so you get that ugly, black box), it’s dark, but you get the bonus of seeing me in all of my usual daytime glory –i.e. gym pants, top knot, and my most flattering tank, oh, and you get a little tumbling demo from the little one. It was so fun to roll this thing out and watch it inflate in a matter of a couple of seconds (which you don’t see on the video because by the time I had cut the plastic off, it was already almost full of air–like I said, first video ).
So the verdict? This mattress is AWESOME. In fact, I will be buying another one for our guest bedroom down the line, and when it comes time to replace our mattress in our Master, I know where I’ll be buying. When my daugther came up the first morning after sleeping on it, I asked her how she slept, and she said, “AMAZING!!! It was like the first time I’ve ever slept the whole night. Okay, okay, maybe not the first time, but it was AAAAMMMMAAAAZING!!!” *as she’s jumping up and down*. That’s a definite win in my book!!
*Thank you to Tuft & Needle for providing product for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.*