EDIT: Sadly, this product is no longer made, but you may be able to find second-hand. The SkyBaby Mattress is an innovative product created by British company Not Rocket Science. It is essentially a supportive mattress which enables you to comfortably hold baby when travelling, and is especially useful if you are unable to get a bassinet seat. Even so, it still gives support whilst feeding, and can save your arms from aching as you can rest baby comfortably on your lap.
If you do have a bassinet, it is easy to transfer baby directly into the bassinet without having to remove SkyBaby. We received a free one to trial, (as always all opinions are mine and also Kate’s, a Flying With A Baby reader who helped trial the product in this instance.) Our travel plans changed and in the meantime my baby outgrew the Skybaby. However, my lovely friend Kate and her beautiful 4 month old daughter Eleanor stepped in for us.
Dimensions of the Skybaby Travel Mattress
- Weight: 0.3 kgs
- It’s 56cm long, roughly the width of the average airline seat. For older babies, it’s no problem if their legs dangle over the edge. SkyBaby can work as a pillow and a cushion for the back.
- 560mm (L) x 290mm (W) with wings closed around baby. 560mm x 740mm (wings open, wings are flexible).
SkyBaby Travel Mattress Review
Here’s what Kate Knight had to say…
“We took our four month old on her first flight from Luton to Jersey using the Sky Baby. The Sky Baby is very light and easy to carry in its little bag. We clipped Eleanor into the baby seatbelt in the usual fashion, the airline stewardess showed us, then used the Sky baby for Eleanor to lie on my lap. She was really comfy in it. The structure of the head section was great for protecting her against the hard armrest. I fed her during take off and landing. The planes to Jersey are tiny and there was quite a bit of turbulence so it was really handy to have a something to clip Eleanor into and hold on to, although we didn’t thread the seat belt through the bottom section of the Sky Baby, as it was a bit too fiddly. She seemed fine lying on top on my lap. I will definitely take the Sky Baby again when we fly to Pisa this month.”
Update on second use.
We used the SkyBaby for our flight to Greece with my newest arrival at 6 months old. (In photo below) There were no bassinets as it was a fairly short flight of just over 2.5 hours, but it was over her nap time. Thankfully she soon dozed off!
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